in Speeches on Aug 08, 2020
Kaya Natin Academy for Young Leaders Course 1 Completion Ceremony: “Building our Future amid a Pandemic”
Magkakarugtong ang Diwa
Hi, everyone! Hi, Wolf [Heinze]. Hi, Harvey [Keh]. Hello to all the KN family. Parang napakabilis ng panahon. Just like that, we are down to the last five months of the year. Grabe, ‘no? Who would have thought, entering 2020, na ganito ang mundong gagalawan natin ngayon? The change was quick, it was drastic and intense, encompassing almost all aspects of our lives: Ang araw-araw na commute papasok sa eskuwela o opisina; ang pakikisalamuha natin sa mga kaibigan, pati...
in Speeches on Aug 03, 2020
41ST National Conference of Employers
Theme: The 21st Century Employer: Digital, Agile, Resilient
The Business of Nation-Building
Thank you very much for inviting me to be here with you today. If I am not mistaken, this is actually the third consecutive year that I have been invited to speak at your annual conference, and despite the fact that the pandemic limits us this year to a virtual gathering, I remain in awe of your dedication to ensuring a thriving, fair playing field for businesses.
Economies and industries the world over are being disrupted. Countries like ours have enforced lockdo...
in Speeches on Jul 07, 2020
ATENEO HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER (AHRC) WEBINAR SERIES ON VARIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
Topic: Human Rights in the Time of a Public Health Emergency
Maraming salamat po sa pag-imbita sa akin ngayon. Maraming salamat sa mga organizers, sa Ateneo Human Rights Center, sa pagbubukas ng mga ganitong espasyo para patuloy na pag-usapan ang mahahalagang bagay. Gumagaan kahit papaano ang loob ko, na sa kabila ng mga nangyayari sa paligid natin, nakakahanap pa rin kayo ng paraan para palawakin ang kaalaman at karanasan sa larangan ng karapatang pantao.
Noong mabasa ko ang theme ng inyong int...
in Speeches on Jun 27, 2020
PRIDE MONTH 2020
Isang mainit na pagbati sa ating mga kapatid from the LGBTQIA plus community ngayong Pride Month!
Puno ng alinlangan at kawalang kasiguruhan ang mundo ngayon. Sa isang iglap, nagbago ang takbo ng buhay. Many of the things we once cherished and held on to are now being questioned and challenged. Sa kabila nito, marami pa ring bagay ang di nagbabago at nagpapatuloy: tulad ng ating laban para sa patas na karapatan, dignidad, at kalayaan.
For many decades, the LGBTQIA plus community has been tirelessly fighting for equal rights and representation at the frontlines. It has provided...
in Speeches on May 29, 2020
FRIEDRICH NAUMANN FOUNDATION COVID-19: An Opportunity to Advance Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Webinar
Empowering Women Means Helping the World
Thank you very much. Good day, everyone.
The world is definitely changed. Economies have ground almost to a halt. The traditional boundary between home life and work life has collapsed, and the way we communicate is now filtered through technology and other media. Many of us here have probably spent the past months asking the big questions: what will jobs look like? What will our schools look like? How do families, friends, and neighbors celebrat...