FROM A DISTANCE
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...
A letter to the President that should be in mainstream media
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
My friend and colleague in the 2005 Constitutional Commission, Lito Lorenzana, wrote a column about a letter that should be published in mainstream media.
Saved in the nick of time
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - October 6, 2018 - 12:00am
With many witnesses coming forward to deny Juan Ponce Enrile’s revisionist interpretation of Marcos’ martial law, I will join them and tell my story.
Target Philippines under Duterte
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Yesterday I wrote about “The New Imperialism” and cited Stephen Kinzer, the author of Overthrow. He had personal experience within the human rights movement because he himself was a “human rights”...
The new imperialism
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 29, 2018 - 12:00am
I have been using Stephen Kinzer’s book “Overthrow” as an example of how evil can masquerade as good.
Men of Influence for the Philippine Cancer Society
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
I have stopped going to parties, but on this occasion I made an exception. It was the annual Men of Influence fund-raising party for the Philippine Cancer Society.
Checkmate
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
I think it is time to tell Trillanes, sorry mate, but you are now in checkmate.
Hen. Luna and Goyo in our time; the Filipino musician as hero
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A year before the 2016 presidential elections the movie “Heneral Luna” broke box office records in theaters all over the Philippines.
Stop the Trillanes crap
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Trillanes has successfully diverted attention from the heart of our political problem – it is the geopolitical rivalry between US and China for hegemony in our region.
Neither a revolutionary gov’t nor martial law
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
I, among others, have advocated for revolutionary government so government reforms can be speeded up and not be overtaken by events that will return the status quo we are trying to correct.
The issue is not Trillanes, it is the Senate
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 8, 2018 - 12:00am
It is my opinion that the political debate should not focus on Trillanes.
Time for a revolutionary government — blame Congress
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
Constitutional reform is never easy or quick.
A Federal Republic with a parliamentary government
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - September 1, 2018 - 12:00am
At present the debate on constitutional reform has been centered on federalism.
The few against the many
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Almost every country which attempted charter change in a democracy faces a dilemma on how the few against the many can live together in harmony.
Dinner at Agimat in Poblacion
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 25, 2018 - 12:00am
The last time I saw Poblacion was more than ten years ago when I passed by P. Burgos to go to Rockwell.
Mr. President, never give up
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most famous quotations in the English language is Winston Churchill’s “Never give up” at the darkest hour of the last world war.
Will the Balangiga bells be returned this time?
by Carmen N. Pedrosa - August 18, 2018 - 12:00am
I hope so but I doubt it.
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