Veronica Pedrosa
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The Times They Are a’Changin’
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Fifty-five years since Bob Dylan penned “The Times They Are a’Changin’” I’ve got it on repeat on Spotify. Not my favourite Dylan song but it feels really apt this week.
The solution to plastic waste: Partnerships
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We, as a society and species, are addicted to plastic, and it’s mostly single-use: it’s perceived as an economic, social and cultural necessity.
The courage of women
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
We have a pretty good gender balance in the Philippines, certainly compared with China and India, our biggest neighbors by population in the Indo-Pacific.
Torture or be tortured
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
How can we move on from traumatic events individually and as a society?
Extinction Rebellion and other solutions
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Twice this week I’ve woken up sweating and wild-eyed from dreams about the end of the world.
In defense of reason
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Any given week in London there are a multitude of free talks, discussions and lectures open to the public at the many museums, libraries and institutions.
Two deaths and a birth
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Controversial in death as he was in life, Carlos Celdran’s legacy is being evaluated far too soon.
Homage to Hong Kong
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
It was foggy and cold on the second day of 2003 as the taxi swerved higher and higher up the Peak on Hong Kong island, you couldn’t even see the highest buildings of Victoria Harbour below.
People, politics and power
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The House of Commons, the lower house of Parliament here, was in turmoil this week with the latest twist in the political drama known as Brexit.
Speak, memory
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
“It is a useful mental exercise to meet a problem before it happens,” the late President Ferdinand Marcos told alumni of the Philippine Military Academy in May 1969. He was referring to declaring martial...
Grief and its rewards
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.” – Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
Britain’s bitter political harvest
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
September in the United Kingdom is when people go back to school and work after the summer holidays.
An affront to democracy in the name of the people
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Who’s tipping the balance where you are: the People or the State? Let’s take a quick survey of the international headlines.
The darkness in our hearts
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Mohammed Sulaiman said he was 35, but that his feelings made him feel much older.
Walking the coastal path - A meditation
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Alone and at peace, I stand between sea, sky and land.
Imagined islands
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Each week seems to bring a new escalation in the Brexit crisis.
How to belong
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Several years ago I was invited by a friend of my sister’s (Hello Alison!) to speak at the British School of Manila for the graduation ceremony of a cohort of students that had been through a difficult time...
Risking it all in the name of the people
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Imagine a crisis in which the Philippines was deeply divided over the issue of whether and how to leave an economic and political common market that has brought peace across much of the continent (just as Asean aims...
The statue of bigotry
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Welcome to our world, all of you who were surprised or shocked this past week by US President Trump’s outrageous racist challenge.
Two and two make four
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 13, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a fierce and ruthless competition underway around the world to shape public opinion in vastly different ways from how things were when I first walked into the newsroom of ABS-CBN in May 1990 and became a...
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