The yoke of gender norms
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - March 2, 2021 - 12:00am
Internationally, Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8. I think that in order to understand why we need to put a spotlight on women and their needs, and why this will not take anything away from men, it is important...
Partners in protection
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
The topic of online sexual exploitation of children in the country is one that I’ve often returned to in this column, not only because it is part of my work in the Department of Justice, but because of the...
Romance and its discontents
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 16, 2021 - 12:00am
We are, by-and-large, a nation of romantics. The easiest way for a story to grab the attention of many Filipinos is for it to contain affairs of the heart.
Pandemic pedagogy (Part 2)
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 9, 2021 - 12:00am
It should not, I think, be controversial to say that both of the following statements are true: first, that many students, teachers and parents have done a heroic job in persevering through the past few months of...
Pandemic pedagogy
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - February 2, 2021 - 12:00am
While children and young people have, for the most part, been spared the brunt of COVID infections, they have been amongst those most deeply affected by this unprecedented worldwide pandemic.
No longer an impossible dream
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 26, 2021 - 12:00am
In the past month since the soft opening of the Skyway Stage 3 from Buendia to Balintawak, many people have been sending me messages to relay their congratulations to my husband, Mark Villar, the Secretary of the...
Of rules and rulers
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 19, 2021 - 12:00am
The chaotic events that occurred last Jan. 6 in the very seat of power of the United States of America were horrifying to behold.
Lights in the dark
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 12, 2021 - 12:00am
Almost half a year ago, I wrote about our immunity obligation in this column.
Starting lines
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - January 5, 2021 - 12:00am
In the pantheon of hated antagonists throughout human history, the year 2020 has reserved a special place for itself.
Beyond tolerance
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Last month, the United Nations celebrated International Day of Tolerance.
Joy remains
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 22, 2020 - 12:00am
For most Filipinos, Christmas is our favorite time of the year. We have become well known around the world for the love we have for the celebrations which surround the birth of Christ, and how early we begin the...
Beyond Palermo
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 15, 2020 - 12:00am
While the United Nations has set the World Day Against Trafficking in July of every year, the Philippines also holds a similar event every Dec. 12, to commemorate the passage of the Palermo Protocols.
Rights are recognition
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The existence of human rights should be uncontroversial.
Environment of violence
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - December 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Do you think you live in a violent world? When you think of the word “violence,” what pops into your head?
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...
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