Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on atomic bombing anniversary

Reuters 08/06/2022

TOKYO  – Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Saturday as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing, with officials including the United Nations Secretary General warning of a new arms race following Russia’s invasion…

End pandemic of violence against women

Isabela Salgado, Vandana Sharma - @inquirerdotnet 02/10/2022

CAMBRIDGE — Violence against women and girls increases during periods of crisis. So, it should come as no surprise that COVID-19 has added to the risk of gender-based violence. Even before the pandemic, one in three women…

The virus and Edsa

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 02/24/2021

There was so much hope then, and pride. Filipino overseas workers told me how, for a brief period, immigration agents would greet Philippine passport holders not with suspicion but with a smile that said: You were great,…

UN chief: World ‘at the breaking point’ due to inequalities

Associated Press 07/19/2020

JOHANNESBURG  — Saying “we are at the breaking point,” the U.N. secretary-general made a sweeping call Saturday to end the global inequalities that sparked this year’s massive anti-racism protests and have been further exposed by the coronavirus…

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