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[Two Pronged] Reduced to quickies

Sep 17, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Are quickies really important in a marriage?

Controversial Australia vote on same-sex marriage begins

Sep 12, 2017 - 3:52 PM

If most Australians vote yes to same sex marriage the government will move to hold a parliamentary free vote on changing the marriage laws

FOR MARRIAGE EQUALITY. This picture taken on September 10, 2017 shows demonstrators taking part in a same-sex marriage rally in Sydney. Saeed Khan/AFP

[Two Pronged]: Friends without benefits

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Toni seeks advice about her relationship with her husband

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal

Australia gay marriage debate highlights church divisions

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Although attitudes to same sex marriage vary across denominations and congregations many Australians view the church as the greatest source of resistance to such unions

OPPOSED. This picture taken on September 9, 2017 shows protesters holding up banners at an anti same-sex marriage rally in Sydney. Peter Parks/AFP

Thousands rally in support of Australia gay marriage as polls narrow

Sep 10, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says if a majority votes yes they will ensure a bill legalizing same sex marriage is presented to the parliament

Australia court dismisses challenge to gay marriage postal vote

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:16 PM

The decision means ballot papers will be sent out as scheduled next week with results known in November

'VOTE YES.'A woman looks at a Vote Yes sign in a shop window supporting same-sex marriage in Sydney on September 7, 2017. William West/AFP

Australia same-sex marriage vote faces legal challenge

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:01 AM

UPDATED Same sex marriage advocates launch legal action in Australia s highest court against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue calling it divisive and harmful

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

[Two Pronged] A brother-in-law's temptation

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Anna s brother in law confides in her about his sexual temptations

Let's talk about sex: Ilya is the adult sex store you never knew you needed

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Armed with a friendly informed staff and several flavors of ice cream the Ilya team is turning sex talk in the Philippines on – one satisfied customer at a time

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Australian PM slams gay slurs as marriage vote looms

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull calls for respectful debate on an upcoming same sex marriage vote

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Polls indicate popular support in Australia for marriage equality but the issue has dragged on for more than a decade amid political wrangling over the best way to vote on the issue

Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Australia plans postal vote on gay marriage

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Australia will hold a voluntary postal vote on whether to legalize gay marriage if parliament rejects plans for a plebiscite on the contentious issue Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says

EQUAL RIGHTS. Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march in Sydney on August 6, 2017. Peter Parks/AFP

Church didn't shoulder Taytay priest's P120,000 bail

Aug 02, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Never says retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz when asked if the CBCP paid the bail of trafficking suspect Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos

TRAFFICKING SUSPECT. Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos, 55, faces a trafficking case after allegedly 'booking' a 13-year-old girl for sex. Photo from PACUCOA Inc's Facebook page

Taytay priest in trafficking case posts P120k bail

Aug 01, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos gains temporary freedom after spending almost 3 days in the Marikina City police jail

TRAFFICKING CASE. Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos is accused of human trafficking after allegedly 'booking' a 13-year-old girl through a pimp. File from the website of Cainta Catholic College

Church vows no cover-up in Taytay priest's case

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon names tough talking retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz as lead investigator in the trafficking case of Taytay priest Arnel Lagarejos

CHURCH PROBE. Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon (in photo) names tough-talking retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz as lead investigator in the case of Taytay priest Arnel Lagarejos. File photo from Diocese of Antipolo

Leaving the sex industry and starting anew

Jul 30, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Danica who became a sex worker at 12 years old recalls her ordeal and how she began a new life

YOUNG. Danica is just one of the thousands of child victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Philippines. All photos from Joy Maluyo/World Vision

Taytay priest nabbed for 'booking' 13-year-old girl

Jul 29, 2017 - 11:15 PM

Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos has been relieved of all his designations in his diocese Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon says

ARRESTED PRIEST. Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos of the Diocese of Antipolo is under detention for allegedly 'booking' a 13-year-old girl in Marikina City. Photo courtesy of the Rizal provincial government

Cardinal Pell denies sex abuse charges in Australian court

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell a top advisor to Pope Francis denies all charges of historical sexual abuse at his first appearance in an Australian court

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell (C) arrives under heavy police protection for a hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Melbourne on July 26, 2017. Mal Fairclough/AFP

Number of new HIV cases in PH breaches 1,000-mark

Jul 25, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The Philippines now has 29 new infections every day according to the health department

File photo by George Moya/Rappler

The force is female: India's women cops take a stand

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:43 PM

All female police units are shaking up the male dominated force in conservative northwest India

ON PATROL. In this photo taken on June 14, 2017, Saroj Chodhuary, an Indian police constable and a member of a newly launched female police patrol unit, listens to her radio at the old market in Jaipur. Chandan Khanna/AFP

Alvarez says option for dissolution 'makes marriage stronger'

Jul 24, 2017 - 2:26 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez among President Rodrigo Duterte’s key allies in Congress also makes good on his promise to push for civil unions for both same sex and heterosexual couples

BETTER MARRIAGES? House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, himself split from his wife, says allowing couples the option for the 'dissolution of marriage' makes for happier unions. Rappler photo

FULL TEXT: Let us legislate for the future generation – Alvarez

Jul 24, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez admits that the previous House session was marked with unprecedented challenges

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez delivers his speech as he opened the 2nd regular session of the 17th Congress. Photo by Rappler

House prioritizes BBL, bills on same-sex civil unions, gov’t reorganization

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:22 AM

UPDATED Speaker Alvarez presents this year s House agenda

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

[Two Pronged] Performance anxiety

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:55 PM

Al says he s having problems with his erection because of his wife s harsh words

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House priorities: Bills on same-sex civil unions, charter change

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Lawmakers are also expected to approve the proposed supplemental budget for the rehabilitation of Marawi City

HOUSE PRIORITIES. Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia (center) details the House of Representatives' legislative agenda in the next months. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Leyte quake, North Korea, Pell | Midday wRap

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Acor Arceo

Cardinal Pell back in Australia to face abuse charges

Jul 10, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell has been ordered to face a Melbourne court on July 26 for a preliminary hearing on multiple sexual assault charges related to offenses allegedly committed decades ago

Orgies and Tinder: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:27 PM

An old virus has new victims: HIV is now infecting the youth faster than any other age group due in part to technology and unsafe sex

Marawi death toll, De Lima, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Germany legalizes same-sex marriage, Merkel votes against

Jun 30, 2017 - 3:48 PM

UPDATED The reform grants full marital rights including child adoption to gay and lesbian couples who in Germany have been allowed since 2001 to enter so called civil unions

MARRIAGE RIGHTS. This file photo taken on April 30, 2017 shows activists stretching a giant rainbow banner in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, during a demonstration calling on the Russian President to put an end to the persecution of gay men in Chechnya.  File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 30, 2017

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

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Pope backs Australian cardinal in fight against sex abuse charges

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:52 PM

Cardinal George Pell says he has been a victim of relentless character assassination and vows to clear his name and return to work in Rome

UNDER INVESTIGATION. In this file photo, Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016 at the end of evidence via video-link to Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Sydney for a second of three days. Andreas Solaro/AFP

Same-sex marriage push divides Merkel's ruling coalition

Jun 28, 2017 - 9:40 PM

The reform would grant full marital rights including child adoption to gay and lesbian couples who in Germany are now only able to enter so called civil unions

MARRIAGE RIGHTS. This file photo taken on April 30, 2017 shows activists stretching a giant rainbow banner in front of the Chancellery in Berlin, during a demonstration calling on the Russian President to put an end to the persecution of gay men in Chechnya.  File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Stolen boys: Life after sexual slavery in Afghanistan

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Bacha bazi is not seen as homosexuality in Afghanistan s gender segregated society – instead the possession of young boys decked out as pretty women symbolizes power and primacy

BACHA. In this photograph taken on May 23, 2017, Afghan former bacha Aimal, now in his 30s and who works as a youth activist, takes part in an interview with AFP at a house in Kabul. File photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP

British gay woman launches rights appeal in Hong Kong

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The woman known to the court only as QT was refused a spousal visa because she is in a same sex partnership

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 26, 2016 shows participants of Hong Kong's annual pride parade walking through the streets with a large rainbow flag.  Major international finance institutions in Hong Kong made a landmark intervention on June 7, 2017 in the case of a gay couple struggling to get their rights recognised by the city's courts. / AFP PHOTO / Aaron TAM

Bill Cosby goes on trial for sexual assault

Jun 05, 2017 - 10:32 PM

The disgraced actor goes on trial for sexually assaulting a former employee of Temple University

2-year-old victim of online sex trafficking rescued in Iligan

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:17 AM

Authorities catch the suspects live streaming sexual abuse of Filipino minors

RESCUED. Minors ages 2, 6, 8 and 13 are rescued from this online sex den in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission (IJM)

Ireland set for first openly gay prime minister

Jun 03, 2017 - 11:16 AM

His victory marks a watershed moment in Ireland a once overwhelmingly Catholic and socially conservative country with the Irish Times calling it a new dawn

FIRST. Fine Gael TD for Dublin West and Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar listens to a speech after his victory in the party leadership election, at the National Count Centre in Mansion House, Dublin on June 2, 2017. Photo by Paulo Nunes dos Santos/AFP

Indonesian men caned for gay sex before jeering crowd

May 23, 2017 - 2:34 PM

The pair aged 20 and 23 receive 83 strokes of the cane each after being found guilty of breaking sharia rules in conservative Aceh province the only part of Indonesia that implements Islamic law

CANED. One of two Indonesian men is publicly caned for having sex, in a first for the Muslim-majority country where there are concerns over mounting hostility towards the small gay community, in Banda Aceh on May 23, 2017. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Indonesia sentences two men to 85 lashes of public caning for gay sex

May 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The sentence was higher than the recommendation by prosecutors of 80 strokes of the cane Officials have not revealed the men s names due to the sensitivity of the case

SHARIA LAW. An Acehnese women receiving lashes in front of the Al-Munawwarah Mosque in Aceh in 2010. File photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Australia police mull abuse charges against Pope aide

May 17, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Cardinal Pell is accused of groping two boys – now in their 40s – in a pool in Ballarat Australia where the cleric grew up and worked

POPE'S AIDE. Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell speaks to the media at the Quirinale hotel in Rome on March 3, 2016. Andreas Solaro/AFP

[DASH of SAS] Whipping some sense into Tito Sotto

May 10, 2017 - 6:23 PM

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

SC acquits rape convict, says act was 'consensual'

May 06, 2017 - 4:58 PM

The mere presence of abrasions and contusions on her did not preclude the giving of her consent to the sexual intercourse for abrasions and contusions could also be suffered during voluntary submission of the partners to each other s lust the High Court says


[Two Pronged] Asking the wrong questions

Apr 24, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Roseanne asks Should I feel guilty all throughout my life and believe that I was all alone to blame for why I became a wayward spouse?

Gay men caught having sex in Indonesia face caning

Apr 08, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The two men aged 20 and 23 were caught on video naked in a room together by a neighbor

CANING. An Acehnese receiving lashes in public on September 19. Under a new law, gay sex is punishable by up to 100 lashes or 100 months in prison. Photo by Nurdin Hasan/Rappler

Let the good times last: 4 tips for guys

Apr 07, 2017 - 5:30 AM

There’s one area where being first isn’t always a good thing

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Mar 24, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Taiwan is considered progressive on many issues including gay rights but its roots in Confucianism translate into a strong sense of adherence to traditional mores

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. The hearing comes after the first draft of a bill to legalize gay marriage was passed by Taiwan's parliament in December. File photo from Shutterstock

DASH of SAS: 6 things I wish mother told me about love, men, and sex

Mar 20, 2017 - 6:47 PM

Check out these tips about love and sex that mothers can discuss with their daughters

Duterte rejects same-sex marriage for PH

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:20 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has nothing against gays but marriage is only for man and woman under the law

Dutchman gets 11-year sentence in sex cyberbully case

Mar 16, 2017 - 11:34 PM

Arrested in 2014 after Facebook alerted the Dutch police he is found guilty of harassing women from as far away as Britain Canada Norway and the United States