FROM A DISTANCE
Why do Filipinos continue to support Duterte?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The question was addressed by Quora, a website for debate.
The Times They Are a’Changin’
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Fifty-five years since Bob Dylan penned “The Times They Are a’Changin’” I’ve got it on repeat on Spotify. Not my favourite Dylan song but it feels really apt this week.
What were Filipinos like before they were colonized
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
A column I wrote to Veronica Pedrosa who now lives in London had almost 3000 likes.
Balangay boat as symbol of ancient Filipino ingenuity
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
I was thrilled to know that the ancient Balangay boat replica will sail again the Philippine seas in December.
The solution to plastic waste: Partnerships
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We, as a society and species, are addicted to plastic, and it’s mostly single-use: it’s perceived as an economic, social and cultural necessity.
OPINION: Leni Robredo as the drug czar is a big joke
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Drug cartels are everywhere in the world. These are in places not even known by most Filipinos.
The courage of women
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
We have a pretty good gender balance in the Philippines, certainly compared with China and India, our biggest neighbors by population in the Indo-Pacific.
Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel Jr. — Filipino Federalist
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Aquilino Pimentel might be dead but Filipino federalism is alive among the followers who took the trouble to understand what it is all about. Federalism, like freedom, is less a system than it is a concept.
Torture or be tortured
by Veronica Pedrosa - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
How can we move on from traumatic events individually and as a society?
Helping autistic children
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
At the height of Duterte’s campaign to be president of the Philippines, a group of young women got together for an advocacy to then candidate Rody Duterte.
Extinction Rebellion and other solutions
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Twice this week I’ve woken up sweating and wild-eyed from dreams about the end of the world.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative as globalization
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
This is a long article that could not fit in the column space I am allotted. It answers only the most important questions that ordinary Filipinos should know.
In defense of reason
by Veronica Pedrosa - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Any given week in London there are a multitude of free talks, discussions and lectures open to the public at the many museums, libraries and institutions.
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...
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