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‘Boracay girls wait for you’: Duterte’s sexist remarks in SONA 2019

Jul 22, 2019 - 9:13 PM

After signing the Bawal Bastos law, President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his ‘smelly’ girlfriend and sunbathing girls waiting for foreigners in Boracay

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he deliver his speech during the State of the Nation Adress at House of Representatives in Quezon City on July 22, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras Rappler

Panelo: Duterte 'never bastos,' you women should know that

Jul 16, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte 'will be the first one to obey' the Bawal Bastos law

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Women's rights groups to hold united action against misogyny on March 8

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:28 PM

(UPDATED) In an 'unprecedented coming together of women,' advocates will gather for a united women's action against misogyny on March 8 at La Madre Filipina Statue in Rizal Park, Manila

EMPOWERED. Women advocates pose to stand against misogyny in a press conference held at St. Scholastica’s Archives Museum College on March 6. Photo by Maria Gabriela Aquino

De Lima on Duterte ‘confession’ of molesting maid: ‘It’s time to get angry’

Jan 01, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Senator Leila de Lima calls on Filipinos to 'stand strong and united to destroy this evil'

Duterte urged to resign after 'disgusting' confession

Dec 30, 2018 - 1:20 PM

(UPDATED) ACT Teachers Representative France Castro calls as 'really disgusting' [and] uncalled for' President Rodrigo Duterte's confession of molesting their maid when he was a teenager

CONFESSION. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers talks about attempting to molest their maid in a speech at the Provincial Gymnasium Capitol Compound in Kidapawan City, Cotabato on December 29, 2018. Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Duterte 'confesses' he molested their maid as a teen

Dec 30, 2018 - 10:05 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte bares details of the supposed incident before a large crowd in Kidapawan City, as he attacked the Catholic Church for its 'abuses'

'CONFESSION'. In a speech in Kidapawan City, Cotabato, on December 29, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte told the audience that he molested their family maid as a teenager. Presidential Photo

Duterte: I believe in women's competence, but not in all aspects

May 25, 2018 - 11:17 AM

(UPDATED) 'Itong mga babae, prim and proper man 'yan, isang tingin lang sa nanay niyan wala na, tunaw na 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte has been under fire for his derogatory remarks against women and their capabilities but he says such comments were just sarcastic remarks. File photo from Malacanang

#BabaeAko campaign: Filipino women fight back against Duterte's misogyny

May 21, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Using the hashtag #BabaeAko, Filipino women are taking to social media to fight President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist and misogynistic behavior

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May 17, 2018 - 9:14 PM

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Roque: Duterte 'serious' about promoting women's rights

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:22 PM

On the second day of Women's Month, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque insists, 'The President does not promote violence against women'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 10th Biennial National Convention and 20th Founding Anniversary Celebration of the Chinese Filipino Business Club, Inc. (CFBCI) at the Manila Hotel on February 19, 2018, insists that he has been doing what he can to fulfill his campaign promises. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte threatens communist rebels who 'molest women'

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he received reports that some New People's Army members have been committing sexual abuse

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 7th Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Davao Year-End Gathering at the Azuela Cove in Lanang, Davao City on December 17, 2017, gestures as he reiterates his vow to stop graft and corruption as well as to eradicate the scourge of illegal drugs in the country. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

De Lima to women: Don't be silenced, cowed by misogynistic remarks

Nov 08, 2017 - 2:13 PM

In her speech read during the 1st Southeast Asian Women's Summit, Senator Leila de Lima says she stands for the power and potential of women to make a difference in the world

'DO NOT BE SILENCED.' Even in detention, Senator Leila de Lima has continued to be one of President Rodrigo Duterte's fiercest critics. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte, the 'benevolent sexist'?

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:00 AM

With the recent celebration of International Women s Day it s time to ask: Has President Duterte been good or bad for women empowerment?

Duterte: 'Women are heroes'

Mar 08, 2017 - 12:44 PM

On International Women s Day President Rodrigo Duterte thanks women for the critical role they play in Philippine society

DUTERTE AND WOMEN. President Rodrigo Duterte comforts the grieving mother of a soldier who died during clashes with the Abu Sayyaf on March 3, 2017. File photo by Marcelino Pascua/Presidential Photo

A brief for VP Leni outside the Cabinet

Jun 12, 2016 - 2:00 PM

As we commemorate Independence Day 2016 it might be worth our while to reflect on the singular possibilities of a Leni Robredo vice presidency

Gabriela clarifies stand: Catcalling 'demeans women'

Jun 05, 2016 - 4:50 PM

As the highest official of the country we hope President Rodrigo Duterte will help educate the general public on the respect of women s rights says Gabriela

Davao's policies on women clash with Duterte's macho lingo

Apr 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The presidential candidate approved a city ordinance which includes protections for women but some argue his words and actions violate his own orders

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Mar 31, 2016 - 1:06 PM

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Duterte showing too much love for Pampanga supporters?

Feb 05, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he won t mind losing the presidential race as long he s able to kiss his beautiful supporters

Duterte's female supporters 'accept' his womanizing

Dec 10, 2015 - 4:47 PM

They also say the country needs a leader with an iron fist

WOMEN VOTE. Hundreds of women from all around Metro Manila came to Comelec to express support for Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's COC filing. Photo by Rappler.

Alan Cayetano: Don’t forget Duterte protects women too

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The vice presidential bet says Duterte s pro women policies in Davao City should outweigh his political incorrectness

FOR WOMEN. Alan Peter Cayetano says Rodrigo Duterte has done much to protect the interests of women. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler