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.
A priority for all
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 11, 2022 - 12:00am
Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is “Making Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority” certainly a timely reminder.
Commitment to non-violence
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - October 4, 2022 - 12:00am
We often speak of nations as if they were people, attributing to them the characteristics, the desires and the obligations of individuals.
Invest in our libraries
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 27, 2022 - 12:00am
The success of the recently concluded Manila International Book Fair, returning as an in-person event after an absence of two years due to COVID-19 restrictions, once again reminds us of the love that Filipinos have...
Returning to full face-to-face schooling
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 20, 2022 - 12:00am
President Bongbong Marcos’ pronouncement of the return to full face-to-face classes this school year was one of the statements that was met with loud applause during his first SONA.
Speaking about suicide
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 13, 2022 - 12:00am
Last Saturday was World Suicide Prevention Day and while preparing for this column, I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I had a proactive conversation about suicide.
Keep the gate open
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - September 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Almost two months ago, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, currently the world’s largest and most powerful space telescope, released its first full color images to the public.
Nearer heroism
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Near the center of London sits a small monument that is not very well known.
Solidarity of voices
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - August 23, 2022 - 12:00am
“When a reader falls in love with a book, it leaves its essence inside him, like radioactive fallout in an arable field, and after that there are certain crops that will no longer grow in him, while other,...
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