Opening Remarks at Paris Model UN Conference

Opening Remarks by Ana P. Santos Journalist & Grantee Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Paris Model United Nations Conference UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France 05 December 2014 Dear Secretary General, Dear Delegates and Model UN Directors, and Honored Guests Good morning.  I am honored to make the opening remarks at today’s Paris Model United Nations Conference. […]

Shattering myths about child sexual abuse

MANILA, Philippines – As children, we are taught not to talk to strangers to protect ourselves from any form of harm. But an equally important lesson, though not as emphasized, is to be careful around the people we already know, the people we trust. “Most crimes against children are by someone they know like a […]

How to avoid online child sexual abuse

BY ANA P. SANTOS AND DEVON WONG MANILA, Philippines – “One in 6 children experience sexual violence and hardly any of them report it.” That was the revelation made by Tim Gerrish, who heads the delegation of the UK-based Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). The Internet has made it easier for sexual offenders to access […]

You Are What You Dream

Where is the line that separates fate and fatalism? When does visioning and dreaming actually become doing? When do you start living the life you want, instead of just letting life happen to you? Ana P. Santos envisions a future cut and pasted on a dream board. Self-fulfilling prophecy. Chicken before the egg. Tear. Cut. […]

Ana & Anne (Frank)

AMSTERDAM — When I’m asked when I realized that I wanted to be a writer, I have a hard time answering. I simply cannot pinpoint a time in my childhood when I completed the sentence, “When I grow up, I want to be a ___” with “writer”. That sentence was completed with the usual, almost […]

Painting the Town Pink: A Salute to Ang Ladlad

I first met Danton Remoto in Bali at an international AIDS conference (ICAAP9) last year. I was attending as a media scholar and he was attending as the Communications Officer for the UNDP (United Nations Development Program). We sat beside each other in the pressroom while I was reviewing the slides for a presentation. I […]

The Golden Rules Every Writer Should Live Right By

Compiled by Ana Santos, Nikka Sarthou, and Nina Terol-Zialcita (Published as a sidebar in The Manila Times article “How to Jumpstart That Freelance Writing Career” – April 12, 2010) 1. Be yourself. Don’t try to be someone else; don’t try to use someone else’s voice. Know yourself. Discover yourself. Know what’s comfortable and what works […]

Ignite Manila: March 2, 2010

                                                                           Sex and Sensibilities Founder and Editorial Director Ana Santos will try to kick some serious SASs in exactly five minutes at Ignite Manila on March 2, 2010. Drop by Mag:net Bonifacio High Street and see how SASs will ignite, enligten and inflame the audience — but will be quick about it. WHAT IS […]