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ROSES AND THORNS
Change in Senate leadership
by Pia Roces Morato - May 24, 2024 - 12:00am
I came across a very interesting interview by Karen Davila whose special guest was former Senate president Franklin Drilon and, amidst all of the controversy surrounding the issue at the Senate, it was both interesting...
Community fishing
by Pia Roces Morato - May 17, 2024 - 12:00am
For the record, I am not a fish lover; however, I consider myself a lover of sea and sand.
School year shortening
by Pia Roces Morato - May 10, 2024 - 12:00am
In recent events, the Department of Education has reported that the agency will be shortening the next school year by 15 days
Entrepreneurial friendship
by Pia Roces Morato - May 3, 2024 - 12:00am
Even before the Spaniards landed on our shores in 1521, the Philippines was already actively trading with its Southeast Asian neighbors, along with the Ryukyu Islands (now known as Okinawa, Japan) and, of course,...
Para sa ekonomiya: The need for regulatory coherence
by Pia Roces Morato - April 27, 2024 - 12:00am
One particular example that comes to mind is the current regulatory snafu hounding Metro Manila.
Para sa ekonomiya: The need for regulatory coherence
by Pia Roces Morato - April 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The Department of Trade and Industry said that in 2023, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s trips abroad generated up to P4 trillion in foreign investments.
When Mother Nature is still king
by Pia Roces Morato - April 19, 2024 - 12:00am
As a year’s worth of rain lets loose in Dubai, flash floods caused roads to turn into rivers and gushing waters overwhelmed many homes and businesses in just 24 hours.
Talk and talk until we die
by Pia Roces Morato - April 12, 2024 - 12:00am
As tensions continue to rise in the South China Sea, I had the chance to watch an enlightening interview sent to me by my good friend Professor Rommel Banlaoi, president of Philippine Society for International Security...
April Fool’s, fools
by Pia Roces Morato - April 5, 2024 - 12:00am
I came across a meme on X the other day that said: “April Fools is canceled this year as no made-up prank can match all the crazy things happening in the world today.”
The color purple
by Pia Roces Morato - March 15, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s women’s month and women around the world are celebrating their time as they actively promote gender equality and women empowerment.
Taylor Swift and the new Filipino
by Pia Roces Morato - March 8, 2024 - 12:00am
It comes to no surprise when almost every single budget airline, ours included, was filled with Swifties of all ages bound for Singapore.
Celebrating 50 years of APCU
by Pia Roces Morato - March 1, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, the Association for Philippines-China Understanding celebrated its 50th anniversary at The Manila Hotel. As a new member of this organization, I was honored to meet more friends from...
Are Filipinos conscious?
by Pia Roces Morato - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
There is a difference between raising awareness and raising consciousness and perhaps, little did any of us know that awareness cannot exist without consciousness. Confusing? I’d think so, even for me at ...
Deliberating on Charter change
by Pia Roces Morato - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
As the Philippine Senate continues its deliberation on economic Charter change, it was nice to see and hear Dr. Bernie Villegas as resource person, not to mention a notable framer, as described by Senator Sonny Angara,...
Completing the story for senior high school
by Pia Roces Morato - February 9, 2024 - 12:00am
A few weeks ago, I had written about senior high school and what many of us, particularly the learners affected in such grade levels, could expect in the coming school year as SHS students undergo a transition or,...
We, the sovereign Filipino people
by Pia Roces Morato - February 2, 2024 - 12:00am
Approved by the 1986 Constitutional Commission, the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines was presented to former president Corazon C. Aquino and ratified on Feb. 2, 1987 by a plebiscite and proclaimed...
Completing the story for senior high school
by Pia Roces Morato - January 26, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s been a while since I last interacted with Congressman Roman Romulo and I was pleased to see him once again explain, almost flawlessly, our current education issues that seem to be quite a topic, especially...
A shared future for mankind
by Pia Roces Morato - January 19, 2024 - 12:00am
It was a real pleasure to kick off the new year with my friends and colleagues in media last Wednesday at Dusit Thani Hotel for a media party hosted by the Chinese embassy in the Philippines.
The role of women in the Philippines
by Pia Roces Morato - January 12, 2024 - 12:00am
On Jan. 7, 1975, the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women was established and this year, we are a step closer to the golden year.
NTF-ELCAC in 2023 – the year at a glance
by Pia Roces Morato - January 5, 2024 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict invited all existing, or what remains to be what is left of rebels from the New People’s Army, to surrender and begin a new chapter...
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