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'Identities are never fixed.... Pride Marches should present messy spaces that constantly evolve,' says sociology professor Evangelista
President Rodrigo Duterte's enduring popularity is baffling. What are the factors that might explain it?
Six out of 10 members of the LGBT+ community experience outright injustice
'Over a quarter of a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have now been jointly registered and provided with identity cards by Bangladesh authorities and UNHCR,' spokesman Andrej Mahecic tells reporters in Geneva
‘Other issues might take precedence over this, but that doesn’t mean we can’t push for it…. All rights are important,’ Cogencia chief executive officer Paulo Edrosolano says
'There is a misconception that the bill goes against our religious beliefs, our religious freedom, but that is far from the truth,' says Pia
I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being
The latest victory for the LGBT community leaves just 3 US states that prohibit amending the gender marker on the official identification documents: Kansas, Ohio and Tennessee
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Portugal becomes 'the 6th European country to grant the right to self-determination of transgender identity... without the guardianship of a third party and without a diagnosis of identity disruption'
(UPDATED) 'I believe that it’s about time to rise together against discrimination, exclusion, and violence,' says Mindanao Pride founder, Hamilcar Chanjueco
Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, a conservative, says the bill is practically dead in the 17th Congress
‘Black Panther’ sends an empowering message on postcolonialism
'I do my best to use this privilege and power to contribute back to Filipino society. I’m incredibly proud to be Filipino. Manila may be melty and monstrous, but I love it.'
The National Bureau of Investigation is tasked to conduct the probe, and file appropriate charges
The fake account contains a picture of Uy in his priestly garb as the profile photo and a picture of him with a group of nuns as the background image. The fake account is reportedly soliciting donations in his name.
(UPDATED) Germany is the 15th European nation to legalize gay marriage, but advocates say the battle for equal rights continues
Jayross 'Utoy' Brondial, 13, is killed by a motorcycle-riding, masked gunman, whom neighbors believe was after another neighbor – Gary 'Gayi' Alandra, who is on top of the barangay drug watch list
The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers
EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.
This is the farthest the bill has gone in the legislative process since it passed on 3rd and final reading during the 11th Congress
Becoming Maranao for me was more than having Maranao parents and being raised in a Maranao family
Representatives Emmeline Aglipay Villar Kaka Bag ao and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House
They warn there is a higher risk that transgender youth would be exposed to violence after the Trump administration overturned Obama era federal protections
Representative Prospero Pichay Jr says a thorough and impartial probe would show that Representative Robert Ace Barbers was motivated by partisan politics when he made the allegations against him
As an Indonesian student whose program finishes in 2018 I am terrified by the chance of Donald Trump winning While my paperwork is intact his victory would further give blood to xenophobia and racism
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman the country s first transgender congresswoman recalls how her late macho politician father fully supported his transgender child
Sometimes selfies mean more than OOTDs and obligatory daily social media updates
Matt Damon talks about the role that changed his career as the 5th Bourne movie is released
The High Court says Richard Caronan made a mockery of the legal profession by pretending to have the necessary qualifications to be a lawyer
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The two exhibits serve as a mini history lesson with stamps and photo walls celebrating defining moments of Philippine history
The suspect traveled to Orlando apparently to commit this crime Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters
Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights
I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children
Why aren’t there more Filipino American professors? Filipino American political leaders? There is still way more work to be done and complacency is the enemy of progress
The security feature is slowly making its way to the 400 million users of the service
A gender rights advocate in Cebu says Mandaue s city ordinance is a victory for the entire LGBT community
It’s not the same world as before when being hyphenated was something to be ashamed of
It hasn t been easy and there have been times where it seemed that the only feasible option was to give up But I didn t
Heneral Luna made me experience something for the first time ever – it made me feel both proud and ashamed to be Filipino
Deiniel a 22 year old Filipino transman shares how self discovery helps him go through life
I have learned that it s easy to judge others for their decision to leave the Philippines from one s corner where they belong where everything is familiar and where they can coast and survive I was one of them until I had to be on the other side
The dark cloud hovering over Gilas Pilipinas seemingly dissipated significantly on Wednesday night August 26
One Filipino letter sender says The writer Rosemary Counter unfairly framed the article by highlighting each dish’s ick factor
The Children s Museum and Library Inc will teach young people what it means to be a Filipino in today s world
Are these honorifics badges of our oppressive colonial past or a unique part of our culture?
In their videos an American and his foreign friends explore Manila through language food culture and crazy antics