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.
Switching governance to a federalist structure is difficult but necessary
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I do not think that the proponents of federalism think that the reorganization of our nation state and the constitution that governs it is an easy task.
Thank you for giving back our history
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Returning the Balangiga bells is not something to be grateful for. The Americans kept these for more than a hundred years as “war booty,“ but they do not tell the story of how they got the bells.
Was Andres Bonifacio the first Philippine president?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
This is a debated question resting on the theory that at the time of his election, there was no government, only a revolution.
Crime and punishment; George Ty, tycoon and philanthropist dies
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Although I use Dostoevski’s Crime and Punishment, for the column’s title it is not the theme that Dostoevski writes about.
More than friendship
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 24, 2018 - 12:00am
President Xi Jinping evoked statements of friendship and a new beginning during the state dinner in his honor.
Why does President Duterte have to choose between China and the US?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
That would be going against his own declaration during his historic visit to Beijing – from hereon we will pursue an independent foreign policy that would be for the benefit of our country.
Preserving the Banaue Rice Terraces
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 17, 2018 - 12:00am
My friend, Belinda Olivares Cunanan, insisted that I come for a dinner invitation at the Manila Peninsula.
‘Imelda may have won the battle, but Filipinos have won the war’
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
How was that statement to be fulfilled?
The changing character of casinos; Pagcor wins
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Recently, I went to watch the Mamma Mia musical at the theater of Solaire Casino.
Filipino businesses go global through China
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
To be frank I did not know about the Shanghai fair that will open world markets to Filipino businesses.
Strong rule without martial law; The wisdom of age
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
This is classic Duterte. He is not bothered by name or words if it blocks action to keep peace and order. That is Duterte’s character. ‘No martial law, but strongest tools to impose law, order’...
Rizal on Annotations of Antonio Morga’s Sucesos las Islas Filipinas
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday I received an email from Veronica Pedrosa who now lives in London.
Heading for another failed election
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 27, 2018 - 12:00am
As a member of the committee to evaluate candidates for Comelec chairman in GMA’s time I was shocked at the remarks of top Comelec personnel.
My candidate is Christopher ‘Bong’ Go
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Although I do not agree there should be any elections without junking the Smartmatic-PCOS automatic voting system, I venture to choose Christopher “Bong” Go as my candidate if there should be one.
Pasig River wins 1st Asia RiverPrize award!
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week while in Singapore my son gave me an autographed book of Victor Mallet’s River of Life, River of Death.
Cleaning of the Pasig competes with the Yangtze of China
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
SINGAPORE – When visiting Singapore it’s hard not to reflect on the progress made here and compare it to Manila.
The green hills of Singapore
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 13, 2018 - 12:00am
If you want to take a break from crowded cities, come to Singapore. Well, it depends. The common impression of this island nation is a modern city – clean, efficient, with shops of every conceivable brand in...
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