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Interview with Professor Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative

“We need to focus on human security for sustainable peace” Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children. According to the Landmine Monitor 2020, explosive…

Bill Gates’ Global Agenda and How We Can Resist His War on Life

In March 2015, Bill Gates showed an image of the coronavirus during a TED Talk and told the audience that it was what the greatest catastrophe of our time would look like. The real threat to life, he said, is…

Report from the Place Where We Do Not Die

TESTIMONY           “We do not die…!” This was what, in astonished recognition, I told myself one day more than twenty years ago, when I stumbled without warning into the Place Where We Do Not Die. I…

Betweens

POEM           by Erlie A. Lopez Between two words is a space where a thought tarries.   Between two lips is a silence where a hurt lingers.   Between two minds is a gap where each…

Mask

POEM         by Rem Tanauan I’m about to hail a jeepney when I suddenly remember I’m not wearing a mask. I cannot travel with face fully exposed to the public. I did not intend it, I just…

Blessings

POEM           I know all too well that living often seems to bring nothing but grief. Nevertheless on this extraordinary day I give thanks, and thanks, and more thanks because somehow for no reason at all…

Top PH plastic polluters revealed: Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

19 March 2021 – Members of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement today renewed the call for the government to impose a nationwide ban on single-use plastics to mandate corporations to end dependence on single-use plastics. The call came following the release of…

The military coup in Burma: An Interview with Mr. Elaisa Vahnie

by Pressenza journalist Perfecto Caparas. Mr. Vahnie serves as the Executive Director of the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI), a leading voice and advocate for democracy and development in Myanmar. He holds a Master’s of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from Indiana…

Morn Re-born

POEM           by Erlie A. Lopez Morn Re-born No screech no gnash no scuffles of the daily rush, instead, tweets and rustles on the summer breeze. I breathe deep and dreamily hum a nymph’s…

TENGAW, OB-OBBO, LUMDANG, AND BEGNAS: Northern Kankanaey Cultural Rites for Well-being and Solidarity

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S CULTURE         by Genevieve Balance Kupang Resolved with the belief that mutual understanding, ecumenical, inter-religious and [intercultural] dialogue constitute an important dimension of a culture of peace, a special gathering was held at Bauko Catholic…

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