FROM A DISTANCE
Arguing with each other is in itself peace
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
I once asked an active peace negotiator what was the point in talking “peace” which seemed to go nowhere.
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.
Russia then and now
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Times do change. After college I received the surprise of my life when I received the Thomson Award for Journalism then owned by Lord Thomson who owned the London Sunday Times.
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.
Senescence: The last part of life (1922)
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
This is considered probably the best book on aging.
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...
Martin Jacques in Manila for the second time
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
I was at Sofitel for the discussion with Martin Jacques’ book “When China Rules the World.”
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
Historical friendship between Chinese and Filipinos
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It is only now in my old age that I am discovering the history of Chinese-Filipino friendship.
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.
Duterte’s diplomatic success; Martin Jacques in Manila
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
There were all kinds of suggestions on what President Duterte should say in his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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.
Singapore without Lee Kuan Yew; Belt and Road; Martin Jacques
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
A video of the late Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew speaking to the strikers of Singapore Airlines received many likes and shares.
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.
Aftershock of the colonial earthquake
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
If you watch the violent demonstration in Hong Kong, you see only the outside of the events.
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.
A story on two Marcos trials
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a story on two Marcos trials – one in Manila and another in New York. Reliable sources said that the trial in New York was a bargaining chip for US bases in the Philippines to the Cory Aquino gove...
Imagined islands
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Each week seems to bring a new escalation in the Brexit crisis.
The dilemma for revolutionary government
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Sometime after the first EDSA a group of Filipino journalists which included Amando Doronila and myself were invited to visit Warsaw.
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