commentary / philippines / politics

End mass incarcerations in the Philippines

One of the most memorable images of President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs is a snapshot taken by Agence France Presse photographer Noel Celis inside the Quezon City Jail. Originally meant to […]

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commentary / news / philippines

Veteran diplomat Kristie Kenney retires as Donald Trump moves to gut State Department

Kristie Kenney, former American ambassador to the Philippines and Thailand, has retired from the United States Foreign Service effective April 28. She most recently served as a counselor to former Secretary of State […]

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#WalangPasok / news / philippines

LABOR DAY – May 1 2017 declared holiday nationwide

Filipinos nationwide will have a three-day weekend later this month as the country have its annual celebration of Labor Day on May 1. The occassion, which is also known as Araw ng Paggawa, this year […]

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news / philippines

Taiwan to lift visa requirement for Filipinos by June 2017

Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will be lifting the visa requirement for Filipino citizens effective June 1, 2017. In a news release dated April 12, the department said that […]

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commentary / environment / philippines

“AT WHAT COST?” – Gina Lopez is right about mining

Secretary Gina Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, whose confirmation remains pending before the Commission on Appointments, is unwavering in her opposition to irresponsible mining. In a one-minute video […]

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#BatangasEarthquakes – Time to take disaster preparedness more seriously!

Even students of elementary level Science know that the Philippines is very vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions because it is part of the so-called Pacific “ring of fire.” According to the […]

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holiday announcements / news / philippines

READ HERE – DOLE pay rules for Holy Week 2017 holidays

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has released an advisory detailing the pay rules that employers must observe for the coming Lenten holidays. Signed by Acting DOLE Secretary Ciriaco Lagunzad III, the […]

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#WalangPasok / holiday announcements / philippines

#HolyWeek2017 – April 12 2017 is not a holiday

Is April 12, Holy Wednesday, a holiday? With the country heading to the Holy Week, many are asking if April 12 2017 is also a holiday. If so, that will give Filipinos […]

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education / news / philippines

DepEd sets NCAE in Metro Manila for March 9 and 10

The Department of Education has rescheduled the much-delayed National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) for Grade 9 students of Metro Manila for March 9 and 10. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made the announcement […]

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education / news / philippines

DepEd postpones the NCAE for the third time

Confusion reigns in public and private high schools around the county as the Department of Education (DepEd) decided to indefinitely postpone the National Career Assessment Examination or NCAE for the third time […]

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Alan Cayetano promises P10,000 ‘ayuda’ for Filipinos in new ad: #BotongPinoy2022

Taguig City Congressman and former House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his remaining allies are touting a bill that they filed that seeks to provide a financial assistance of P10,000 to all […]

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#WalangPasok – May 13 2021 declared a holiday for Eid’l Fitr

Muslims around the globe will be observing the end of the holy month of Ramadan, referred to as Eid’l Fitr, during the second week of May. The said religious observance is an […]

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How can gov’t workers apply for a 14-day COVID leave?

Second of two parts As previously reported by The Filipino Scribe, government employees can apply for a paid leave of 14 calendar days in case they need to be quarantined due to […]

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CSC grants 14-day paid leave for gov’t workers who get COVID-19

First of two parts Government employees who test positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 can avail of a 14-day paid leave, according to a memorandum released last year by the Civil […]

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