TikTok and the US Congress
by Pia Roces Morato - March 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Most recently TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew endured a bombardment of questions by US lawmakers who made known their convictions on the app, best known for sharing jokes and dance routines (not to mention great cooking...
A curious dismissal
by Pia Roces Morato - March 24, 2023 - 12:00am
There has always been an intangible friction between the public and the police, often leading to a “damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t” situation for our brave men in uniform.
Philippines in the next five years
by Pia Roces Morato - March 17, 2023 - 12:00am
The world is watching Asia and, in my opinion, we Filipinos seem to be paying a little more interest in how developments around the globe will affect us – at the very least, in the next five years.
Leaving bad standards behind 
by Pia Roces Morato - March 10, 2023 - 12:00am
The Department of Tourism has set its target for 2023: 4.8 million tourist arrivals, which is almost double last year’s numbers.
Interrupted learning
by Pia Roces Morato - March 3, 2023 - 12:00am
In the past two years, students worldwide have battled with anxiety and perhaps even uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
PBBM and Phl culture
by Pia Roces Morato - February 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Most recently, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. expressed his continuous support in promoting Filipino culture and the preservation and protection of the country’s cultural heritage in a speech at the National...
A resolution in defense of FPRRD
by Pia Roces Morato - February 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, former president and current House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo implored her comrades in the lower house to “hold the line” for former president Rodrigo Roa...
BARMM and the whole-of-society approach
by Pia Roces Morato - February 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Recently, the European Union and the World Vision Development Foundation Inc. launched two projects called “Promoting Efforts Addressing Conflict through Education in Mindanao” and “Integrated...
First Mindanao Tourism Expo
by Pia Roces Morato - February 3, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Jan. 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, the very first Mindanao Tourism Expo was successfully launched as it signaled the readiness of the region to further reopen its doors...
A tribute to the SAF 44
by Pia Roces Morato - January 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Mamasapano Maguindanao… a shootout took place during a police operation by the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police under the code name Oplan Exodus which intended to capture or kill Malaysian...
National Autism Consciousness week
by Pia Roces Morato - January 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Held every third week of January, the Department of Education, together with other agencies and civil society organizations, is celebrating a week-long period to raise awareness by sharing vital information on the...
Mental health first
by Pia Roces Morato - January 13, 2023 - 12:00am
I came across a podcast the other day on Lady Gaga and a one-on-one interview she had with Oprah.
Philippines-China tourism deal
by Pia Roces Morato - January 6, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippine Department of Tourism and its counterpart Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China signed an Implementa-tion Program on Tourism Cooperation on Wednesday, Jan. 4, in...
For old times sake
by Pia Roces Morato - December 30, 2022 - 12:00am
The New Year is just around the corner and many, if not most, of us are busy sorting out our wardrobe in line with the color of the year, catching up on speculative predictions on what lies ahead, doing last minute...
DOT among top 3 highest approval rating
by Pia Roces Morato - December 23, 2022 - 12:00am
Based on the recent Publicus Survey Result, the Department of Tourism ranked among the top three highest performing government agencies, including the highest approval ratings nationwide.
Literacy development in the Philippines
by Pia Roces Morato - December 16, 2022 - 12:00am
When it comes to lifelong learning, early childhood literacy development is a matter that is closest to my heart.
Scientists for Phl
by Pia Roces Morato - November 25, 2022 - 12:00am
If we still haven’t figured it out by now, the world works in very specific ways and science helps us understand it better. The same goes for scientists whose roles are crucial in a human-centered society...
Recovery in tourism 
by Pia Roces Morato - November 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Monday, the Department of Tourism reported that visitor arrivals in the Philippines have reached the 2-million mark and accounted for more than P100 billion in estimated visitor receipts since the country’s...
How money works for children
by Pia Roces Morato - November 11, 2022 - 12:00am
When it comes to personal finance, one of the best books that our children ought to read is a book entitled “Rich Dad Poor Dad,” written by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter. 
A family in Batangas 
by Pia Roces Morato - November 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Last week, and not necessarily for Halloween, I decided to mention some excerpts from a book called “Looking for Liling” by Ding Roces, where a few accounts on the gruesome life inside the walled city,...
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