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NORWEGIA – Pinoy netizens cringe as PCOO commits yet another boo-boo

Norwegia? Where’s that? The Presidential Communications Operations Office or PCOO committed yet another faux pas Thursday afternoon when it erroneously described Erik Forner, the outgoing ambassador of Norway to the Philippines, as “the […]

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entertainment / politics / President Rodrigo Duterte

British comedian John Oliver slams President Duterte over his treatment of women

British comedian John Oliver once more lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte on his satirical HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” this time over his questionable treatment of women. Oliver began his segment on the […]

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politics / President Rodrigo Duterte

Crowd goes crazy as President Duterte lip-kisses an OFW in South Korea

A video clip showing President Rodrigo Duterte lip-kissing an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) during his meeting with the Filipino community in Seoul, South Korea has gone viral on social media late Sunday […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Senate hearing on frigate deal is an embarrassment even before it begins

LATER today (Monday), the Senate will conduct a hearing on the “controversial” P15.7 billion contract between the Defense Department and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of South Korea for the acquisition of two […]

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commentary / politics / President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte plan to invite Chinese telco hits a roadblock: the 1987 Constitution

In a bid to forge closer ties with China, President Rodrigo Duterte has invited last December the Chinese government to consider investing in the Philippines’ telecommunications industry. Apart from being helpful in […]

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Paolo Duterte resigns as vice mayor of Davao City, but will daddy accept it?

In a move that shocked the national political world, presidential son Paolo Duterte announced this Christmas Day that he is resigning as Vice Mayor of Davao City. In a statement read during […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / politics

#BGC11 – Time to end the stereotype of gays as drug addicts and HIV carriers

WORLD AIDS DAY 2017 SPECIAL REPORT The Philippines joined the rest of the world in observing the World AIDS Day last December 1, Friday. However, a recent development starkly illustrated just how […]

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news / politics / President Rodrigo Duterte

What will Trillanes accomplish in meeting with US Senator Marco Rubio?

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has confirmed that he had a one-on-one meeting with Senator Marco Rubio of the United States during his recent trip to the country. In a statement released early […]

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No transparency as Commission on Appointments rejects Paulyn Ubial as Health Secretary

The Commission on Appointments (CA) has voted to reject the ad interim appointment of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial this Tuesday afternoon, October 8. Ubial is the fifth member of President Rodrigo […]

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news / politics

House committee passes bill legalizing medical marijuana

The Committee on Health of the House of Representatives has voted unanimously in support of a bill seeking to legalize the use of marijuana (scientific name: cannabis sativa) for medical purposes in […]

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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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OFWs in Hong Kong go all out in support of ‘Laban ng Lahi 2017’

Hong Kong-based overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are going all-out in showing their support for the first-ever “Laban ng Lahi” global team marathon challenge, whose international qualifying tournament is set for October 29, […]

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