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In a span of one hour and 33 minutes, the President uttered five misogynistic comments.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is notorious for ditching his prepared speeches and speaking extemporaneously. Today's State of the Nation Address (SONA) was no different. In fact, the President himself said, "I am only thinking out loud...Sometimes they write what
Divorce is currently illegal in the Philippines.
On July 10, Senator Risa Hontiveros refiled the absolute divorce bill that would allow divorce in the Philippines.In a Twitter photo shared by Inquirer that shows the senator's explanatory note, Sen. Risa noted that the Philippines and the Vatican are
It was a very popular color choice at the occasion.
Several guests at the 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA) chose to attend the event donned in white frocks. Here, a list of some of the best-dressed attendees in pristine white outfits:As per usual, Heart Evangelista looked stunning this
Senator Risa Hontiveros also chimed in on the issue.
The Angono Municipal Police Station issued a public apology on Facebook after their guidelines on how to avoid rape drew flak online."Ang Angono Municipal Police Station sa pamumuno ni PSUPT RUBEN M PIQUERO ay taos-pusong humihingi ng paumanhin sa lahat
Everyone has a right to feel secure and protected equally.
Catcalling may seem like a harmless "expression of appreciation" to those who dole it out, but to the persons on the receiving end... that's definitely not the case. Words like "fear," "panic," and "threat" come to mind as sexual harassment is,
She suggests a fine of up to P500,000 and 10 years in jail.
'I'd like to remind the Director-General that our empowerment does not come at men’s expense.'
TL;DR: The government should be strengthening laws to ensure the safety of Filipino overseas workers, not saying that women should not be sent abroad.We like to think that we treat men and women the same in the Philippines, especially since
'We are not your servants.'
Women were outraged when Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) director general Guiling Mamondiong made sexist statements. For starters, Mamondiong said women should no longer work abroad because they are "pinapadala sa ibang bansa para gawing alipin lamang (being sent abroad
The last time the number of maternity leave was increased was 25 years ago or in 1992.
It'll take just one final push for the country to have its maternity leave law updated. On Monday, March 6, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1305 or the proposed Expanded Maternity Leave Law. SB 1305 seeks to increase the maternity leave
In the debate over the Anti-Discrimination Act, Senator Risa Hontiveros also tried to get through to Pacquiao using Bible verses.
'It is deplorable that our women, young and adult, are subjected to this kind of abuse.'
Senator Risa Hontiveros recently presented Senate Bill No. 1326 or the Safe Streets and Public Spaces Act. The bill aims to penalize street harassment, such as catcalling and wolfwhistling.CNN Philippines quoted Hontiveros as saying, "It is deplorable that our women, young
And if you're a single mom? It's 150 days. Right now, you get 60 days for a normal delivery, and 78 days for a C-section procedure.
Extending paid maternity leave in the country will produce healthier and more productive working mothers and future citizens capable of contributing more to economic development.On Thursday, November 10, in a forum held at the Quezon Memorial Circle, Senator Risa Hontiveros reiterated
Why were so many people so quick to share it?
A website called ABIAS-CBN News recently published a story on Senator Risa Hontiveros supposedly filing a bill requiring people to cover up their exposed tattoos-especially in churches and schools.The story-which ABIAS-CBN News presumably published as a satirical
Sen. De Lima's female colleagues at the Senate think that showing her alleged sex video is a reprehensible act.
Amid the allegations concerning Sen. Leila de Lima's alleged connections to the illegal drug trade, some lawmakers have insisted that a sex video should be presented as "evidence" against her.It may be recalled that President Rodrigo Duterte had claimed that
'As a woman, I take deep offense at President Rodrigo Duterte's latest remarks against fellow Senator Leila de Lima.'
Senator Risa Hontiveros has come to the defense of her colleague and called President Rodrigo Duterte's recent remarks against Senator Leila de Lima "misogynistic."In a statement on Thursday, the senator cried foul over the president's earlier remarks saying that
On August 7, Congress will vote on whether or not to end the debate on the RH Bill and take it a step closer to a possible passage. We want to know: What do real girls like YOU really think?
Over the past few weeks, talk about the House Bill 4244, more popularly known as the Reproductive Health Bill or RH Bill, has reached fever pitch. The bill has been pending in the House of Representatives for 11 years now, caught in