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Seoul Africa Festival 2022: “Meet Africa’s Diverse Charms in the City of Seoul”

On October 1st, 2022 the popular Seoul Africa Festival was held in South Korea with thousands of visitors showing up in a celebratory mood to experience the diverse charms of the African continent. The cultural diversity and global citizenship promotion…

Groups Denounce WTE incinerator Legacy of Cebu City Mayor Rama

Cebu City, Philippines— A protest action from civil society organizations representing the youth, workers, and urban poor communities welcomed the first 100 days of Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama, as they denounce the mayor’s recent decision to enter into a…

2nd October International Day of Nonviolence Celebrated in Bangladesh

by Mohammad Nazrul Islam   The Humanist Society of Bangladesh held a human chain program in Dhaka calling for an end to ethnic riots and deadly wars in the world. The call to the international community to stop the ongoing…

A Pandemic Diary

a personal narrative by Agnes Prieto     The clouds scudded on a pristine blue sky, almost a perfect day…except for a silence, too quiet. A leaden weight, the end of a flow of whizzing, scurry of cities and countries,…

China-Argentina relations are developing at a higher level and of higher quality: experts

On 28 September, China Media Group collaborated with the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication of the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Argentina to organise the High-Level Forum on China-Argentina Cultural Exchanges, on the occasion of…

Philippines: Supreme Court justices, judges, lawyers and professors decry red-tagging

Analysis by Perfecto Caparas     Bulwarks of the rule of law are closing ranks. Lawyers, professors, judges, and Supreme Court justices are rising up in arms against the red-baiting menace that has bewitched the country. Legal eagle At the…

UN Expert Committee Backed for Proposing Global Elimination of Two Highly Toxic Plastic Additives

1 October 2022, Quezon City. A UN expert scientific review committee has evaluated two toxic chemical additives found in many common plastics and has concluded that the evidence of the substances’ harm to health and the environment qualifies them for…

Celebrating the Gift of Presence and Resilience of Older Persons in Milagros

by Genevieve Balance-Kupang   Wishing all Older Persons (OP) a healthy and joyful UN International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) this October 1, and a blissful Elderly Filipino Week (EFW) this October 1-7, 2022. The Resilience and Contributions of Older Women and Older…

Of Dark Nights and Bitter Days: The Horrors of Philippine Martial Law

by Mary Aileen D. Bacalso   A year ago, I was asked to write an article for a book to be published for the 50th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines. I was hesitant at first.…

Colonial Responsibility in the India-China Border Dispute

The world’s two most populous nations have a simmering border conflict that goes back decades and occasionally makes the news in the Western media. 24 soldiers were killed as a result of it in 2020. It would be less concerning…

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