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2022 Philippine elections: Vice President Robredo urged to run for president

MANILA-based citizens jumpstarted a 3-million signature campaign to call for Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo to run for the May 2022 presidential elections. Members of the Metro Manila Movement for Leni Robredo explained that their “3 Million for Life…

2022 Philippine Elections: Journalists vow to empower voters

MEDIA     by Perfecto Caparas PHILIPPINE journalists and various media organizations recently signed a pledge “to provide accurate, reliable and essential information that will empower voters and encourage public discussion and debate” in the lead-up to the nation’s May…

Ayuweng: Cordillera Rhythm and Harmony (first of a series)

INDIGENOUS CULTURE By Fr. Samuel Maximo and Genevieve Balance Kupang Ayuweng emanates from the sacred land, the heartbeats and music of the Cordillera indigenous peoples. The animating sound-beats of the land in harmony with the umili’s (village’s) chants, the sound…

The Barque of the Helpers and Guides

ESSAY by Trudi Lee Richards “If you believe your life will end with death, nothing you think, feel, or do has any meaning. Everything will end with incoherence and disintegration. If you believe your life does not end with death, you…

Pressenza Renews Itself: a New Design for Better Communication

From Friday to Saturday we will be launching the new Pressenza website. Journalism for peace and non-violence is renewing its website with a new design, reordering the sections and giving more prominence to opinion, interviews and analysis, as well as…

Cassava in Massive Production in Zambia (Camaproza).

Alleviating hunger and poverty, overcoming malnutrition in Zambia and Africa. By Miniver Chalwe Miniver, is creating a platform where cassava, abandoned crops, and fruits, can be processed, and grown. Introduced to farmers and households, this project teaches them how to,…

Poetry Community as a Well of Ginhawa (Well-being) in these Pandemic Times

TALK/PRESENTATION   My talk can be summed up in three things: First, the context and my experience during this pandemic time. Second, the Well of Ginhawa, and its related metaphors. And third, how I started and built this poetry community.…

Two Hearts on A Death

POEMS by Erlie Lopez #1.Yellow Bursts Yellow is the color of sorrow: the ribbons tied around trees, the shirts and pins from seasons of arduous street protests. Yellow is the color of love: lovely flowers around the urn, the…

Winged Lovers of the Light

POEM by Perfecto “Boyet” Caparas   Waves Surging Splashing bathing our souls Naked With lights fragrance Of flowers Of gentleness and bliss   Waves of tenderness Engulfing Two naked souls Holding each other in tight Embrace As we my dear…

A Guaranteed Income Can Increase Workers’ Bargaining Power

Basic income schemes are no silver bullet to make up for the loss of well-paid union jobs. But they can allow workers say no to the most thankless, low-wage work — and provide a platform from which to rebuild our…

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