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How FilipinoScribe.com successfully appealed its Google Adsense suspension

For most blog owners around the world, getting accepted in Google Adsense is one of the surest way to earn from their respective websites. The process of getting accepted in the said program is tough, and proof of this is the big number of website o...
by The Filipino Scribe on Jan 10, 2017

Indie movies will make MMFF 2016 earn less, but it is right to give them the platform

The organizers of the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) made a bold decision to exclude in this year’s competition three movies that are certain [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Dec 26, 2016

Dear Duterte critics: Yellow Cab employees have freedom of expression, too

This Christmas weekend, popular social media personality Mocha Uson posted a picture sent by a group of service crews in an unidentified Yellow Cab branch. [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Dec 25, 2016

The Philippines has a fake news problem, too. Here’s how you can fight it.

“The essence of journalism is a discipline of verification,” according to Bill Kovach and Tom Rosentiel in their book “The Elements of Journalism.” However, with [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Dec 23, 2016

Part 2: What Justifies Duterte’s Largesse on Killing in the Philippines?

〉 Part 1: What Justifies Duterte’s Largesse on Killing in the Philippines? As part of Duterte administration’s extensive campaign to ‘modestly decimate’ reportedly resisting drug users and unwilling drug pushers, the Philippine...
by MAINBAR ONLINE on Dec 23, 2016

Part 1: What Justifies Duterte’s Largesse on Killing in the Philippines?

The history of change in the journey of every society describes an entity, perhaps, not everyone bothers to become familiar with. Along the tortuous and eventful road of every history, everyone agrees that killing has been and always the deciding fac...
by MAINBAR ONLINE on Dec 21, 2016

TEFLON PRESIDENT | With sky high approval ratings, Duterte not likely to change course

Rodrigo Duterte began 2016 with his presidential candidacy in jeopardy because of a disqualification case before the Commission on Elections. The erstwhile Mayor of Davao [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Dec 20, 2016

Why Duterte Gov’t TOO SLOW on Senator de Lima?

Witnesses' testimony, however vibrant and colorful, can be weakened by a question of direct evidence that would spell out the difference between the magnitude of the testimony and the intensity of the same. Will Senator de Lima be laughing out loud a...
by MAINBAR ONLINE on Dec 8, 2016

Ferdinand Marcos Is Finally Laid to Rest!

The former President Marcos hero's burial today came by surprise. "Like a thief in the night," his burial arrived at its final destination. But it is worth it. It is just fitting and reasonable. Continue reading →...
by MAINBAR ONLINE on Nov 18, 2016

BAKIT APEKTADO KA? BAKIT HINDI! | A call against political apathy and indifference

I’m very disgusted with how people can just say “Move on!” and “Why are you too affected?” when people like me react negatively to news [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Nov 12, 2016

Thank you very much, Hillary Clinton

Like millions of people around the world, the results of the 2016 United States presidential elections where Republican Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton came to [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Nov 9, 2016

Supreme Court Favors Marcos’ Burial

PH Supreme Court upholds the rule of law on Marcos' burial! Continue reading →...
by MAINBAR ONLINE on Nov 8, 2016

Mocha Uson: From sexy entertainer to President Duterte’s top social media surrogate

The Philippine Star’s decision to hire Mocha Uson as a columnist received flak from netizens today, with many pointing out her lack of background in [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Oct 24, 2016

Dear Leila de Lima: What Fight Are You Talking About?

What that "fight" the "greatest fight you're with" the hell are you claiming for, in the first place Senator Leila de Lima? I couldn't buy something out of all your talks that could at the very least quench my thirst of justice from pinning you down...
by MAINBAR ONLINE on Oct 15, 2016

Africa

I am disappointed  in the Poets of Africa I am disappointed  in the Priests of Africa I am disappointed in the Politicians of Africa I am disappointed in the Comedians of Africa I am disappointed in the Philosophers of Africa I am disappointed  in...
by Kodjo Deynoo Poetry on Sep 20, 2016

What can be done to stop the youth from their hero-worship of Marcos?

Today is the 33rd death anniversary of the late Senator and Martial law-era opposition leader Benigno Aquino Jr. In previous years, various activities were held [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Aug 20, 2016

Fleeting Moment

I have come to understand That there is nothing to understand In this world we live in There is little that holds absolute in form I have met good people in bad places I have met bad people in good places I have met good hearts in bad characters I...
by Kodjo Deynoo Poetry on Aug 5, 2016

Poetry and Politics, Sakawa

I don't like writing poetry any more As politics has taken over my lot From parrots that sit and Open their loud beaks to profess nonsense And be judged as guilty for being guilty Only to have the pressure mount On the sitting order to take a stan...
by Kodjo Deynoo Poetry on Aug 4, 2016

Duterte’s war on drugs puts spotlight on police brutality

Like a lot of Filipinos, I fully support President Rodrigo Duterte‘s strong initiative to go after drug syndicates and hardened criminals in the Philippines. However, [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Aug 2, 2016

If the CPP-NPA can’t make peace with Duterte, they can’t make peace with any president

“You can’t talk peace and have a gun.” – “Kaleidoscope World” by Francis Magalona (1964-2009) President Rodrigo Duterte announced a unilateral ceasefire with the Communist [read more]...
by The Filipino Scribe on Jul 29, 2016
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