Author Archives: Atty. Katherine A. Panguban

2 months ago

Beyond the umbilical cord: A mother’s breastmilk is her baby’s safety blanket, a right inherent

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Beyond the umbilical cord: A mother’s breastmilk is her baby’s safety blanket, a right inherent

Mother’s milk is, I think, a symbol of compassion. Without mother’s milk we cannot survive, so our first act as a baby together with our mother is sucking milk from our mother, with a feeling of great closeness. At that time, we may not know how to express what love is, what compassion is, but there is a strong feeling of closeness. From the mother’s side also, if there is no strong feeling of closeness toward the baby, her milk may not flow readily. So, mother’s milk is, I think, a symbol of compassion and human affection. -The Dalai Lama

4 months ago

Our right to health and the COVID-19 pandemic

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Our right to health and the COVID-19 pandemic

I cannot find the appropriate words to describe how our government is handling the crisis. It is a health issue to begin with. However, the response of the government, noted by its militaristic fashion, appears to be tangential and seemingly unresponsive to the situation.