hodgepodge / philippines

Psy December 20 2012 Manila concert is canceled

Korean music superstar Psy’s (Park Jae Sang in real life) scheduled concert in Manila this December 20 will no longer push through, radio station DZMM reported Tuesday night. Concert producer Joed Serrano of […]

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hodgepodge / journalism

Sponge Cola to represent Philippines in US music fest

Group answers questions about going international and its future All-male pop/rock band Sponge Cola will be representing the Philippines in this year’s “Memphis in May” music festival to be held next month […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

David Archuleta “Forevermore” track list and album cover – released!

David Archuleta stayed here in the Philippines for over a month to primarily do “Nandito Ako” (“Here I Am”), a five-week long drama series currently airing on TV5. Apart from finishing the […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

David Archuleta to do a drama in the Philippines before becoming a Mormon missionary

The past three weeks must have been a roller-coaster ride for 2008 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta. During a Christmas concert in his hometown Salt Lake City, Utah last December 20, Archuleta […]

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hodgepodge / philippines / social networking sites

Britney Spears to her Filipino fans: Maligayang Pasko!

Pop icon Britney Spears surprised her fans in the Philippines last when she wrote “Maligayang Pasko!” in her [/caption] Below are some of the comments: “So nice to hear u speak Tagalog […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

Katy Perry concert in Manila, Jan. 22, 2012 – CONFIRMED!

I can now confirm with certainty that Katy Perry is coming to Manila on January 22, 2012 as part of her California Dreams Tour. Like other devoted Katy Perry fans here in […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

A Katy Perry concert in Manila on Jan 2012? Not so fast!

Of course, I’d love to see Katy Perry have a concert here, but I am wary of unwittingly spreading false information. Last May, a female DJ from a high end FM station […]

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commentary / journalism / up diliman / women's rights

Degrading gays and women through “Nagmahal Ng Bakla”

I originally submitted this as a requirement for my Gender Sensitivity in the Mass Media class (J196) under now-retired Dr. Georgina Encanto early last year. Originally posted here: http://marksphere.blogspot.com/2010/01/degrading-both-gays-and-women-through.html   The song […]

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personal matters

I discovered Michael Jackson’s music when he died

As someone born in 1990, I grew up unfamiliar with MJ’s music. I and my contemporaries came of age through boy bands (Westlife vs. N*Sync, remember?) and female pop stars like Mariah […]

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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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