Dialogue and difference
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 24, 2022 - 12:00am
The reason why all tyrannies eventually fall is because the world a tyrant wants to live in is fundamentally different from the world that exists.
No lesser women
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
May is the month that we write about mothers, and while it may have been overshadowed by the national elections here and while Mother’s Day this year has come and gone it is still important to have these regular...
World Lupus Day
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
There are watershed moments that occur in your life that change everything moving forward, moments where there is a clear “before” and “after.”
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
In less than a week, on May 9, the Philippines will hold its next national and local elections.
Filipino food
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
They say that “familiarity breeds contempt”, and in many cases that is indeed true. As far as human experience though, the saying doesn’t seem to apply when it comes to food.
Read and grow
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 19, 2022 - 12:00am
There are a great many things in life that only reveal their true strangeness when we really stop to think about them.
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The fact that we celebrate “Araw ng Kagitingan” or our “Day of Valor” on the day that Bataan fell says a lot about what we think “Kagitingan” means.
Art and artists
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 5, 2022 - 12:00am
For as long as humans have made art, it’s likely that its relevance in our lives has been debated.
Let them play
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The recent FIFA World Cup qualifying win for Philippine Women’s National Football Teamis just the latest in a line of moments showcasing the abilities and potential of our women athletes.
A society of care
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Renowned feminist Gloria Steinem once called empathy the most revolutionary emotion. When we look out and see a world riven by inequality and division, to the point of widespread discrimination, exploitation and...
No just aggression
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 15, 2022 - 12:00am
One would think, one would hope, that after the COVID-19 pandemic brought about so much death and suffering over 6 million recorded deaths worldwide as of this month that the powers that be would have had their fill...
Returning priorities
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 8, 2022 - 12:00am
As nations around the world, including our own, contemplate a restructuring of COVID-19 protections in view of lower COVID case counts, it’s important to remember two things.
Working for women’s work
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 1, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that, metaphorically speaking, the world has moved backwards in time at least in so far as the prospects for women’s equality are concerned.
Caution, logic and rigor
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 22, 2022 - 12:00am
For most of us, there are steps we take to keep our families and possessions safe that we consider a matter of course.
Protecting the children
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 15, 2022 - 12:00am
The urge to protect children is almost universal in human beings. Part of that is sure to be instinctual, a hereditary urge to ensure the continuation of our species.
Inclusion and community
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 8, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the most difficult things we have to unlearn is fear and disgust towards the different.
Fine lines
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 1, 2022 - 12:00am
The case numbers of new COVID-19 infections here and around the world make it clear that we are still in the teeth of the pandemic.
Links in the chain
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 25, 2022 - 12:00am
As the new COVID wave, most likely driven by the Omicron variant, continues to bring hardship across our nation and much of the world, it’s all the more important to go over the basics and what we’ve...
Public health, public response
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 18, 2022 - 12:00am
The times we live in now are harrowing. While we never believed ourselves to be free of the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing numbers of vaccinated people and the decreasing new cases towards the tail end of the...
Facing storms to come
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 11, 2022 - 12:00am
By the time this column sees print, it will have been almost one month since Super Typhoon Odette (Typhoon Rai) ravaged the southern islands of the country but while it’s true that the typhoon did make landfall...
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