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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

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

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#WalangPasok – August 18 2017 Jesse Robredo holiday in Naga City

Filipinos, especially the residents of Naga City, will be commemorating the fifth death anniversary of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo this August 18. The day is a special non-working holiday in Naga City according to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 274 (read the full text

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SC: No pending TRO vs contraceptives, RH law implementation

There is no pending temporary restraining order that stops the government from fully implementing Republic Act 10354 also known as the Reproductive Health (RH) law, Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said in a statement released July 27. She added that the’re also no injunction