Thursday, March 05, 2015

All Eagle eyes by Tony La Vina

Philippines and France, climate change allies

2 days ago | 0 comment
Philippines and France, climate change alliesThankfully, last week, the country had some good news as we saw President Aquino rise up to the occasion on the important issue of climate change. This was during...

Human rights, ethics and climate justice

5 days ago | 0 comment
Human rights, ethics and climate justiceLast Thursday, during the state visit of Francois Hollande, President of France, I was invited to speak at the civil society climate change forum that he hosted....

Welcoming the French president

9 days ago | 0 comment
Welcoming the French presidentMy wish this week is that the elite and media in the Philippine declare a timeout from our political conflicts. First, it is a good time for reflection given the...

Hearts pierced by the Spirit

12 days ago | 0 comment
Hearts pierced by the SpiritIn last Tuesday’s column I asked over how easily we reverted from a people who openly professed the spiritually edifying messages of love, mercy and...

The people who loved Pope Francis

16 days ago | 0 comment
The people who loved Pope FrancisNot long ago we were graced by the pastoral visit of Pope Francis. That was a love fest, an experience of spiritual renewal that uplifted our spirits as the...

Love in the time of imperiled peace

19 days ago | 0 comment
Love in the time of imperiled peaceThere is no doubt that the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front is at the crossroads. As the Talking Points prepared by the Society of Jesus...

Justice and accountability for Mamasapano

23 days ago | 0 comment
Justice and accountability for MamasapanoLast Saturday, I wrote about the talking points offered by the Society of Jesus Social Apostolate (SJSA) to help members of its network reflect on the events in...

Truth telling is paramount

26 days ago | 0 comment
Truth telling is paramountI borrow ideas and text for this column from a document I helped write last week: “A call for sincerity as a search for truth, justice, and peace: Talking...

Double-edged media on Mamasapano

about 1 month ago | 0 comment
Double-edged media on MamasapanoMedia’s coverage of the Mamasapano tragedy made many of us see in a different light the extent of the dedication and the sacrifice that our policemen go...

Mamasapano is personal

about 1 month ago | 0 comment
Mamasapano is personalThe news about the killings in Mamasapano came to me via Facebook, not through my news feed but via an angry personal message by a Facebook friend, a fellow...

Ashoka fellows in the Philippines

about 1 month ago | 0 comment
Ashoka fellows in the PhilippinesIn 3rd century BC, Ashoka ruled the Indian Mauryan Empire and led his people in brutal wars against other states for conquest. One of the bloodiest wars in...

A visitor from France

about 1 month ago | 0 comment
A visitor from FranceThis week, we had an important visitor, less known than Pope Francis, but on climate change definitely as important than the pontiff. Indeed, Nicolas Hulot,...

Pope Francis, gone too soon

about 1 month ago | 0 comment
Pope Francis, gone too soonThe Filipino people have just been given a gift through the words and the presence of Pope Francis, for Catholics the Vicar of Christ.

Pope Francis on Yolanda Highway

about 1 month ago | 0 comment
Pope Francis on Yolanda HighwayThey call it Yolanda Highway -the roads that traverse the city of Tacloban and the towns of Tanauan, Palo, and other places in Leyte and Samar directly and were...

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