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The Filipino Scribe turns 8: What’s next for this news site?

Today marks the eight anniversary of The Filipino Scribe ( I haven’t posted anything in nine months, and so you might be asking, “Where in the world had you been?” Honestly, I […]


Blogging in the Philippines / commentary / The Filipino Scribe

The Filipino Scribe wins in the first-ever #BreakTheFake Blogathon 2017

The Filipino Scribe founder and executive editor Mark Pere Madrona won 2nd place in Break the Fake Movement’s 2017 blogathon challenge held last November 19. The event is an on-the-spot blog writing competition […]


Blogging in the Philippines / social media philippines / The Filipino Scribe

NEW START – The Filipino Scribe leaves BlueHost, moves to DreamHost

The Filipino Scribe (TFS) was intermittently inaccessible to most readers from September 8 to 12 as it switched from BlueHost to DreamHost as its web hosting provider. DreamHost offers the same standard VPS […]


entertainment / sponsored posts / The Filipino Scribe

Buy more books for less with Picodi!

With academic year 2017-2018 now in full swing, parents all over the country are most certainly doing their best to make both ends meet as far as their children’s education is concerned. […]


commentary / Mark Madrona / The Filipino Scribe

THANK YOU! | Celebrating six years of and my latest award!

Today marks the sixth year anniversary of The Filipino Scribe ( Since it was created in March 31 2011, the news and commentary blog has already received nearly 8.6 million page views. […]


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How successfully appealed its Google Adsense suspension

For most blog owners around the world, getting accepted in Google Adsense is one of the surest way to earn from their respective websites. The process of getting accepted in the said program […]


commentary / news / The Filipino Scribe

The Philippines has a fake news problem, too. Here’s how you can fight it.

“The essence of journalism is a discipline of verification,” according to Bill Kovach and Tom Rosentiel in their book “The Elements of Journalism.” However, with the advent of social media, it seems […]


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The Filipino Scribe earns nomination in first-ever BlogEx Manila Awards

The Filipino Scribe (, a news, commentary, and public service blog managed by Mark Madrona, is one of the five finalists in the first-ever BlogEx Manila Awards under the advocacy category. Apart […]



I speak on a wide range of topics including campus journalism, blogging, social media, among others. Kindly refer to some of the more notable talks I have done in recent years.  Student […]



The Filipino Scribe (TFS) is managed by Mark Pere Madrona, a multi-awarded writer and licensed professional teacher from the Philippines. Mr. Madrona earned his master’s degree in history from the University of the […]


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 […]


#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 […]


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