This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
'Para sakin ang importante ay naumpisahan na ang paguusap. The conversation has now begun inside the Supreme Court,' says TV personality Boy Abunda, who was present at the opening of the oral arguments at the SC
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Despite challenges faced by various LGBT groups, they are hopeful that it is the most opportune time to fight for marriage equality
'Investigating is a duty of justice, we need to do justice to the victims for the good of the country and the good of the Church,' says Malta Archbishop Charles Scicluna
Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza advises young lawyer Jesus Falcis to instead look at Congress and the Constitutional Consultative Committee
'There is a law that would guide judges and justices, and that is the Constitution,' says petitioner Jesus Falcis III
Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’
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‘We may commit a mistake and such a mistake might be permanent,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Listen to the oral arguments live on Rappler, Tuesday, June 19
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From the historic Trump-Kim summit to President Duterte being heckled on Independence day to Sereno at Tindig Pilipinas
The Falcis petition seeks to declare as unconstitutional the provisions in the Family Code that limit a marriage to a man and woman only, supposedly because they violate the constitutional right to equal protection of laws
The petition is expected to attract strong reactions as the Philippines is a predominantly Catholic country
'This is not an investigation against the Catholic church,' Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says, but rather an investigation of reports of sex abuse by members of the church who abused minors
Carlo Alberto Capella's first hearing is set for June 22
'Is this God’s way of telling me I should stop it?'
The label "part-time girlfriend" is a euphemism often used by young women in Hong Kong who may be studying or have jobs, but who also offer sex on the side
Kazuyo Katsuma, a 49-year-old mother of 3 who was once featured on the Wall Street Journal's list of "The 50 Women to Watch" says she is living with Hiroko Masuhara, 40, a gay rights activist
Nicknamed 'the Family,' the group of priestly offenders committed sex abuses with young people including minors, churchgoer Elisa Fernandez tells Channel 13 last week
The striking announcement comes after Francis summoned the bishops to the Vatican over the scandal that has come to haunt his papacy
Same-sex marriage is not legally recognized in Hong Kong and often those who have a ceremony say they prefer to do it privately, away from the public gaze
The 34 bishops, 3 of whom are already retired, are to hold private and group meetings at the Vatican with the Argentine Pontiff
'I love my husband and want him all the time. I know he loves me too but I don't know if he finds me sexually attractive anymore. I feel so unwanted,' writes Mae
Researchers are tracking their behavior in a bid to improve captive breeding of the critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat – one of the world's rarest species
Why do some males of a species invest more in courting than others? It turns out that animals prioritize sex or survival depending on their energy reserves, according to a study.
'Ed' – who is based in Singapore – wants to know if his desires are 'ok' or if it means he has a 'mental disorder'
Mack, who starred in 'Smallville', is accused of co-creating a Nxivm program that recruited actors
Backpage – accused of being the biggest website for prostitution in the world, with its classifieds used to promote paid-for sex with minors and victims of human trafficking – is abruptly shut down by US authorities on April 6
The 58-year-old is also being investigated over similar allegations in London and Nantucket, an island off the coast of Massachusetts
Pope Francis expresses his 'shame' and 'pain' for the suffering of the victims and pledges to meet them
Critics accuse Backpage.com of being the biggest website for prostitution in the world
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The Singapore government voids the marriage of a couple after the husband underwent a sex change because the operation made their partnership a same-sex union that is illegal in the city-state
Eva asks our columnists what she can do to bring Jim back to her
A scandal in Argentina reveals that young players for football giant Independiente prostitute themselves to adult men
Marvia Malik, a former model who appeared on the private broadcaster Kohenoor for the first time says 'my family never accepted or owned me' and the rift drove her to seek a better future in Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital
Craigslist says in a statement it ended the personal ads section over concerns the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act could subject websites to criminal and civil liability for third-party content
How are sleep and sex related? I’ll state the obvious: We most commonly sleep and have sex in the same location – the bedroom.
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The oral arguments will give marriage equality advocates their most-awaited day in court
But critics say the bill would undermine a basic underpinning of the internet, which enables websites to host information from third parties without liability
'I express my respect to the courage of the victims who spoke out about the abuses they suffered, and I actively support the #MeToo movement,' Moon says in a meeting with aides
An old man who, by his own admission, can’t get it up without popping a pill and a group of men forbidden to indulge in carnal desires have positioned themselves as voices of authority when it comes to sexual health
'These reprehensible acts, alleged crimes, acknowledged by the perpetrators as well as the NGO, are a serious violation of the dignity of the Haitian people,' a government statement says
Why did he ask me to marry him if he is not satisfied with our sex life? Why did he do it if he does not love me?
The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime
The organization says it would create a commission which will 'operate at arms-length from Oxfam' and be given access to the charity's records and interview staff in a bid to stamp out abuse