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Carmen N. Pedrosa
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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.
Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel Jr. — Filipino Federalist
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Aquilino Pimentel might be dead but Filipino federalism is alive among the followers who took the trouble to understand what it is all about. Federalism, like freedom, is less a system than it is a concept.
Helping autistic children
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
At the height of Duterte’s campaign to be president of the Philippines, a group of young women got together for an advocacy to then candidate Rody Duterte.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative as globalization
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a long article that could not fit in the column space I am allotted. It answers only the most important questions that ordinary Filipinos should know.
Arguing with each other is in itself peace
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I once asked an active peace negotiator what was the point in talking “peace” which seemed to go nowhere.
Russia then and now
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Times do change. After college I received the surprise of my life when I received the Thomson Award for Journalism then owned by Lord Thomson who owned the London Sunday Times.
Senescence: The last part of life (1922)
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
This is considered probably the best book on aging.
Martin Jacques in Manila for the second time
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I was at Sofitel for the discussion with Martin Jacques’ book “When China Rules the World.”
Historical friendship between Chinese and Filipinos
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It is only now in my old age that I am discovering the history of Chinese-Filipino friendship.
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