COVID-19 in the Philippines / President Rodrigo Duterte

#ECQSeason4: Duterte places Metro Manila, Cebu, and Laguna under ECQ until May 31

Metro Manila, together with the provinces of Laguna and Cebu, will remain under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) until May 31. That is in accordance to the recommendations made by the Inter-Agency Task […]


news / President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte announces modified ECQ

In a televised address aired Friday morning, President Rodrigo Duterte announced a modified version of the enhanced community quarantine that has been in place all over Luzon since March 16. Citing the […]


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 […]


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 […]


#WalangPasok / President Rodrigo Duterte

#WalangPasok PA RIN? | PISTON denies planning a week-long transport strike

Militant transport organization Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) lambasted Malacañang for claiming that their group is planning a week-long transport strike. In a statement, PISTON president George San Mateo branded […]


commentary / education / President Rodrigo Duterte

CHED Chair Licuanan resigns amidst long feud with President Duterte

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chair Patricia Licuanan announced her resignation during the agency’s flag ceremony this Monday morning. Licuanan told CHED employees that over the weekend, she received a phone call […]


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 […]


commentary / news / President Rodrigo Duterte

FATAL COMBINATION: A trigger-happy police force that believes in fake information

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is in hot water yet again just two days before 2017 comes to an end. The latest controversy centers on ten police officers from Mandaluyong City who […]


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 […]


#WalangPasok / news / President Rodrigo Duterte

#WalangPasok – Suspension of classes in public schools, work in gov’t offices for September 21 2017 nationwide

(UPDATED, SEPTEMBER 19) President Rodrigo Duterte is suspending classes in all levels of public schools as well as work in government offices for September 21, Thursday. In a press conference early Tuesday afternoon, […]


#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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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