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Pia Roces Morato
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Talk and talk until we die
by Pia Roces Morato - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
As tensions continue to rise in the South China Sea, I had the chance to watch an enlightening interview sent to me by my good friend Professor Rommel Banlaoi, president of Philippine Society for International Security...
April Fool’s, fools
by Pia Roces Morato - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
I came across a meme on X the other day that said: “April Fools is canceled this year as no made-up prank can match all the crazy things happening in the world today.”
The color purple
by Pia Roces Morato - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s women’s month and women around the world are celebrating their time as they actively promote gender equality and women empowerment.
Taylor Swift and the new Filipino
by Pia Roces Morato - March 8, 2024 - 12:00am
It comes to no surprise when almost every single budget airline, ours included, was filled with Swifties of all ages bound for Singapore.
Celebrating 50 years of APCU
by Pia Roces Morato - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, the Association for Philippines-China Understanding celebrated its 50th anniversary at The Manila Hotel. As a new member of this organization, I was honored to meet more friends from...
Are Filipinos conscious?
by Pia Roces Morato - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
There is a difference between raising awareness and raising consciousness and perhaps, little did any of us know that awareness cannot exist without consciousness. Confusing? I’d think so, even for me at ...
Deliberating on Charter change
by Pia Roces Morato - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
As the Philippine Senate continues its deliberation on economic Charter change, it was nice to see and hear Dr. Bernie Villegas as resource person, not to mention a notable framer, as described by Senator Sonny Angara,...
Completing the story for senior high school
by Pia Roces Morato - February 9, 2024 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, I had written about senior high school and what many of us, particularly the learners affected in such grade levels, could expect in the coming school year as SHS students undergo a transition or,...
We, the sovereign Filipino people
by Pia Roces Morato - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Approved by the 1986 Constitutional Commission, the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines was presented to former president Corazon C. Aquino and ratified on Feb. 2, 1987 by a plebiscite and proclaimed...
Completing the story for senior high school
by Pia Roces Morato - January 26, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s been a while since I last interacted with Congressman Roman Romulo and I was pleased to see him once again explain, almost flawlessly, our current education issues that seem to be quite a topic, especially...
A shared future for mankind
by Pia Roces Morato - January 19, 2024 - 12:00am
It was a real pleasure to kick off the new year with my friends and colleagues in media last Wednesday at Dusit Thani Hotel for a media party hosted by the Chinese embassy in the Philippines.
The role of women in the Philippines
by Pia Roces Morato - January 12, 2024 - 12:00am
On Jan. 7, 1975, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women was established and this year, we are a step closer to the golden year.
NTF-ELCAC in 2023 – the year at a glance
by Pia Roces Morato - January 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict invited all existing, or what remains to be what is left of rebels from the New People’s Army, to surrender and begin a new chapter...
An extraordinary find
by Pia Roces Morato - December 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The year 2023 marks the tenth anniversary of China’s Belt and Road Initiative where over these past years, the BRI forged significant links between member-countries and regions that contributed to the development...
GMRC and its partners
by Pia Roces Morato - December 22, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s been quite a while since our fellow countrymen have been active in calling out for the reinstatement of good manners and right conduct in the school curriculum, so much so that this “call”...
On all fronts
by Pia Roces Morato - December 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Not too long ago, heightened security measures were undertaken in central Mindanao due to possible retaliation by terrorist group Dawlah Islamiya who recently lost 23 of its members in the area due to military ...
Freedom of speech
by Pia Roces Morato - December 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Winston Churchill once said, “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back, that is an outrage.”
Modernizing the agricultural sector
by Pia Roces Morato - December 1, 2023 - 12:00am
I am certain that many will agree when I say that the economic growth and productivity of the country will be sustained in the next few years if we continue to pursue our goals in developing the agricultural se...
Isang Kaibigan: The parallels of friendship and public service
by Pia Roces Morato - November 24, 2023 - 12:00am
In the tapestry of human relationships, the qualities that define a good, dependable and loyal friend are akin to the virtues that make an exemplary public servant. Both roles necessitate a commitment to shared values,...
Building safer spaces for Filipino children
by Pia Roces Morato - November 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The notion of our children navigating the world alone is terrifying.
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