'I believe that all women should be respected no matter what they wear.'
Following the backlash over a standing ordinance in Caloocan City banning the wearing of short shorts in public, Caloocan Mayor Oscar Malapitan said on his Facebook page that the ordinance only requires "residents especially in government offices to be 'decently attired,' but
Because you deserve some extra TLC.
On March 11, the Quezon City Local Government distributed Solo Parent IDs to some of its constituents. This was part of their series of activities for Women's Day. Solo parents finally got their cards, proof that they can max up the
YES! We’re all for laws that care.
It has always been a sticky sitch: being eligible for and having access to good, dependable healthcare. You'd think that's pretty basic, right? Unfortunately, because of the prohibitive expenses of quality healthcare, access is a long-standing issue everywhere. And,
You’ll always be reachable.
Have you heard the latest in tech and comms? If you're constantly glued to your phone (following your fave celebs or reading Cosmo.ph, perhaps?), then this development was made with you in mind. The Mobile Number Portability Act was finally
Yes, you're breaking the law.
You've probably heard a friend or two brag about how much income they earn while working in their PJs at home or as side income to their regular office job. It's true: Freelancers enjoy a lot of perks such as
We live in a dangerous world, and the best defense is a clear head and proper knowledge.
Thankfully, everything you're entitled to as a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines is all up there in the Constitution, specifically under Article III, better known as the Bill of Rights, which starts with the statement, "No person shall be
But the disturbing provision still exists in the Philippines.
Lawmakers in Jordan marked a milestone for women's rights when they recently voted to abolish a law that essentially pardons rapists if they marry their victims."They hailed the move-which comes a week after Tunisia scrapped a similar law-as
We know you have questions, Cosmo Girls.
On Tuesday, May 23, at around 10PM, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law over Mindanao for 60 days after a militant group attacked and attempted to take control of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. CNN Philippines put together a video of the
And you don't even read it.
If you own a smartphone, you have more than once encountered a "terms of use" contract for each time you download an app. Most of us go ahead and click the "agree" button before even reading the contract's terms and conditions.
A woman was forced to give birth in a taxi cab after two hospitals allegedly refused emergency care and admittance. If proven, it is a violation of the law.
You might have read in the news lately about Aira Arellano who welcomed her child in a taxi. According to the report of Jay Sabale in GMA News TV's Balitanghali, she was forced to give birth in the transport vehicle because
Someone might take a video of it and make you a social media sensation (in a bad way).
'Cos it's always good and safe to know what's legal and illegal!
1. The law that allows you to receive treatment if you've had an abortion. The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012. Note though that abortion is still illegal and punishable by law.2. The law that mandates giving free
Today, the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which spells drastic consequences for Internet users, takes effect. Where do YOU stand on this controversial law? Vote in our poll!
Filipino netizens have erupted in a mass uproar over Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012--which takes effect today, October 3--with good reason.To its credit, RA 10175 aims to criminalize malicious offenses such as online
Yes, there's a law that says no one has the right to abuse you or any woman. Chavit Singson ought to take heed.
Che Tiongson, Chavit Singson's common-law wife, filed a case against him for violating Republic Act 9262 when he beat her up. What does the law that the former Ilocos Sur Governor and Deputy National Security Adviser is accused of
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