Asia

India’s paradox: 47°C in April and burning coal

The country, which was coming off its warmest March in more than a century, has faced the hottest April temperatures on record while 70 per cent of its electricity is generated by the dirtiest source: coal. By Pablo Rivas/El Salto…

Son of former dictator Marcos set to win in the 2022 Philippine presidential elections

Monday, May 9, a record number of Filipinos came out to vote for the next leaders of the country. The unofficial election returns show that the tandem of Bongbong Marcos for president and Sara Duterte (daughter of incumbent president Duterte)…

UN denounces escalating restrictions on women in Afghanistan by Taliban regime

The Taliban have decreed the compulsory wearing of the burqa in public places for all women and girls in Afghanistan and that all women working with the administration who do not wear the garment will be dismissed. This is in…

Sri Lankan Prime Minister resigns as social protests grow in the country

Sri Lanka’s prime minister – Mahinda Rajapaksa – has just resigned from office, prompting the formation of a new cabinet as the Asian country looks for a way to end a massive economic crisis. The prime minister is the brother…

Tribute to Mothers

PERSONAL NARRATIVE/ESSAY       Filial Piety is a divine gift. Every day is a moment to honor, be grateful for our mothers, and celebrate the beauty of motherhood. But the second Sunday of May is commemorated by more than…

To the One

POEM       Be it mother or father son or daughter brother sister your beloved life companion… This is To the One.   We are stronger than we think. We are deeper than we feel. We are wider than…

Love for Bugs: The Fascinating Story of Insects

ENDANGERED SPECIES/ESSAY “Insects did just about everything first. They were the first to form social societies, farm, and sing — just about anything you can imagine.” ~Karl Kjer “A world without bugs is a world we don’t want to live in.” ~Oliver…

Press freedom in Bhutan: Journalists should have full and uncensored access to information

Coinciding with World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering stated that “no journalist in Bhutan has been victim of violent attacks. Neither has anyone faced life-threatening situations in the line of duty. However, practicing journalism in the country…

Refugees deliver a congratulatory letter to new Korean President-elect, Yoon Suk-yeol

May 4, 2022. Refugee representatives and local activists in Korea organized a congratulatory message event for the new president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol in front of the Presidential Transition Committee office in Seoul. The new president-elect will take office on May 10,…

From Baguio to Davao: Banned Mercury-Laden Cosmetics Sold With Impunity

29 April 2022, Quezon City. Skin whitening cosmetics containing mercury, a toxic chemical, still abound in store shelves in open defiance of the national and global efforts to make these hazardous products a thing of the past. Despite the 2020…

1 2 3 199