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Philippine Freedom of Information bill – Quo vadis?

The freedom of information (FOI) bill remains languishing in the House of Representatives two years after Benigno Aquino III, who campaigned on a platform of government transparency, won the presidency. Rep. Lorenzo […]

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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as the new Chief Justice. Sereno will succeed Renato Corona, who was impeached from his post last May 29. […]

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Noynoy Aquino vs Noli de Castro – Ex VP’s daughter reacts

President Benigno Aquino III slammed (or scolded, as ABS-CBN put it) former Vice President (VP) and current TV Patrol news anchor during the said program’s 25th anniversary party last Friday night. Aquino, […]

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State of the Nation Address 2012 – full transcript

Full text of President Aquino’s third SONA (courtesy of http://www.gov.ph/sona-2012/): THIRD STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO S. AQUINO III PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES TO THE CONGRESS OF THE […]

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education / philippines / politics

Class suspensions – July 23, 2012

Reason: President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to give his third annual State of the Nation Address tomorrow afternoon. In line with this, the […]

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Gov’t not doing enough to protect environmentalists – int’l rights group

Press release sent by Human Rights Watch. Original post can be accessed here. The Philippine government’s failure to address threats and killings of environmental advocates worsens a climate of lawlessness just as […]

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International group slams Aquino human rights record

Philippines: Two Years Under Aquino, Abuses Go UnpunishedNo Successful Prosecutions of Security Forces for Killings, ‘Disappearances’ (press release from Human Rights Watch) (New York, June 28, 2012) – President Benigno Aquino III […]

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July 2 2012 Special Holiday – Pasig City

Pasig City’s 439th anniversary is a local holiday, according to Proclamation 410 If you are working in the Ortigas business district, this is good news for you. President Benigno Aquino has declared July […]

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Accepting the post of Chief Justice is Renato Corona’s original sin

In Christian theology, “original sin” refers to the consequence of Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God when they ate the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden upon the instigation of the […]

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Did PH snub the UN vote on Syria because of OFWs?

National Migrant Workers Day 2012 special The political crisis in Syria took a turn for the worse last May 25 when 108 people, mostly women and children, were massacred in the province […]

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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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