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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

IN PHOTOS: The Filipina beyond Maria Clara

Mar 11, 2018 - 2:31 PM

Award-winning documentary photographer Rick Rocamora takes these photos of Filipinas over the years

Temporary Housing, Tondo, Manila 2015

WATCH: Justin Trudeau charms Filipina entrepreneurs with a buss on the cheek

Nov 14, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is a true ladies' man

LIGHT MOMENT. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plants a kiss on the cheek of Green Life Bags owner Zarah Jane Juan. ECHOStore owner Jeannie Javelosa laughs. Screenshot by Rappler

Trudeau calls PH’s women micro-entrep project ‘a model for the world’

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau meets the Filipinas behind The GREAT Women Project, which has received an $8 million funding from his country

WOMEN's CHAMP. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the forum by The GREAT Women Project on November 13. Screenshot by Rappler

Not sure which streets are safe? This app will guide you

Jun 17, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Safetipin is a mobile application enabling users to rate and share their ‘safety perception’ of areas in their city

SAFETY THROUGH AWARENESS. The application champions safety by letting users know which areas seem safer to go to based on other users' ratings.

#FreeFromFear: UN campaign seeks safer PH cities for women

Dec 11, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Women are often harassed on the streets and a UN organization hopes to change that

PERSONAL STORIES. Women write their experiences of sexual harassment which are then shared online as part of the #FreefromFear campaign. Photo from the UN Safe Cities Metro Manila Programme

Change.org petition to Aquino: Apologize over 'offensive' LP show

Oct 02, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The petition also calls for an investigation into the conduct of government officials in violation of the Magna Carta of Women

President Benigno S. Aquino III answers questions directed to him during the Press Conference at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañan Palace on Thursday (September 17, 2015). The President also showed images of the slain Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, alias Marwan, killed by the Philippine National Police - Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) in the January 25 encounter in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Empowering women through micro-entrepreneurship

Jun 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Economic mobility is often difficult for women given their dual roles of having to earn and managing the household Micro entrepreneurship can help

Napoles moved to mothers’ ward in women's correctional

Jun 25, 2015 - 6:18 PM

The alleged pork barrel scam mastermind is moved out of the congested general ward at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong City

GUILTY. Janet Napoles is sentenced to life in prison for illegally detaining Benhur Luy. File photo from PNP-PIO

PH women craft global women’s rights agenda

Mar 31, 2015 - 8:10 PM

In the history of the UN the women make the Philippines the only country that presides over 4 world conferences on women

Uphold our rights, women tell male-dominated Congress

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:25 PM

Even if we’re not the majority our voice can still be powerful So we need to shout it out so other members of the Congress can hear us

Women Up PH: The Filipina leader’s time to shine

Nov 04, 2014 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Women Up is an organization that aims to increase women s role in the global economy by providing leadership training mentorship and support to girls and women through every stage of their lives and careers

File photo of Sheila Marcelo

After sexist blunders: 'SM, Bench need internal watchdogs'

Oct 10, 2014 - 4:29 PM

Women s rights groups ask SM CEO Henry Sy Jr and Bench CEO Ben Chan to establish internal guidelines and standards so their recent misrepresentation of people s rights do not happen again

FOR EQUAL RIGHTS. SM Store marketing head Queenie Cua accepts the letter of the petitioners for Henry Sy Jr. Photo from Danah Gutierrez

Lady senators lead repeal of crime of ‘premature marriage’

Jul 30, 2014 - 8:35 PM

The Senate passes on final reading a bill repealing a Penal Code provision which penalizes widows who marry within 301 days after the death of their husbands

GENDER EQUALITY. Lady senators successfully pushed for a bill that discriminates against widows and women who seek to remarry after separation. Senator Nancy Binay is the author of the bill. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Women play key role in PH peace process

May 23, 2014 - 2:17 PM

The British and Australian Embassies support women in the peace process in Philippines

#WHIPIT: A forum on gender bias today

Nov 23, 2013 - 6:45 PM

Register here for limited slots: Rappler together with Pantene hosts a forum on November 26 to present the results of a study regarding women s issues

Esquire's Cherie Gil: A woman should never need a man

Nov 04, 2013 - 5:41 PM

Veteran Cherie Gil talks about growing up breaking up and falling in love again in Esquire Philippines November issue

WOMAN WE LOVE. Cherie Gil on the cover of this month's Esquire Philippines. Photo by Paco Guerrero

Preventing violence against women before it happens

May 26, 2012 - 9:27 PM

Steps women can take from taking a new route home to avoid a would be stalker

More Filipinas now drug pushers, PDEA says

Feb 10, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Mothers involvement poses dangers to Filipino families says PDEA chief

ILLEGAL TRADE. More women engage in the illegal drug trade, which includes the in-demand shabu (in photo), PDEA said. Photo from PDEA website.