Emmeline Aglipay-Villar
Emmeline Aglipay-Villar
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Listening to labor
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
We are a nation built on the backs of those who have the least. Even when our people were being ruled by foreign kings, what prosperity our nation achieved was wrung from the efforts of those with the least rights,...
Weight of the world
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The concept of balance is an important part of our idea of justice. It’s why justice is typically depicted as a set of scales.
Bridges of the self
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
In this digital age where a single flash drive has the potential to store more information than the entirety of the lost Library of Alexandria the old-fashioned book has become synonymous with a certain virtue, of...
Hidden figures
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
From birth, many of us are surrounded by the expectations of others.
Wise endurance
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
In just a few days, the nation celebrates Araw ng Kagitingan, our Day of Valor, in memory of the service of those at Bataan and Corregidor during World War 2, and in the hope that we too may show the same courage...
The human pursuit
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Last March 20 was International Day of Happiness… not that many would have realized this. In the face of the continued blight of COVID-19 and a new surge of cases at home, happiness may be distant for many...
Not our world alone
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s 2021 and the COVID pandemic is still the crisis that holds the world’s attention, and rightly so.
Trauma and reflection
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 16, 2021 - 12:00am
As the middle of March comes around, I’m reminded that not all anniversaries are moments of celebration. And I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment.
Challenge and change
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 9, 2021 - 12:00am
What’s in a name? We know that phrase well. In “Romeo and Juliet” this is part of what Juliet says to Romeo to try and convince him that they should be together even if their families are bitter...
The yoke of gender norms
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Internationally, Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. I think that in order to understand why we need to put a spotlight on women and their needs, and why this will not take anything away from men, it is important...
Partners in protection
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The topic of online sexual exploitation of children in the country is one that I’ve often returned to in this column, not only because it is part of my work in the Department of Justice, but because of the...
Romance and its discontents
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
We are, by-and-large, a nation of romantics. The easiest way for a story to grab the attention of many Filipinos is for it to contain affairs of the heart.
Pandemic pedagogy (Part 2)
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It should not, I think, be controversial to say that both of the following statements are true: first, that many students, teachers and parents have done a heroic job in persevering through the past few months of...
Pandemic pedagogy
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
While children and young people have, for the most part, been spared the brunt of COVID infections, they have been amongst those most deeply affected by this unprecedented worldwide pandemic.
No longer an impossible dream
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
In the past month since the soft opening of the Skyway Stage 3 from Buendia to Balintawak, many people have been sending me messages to relay their congratulations to my husband, Mark Villar, the Secretary of the...
Of rules and rulers
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The chaotic events that occurred last Jan. 6 in the very seat of power of the United States of America were horrifying to behold.
Lights in the dark
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Almost half a year ago, I wrote about our immunity obligation in this column.
Starting lines
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
In the pantheon of hated antagonists throughout human history, the year 2020 has reserved a special place for itself.
Beyond tolerance
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Last month, the United Nations celebrated International Day of Tolerance.
Joy remains
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
For most Filipinos, Christmas is our favorite time of the year. We have become well known around the world for the love we have for the celebrations which surround the birth of Christ, and how early we begin the...
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