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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
Pregnancy is not a crime for you or me. Neither should it be a crime for students of Pines City Colleges.
Those leaked conversations are a mirror of the hatred and bigotry that fuel violence. What happens next will be a litmus test for UP.
Her refusal to again denounce President Duterte's reprehensible language and constant debasement of women was not only disappointing, it was disgusting
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
‘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.
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
'Men like Harvey Weinstein need prison but men like the sexual bully who only thinks of his own gratification, the sexual klutz and all those in between need re-education.'
Soaring teen pregnancy, most common in urban poor communities, is colliding with drug-related killings that target mostly poor young men
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
President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO
Tolerance looks very different from acceptance Charity is far from the ideals of good governance And being a world champion athlete is worlds apart from being a competent and fair legislator
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
This is the generation that knows that love romantic or platonic does not see gender or sexual orientation It only sees the person
Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity Some run away from abusive oppressive homes others come here for the fun of it
This birth control buffet takes your needs in consideration; condoms come in boxes of 12 and 24 giving you the option not to go back for seconds or thirds
They can expect other people to turn their back on them but not you Please not you the father the mother whose child has just come out
Our jobs don’t make us bad people We’re entertainers we entertain all the people who come through our doors We make them happy
I grew up with people always telling me that I was lucky because I was loved by so many But no one told me it would be like losing a parent each time one of them passes
Girls should feel safe when on the road or commuting late at night They should feel safe when going to work
Little girls have been raised to the drum beats of empowerment and feminism their lullabies are about being everything you can be and their fairytales are about reaching for your potential and going after your dreams
Authorities either underestimate the threat that technology related violence presents or do not have a full understanding of how the pervasiveness of such violence causes psychological and emotional distress
For the first time in a long time I am hopeful the Church just might find it in itself to reform
Back home in their Philippines they enjoy an elevated status a street credibility that comes with nakapag abroad na or having been abroad
Divorce selfies are not likely going to happen in the Philippines even if we are the selfie capital of the world because well we have no divorce
Allow yourself to understand that sometimes asking for help is not an admission of helplessness or inadequacy – but a natural honest acceptance of who you are and who you are not
Ana Santos shares the lessons she learned from doing homework with her daughter
There is a growing group of women who in their 20s to their 40s and beyond are defining beauty according to a new standard: their own
No father no mother and no sibling of a child with special needs should ever have to feel alone
When a girl looks at herself in the mirror sometimes she is already imagining what she would someday like to become
How do you measure the misogyny in a benevolent wolf s clothing?
Today the benefits of technology include ease of connectivity and a wide network of potential hook ups
An egg and a sperm are still needed in the equation but they could find each other under the light of a petri dish
In the Philippines the emergency state of HIV has just begun
My daughter calls the apex of the roller coaster ride a vagina drop In our house body parts are body parts — not birds and flowers
Survivors will continue to have sex in the time of Yolanda for a reason that the numbers won t tell you
The complexities of this virtual red light district has made connecting much easier but it has also blurred the lines of online dating casual sex and prostitution
As one enlightened street vendor who was interviewed said I used to pray not to get pregnant with another child The condom worked better
May no woman ever have to say gamitin to mean sex when she speaks about her body and right to choose her right to love
I couldn’t tell my 11 year old daughter the real reason I despised the character of Bella Swan was because when I was her age I was like Bella
Pregnant students should not be discriminated against or denied their right to an education