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Carmen N. Pedrosa
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Togetherness in the whole wide world
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Of all the many things the COVID-19 pandemic is teaching Filipinos, it is about getting out of oneself and recognize we belong to the world just as much.
Stories woven around an epidemic
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Apparently there is a difference between a pandemic and an epidemic. Some organizations and scientists decided to call the coronavirus a pandemic.
Pandemics are not new to human history
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
These have occurred from time to time among them cholera, bubonic plague, smallpox, and influenza.
A non-revolution turns into revolution
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
We can be misled by the words we use to describe events.
The VFA issue and the Lipa massacre
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
To critics of President Duterte’s who angrily announced he would abrogate the VFA it may be useful to read the Constitution on the issue.
Enough of virus politics — let’s move on
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
For me moving on was to visit Paete, a little town hemmed in between land and sea.
Private lives, public lives
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Recently I watched in Netflix “The Last Czar.” (I’m still watching “Roman Empire.”) These are stories in different times and places.
Duterte’s legacy is the will to win
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In my opinion Duterte’s legacy has less to do with material things than it is about his way of presiding our nation building.
Taal volcano’s eruptions — then and now
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
A Taal volcano eruption has a special memory to me. I was a junior reporter at the defunct Manila Chronicle at the time.
Freud’s reply to Einstein
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
In response, Freud wrote about his opinion on how war happens and what can be the solution of the problem of war.
Why war?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
With a war threatening the world yet again on the assassination of the Iranian general, I chose and slightly abridged letters between Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud after World War II.
Will the end of the world be man-made or by forces of nature?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
It was my grandson who said after dinner that World War III is upon us.
Goodbye to a Bali holiday
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
In last week’s column I wrote that we were going to Bali and concluded that we would be in a Muslim country but it turns out that the island of Bali is an exception.
We belong to East and West
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
For the last few days up to Christmas, I will be staying at the Kaba Kaba Estate in Bali, Indonesia for a family reunion.
Christmas in Indonesia
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
My family and I will be celebrating Christmas in a predominantly Muslim country to visit my “cousins” the Indonesians. I looked forward to meeting B.J. Habibie whom I interviewed as Asia editor of FIRST...
Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
This comes from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The speaker, a sailor on a becalmed ship, is surrounded by salt water that he cannot drink. ...
Why do Filipinos continue to support Duterte?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The question was addressed by Quora, a website for debate.
What were Filipinos like before they were colonized
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
A column I wrote to Veronica Pedrosa who now lives in London had almost 3000 likes.
Balangay boat as symbol of ancient Filipino ingenuity
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I was thrilled to know that the ancient Balangay boat replica will sail again the Philippine seas in December.
OPINION: Leni Robredo as the drug czar is a big joke
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Drug cartels are everywhere in the world. These are in places not even known by most Filipinos.
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