Breastfeeding – a shared responsibility
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 3, 2021 - 12:00am
August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month here in the Philippines, and the first week is celebrated worldwide as World Breastfeeding Week, and yet again both events are to be held under the shadow of COV...
Better nets
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 27, 2021 - 12:00am
In this year’s Trafficking in Persons Report from the State Department of the US, our country has maintained the highest possible ranking at Tier 1, for the sixth consecutive year all in spite of the ongoing...
Not apart
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 20, 2021 - 12:00am
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more...
No neglecting RH
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 13, 2021 - 12:00am
That we live in difficult and troubled times is a given.
Psychological incapacity’s big move
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 6, 2021 - 12:00am
In May of this year, the Supreme Court en banc issued a landmark ruling which modified the Court’s earlier definition of psychological incapacity. Why this is so important may require some context.
Offense and oppression
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 29, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s no stretch to say that freedom of expression is a fundamental feature of a democratic society…
Lost at sea
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 22, 2021 - 12:00am
For six days in March of this year, the attention of much of the world was riveted not to the ongoing pandemic but to one of the most important shipping lanes in the world.
Contagions of hate
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Blame is one of mankind’s oldest defenses. You can see this readily from the presence of blame in so many of the stories involving the origin of things.
Love and country
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Of all the sentiments most commonly associated with our celebration of Independence Day, patriotism will likely be at the forefront.
Undermining the future
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 1, 2021 - 12:00am
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela
Humanity in diversity
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Every parent knows that one of the most difficult lessons to teach a child is how to share.
Mothers and women
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 18, 2021 - 12:00am
The concept of a “mother” is one of the first that we encounter in this world, and there are as many ways to engage with it as there are human beings.
Make lupus visible
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 11, 2021 - 12:00am
There are few things that frighten people more than the unknown.
Listening to labor
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 4, 2021 - 12:00am
We are a nation built on the backs of those who have the least. Even when our people were being ruled by foreign kings, what prosperity our nation achieved was wrung from the efforts of those with the least rights,...
Weight of the world
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The concept of balance is an important part of our idea of justice. It’s why justice is typically depicted as a set of scales.
Bridges of the self
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 20, 2021 - 12:00am
In this digital age where a single flash drive has the potential to store more information than the entirety of the lost Library of Alexandria the old-fashioned book has become synonymous with a certain virtue, of...
Hidden figures
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 13, 2021 - 12:00am
From birth, many of us are surrounded by the expectations of others.
Wise endurance
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - April 6, 2021 - 12:00am
In just a few days, the nation celebrates Araw ng Kagitingan, our Day of Valor, in memory of the service of those at Bataan and Corregidor during World War 2, and in the hope that we too may show the same courage...
The human pursuit
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 30, 2021 - 12:00am
Last March 20 was International Day of Happiness… not that many would have realized this. In the face of the continued blight of COVID-19 and a new surge of cases at home, happiness may be distant for many...
Not our world alone
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 23, 2021 - 12:00am
It’s 2021 and the COVID pandemic is still the crisis that holds the world’s attention, and rightly so.
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