President Rodrigo Duterte does not lag far behind most of his predecessors when it comes to laws passed during their first year in office
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The first legal forum was conducted on June 15 and will continue with two more sessions on June 29 and July 6.
President Aquino's economic legacy lies in finally allowing the private sector to flourish while planting the seeds for future generations to enjoy
Do you agree that parents of unattended minors, mostly street children, loitering the streets from 10 pm to 5 am should be imprisoned?
Many of the laws in the Philippines are based on the 'love and sex advice' dispensed by the Church, says sex and gender columnist Ana Santos
Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on 'pre-campaign ads'
In Quezon City alone, 3 in 5 women are sexually harassed at least once in their lifetime as of February 2016. What counts as sexual harassment in the streets and how do you take action?
The 'dignity kit' contains women's personal care items such as toiletries, undergarments, sanitary napkins, and a malong
About two decades ago, former president Fidel V. Ramos gifted the Asia Pacific HIV community with an HIV law
Lawmakers say the SK Reform Act is the first law with an anti-political dynasty provision
A measure granting more days for maternity leave is approved on third and final reading
The National Nutrition Council advises the public to look out for candidates who include food and nutrition security in their agenda
In a country mired by various problems, advocates fear that the government will put mental health on the back burner
The Philippines is home to over 100 million Filipinos, yet there are only 690 psychiatrists and around 1,000 nurses working in psychiatric care
'Why are we making laws and then abandoning their implementation?' Senator Grace Poe asks
The move is in support of lawyer Jesus Falcis' Supreme Court petition for marriage equality in the Philippines
'Authorities have vital questions to answer and all of us must challenge politicians and corporations everywhere and act to end such crimes and do justice for the children'
This is a story about the Filipino people's struggle for genuine equality and acceptance, amid a culture of hate and holiness
'Ma’am, sana makarating itong kwento ko sa mga tao para may gawin na sila'
Top fashion designer and transgender rights advocate Veejay Floresca challenges a high-end bar's 'no cross-dressing' policy after being denied entry
Some women who experience abortion complications would rather suffer in silence than experience discrimination in the hands of authorities
'The Philippines should repeal its laws that punish women and girls who have undergone abortions as a matter of public policy to save women’s lives'
Curious? Even if you are against non-monogamy, why not give this week’s podcast a try? You can even argue against some of the points raised.
Divorce – it's on the country’s big bad shelf, alongside same-sex marriage, abortion, sexuality education, and other rights and services readily accessed in other countries
Two Senate resolutions have been filed, seeking a probe into the rehabilitation centers for street children
'Even if we’re not the majority, our voice can still be powerful. So we need to shout it out, so other members of the Congress can hear us.'
'The battle for advancing women’s rights is still a battle for the woman’s body. Who owns the rights to a woman’s body?'
'If breastfeeding policies would be strictly enforced, we would probably not hear any more heartbreaking stories of poor mothers feeding their babies coffee and babies dying of malnutrition'
The Philippines is home to over 2 million working Filipino children aged 5-17 as of 2013. Many of them lack access to proper education and nutrition.
Rosario died from a severe infection in her cervix in May 1987. Parts of an electronic vibrator were stuck inside her vagina for over 7 months.