education / filipino nurses / health care industry / personal matters / philippines

Totoo nga bang may kalabisan ng nurses sa Pilipinas?

Isang Sabado nitong Hunyo, tinawagan ko si Chris (hindi tunay na pangalan), isang kaibigan mula pa noong high school, para siya ay kumustahin. Bagaman mahigit limang taon na kami hindi nagkikita, hindi […]

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commentary / philippines / social networking sites / women's rights

A new version of the infamous mail-order bride scheme?

The website’s name is FilipinoCupid.com (Filipino Dating and Singles), and like other social networking sites, registration is free. Filipino women are enticed to “browse singles now” to “find your (their) foreign husband.” […]

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journalism

Deceased Prof. Chit Simbulan is supposed to handle four classes this semester

Yesterday was the second day of enrollment for 1st semester, AY 2011-2012 in UP Diliman. This is already my second enrollment as a Master of Arts in History student. A brief look […]

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philippines

Arnold Schwarzenegger and womanizing Filipino politicians

Two major sex scandals have dominated the headlines around the world the past few weeks. The first one involves resigned International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss Kahn (who was charged of sexually […]

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death / journalism

My Letter to the Editor of Manila Bulletin

(Note: I emailed them this letter last May 24 2011, or two days after the news piece I am talking about was published. It’s been ten days already, but the Manila Bulletin […]

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personal matters

In loving memory of my Friendster account

Somewhere in the profile page of my Friendster (or simply FS) account, you’ll read the phrase “member since July 2004.” Yes, I’ve been a Friendster user for almost seven years now. I […]

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personal matters

Beware of this fake promo from Globe Telecom

I received a text message from Globe last May 19: Free Globe Customer Advisory: Load P50 from May 18-20 and get FREE 110 texts + 5 mins. of calls to Globe/TM valid […]

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road accidents

Two wakes, two deaths, two fatal accidents

In a span of less than four weeks, I visited the wakes of two well-known individuals: teen actor AJ Perez (Christ the King Parish, April 19), and UP journalism professor Lourdes “Chit” […]

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death / journalism / personal matters

Tribute to Chit Estella-Simbulan, Aug. 19, 1957-May 13, 2011

I am updating this post to commemorate the first death anniversary of Ma’am Chit On our way home riding a jeepney one afternoon when I was in Grade Four, a bunch of […]

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personal matters

Remembering my encounter with a cellphone thief two years ago

Papasok na ako sa aking PI 100 (Rizal’s life and works) class kahapon ng umaga (7AM). Gaya ng dati, doon ako sa may PHILCOA overpass bumaba. Habang binabagtas ko ang overpass, nararamdaman […]

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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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