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WHY WE RESIST – National Day of Protest vs President Duterte

Earlier today, The Filipino Scribe joined the thousands of protesters who trooped to the Commission on Human Rights headquarters in Quezon City as part of the so-called “National Day of Protests.” On the day the country is commemorating the 45th anniversary of the late dictator

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REVIEW – Our experience with Globe Telecoms customer service

Readers of The Filipino Scribe know that I have a love-hate relationship with Globe Telecoms and BayanTel through the years. We’ve been a BayanTel subscriber since 1997, and we still use the same phone number to date. We began availing of BayanDSL service in 2012,

P1000 budget for CHR

#SaveCHR – Duterte House allies move to paralyze CHR

With a vote of 119 to 32, the House of Representatives has decided to give the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) a budget of P1000 for 2018. The commission had originally sought P649.484 million to fund its operations next year.   Speaking to the media,

Charting the future of BPO industry in the Philippines

Over the past ten years or so, industries like KPO and BPO in the Philippines has helped in improving the country’s economy, allowing the country to maintain its place in the global market. The foundation of this industry is strong, thanks in large part to

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH | Justice for Reynaldo De Guzman

Fourteen-year-old Reynaldo De Guzman’s lifeless body was found floating naked on a creek in Gapan, Nueva Ecija Wednesday afternoon (September 6). His face and head was tightly wrapped in packaging tape and black rag. He reportedly sustained thirty stab wounds. It is not clear how De Guzman was able to

Duterte and Kian Delos Santos parents

#PaalamKian – Empathizing with Kian Delos Santos’ parents

Two days after thousands joined the funeral march for their slain son, the parents of Kian Delos Santos was able to meet President Rodrigo Duterte at the Malacañang Palace Monday afternoon (August 28). It can be recalled that Kian, a 17-year old Grade 11 student,

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Zark’s offers burgers for P8, triggers pandemonium

As part of their eighth anniversary celebration, local burger joint Zark’s Burgers offered to sell their burgers at P8.00 each for their first 80 customers in all their stores nationwide this August 28, which is a national holiday. All hell broke loose soon after. Photos