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Will China deal with PH on equal footing? If UN sides with PH, will China honor it?

This is the second of my two-part blog on the Scarborough Shoal standoff. The first one examines the existing PH-US mutual defense treaty. The New York Times mentioned the territorial dispute between […]


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PH can’t depend on US in conflict vs China despite the Mutual Defense Treaty

First of a two-part series Over the weekend, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced that the United States will triple its military funding for the Philippines this year. The Southeast Asian […]


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Why condemn Kristie Kenney for calling Corazon Aquino a “partial icon of democracy”?

Wikileaks’ posting of erstwhile confidential diplomatic cables has both good and bad effects. Some matters of public interest have been disclosed (FVR’s supposed financial connection to ex Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi), and […]


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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