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Progress in Congress? Duterte's legislative agenda in 1st year

Jul 23, 2017 - 5:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte does not lag far behind most of his predecessors when it comes to laws passed during their first year in office

Progress in Congress? Duterte's legislative agenda in 1st year

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 23, 2017

Legal forum on startups runs until July

Jun 23, 2016 - 12:31 PM

The first legal forum was conducted on June 15 and will continue with two more sessions on June 29 and July 6.

Legal forum on startups runs until July

Beyond the numbers: How Aquino fueled the economy

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Aquino's economic legacy lies in finally allowing the private sector to flourish while planting the seeds for future generations to enjoy

Beyond the numbers: How Aquino fueled the economy

Legal fora on startups to start June 15

Jun 10, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Find out more about Philippine laws for startups.

Legal fora on startups to start June 15

Advocates to Duterte: Don't imprison parents of street kids

May 21, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Do you agree that parents of unattended minors, mostly street children, loitering the streets from 10 pm to 5 am should be imprisoned?

Advocates to Duterte: Don't imprison parents of street kids

[Dash of SAS] Love and sex advice from the Pope

May 19, 2016 - 12:50 PM

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

[Dash of SAS] Love and sex advice from the Pope

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

Mar 10, 2016 - 8:56 PM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is the sole presidential bet who did not spend hundreds of millions of pesos on 'pre-campaign ads'

Billions of pesos spent on 'pre-campaign' ads

The streets that haunt Filipino women

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:22 AM

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 streets that haunt Filipino women

Women's 'dignity kits' now mandatory during disasters

Mar 06, 2016 - 2:49 PM

The 'dignity kit' contains women's personal care items such as toiletries, undergarments, sanitary napkins, and a malong

Women's 'dignity kits' now mandatory during disasters

PODCAST: There's an HIV law in the PH?

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:30 PM

About two decades ago, former president Fidel V. Ramos gifted the Asia Pacific HIV community with an HIV law

PODCAST: There's an HIV law in the PH?

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Lawmakers say the SK Reform Act is the first law with an anti-political dynasty provision

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Senate approves bill for 100-day maternity leave

Jan 18, 2016 - 7:30 PM

A measure granting more days for maternity leave is approved on third and final reading

Senate approves bill for 100-day maternity leave

Make hunger and nutrition an election issue

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The National Nutrition Council advises the public to look out for candidates who include food and nutrition security in their agenda

Make hunger and nutrition an election issue

Why do Filipinos need a mental health law?

Oct 30, 2015 - 1:39 PM

In a country mired by various problems, advocates fear that the government will put mental health on the back burner

Why do Filipinos need a mental health law?

Advocates push for comprehensive PH mental health law

Oct 29, 2015 - 5:36 PM

The Philippines is home to over 100 million Filipinos, yet there are only 690 psychiatrists and around 1,000 nurses working in psychiatric care

Advocates push for comprehensive PH mental health law

Poe: Why no implementation of free mobile disaster alerts?

Oct 10, 2015 - 3:22 PM

'Why are we making laws and then abandoning their implementation?' Senator Grace Poe asks

Poe: Why no implementation of free mobile disaster alerts?

Same-sex couples denied marriage in QC, vows battle not over

Aug 03, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The move is in support of lawyer Jesus Falcis' Supreme Court petition for marriage equality in the Philippines

Same-sex couples denied marriage in QC, vows battle not over

Hungry for justice: Harsh realities of child abuse

Aug 01, 2015 - 3:30 PM

'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'

Hungry for justice: Harsh realities of child abuse

The long road to an LGBT anti-discrimination law

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:36 AM

This is a story about the Filipino people's struggle for genuine equality and acceptance, amid a culture of hate and holiness

The long road to an LGBT anti-discrimination law

Aquino's response to climate change: Action or inaction?

Jul 28, 2015 - 4:57 PM

'Ma’am, sana makarating itong kwento ko sa mga tao para may gawin na sila'

Aquino's response to climate change: Action or inaction?

Child-led groups push to end corporal punishment

Jul 22, 2015 - 5:42 PM

How do you discipline your children?

Child-led groups push to end corporal punishment

Veejay Floresca: Lift Valkyrie’s ban on 'crossdressers'

Jun 22, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Top fashion designer and transgender rights advocate Veejay Floresca challenges a high-end bar's 'no cross-dressing' policy after being denied entry

Veejay Floresca: Lift Valkyrie’s ban on 'crossdressers'

Death by stigma: Problems with post-abortion care

May 20, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Some women who experience abortion complications would rather suffer in silence than experience discrimination in the hands of authorities

Death by stigma: Problems with post-abortion care

Should abortion for rape victims be legalized in PH?

May 14, 2015 - 2:21 PM

'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'

Should abortion for rape victims be legalized in PH?

PODCAST: Non-monogamy, aye or nay?

Apr 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM

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.

PODCAST: Non-monogamy, aye or nay?

Divorce: Yes, we need to talk about it

Apr 03, 2015 - 9:00 PM

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

Divorce: Yes, we need to talk about it

Frederico: From Facebook to the Senate

Dec 11, 2014 - 3:34 PM

Two Senate resolutions have been filed, seeking a probe into the rehabilitation centers for street children

Frederico: From Facebook to the Senate

Uphold our rights, women tell male-dominated Congress

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:25 PM

'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.'

Uphold our rights, women tell male-dominated Congress

PH laws: Not a man's world

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:51 PM

'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?'

PH laws: Not a man's world

Putting an end to 'toasted coffee' over breastmilk

Aug 25, 2014 - 2:32 PM

'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'

Putting an end to 'toasted coffee' over breastmilk

The children who can't enter kindergarten

Jun 19, 2014 - 4:51 PM

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.

The children who can't enter kindergarten

Remembering the rape of Rosario Baluyot

Jun 14, 2014 - 7:48 PM

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.

Remembering the rape of Rosario Baluyot