Carmen N. Pedrosa
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Cooperation today and the Maphilindo of the past
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The exchanges of friendship and cooperation to develop Mindanao between Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may seem like today’s news but it has a long histo...
What’s in a name?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
A lot, it seems. In my case, my first name came from Nuestra Senora del Carmen whose feast fell on the day I was baptized.
Time most difficult enemy for Duterte
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Nobody can deny that Duterte is moving heaven and earth to finish his Build, Build, Build project as well as put universal health care in place, change the 1987 Constitution etc. etc. He remains popular because Filipinos...
EDSA’s painful joke is on us
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Only a few attended the EDSA peaceful revolution anniversary this year.
Let us help the refugees of the world
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the Philippine struggle to give a better life for its own poor, it has the admirable record of accepting and helping refugees.
Stop the war on children
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Laughing and chatting in brightly coloured clothes, girls about the age of my own 16 year old daughter surrounded me. Save the Children colleague Tania tried to keep up with what they were saying so she could translate...
Who is Philip II of Spain for whom our country was named?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
We were colonized and had no say on what we should call ourselves and our country.
Freedom of the press is not the issue in the Maria Ressa story
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We are being deluged with the “Maria Ressa and her press freedom story” in social media.
Religious conflict should not be used for terrorism
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a remarkable coincidence that when the Cathedral in Jolo was bombed and a mosque was hit in Zamboanga, Pope Francis should be holding a historic public mass for some 170,000 Catholics in a stadium in Abu...
Free medicine for all through Pagcor earnings
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Free medicine for all will be a priority of the Duterte government. This is welcome news because it is an important part of health care especially for the poor.
Stoking a religious war in Mindanao
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The latest report from the military pointed to an Indonesian couple suicide bombers behind the bombing of the cathedral in Jolo.
Crowdsourcing to clean up Manila Bay
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The crowds marching to clean Manila Bay reminded me of the crowds who went to Luneta to show who they wanted to lead political change.
Better than Miss Universe; Roots of Paete sculptors
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I know many will differ with me when I say that the national jubilation for winning the Miss Universe contest is misplaced. Killjoy.
Migration is an essential of human history
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Man has been migrating since he existed.
An exile that became an opportunity
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
There are exiles and exiles. But this one is special because it was so unexpected. I’ve heard of Jaime Florcruz. He was an activist when I was a housewife taking care of babies.
‘The Constitution is just a piece of paper’ – Roxas
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When asked what he thought of constitutional reform in a press conference with STAR, Mar Roxas scoffed “the Constitution is just a piece of paper.”
No more foie gras whether hot or cold!
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the things I learned while living in Brussels is how to order foie gras.
The story of the Three Kings comes from Armenia
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The feast of the Three Kings today ends the long Christmas season in the Philippines. Although it is much celebrated in Spain and Latin American countries it is not so in the Philippines.
Damages due to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
What is less known about the decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is it awarded damages to Speaker Gloria Arroyo.
Rizal’s execution and his bid ‘to strike the lyre’
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
To strollers in Bagumbayan it was an ordinary day, whether Filipino or Spaniard. They wanted the fresh cool air of early morning.
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