WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

PNP: Perpetrators to face full force of law The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday reiterated that it does not condone acts of violence against women (VAW). “The Philippine National Police abhors any form of violence committed against women. The … Continue reading WOMEN RIGHTS GROUPS: 53 COPS FACING VAW CASES

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Mayor Sara: City Hall fighting sex abuse

Mayor Sara Z. Duterte cited the positive impact of the local government’s interventions to prevent the occurrence of incestuous rape cases in the city. Mayor Sara noted that compared to the first six months last year, the number of incestuous … Continue reading Mayor Sara: City Hall fighting sex abuse

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DUTERTE: DABAWENYAS GET RAPED BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL

President Rodrigo Duterte is not surprised why there is a high incidence of rape in his home city of Davao: There are many beautiful Dabawenyas. Dishing out another rape joke on Thursday, August 30, in his speech at the charter celebration … Continue reading DUTERTE: DABAWENYAS GET RAPED BECAUSE THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL

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Avanceña seeks opportunities for working mothers

Bats for ‘child-minding’ centers nationwide President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s low-profile partner has come out into the open to promote opportunities for working mothers. Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, on Saturday suggested putting up “child-minding centers” nationwide to allow mothers to work full … Continue reading Avanceña seeks opportunities for working mothers

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Davao City women gets free health, legal services

In line with the celebration of the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, the City Government of Davao – in partnership with the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) Southern Mindanao Chapter – offered free reproductive health and legal … Continue reading Davao City women gets free health, legal services

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DUTERTE: WOMEN ARE COMPETENT BUT NOT IN ALL ASPECTS

Clarifies remarks on women President Rodrigo R. Duterte clarified on Thursday his recent remarks against women, saying he does not look down on women. “It’s not that I’m not impressed. I believe in women, the competence, and capability, but not … Continue reading DUTERTE: WOMEN ARE COMPETENT BUT NOT IN ALL ASPECTS

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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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Josephine Erece, savior of Sultan Kudarat’s bar girls

By Jonathan de Santos | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom Josephine Erece, a missionary and pastor with the Rivers of the Living Water church, had had enough of seeing teenagers as young as 13 working in the videoke clubs in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, so she brought them home. It was not an easy decision to make, but Erece says her heart broke whenever she saw them. “So I prayed about it, and it was like God said: This is what you’re going to do.” This, despite harassment from military officers she says owns the bars. She says she was surprised when … Continue reading Josephine Erece, savior of Sultan Kudarat’s bar girls

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The State of Moro Human Rights under President Noynoy Aquino

CONTINUING POVERTY, INJUSTICE AND IMPUNITY When President Aquino assumed into power, he promised a different Mindanao. His Mindanao 2020 boasts of a plan to push for agricultural development in Mindanao by transforming it into a modern agricultural center for self-sufficiency and be competitive. Three SONA’s (State of the Nation Address) after, Mindanao remains poor. Based on the latest official poverty statistics released by the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), 36% of the country’s poorest families live in Mindanao. The country’s three poorest regions are in Mindanao – CARAGA (39.8%), ARMM (38.1%), and Zamboanga Peninsula (36.6%).  People in the ARMM has … Continue reading The State of Moro Human Rights under President Noynoy Aquino

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BB. PILIPINAS-UNIVERSE 2012, JANINE TUGONON, IS WOMEN RIGHTS ADVOCATE

Her winning answer reflecting  her belief in the modern Filipina helped bagged for Janine Tugonon the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012. “I believe women have the right to choose between what they want. Just go for what God wants you to do. Between the two, whatever it is, you must do your purpose in this world. Just have faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth,” Janine said in the question and answer portion when asked about women foregoing a happy family life for a successful career.” Janine Tugonon (No. 18) bested 29 other candidates and was hailed as the Bb. … Continue reading BB. PILIPINAS-UNIVERSE 2012, JANINE TUGONON, IS WOMEN RIGHTS ADVOCATE

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