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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 Friday morning, Trillanes said that he and Rubio talked about enhancing Philippine-United States

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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 the Philippines. The bill will now be scheduled for plenary debates. Authored by

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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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#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,

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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

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#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,

Kian Loyd Delos Santos

STOP THE MADNESS | Justice for Kian Loyd Delos Santos!

The Filipino Scribe expresses its outrage about the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos during an anti-drugs operation in Barangay 160, Caloocan City late Wednesday night (August 16). A Grade 11 senior high school student, Kian Loyd’s dream was to become a policeman. Ironically,

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COMMENTARY – On giving press accreditation to social media practitioners

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) under Secretary Martin Andanar released last Wednesday, August 9, its interim guidelines for granting accreditations to social media practitioners in covering events involving President Rodrigo Duterte. According to Department Order #15-2017, “any Filipino citizen who is at least eighteen years