Veronica Pedrosa
Veronica Pedrosa
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Our hidden stories
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 23, 2021 - 12:00am
There is a round wooden shield in the British Museum, acquired in 1894, and probably made earlier in the same century.
The US paradox
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
The images of the chaotic scenes at the US Capitol last week and their aftermath exposed the deep divisions in US politics and society today that have their roots in unresolved problems that have always been at the...
Vaccine nation
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s as if a race is on between the dreadful, worsening numbers of people who have been infected, hospitalized and died from COVID-19 and the rising numbers of those who’ve been vaccinated.
Providing the world with hope
by Veronica Pedrosa - January 2, 2021 - 12:00am
2021 is underway and a lot of people are wishing each other a better year than the last – kicking 2020 out of the way with a flourish; but the virus catching like a fire around the world has no concept of time...
Dark uncertainty, bright point of light
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The longest night of the year is almost upon us here in the northern hemisphere.
A proud moment
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 12, 2020 - 12:00am
“How wonderful that this historic global moment happened in the UK, at University Hospital, Coventry!” Piers Morgan’s tweet on 8 December 2020 was to mark the moment when a UK grandmother became...
The vaccine is here
by Veronica Pedrosa - December 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Philippine nurses will be at the frontline of the roll-out of the world’s first COVID-19 vaccination program, but community and professional organizations have voiced their concerns about the mass program...
Vaxing nine to five
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 21, 2020 - 12:00am
I’ve always been a fan of country and western legend Dolly Parton, but I would never have imagined that she would come up in connection with a medical breakthrough, let alone one as significant as a vaccine...
Disaster strikes
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Many thousands of people in the Philippines face a staggeringly complex set of challenges.
Who cares about the carers?
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 7, 2020 - 12:00am
Too many numbers, too much opinion, too much talk.
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 24, 2020 - 12:00am
On Oct. 6, 1976 an event took place in Bangkok that Thailand has tried not to remember, but which the people that were there cannot forget.
Reign of terror
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Fear and violence are coming to a boil in the biggest refugee camp in the world, with the lives and safety of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable refugees at risk.
Reinventing news
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s a new contender for the eyeballs of the estimated 200,000 Filipinos in the UK and beyond, looking for news.
The power of music
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 3, 2020 - 12:00am
I had a renewed appreciation for the wonder of live music at a concert this week.
Global failure
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 26, 2020 - 12:00am
For the 75th time the United Nations General Assembly convened last week but it was different this time – different and deeply disappointing.
Autumn bites
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
September in this part of the world is all about going back to school and work after the long summer holidays.
Dark river
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The pandemic has given me an opportunity to do things I hadn’t imagined doing previously. Sitting indoors, pacing around, I’ve been building up a readiness to leap out of the house and seek new adve...
A ‘staggering crisis’
by Veronica Pedrosa - September 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Hailed as heroes by governments, in media and social media and by everyday people, anyone would think that healthcare workers are benefitting from the COVID pandemic.
Nowhere to run
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The story I’m about to tell requires a little more than just decoding this jumble of letters.
In praise of walking
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 22, 2020 - 12:00am
I spent most of the week in a different country and found some much needed perspective walking by a river, through forests and among mountains.
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