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FROM A DISTANCE
An artist and a politician
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Pio Abad is a successful artist in the UK, having lived here for 17 years. His work has been inspired by serious political and social themes.
Help needed
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
A little bit of help can go a long way. It can make the difference between life and death; between mere survival and a real future with choices and opportunities for family, school and work.
Relative values
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Francesca Humi, 25, is project officer at a charity empowering Filipino migrants in the UK.
Armageddom
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Political comedians are calling it “Armageddom.” Dominic Cummings, once UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide, testified at a parliamentary committee hearing and let rip an almighty act of...
Relative values
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 29, 2021 - 12:00am
“How long have you been away from the country?” Laruja asked Ibarra.
Views from afar
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
A year away from crucial elections in the Philippines, two especially well-informed experts offered their initial views on the politics that shape the lives of the more than 100 million people who live there.
Why did Diana die?
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 22, 2021 - 12:00am
BBC News has itself become news and is in crisis.
Middle age
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
I caught up with a close friend and neighbor over the weekend.
The way out
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The UK says that from Monday we’re going to be allowed to hug each other again.
Make politics ours
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
Victors and vanquished in UK elections held on Thursday are figuring out what the voters want, and their discussions here are making me realize just how distant most people in the Philippines are from the proce...
Fierce and Filipino
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 8, 2021 - 12:00am
In my place, here is a Balikbayan box. Here are the LeBron James rubber shoes (size 9) and the video game tapes to replace all the palm cakes I owe you for every Simbang Gabi and PTA meeting I could not attend. I...
Going out
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
It felt important and surprisingly emotional getting my second jab of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine against COVID-19 this week.
Flat denial
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 1, 2021 - 12:00am
A poster plastered in my neighborhood declares “Cronyism is English for Corruption.”
People or power?
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
A summit of the leaders of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Wednesday that was widely flagged to be an important regional response to the crisis in Myanmar, also known as Burma, appears...
Who owns football?
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Across England people rallied to the call to “wrestle back power” from business interests “motivated by pure greed,” overturning what would have been a radical threat to one of the most loved...
The news agenda
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s one of those weeks when UK news doesn’t really make sense.
A royal legacy
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The United Kingdom media have carried wall to wall coverage of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth for 74 years.
A bad deal
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
CNN, my former employer, found itself in the middle of a furious debate over its coverage of the Myanmar/Burma military coup this week.
Exile
by Veronica Pedrosa - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
“I don’t know when I will see my loved ones again and that’s the truth and that’s really hard to take.
Hate crimes vs Asian Americans
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
People have been moving since time immemorial. They move for different reasons, primarily in search for food or a better life.
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