Our heritage conservation champion
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 7, 2024 - 12:00am
In my last column, I wrote about the role we all share in safeguarding our heritage.
Preserving heritage
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 2, 2024 - 12:00am
What makes a nation? A nation is a people bound together, identifying themselves as a single whole.
Against ‘greedy work’
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 5, 2024 - 12:00am
The state of women in the labor force has come a long way in a relatively short span of time.
Is AI art truly art?
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
Art is as essential as it is mysterious.
A consolidated child protection system
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 16, 2024 - 12:00am
A lot of us have experienced the frustrating nature of red tape.
Spare the rod, save the child
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Almost every parent wants what is best for their children.
No virtue in zealotry
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - November 7, 2023 - 12:00am
The Philippines is a nation of faith. This is not a prescriptive statement – it’s not meant to deny the reality of atheist or agnostic Filipinos, or to claim they are in any way less ‘Filipino’...
The damning scale of harm
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 10, 2023 - 12:00am
October is the month of Halloween, of made-up nightmares that we tell ourselves as entertainment and release, to remind us that monsters are not really under our bed and that specters do not haunt the halls.
Project Inclusion
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 12, 2023 - 12:00am
What does having a disability inclusive workplace mean to us? To some it may mean simply following the provisions in the law that require the employer to modify their physical facilities to provide reasonable accommodation...
Bullying is everyone’s business
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Our children are raised on stories about heroism. Whether real or fictional, these tales try to teach us to stand up for what is right, to defend those who cannot defend themselves and to treat others with kind...
Leading the fight against human trafficking
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 11, 2023 - 12:00am
Just last June 15, 2023, US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken released the 23rd annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) where the Philippines was once again assessed to have fully met the minimum standards...
Common questions and simple answers on the Maharlika Investment Fund
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 6, 2023 - 12:00am
For the past week, during the debates leading to the approval of the Maharlika Investment Act on third reading, I have been hearing and reading commentaries and opinions on the necessity, viability and profitability...
Hope for lupus
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 9, 2023 - 12:00am
May is international lupus awareness month and tomorrow we celebrate World Lupus Day.
Before you click ‘post’
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 18, 2023 - 12:00am
Before clicking “post” in your online social network accounts, think carefully. Who do you want to share this post with?
Weaving the threads of our identity
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Last Feb. 21 to 28, 57 weavers and artisans from 14 provinces and different communities across Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao, as well as Philippine fashion designers, textile designers, textile experts and advocates...
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 14, 2023 - 12:00am
My husband and I came across a girl selling sampaguita garlands the other day. She said that she needed the money to buy milk for her baby.
Better opportunities for OFWs
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 10, 2023 - 12:00am
I recently watched the movie “Triangle of Sadness” – a satirical comedy about a luxury cruise ship that sinks, leaving its billionaire passengers and some crew members stranded on an island.
In favor of labor
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 6, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine Constitution is unequivocal in giving primacy to labor. Article II, Section 18 indubitably mandates that the State “shall protect the rights of workers and promote their welfare.”
No spouse employment policy
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - November 8, 2022 - 12:00am
While the idea of company towns is no longer widespread, some employers continue to seek control over a vast amount of an employee’s life, even outside of work.
First 100 days of PBBM
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Oct. 8 marked the 100th day of President Bongbong Marcos’ administration.
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