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Veronica Pedrosa
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A victory for migrant workers
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Thousands of Filipino migrant healthcare workers and their families in the UK no longer have to worry about where they’re going to find the money to pay the fee to access healthcare.
Bigas or bullets
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Even though I grew up here in London, there are still some things that make me feel like a “living exhibit” at the St. Louis World Fair – I mean in the sense of being dislocated, in a strange place...
Filipino nurses need protection in the UK
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Why are healthcare workers still dying from COVID-19? And why are so many of them of Filipino heritage?
3 questions
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 25, 2020 - 12:00am
"Martial law!” says the President. “Famines!” says the World Food Programme.
Our everyday heroes
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Suddenly people in the United Kingdom are noticing how dependent their healthcare system, the National Health Service , is on Filipino migrant workers.
Living and Dying in the Anthropocene
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Suddenly everything has changed.
Our world war
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 4, 2020 - 12:00am
This evening at 8 p.m. across the United Kingdom, we all went to our doors and windows and made some noise, clapping and cheering for the key workers leading the fight against COVID-19.
Stay at home, save lives
by Veronica Pedrosa - March 28, 2020 - 12:00am
The message is simple common sense, but the abrupt shift in human behaviour is pulling apart the foundations of the economy and bringing in to question the way society itself is shaped.
How to beat COVID-19
by Veronica Pedrosa - March 21, 2020 - 12:00am
I really want to turn this pain into power and move it towards the GOOD,” this is Reizel Angel Quaichon’s call to action
Life is sweet
by Veronica Pedrosa - March 14, 2020 - 12:00am
First of all, I wish everyone reading this good health.
Every day is Women’s Day
by Veronica Pedrosa - March 7, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s International Women’s Day 2020 tomorrow, bringing mixed feelings for me. I think I am a feminist but I dislike the way there’s a special day for women. I want people to treat women better every...
The Indio Agraviado
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Are we inside or outside our politics? I mean: is it something we watch from a distance, like a circus, or is it something of which we feel we are an essential part? In a world where viewer attention is monetized...
Notes from a drowning city
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Visiting Venice was always going to be a unique experience.
Mind your language
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 15, 2020 - 12:00am
I always thought the Tagalog word “ang” was the same as “the” in English.
Virus politics
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I almost got into a fight with a guy on the bus this evening because I was so transfixed on the boldface headline of the Evening Standard tabloid “All China Visitors ‘Could Face UK Ban’,”...
Europe is lost
by Veronica Pedrosa - February 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Got up at 5 a.m. Brussels time....
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...
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