THE DURIAN BEAT: Women Power and the Calvary of Men

By Roger M. Balanza Women Power and the Calvary of Men We celebrate in the month of March two events: Womens’ Month and Holy Week. Women’s Month is, for the women, about the celebration of  women rights, but for men, … Continue reading THE DURIAN BEAT: Women Power and the Calvary of Men

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DUTERTE: No special privileges for foreign tourists in liquor ban

Gays not banned in Kadayawan BY ROGER M. BALANZA The law is for all.        Davao City’s Anti-Discrimination Act has come into play in the newly-approved amended Liquor Ban ordinance, to place locals and tourists, including foreigners, in equal footing … Continue reading DUTERTE: No special privileges for foreign tourists in liquor ban

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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte defends gay pageant in Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival

Mayor Sara Duterte has come to the defense of the gay community in Davao City and has refused to cancel the Miss Gay Universe Pageant from the line-up of major activities of the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival 2012. City Councilor Berino Mambo-o, who represents the Indigenous People in the City Council, had assailed the gay pageant as lacking in essence to be part of the Kadayawan, the annual festival in celebration of the city’s culture and tradition. MUST VIEW Miss Gay – Funny Video – YouTube ALSO READ: Warning: Never make fun of gays in Davao City Gays get protection from … Continue reading Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte defends gay pageant in Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival

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Warning: Never make fun of gays in Davao City

BY ROGER M. BALANZA WHEN IN DAVAO CITY, don’t ever make the mistake of jeering at, insulting or making fun of the limp-wristed specie of the human race. The Davao City Anti-discrimination Ordinance authored by then Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (now mayor) and approved by the Davao City Council in 2012, is in full force, and woe to those who would look down on men and women of the third sex and subject them to verbal abuse or slam the door on those applying for jobs. Humans of the “other kind’  are listed in the local ordinance as among those … Continue reading Warning: Never make fun of gays in Davao City

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DUTERTE ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE: ‘Basta kalipay sa tao, OK ko’

BY ROGER M. BALANZA     If that makes people happy, I am for it, said Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, commenting on today’s hottest issue of same-sex marriage.     In the Ato ni Bay cable television program on Skycable hosted by radio journalist Leo Villareal on Tuesday, Duterte said he would support any move to allow gay marriage.     For as long as it would make people happy, I will support it, he said. While no bill has been proposed in the Philippine Congress allowing gay marriages, gay groups are egging solons who would not touch the issue wary of repercussions … Continue reading DUTERTE ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE: ‘Basta kalipay sa tao, OK ko’

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