What the future demands
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - November 24, 2020 - 12:00am
“In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.” – Charles Dickens, Great Expectati...
Equality and identity
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - November 17, 2020 - 12:00am
It never ceases to amaze me how a word such as “equality” can trigger such virulent resistance.
Memory remains
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - November 10, 2020 - 12:00am
To be alive is to face death, and to be human is to contend with what that means, for us and for those who have passed on.
A necessary contradiction
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Oct. 24, the United Nations commemorated the 75th anniversary of the day the UN Charter entered into force.
Changing tracks, healing minds
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 27, 2020 - 12:00am
I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that, as a society, we are more aware of our physical health now than ever before.
On their behalf
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, I briefly discussed the development of our adversarial system of government and the way that its emphasis on confrontation, while usually protective of our rights as citizens, can prove harmful to victims...
Tailored justice
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 13, 2020 - 12:00am
How do we respond to injustice?
Making yourself count
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Democracy isn’t easy. It isn’t meant to be whether for leaders or for citizens because democracy is a form of government built on consensus and compromise, and most people will tell you that these are...
Thank you, RBG
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 29, 2020 - 12:00am
On Sept. 18, United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, and around the world, those who knew her words and achievements felt her loss keenly.
Guardians of the gates
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am
Is an anonymous text sufficient basis to provide probable cause to conduct an intrusive search? This is the issue the Supreme Court put to rest in the recent case of People of the Philippines v. Jerry Sapla y Guerrero...
Your invisible shield
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 15, 2020 - 12:00am
From the moment you wake up and throughout the day, you are clothed in an invisible barrier woven by the law.
Raising the age of sexual consent
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I believe in the power and potential of the youth.
The pitfalls of heroism
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 1, 2020 - 12:00am
When we were young, we all wanted to be heroes. Many of us were raised on stories of good versus evil, heroes versus monsters.
Faith and empathy
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 25, 2020 - 12:00am
In the most difficult of times, many of us turn to religion for solace.
Best for babies and nations
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 18, 2020 - 12:00am
In the midst of this pandemic, it can be easy for some to feel as if time has stopped.
Stakeholders in the present
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 11, 2020 - 12:00am
They say that the children are our future (and if that line does not remind you of a song, you’re probably one of those children yourself).
A responsibility, not a reprieve
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 4, 2020 - 12:00am
This year is the 20th year of publication of the annual Trafficking in Persons Report from the US State Department.
Reconciling with our bodies
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 28, 2020 - 12:00am
There are few topics as enticing to people as relationship status.
Education in transition
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 21, 2020 - 12:00am
There is much uncertainty behind the shift to remote or distance learning, a move made necessary by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and alongside this much anxiety.
Information hygiene
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Quarantine has been an exercise in isolation for many, and in that isolation, we have come to a renewed understanding of how much we depend on one another.
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