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.
Our immunity obligation
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - July 7, 2020 - 12:00am
One of the blessings of the present is that we can speak about smallpox in the past tense.
Moored in our hearts
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Some say that distance makes the heart grow fonder but, in general, it is the opposite that is true.
What is a father?
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 23, 2020 - 12:00am
What is a father? That’s a more complicated question than it first appears.
Our inner chains
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week, we commemorated the 122nd year since the declaration of Philippine independence.
Breaking the cyber cycle
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Last week I spoke about how the Philippines has become “the world’s largest known source of online child sexual exploitation” known by the acronym OSEC according to a recent report from the International...
Don’t look away
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - June 2, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s time we had a serious talk about the children of our nation. About the way thousands of them are being abused, for profit and malicious entertainment.
The long arm of COVID
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Almost half of 2020 has been spent battling this, as yet, uncurable disease and it seems like we have a long way to go.
Motherhood in a time of crisis
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Frameworks for the future
by Emmeline Aglipay-Villar - May 12, 2020 - 12:00am
As parts of the nation emerge from the Enhanced Community Quarantine regime and into the less stringent General Community Quarantine arrangement, both the government and ordinary citizens are finding ways to recalibrate...
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