FROM A DISTANCE
Who is Philip II of Spain for whom our country was named?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
We were colonized and had no say on what we should call ourselves and our country.
Freedom of the press is not the issue in the Maria Ressa story
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We are being deluged with the “Maria Ressa and her press freedom story” in social media.
Religious conflict should not be used for terrorism
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a remarkable coincidence that when the Cathedral in Jolo was bombed and a mosque was hit in Zamboanga, Pope Francis should be holding a historic public mass for some 170,000 Catholics in a stadium in Abu...
Free medicine for all through Pagcor earnings
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Free medicine for all will be a priority of the Duterte government. This is welcome news because it is an important part of health care especially for the poor.
Stoking a religious war in Mindanao
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The latest report from the military pointed to an Indonesian couple suicide bombers behind the bombing of the cathedral in Jolo.
Crowdsourcing to clean up Manila Bay
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The crowds marching to clean Manila Bay reminded me of the crowds who went to Luneta to show who they wanted to lead political change.
Better than Miss Universe; Roots of Paete sculptors
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I know many will differ with me when I say that the national jubilation for winning the Miss Universe contest is misplaced. Killjoy.
Migration is an essential of human history
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Man has been migrating since he existed.
An exile that became an opportunity
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
There are exiles and exiles. But this one is special because it was so unexpected. I’ve heard of Jaime Florcruz. He was an activist when I was a housewife taking care of babies.
‘The Constitution is just a piece of paper’ – Roxas
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When asked what he thought of constitutional reform in a press conference with STAR, Mar Roxas scoffed “the Constitution is just a piece of paper.”
No more foie gras whether hot or cold!
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the things I learned while living in Brussels is how to order foie gras.
The story of the Three Kings comes from Armenia
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The feast of the Three Kings today ends the long Christmas season in the Philippines. Although it is much celebrated in Spain and Latin American countries it is not so in the Philippines.
Damages due to Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
What is less known about the decision of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention is it awarded damages to Speaker Gloria Arroyo.
Rizal’s execution and his bid ‘to strike the lyre’
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 30, 2018 - 12:00am
To strollers in Bagumbayan it was an ordinary day, whether Filipino or Spaniard. They wanted the fresh cool air of early morning.
Time as past, present and future
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Time may be relative but for us ordinary humans we still measure time into past, present and future.
How will we celebrate Christmas this year?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Our family celebration of Christmas will be a mix having lived in London for 20 years in exile. While there we carried on with some Filipino traditions but these have been subdued by our exile.
Blitzkrieg for diplomatic victory?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Although the word refers to an intense military encounter for a swift victory I am using it in the context of the diplomatic contest between China and the US for the favor of the Philippines.
What crowdsourcing a Constitution means
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again, the Senate has announced “it will not be able to immediately act” on a House resolution seeking to shift our government to a presidential federal system.
This phenomenon called Duterte
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 15, 2018 - 12:00am
I respond to the unfortunate list.
Congress is blocking Charter change
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Because of many years of frustration I was not sure what next to do to achieve Charter change.
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