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Rappler's latest stories on Likhaan


'RH Bill Story' launch: Fight for reproductive rights continues

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:58 PM

Marilen Dañguilan, a medical doctor trained in policymaking, launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises'

BOOK LAUNCH. Marilen Dañguilan launches her book 'The RH Bill Story: Contentions and Compromises.' Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

UP's Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop accepts young adult lit submissions

Jun 22, 2017 - 5:56 PM

The UP Likhaan Institute of Creative Writing is now accepting submissions for the second Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio Writers Workshop

WATCH: Interview with Gemino Abad, poet and literary critic

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:37 PM

What projects excite internationally-renowned poet Gemino 'Jimmy' Abad? Find out in this episode of 'Akdang-Buhay.'

WATCH: Interview with Cirilo Bautista, National Artist for Literature

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Cirilo Bautista talks about coming full circle from his humble beginnings to giving back to the less fortunate but talented writers

WATCH: Interview with Virgilio Almario, National Artist for Literature

Apr 20, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Akdang-Buhay: Rio Alma talks about the factors that shaped his poetry

WATCH: Interview with F. Sionil Jose, National Artist for Literature

Apr 17, 2017 - 6:01 PM

Akdang-Buhay: F. Sionil Jose talks about literature, colonialism, and class struggles

[DASH of SAS] Give the gift of choice

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not

PROTECTION. A reproductive health advocate from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) demonstrates how to slip a condom using a banana during a training for volunteer health workers on the different types of contraceptives at a health care clinic in Quezon City.

Wordello: An evening of poetry

Feb 22, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Inspired by New York’s Poetry Brothel Wordello is an evening of poetry reading spiced up by tarot card readings performance art book art book and furniture sales and more

Photo provided by Jude Tiongco/Likhaan Foundation

4Ps moms get P500 less for missing 'birth control' seminars?

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Buhay party list Representative Lito Atienza questions the authority of Likhaan Center for Women s Health to conduct responsible parenting modules for mother beneficiaries of the government s flagship poverty alleviation program

HEALTH GRANT. Beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are required to attend monthly family development sessions, which include topics such as responsible parenting. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

[Dash of SAS] Why do some pro-life groups hate women so much?

Aug 14, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Did you know that Sorsogon has an executive order declaring itself a pro life city hence banning modern contraception?

Legalizing medical marijuana: 'Listen to patients'

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:56 PM

Can doctors support the legalization of medical marijuana in good faith?

'LISTEN TO PATIENTS.' Junice Melgar (L), Manuel Teehankee (C), and Malou Tiquia (R) are the adjudicators of the inter-university debate on legalizing medical marijuana held Tuesday, June 9 at the House of Representative. Photo by Kristine Pauline Ongtengco

Contraceptives in the Philippines: What to use, where to get

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:00 AM

What’s the best contraceptive method for your situation? Read and find out

Health advocates rejoice over upheld RH law

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED Reproductive health advocates hail the big victory for women and young people and say they are ready for the next battle: to ensure its implementation

'HISTORIC'. Supporters of the Reproductive Health law holds a triumphant parade after the Supreme Court announcement Tuesday, April 8. Photo by Rappler

Returning to Eastern Samar

Feb 24, 2014 - 2:13 PM

Things can be done properly by people who care to get things right

Sylvia Claudio

#TalkThursday: The RH Law in 2014

Feb 15, 2014 - 12:54 PM

Rappler talks to Likhaan Director Junice Melgar and Archbishop Emeritus Oscar V Cruz about the RH law

In Manila, women demand long-term birth control

Jan 24, 2014 - 4:51 PM

Injectables implants and IUDs are becoming increasingly popular among women in poor communities They want to hold off pregnancy as long as possible

WOMEN'S CHOICE. Long-term contraceptives like implants are popular among women in the city of Manila. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Abortion cases in PH rising: 'RH law would be life saver'

Jan 23, 2014 - 8:37 PM

The PH had 600 000 abortion cases in 2011 Local and international experts say those unwanted pregnancies could have been prevented by the RH law

PIONEER. Former UNFPA Executive Director Nafis Sadik says the agenda on reproductive and sexual and health rights must move forward and faster in the Asia Pacific region. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

What women of Eastern Samar value in time of great need

Jan 03, 2014 - 2:17 PM

In barangays they are given women friendly spaces where they can meet discuss problems make plans – even dance

Sylvia Claudio

#Sept28: Let's talk about abortion

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:39 PM

To help destigmatize post abortive care the government should train more providers of contraceptive services

The color purple: Why I believe in the RH law

Aug 11, 2013 - 5:01 PM

What will it take to start a revolution against people who continue to impose their own moral beliefs on women’s bodies?

6 ways to move the RH Law forward

Apr 05, 2013 - 4:53 PM

I m confident that the Supreme Court will give its blessings and the RH law will get implemented So what could we do to advance this law?

The 7 Deadly Sins of the RH bill, according to Sotto

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:06 AM

Senator Tito Sotto says big bucks and the abortion advocacy are the main drivers of the RH bill