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'Pursuing COVID-19 medicines and vaccines from a nationalistic perspective, from only protecting one's own population, really defeats the entire premise of vaccination'
Last year, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children
El Salvador has one of the highest rates of femicide or female murder in the world
What would the coronavirus pandemic be like if set in a 'Game of Thrones'-style world?
'Telling women not to dress a certain way, drink too much, or walk in a dark alley alone at night is just pointless'
The results of NEDA's investigation of a ranking official have been with the Office of the President for more than a year. Why is President Duterte taking this long to decide on what to do?
In the coming year, the government will have to engage migrant worker groups across the globe and their host countries to ensure that OFWs are adequately insulated from the tectonic shifts that are affecting labor markets
In November 2019, Sotto proposed to remove the P225 million budget specifically allocated to buy 300,000 contraceptive implants
Sex education isn’t only about what body part goes where. It is about teaching boundaries and protecting those boundaries by distinguishing between a good touch and a bad touch.
It has been nearly 9 months since the report was submitted to the Office of the President for a resolution. The silence from Malacañang is deafening.
It’s time to rewrite their story, and here are recommended children’s books to help do that
Referring to birth control as ‘family planning methods’ sends the signal that these are only for people who are married and want to start a family – not for sexually-active young people who aren’t ready to get pregnant
At the Senate hearing on the divorce bills, for the first time, adults didn’t have to speak for the children. The children spoke for themselves: they will be alright.
Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country? There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.
‘We want the G7 countries to sign on [the Biarritz Partnership]…and choose one of the reforms…to champion, get it funded, and include a way to monitor progress’
It is the judicial system infested with corruption and bribery that make a mockery of the institution of marriage – not the two people who once vowed to love each other till death do them part but failed
The ramifications of these will outlast the next 3 years. Our institutions are compromised and, along with it, our values as a people.
The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is
The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Porn in your pocket: What the law says about your naked selfies and sex videos
What does the law say about that naked selfie that, in the throes of virtual passion you sent to your paramour? There are existing Philippine laws that protect your right to privacy, but there is big but.
A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?
It’s time we have a more open discussion of abortion and the need to relax our laws to allow women access to safe medical abortions
The Angono Police's tips to prevent rape 'was well-intentioned' but admittedly not well-thought out or researched, says Philippine National Police spokesperson Benigno Durana Jr
Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both
You’re going crazy with all the thoughts running around your head. Your heart feels like it’s going to burst with all the conflicting emotions. Do not, for the love of God, take to social media to pour your guts out.
This is not the time for pronouncements sweetened only by your saccharine but empty rhetoric. The lives of thousands of Filipino workers and their families are at stake.
‘Instead of thinking of forever as being rooted in the same partnership until death, think of it as having 2 or 3 relationships with the same person throughout your lives,’ relationship expert Esther Perel
These guys are hanging onto the pickup boot camp promise that they can go from zero to stud hero by listening to ‘experts,’ whose only advantage over them was their better hair, shoes, and clothes
I have stories to write, goals to achieve, men to fall in love with (maybe I should include women? It is 2018, afterall), memories to make and many hearts to break along the way. My to-do list is a long one.
An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health
Rodrigo Duterte is so scared of strong women that he doesn’t know what to do with them, except degrade, insult, and strip them of their character by reducing them to nothing more than body parts
Wives were told: Seeing you cry will make him feel sorry for himself. It will make him lose hope. It will weaken his resolve to get well.
In an interview with journalists Karin Wenger and Ana Santos, Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo says he is ‘better in bed’ and that ‘I fuck like an 18-year old’
Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men
But the High Court clarifies its decision on a number of issues concerning contraceptive implants and the product registrations of all oral contraceptives
UPDATED Ana Santos receives the Hildegarde People’s Choice Award in the Field of Print Journalism for her articles that seek to raise awareness on HIV AIDS and reproductive health
This is what a man like you needs A man like you who doesn t know how to act when faced with a woman with a mind of her own and achievements that surpass your own
Internalized misogyny is the enabling framework that gives men a free pass starting from when they are boys all the way until they grow up to be sexist men
While we try to lead lives as a modern Filipino woman reality is that even our President says things that do not respect women How can we act in a society that perpetuates and tolerates this? asks the girl
There is this persistent notion that getting hitched is an achievement It s not and here s why
Sex and Sensibilities was in Denmark for a Women’s Forum to discuss how Filipino immigrant women may be especially vulnerable to intimate partner violence
Writer s Block Philippines and Komikasi Games and Entertainment Inc will host this workshop on Saturday May 21 at Fully Booked BGC
Prohibiting home births is seen as a way to curb maternal deaths But others say it is infringes on women’s right to choose
For Arvin a former male masseur the key to success is about giving the best service possible
Muslim religious leaders endorse new fatwa on early and forced marriage and also address the health and empowerment of Muslim girls
It is not sex that she is selling it is intimacy she is brokering Read this young freelance sex worker s story
They are transitional men They engage in sex transactionally on a case to case basis or maybe when the need arises
Today s generation needs more than the usual discussion about the birds and bees
This is the generation that knows that love romantic or platonic does not see gender or sexual orientation It only sees the person