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Veronica Pedrosa
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How to bea better student
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 25, 2020 - 12:00am
I admit it, I was the obnoxious Asian girl at the front of the class who knew all the answers.
Blinded by the light
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Online application forms. Such a chore, especially for big institutions such as a United Nations agency.
The story of our lives
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s a fool’s game, but around this time of year, pundits the world over stake their reputations to predict what will happen in the forthcoming 12 months. Shall we play?
New Year’s resolutions
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
All 43 mango trees in a family orchard in Palo, Leyte have been blown over by the recent typhoon. As the new year comes in thousands of people find themselves in a desperate situation not of their own making nor...
A faraway place,close to home
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In the run up to the Iraq War in March 2003, unknown to the big powers involved, a British woman working as a translator in England was about to expose the extraordinary pressure that the UK and USA were putting...
No more heroes
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Aung San Suu Kyi decisively completed her transformation from international symbol of hope for oppressed people to populist nationalist champion of the very same thugs in military uniforms that imprisoned her for...
How to vote
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
This is the final week of campaigning before British voters head to the polls to elect a new government on 12th December, that’s plenty of time for more dramatic developments in the Brexit saga to make voters...
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.
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