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FROM A DISTANCE
Winning ways
by Veronica Pedrosa - August 1, 2021 - 12:00am
The stories of two women athletes have captured the Philippines and the world’s attention this week.
Set piece
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
"Those who destroy my country, I will kill you because I love my country, I can do it the legal way but it would take years.”
Fear and safety
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Waking up to the news that there had been an earthquake overnight had me revisiting the question: Am I safe? It’s a question I never really asked until I had children but since then have come to consider on...
Freedom’s meaning
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Four hundred and eighty days since restrictions were imposed across the United Kingdom to limit the spread of COVID-19, most were lifted in England on Monday.
Relative values: Creating our own culture
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Mia Gourlay and her mother Candy Quimpo Gourlay live in London.
Beyond football
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
For weeks, instead of the customary “Hello, how are you?” the national greeting in England was replaced by “It’s coming home!” It’s a reference to “Three Lions,” a...
Life lessons
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
If you’ve ever felt you’ve become stuck in a spot in your life and you don’t like it, you might want to take a look at a process I’ve recently started, known broadly as “life-coach...
Notes from quarantine
by Veronica Pedrosa - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
I’ve made it to Manila for the second time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. This time is a lot different now that we know so much more about the disease.
Too soon
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
In May 2010, I flew with a team to Manila from Kuala Lumpur to cover the presidential elections that Benigno Aquino III would eventually win.
Letter from Orkney
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 22, 2021 - 12:00am
It is 11 o’clock at night on the eve of midsummer night or the summer solstice on the main island of the Orkneys, an island archipelago north of Scotland, which is itself, the north part of Great Britain.
Relative values
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Peps Villanueva has lived in London for decades as an entrepreneur, digital radio presenter and social activist; as well as a sales representative for a travel agency.
An artist and a politician
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Pio Abad is a successful artist in the UK, having lived here for 17 years. His work has been inspired by serious political and social themes.
Help needed
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
A little bit of help can go a long way. It can make the difference between life and death; between mere survival and a real future with choices and opportunities for family, school and work.
Relative values
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
Francesca Humi, 25, is project officer at a charity empowering Filipino migrants in the UK.
Armageddom
by Veronica Pedrosa - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Political comedians are calling it “Armageddom.” Dominic Cummings, once UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide, testified at a parliamentary committee hearing and let rip an almighty act of...
Relative values
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 29, 2021 - 12:00am
“How long have you been away from the country?” Laruja asked Ibarra.
Views from afar
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
A year away from crucial elections in the Philippines, two especially well-informed experts offered their initial views on the politics that shape the lives of the more than 100 million people who live there.
Why did Diana die?
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 22, 2021 - 12:00am
BBC News has itself become news and is in crisis.
Middle age
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
I caught up with a close friend and neighbor over the weekend.
The way out
by Veronica Pedrosa - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am
The UK says that from Monday we’re going to be allowed to hug each other again.
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