education / Mark Madrona / women's rights

Winning 1st prize in Quezon City’s 2020 Women’s Month essay writing tilt

Last Monday (September 7), I formally received my award for winning first prize in the International Women’s Month essay writing contest for teachers and students organized by the Quezon City local government […]


education / up diliman

KEEP FIGHTING! – My journey toward a master’s degree successfully ends after nine years

The lengthy class suspension because of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has given me one undeniable benefit: it enabled me to have the time I need to focus on finishing my […]


COVID-19 in the Philippines / education

DepEd releases official calendar for school year 2020-2021

School opening set for August 24, 2020 The Department of Education (DepEd) has announced that academic year 2020-2021 for public elementary and high schools throughout the country will begin on August 24, […]


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 […]


Blogging in the Philippines / Lifestyle

12 Tips on How to Successfully Make Freelance Work Your Full-Time Job

Are you feeling burned out from your nine-to-five work? Do you want to pursue your passion? Have you ever considered freelance jobs? Are you wondering how to work freelance from home? If […]


Blogging in the Philippines / commentary / Mark Madrona / The Filipino Scribe

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 […]


education / Mark Madrona

On winning first prize in the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival essay writing contest

Last Monday, I was formally recognized for winning first prize in the recently concluded 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) essay writing contest – teachers’ category. My essay was about the movie […]


commentary / politics / social networking sites

NORWEGIA – Pinoy netizens cringe as PCOO commits yet another boo-boo

Norwegia? Where’s that? The Presidential Communications Operations Office or PCOO committed yet another faux pas Thursday afternoon when it erroneously described Erik Forner, the outgoing ambassador of Norway to the Philippines, as “the […]


#WalangPasok / education / Weather

#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for June 14 2018

Local government units (LGUs) in several areas in Luzon have announced the suspension of classes in their respective constituencies for today, June 14, because of inclement weather caused by the southwest monsoon […]


#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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