Category Archives: International

How a Miss Universe win affected the Philippines

By Keith Pereña

On the day Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe, I was watching a video of Filipinos react to her victory. In the clip, I noticed families, friends and colleagues coming together, all huddled around their televisions. Life stood still in the Philippines. Nobody was doing anything other than watching the pageant. When Gray took the crown, everyone had their eyes glued to the screen. When she was proclaimed the winner, the video showed a good portion of the country going bonkers.

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When you can arrive in a limo, why walk 250 yards, right?

By Nivriti Butalia

don’t know if Donald Trump goes for walks. I know he likes golf carts and exclamation points and red ties and Moscow, but I don’t know if he likes walking. I don’t seem him as a walker. I don’t see him enjoying time minus his phone. Not that photos of a President sitting in a stretch limo imply he can’t or doesn’t enjoy walking, but it seems silly to opt out of stretching your legs for 0.2 miles.

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He says, she says: who is the liar, who is the victim?

By Allan Jacob

He said, she said, but I was warned — by a colleague on Monday. Yes, by a female colleague who told me to back off about going public with my support of Brett Kavanaugh, the judge courting controversy for alleged sexual misconduct in the United States. I use the word ‘alleged’ with great responsibility here. The man remains innocent until he is proven guilty and I refuse to haul him over the coals for a perceived infraction.

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