FROM A DISTANCE
A Muslim interpretation of Philippine history
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Every Independence Day the themes revolve around how Filipinos declared their independence from Spain and became the first constitutional republic in Asia. But who were the Filipinos?
Preparing for disasters
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Across the country, millions of people wait for the next disaster.
Take it or leave it!
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In yesterday’s column I wrote about President Duterte’s pledge to look into Smartmatic.
What the Smartmatic-Comelec partnership was all about
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - June 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s good that President Duterte is tackling the Comelec-Smartmatic partnership even if he won an election with it in use.
What is happening?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Several readers asked why if Amal Clooney’s mother is a friend, should I take issue against George Clooney’s support for Maria Ressa.
Who is lying?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - June 1, 2019 - 12:00am
I was more surprised than most when Rappler said George and Amal Clooney were supporting Maria Ressa, even if it has to contradict the Hague decision.
With love, from a hospital
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - May 18, 2019 - 12:00am
For the last few weeks I was away from my Philippine STAR column. I had a series of accidents and sicknesses that I felt it would be better to die than suffer the pain.
Cooperation today and the Maphilindo of the past
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The exchanges of friendship and cooperation to develop Mindanao between Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may seem like today’s news but it has a long histo...
What’s in a name?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
A lot, it seems. In my case, my first name came from Nuestra Senora del Carmen whose feast fell on the day I was baptized.
Time most difficult enemy for Duterte
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Nobody can deny that Duterte is moving heaven and earth to finish his Build, Build, Build project as well as put universal health care in place, change the 1987 Constitution etc. etc. He remains popular because Filipinos...
EDSA’s painful joke is on us
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Only a few attended the EDSA peaceful revolution anniversary this year.
Let us help the refugees of the world
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Despite the Philippine struggle to give a better life for its own poor, it has the admirable record of accepting and helping refugees.
Stop the war on children
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Laughing and chatting in brightly coloured clothes, girls about the age of my own 16 year old daughter surrounded me. Save the Children colleague Tania tried to keep up with what they were saying so she could translate...
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.
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