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Experts to SC: Strike down law that discriminates vs illegitimate children
Lian Buan September 03, 2019

PSA data says that in 2017, there were more illegitimate children than legitimate children in the Philippines.
Legal experts called on the Supreme Court (SC) Tuesday, September 3, to declare unconstitutional Article 992 of the Civil Code , which deprives illegitimate children of inheritance rights from legitimate relatives of their parents.

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Aika Rey February 18, 2018
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The age of sexual consent in the Philippines is 12 for all, but contacts with minors (under 18) are an offence if the minor consents to the act for money, gain or any other remuneration or as the result of an influence of any adult person.
It's this that makes it effectively illegal for anyone over 18 to have sex with one under 18, Republic Act 7610, section 6

12 vs. 18: The age of consent

Too young to marry
Mara Cepeda September 01, 2019

When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew.
She was 14 years old. In 7 months, Fatima will be a mother. The child will be born after she turns 15

Anywhere else in the Philippines, young people like Fatima are permitted by the Family Code to marry only after reaching the age of 18. Muslim minors are an exception. Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1083 , or the Code of Muslim Personal Laws, allows Filipino Muslim males the right to marry at the age of 15. Muslim females, provided they have begun menstruating, are allowed to marry as young as 12, provided there is permission from their male guardian, or wali.

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‘My 14-year-old daughter married a stranger’
Sep 11, 2019
Three days into the new year, Fatima learns her relatives have sealed her marriage to a stranger 8 years her senior. And her mother Isha – a child bride herself – was powerless to stop it

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At 11 years old, they're getting pregnant': The women smashing Catholic taboos in the Philippines
Jul 10, 2017

Such is the stigma around sex education and family planning in the Philippines that 65% of women there still do not use contraceptives.

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Teen pregnancies a 'national social emergency'
CNN Philippines Aug 29, 2019
The rise in cases of teenage pregnancy has always been a national concern.
But just recently Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says it has become a "national social emergency."

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Teenage pregnancy, idineklarang national social emergency!
GMA Public Affairs Sep 4, 2019
Alam mo ba na Pilipinas ang may pinakamaraming kaso ng teenage pregnancy sa Southeast Asia? Katunayan, ayon sa Commission on Population, 500 babae na edad 19 pababa ang nanganganak kada araw!

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Around 530 women aged 10-19 give birth daily
ABS-CBN News Aug 29, 2019
An average of 530 women aged 10 to 19 give birth every day, an official of the Commission on Population (POPCOM) said Thursday.

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‘Let’s Talk About Sex,’ dokumentaryo ni Pia Arcangel
Published August 30, 2019

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, one in ten girls aged 15-19 has begun childbearing. Lihkaan for Women’s Health attributes this to the lack of proper sex education. Thus, the group travels to communities to give educational talks about sex and family planning.

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Youth team addresses teen pregnancy in T'boli community
October 14, 2018

Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy

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In much of the Gulf countries like Qatar, pregnancy out of wedlock is a crime punishable by imprisonment.
Joanne spent two years and 10 months in a jail in Doha for her pregnancy and unpaid loans. William spent the first years of his life in prison with his young, unmarried mother.

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Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise
by Jojo Dass, The Filipino Times May 19, 2017

The reason? Women who get pregnant but can't produce a marriage certificate face detention.

Modern Filipino families: How does the state protect them?
by Patty Pasion September 29, 2017

A family life expert says the Family Code should be more inclusive of non-traditional family setups, like single parenthood, live-in arrangements, blended families, and LGBTQ relationships

How possible is it to find love online?
by Isabel Salvosa June 19, 2018

Trying to find The One – or just someone, really – online? Here’s what you need to know about the local digital dating scene.

Gonorrhea making a comeback
by Ana P. Santos July 21, 2017

Gonorrhea is showing resistance to older and cheaper form of antibiotics – making it harder, and in some cases, impossible to treat.

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Senate's education committee conduct a hearing on social media and the internet on sex, drugs, and trolls

The fight against misinformation in social media
October 18, 2016

The Senate Committee on Education looked into how public schools educate students about reproductive health, responsible use of social media and the dangers of illegal drugs.
The move comes as misinformation and abusive language in social media becomes prevalent on social media, especially by so-called “paid trolls”.

Lack of sex education hurts female labor migrants
by Ana P. Santos July 01, 2017

Getting pregnant has little to do with promiscuity but everything has to do with ignorance.

Orgies, Tinder, HIV: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price
Jul 1, 2017 By Natashya Gutierrez

An old virus has new victims: HIV is now infecting the youth faster than any other age group, thanks in part to technology and unsafe sex.
It all started with a simple Facebook message.
“Hi, how are you? Where are you from?” began the conversation.

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Supreme Court stops distribution, sale of implants
by Jee Y. Geronimo June 30, 2015
What about the RH law? The High Court also temporarily prohibits the health department from granting any pending application for reproductive health commodities.
This contraceptive implant can prevent pregnancies up to 3 years.

That Supreme Court TRO
by Ana P. Santos July 30, 2017
The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the RH Law. They issued a TRO on contraceptives.

Sereno clarifies: No TRO on RH law or pills, just 2 implants
by Lian Buan July 27, 2017
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates that the issue is now for the Food and Drug Administration to resolve.

DOH asks Supreme Court to lift TRO on contraceptives
October 10, 2016
The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, October 10, asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift a temporary restraining order (TRO) it issued back in June 2015 that restricted the government from "procuring, selling, distributing, dispensing and administering, advertising, and promoting" contraceptive implants.

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What young women need to know
Published on Mar 28, 2017

The risks Filipino women face
Farmidah Ali is only 37 but is already a mother of 9 and a grandmother of one. According to the Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur native, she was worried for her 17-year-old daughter who was then about to give birth.

This social video, created by MovePH in partnership with Oxfam, features reproductive health services and information (RHSI) for marginalized communities in remote regions.
Without reproductive health information and services, many women face risks related to sexual intercourse and childbirth. Learn more at https://philippines.oxfam.org/
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law (RPRH) Law will help address the needs of many women like Farmidah and their families

ANALYSIS: Whatever happened to the Reproductive Health Law?
by JC Punongbayan October 18, 2018

In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments

Minimum initial service package (MISP)

2016 health department order that detailed the national policy on a minimum initial service package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health in health-related emergencies and disasters.

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief
by Jee Y. Geronimo July 08, 2016
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been 'really very slow' since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy
Let's talk about reproductive health
by Paige Occeñola May 28, 2017 - with video

Watch our discussion on reproductive health and find out how you can take action!
When did you first start thinking about reproductive health (RH)? What was your experience like the first time you bought contraceptives?

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Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too
by Marguerite de Leon June 03, 2017

For one, you can’t make a baby without semen!

President Duterte's sexual harassment & misogyny

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‘Boracay girls wait for you’: Duterte’s sexist remarks in SONA 2019
Pia Ranada July 22, 2019
After signing the Bawal Bastos law, President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his ‘smelly’ girlfriend and sunbathing girls waiting for foreigners in Boracay.
Fresh from Malacañang's announcement of his signing the Bawal Bastos or Safe Spaces Act, President Rodrigo Duterte let forth sexist remarks in no less than his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA).
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EXPLAINER: Never bastos? Duterte's top sexist moments
Rappler July 18, 2019

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo claims President Rodrigo Duterte was "never bastos" yet the Chief Executive's sexist slurs and rape jokes are well-documented. Here they are.
Rappler compiles President Rodrigo Duterte's top sexist moments in this video explainer!

Duterte 'confesses' he molested their maid as a teen
December 30, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte bares details of the supposed incident before a large crowd in Kidapawan City, as he attacked the Catholic Church for its 'abuses'

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Duterte's maid-molesting story 'concocted'
by Pia Ranada January 03, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte claims he made up his story about touching a maid in order to 'dramatize' the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church

De Lima on Duterte ‘confession’ of molesting maid: ‘It’s time to get angry’
January 01, 2019
Senator Leila de Lima calls on Filipinos to 'stand strong and united to destroy this evil'

Duterte urged to resign after 'disgusting' confession
by Mara Cepeda December 30, 2018
UPDATED ACT Teachers Representative France Castro calls as 'really disgusting' [and] uncalled for' President Rodrigo Duterte's confession of molesting their maid when he was a teenager

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The President is a misogynist. Now what?
by Paige Occeñola June 06, 2018

The President is never going to change. Sexism, for him, is a default. It's time for us to recognize, if we haven't already, that this country has put machismo in power. But we can change this.
Another speech, another egregious display of machismo from the sexist septuagenarian we call our President.

#BabaeAko campaign: Filipino women fight back against Duterte's misogyny
May 21, 2018

Using the hashtag #BabaeAko, Filipino women are taking to social media to fight the President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist and misogynistic behavior.

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#BabaeAko among Time’s 25 'Most Influential People on the Internet'
June 29, 2018
The Filipino movement that began as a social media campaign gets global recognition

Filipino women take #BabaeAko movement from social media to the streets
by Kenneth Leonardo June 13, 2018 - with Video
'Women are a force to contend with and Duterte should be careful lest he bear the brunt of their force unleashed,' says Joms Salvador of Gabriela.

Women can’t stand threats? Netizens tell Duterte to ‘go back to the last century’
by Kaye Cabal May 25, 2018 - with Video
Social media users point out that it's already 2018 and the President's 'sexist stereotyping' and misogynistic remarks are not acceptable

Bong Go: #BabaeAko campaign 'clearly political'
by Pia Ranada May 23, 2018
'To say that President Duterte is not pro-women and looks down on women is truly unfair,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

Of marriage, morality and misogyny
by Nina Somera November 28, 2016

Why a double standard exists in Philippine politics and society.

'Enough,' women tell Duterte
June 09, 2018

'What matters is that here and now, we take a stand against presidential misogyny, act consistently against a government that condones abuse, and unite on the truth that we will not, cannot stand for violence – not just against women, but against all Filipinos,' says Enough, a movement launched on Facebook.

Gabriela on Duterte kissing OFW: 'Disgusting theatrics of a misogynist'
by Mara Cepeda June 04, 2018

The party advocating for women's rights also finds it 'unfortunate' that the OFW had to explain there was 'no malice' in the President's kiss.

'Feed United Nations human rights team to the crocodiles' – Duterte
by Pia Ranada Updated July 26, 2018 - with Video
Majority of Filipinos find Duterte 'bastos' for insulting UN rights chief
According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 52% of Filipinos also found as 'vulgar' President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial kiss on the lips with a married Filipina in South Korea

After Seoul kiss, Duterte expects to be scolded by daughters
by Pia Ranada June 06, 2018
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte makes no mention of the possible reaction of his longtime partner, Honeylet Avanceña, to the incident

When kissing becomes an issue of public interest
by Joy Aceron June 05, 2018
Because the kissing happened in a public space during an official function, this makes the kissing a public concern, a public interest issue.

Cheers, disgust as Duterte kisses OFW in South Korea
June 03, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte gives an overseas Filipino worker a kiss on the lips as he meets with the Filipino community in South Korea, drawing mixed reactions. Look the Video: Duterte kisses OFW based in South Korea in HD

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Fallen Angels. True cost of sex tourism:

Philippine’s fatherless kids of Angeles City Streetwalkers

Angeles City in the Philippines is a well-known sex tourism destination. There used to be an American air base here, but now it’s popular among mainly retired men who travel in search of sex for sale. Hundreds of local young women work in the bars and night clubs offering additional services for the money they desperately need to make ends meet and feed their families.
The real victims though are the sex workers’ children, conceived by foreign travellers.

These children immediately stand out in the crowd, being of mixed-race here almost certainly means a child is the product of a liaison between a sex tourist and a call girl. They may stand out but they’re not unusual, within their communities there are many children of the sex trade.

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Abandoned Filipino Children by Tourist Father
Hundreds of Abandoned Filipino Children Fathered by Tourists Fill the Streets of This Slum

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Stop the silence
May 05, 2018

'These are stories of children we cannot be silent about,' Bahay Tuluyan says in its compelling video depicting the devastating impact of child abuse
Not everyone has a happy childhood story to tell.
A 2016 study of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed that one in 5 children are sexually harassed in the Philippines. Worse, most of these children experience violence in a place where they should feel most secure – their own homes.

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Incest Understanding Incest in the Philippines

Number of incest cases in Philippines increasing

by Helen Flores, The Philippine Star

Monsters under my bed: Sexual abuse and minor girls
by/Fritzie Rodriguez Feb 20, 2015

Some parents protect children from monsters, others prey on their own
Her father raped her from age 11 to 15.

Liar, her rapist accused her. Drop the case, her mother ordered.
The family of 7 lived in a small Laguna town. The house was empty, except for the two.
The first rape happened that day, on the family’s papag (bamboo bed). All succeeding rapes also happened at home.
Never tell your mother, he warned.
At 17, she eloped and married. Who came before me, her husband probed. My father, she answered.

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Every year, hundreds of girls and young women in Cebu City in the Philippines, fall victims to incest or forced prostitution. The Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer manage a shelter home for abused girls and former prostitutes, called the Antonia de Oviedo Center, where they can work towards a better future. Besides that, the sisters give information to prevent sexual abuse and forced prostitution. The leading part is played by sister Nida. Every day she hits the road. (by Valmaakt/ Valerie Kierkels 2011)

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Incest
Clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes talks about a topic a lot of people consider taboo - incest. Mar 15 & 22, JUN 21 2014

Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child porn
by Rambo Talabong February 27, 2019

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.
With their leading law enforcement agencies, the Philippines, United Kingdom, and Australia launched the first international center to battle online exploitation of Filipino children.

How Andrea and her sisters escaped from prostitution
by/ Crislyn Felisilda June 02, 2016

A child prostitute shares her story of survival and escape
I thought it was just only me, but I found out that 3 of my younger sisters were also doing the same, lamented 14-year-old Andrea, one of the prostituted girls from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.

Localizing response to prevent online sexual exploitation of children
by Loreben Tuquero June 27, 2018

AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers.
Forms of OSEC that are prevlent in the country include live streaming videos of children performing sexual acts, coercion of pimps in internet cafes or parents at home, and trafficking and trapping children in ‘cyber dens.’

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Stalking cyber paedophiles

101 East examines how children in the Philippines are exploited when child sex predators lurk online. Aug 15, 2014

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Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin
by/Agence France-Presse Feb 24, 2015

The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website. Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin.
The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website.
The research shows that the live streaming of abuse for payment is no longer an emerging trend but an established reality.
Criminal gangs recruit disadvantaged children or their own children for the abuse.

'Mercy' sex in Iloilo

'They are transitional men. They engage in sex transactionally, on a case-to-case basis, or maybe when the need arises'
The boys also share a secret: a way to earn money. “It” is offering sexual favors in exchange for money or gifts.

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Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity. Some run away from abusive oppressive homes, others come here for the fun of it. Jul 08, 2015both articles by/Ana P. Santos

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Rape culture Philippines’ version of honor killing
by Ana P. Santos July 21, 2016

'When we ask a rape victim what she was wearing, how much she had to drink and imply that she brought being raped upon herself, that is rape culture'.
Rape culture is our version of “forgiveness” for an honor killing.

Cases of child rape in Cagayan de Oro rising
By Pamela Jay F. Orias March 08, 2016
President Duterte molested his maid. He’s not the only Filipino man to do so
by Ana P. Santos January 12, 2019

We rage with righteous indignation when migrant workers are abused by their employer abroad, but keep silent when it happens here at home

Not just a joke: The social cost of Duterte's rape remarks
by Pia Ranada September 08, 2018

What are the real consequences when a president makes light of rape? A gender studies expert explains.

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CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke
by Jodesz Gavilan May 28, 2017
'Women, especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground, are not objects of ridicule either,' says the Commission on Human Rights.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) condemned President Rodrigo Duterte's latest remarks about rape, made in front of troops, and reminded government forces that they must uphold human rights as they carry out operations against terrorists in Mindanao.

Duterte cracks rape jokes as he pardons PMA cadets
Aika Rey May 26, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte jokes that underclassmen of the Philippine Military Academy committed rape.
This is not the first time the President has joked about the serious crime.

'He's the President': Albayalde defends Duterte PMA rape joke
May 27, 2019
'He's the President, hindi naman natin pwedeng sabihin sa kanya kung ano ang dapat niyang sabihin at hindi,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, a member of the PMA class of 1986

Rape jokes? These women aren't laughing
by Sofia Virtudes March 10, 2019
On International Women's Day, Filipinas band together to call for empowerment

Duterte unapologetic over latest rape remark
by Pia Ranada September 03, 2018
'Hindi ko naman sinabing rinape lahat 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, downplaying his remark on Davao City rape incidents
President Rodrigo Duterte sees nothing wrong with his attributing rape to the beauty of women, saying he is protected by the right to free expression.

CHR says Duterte's '42 virgins' joke is 'utterly degrading' for Filipino women
by Jodesz Gavilan January 31, 2018 - with Video
'The fact that it is done in a foreign context makes it even more appalling because it objectifies Filipino women in the larger international arena,' the Commission on Human Rights says.

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes!
by Jodesz Gavilan July 19, 2017
The Commission on Human Rights says statements inciting violence against women are a cause for concern given that they come from the most powerful person in the Philippines.

Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton, reminds her of dad's Lewinsky
by Bea Cupin May 31, 2017 - with Video
'When President Clinton was fucking Lewinsky… what was your statement or reaction?' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, fuming after Chelsea Clinton criticized his rape joke.

Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo
by Patty Pasion May 29, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo, who visited wounded soldiers, says it is 'unjust' to imply that troops can commit crimes.

Palace defends Duterte's rape joke as 'heightened bravado'
May 27, 2017
In a statement that does not mention the 'sickening' joke, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine leader just exaggerates in his speech to drive home a point

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Philippines' Duterte makes rape joke for martial law troops
May 27, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Friday that soldiers could rape up to three women, as he reassured them of his full support under his newly imposed regional martial law.

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Bangsamoro member resigns over Duterte rape joke

That thingy called rape culture
by Bea Cupin June 23, 2016

It's a battle of all humans against a culture that encourages some to be inhumane

Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH
by Clara Rita Padilla August 04, 2017

It is a society, a culture, an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers. We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts.

Rape within the family:
The Philippines' silent incest problem
by Natashya Gutierrez June 6, 2017
Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families – leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes

Look the video in HD in the album Incest in the Philippines

Look also HERE:
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8353
Anti-Rape Law of 1997
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 8505
Rape Victim Assistance and Protection Act of 1998

Videos

PGC Rape Culture in the Philippines
May 27, 2017

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Rape Culture in the Philippines
Jul 29, 2016

Rape cases are increasing everyday. Rape cases are difficult to stop because many victims chose to be silent lest they be humiliated.

But the worst is the fact that the suspects are their immediate relatives or family friends.

‘Stealthing’ could be considered assault say experts about secret removal of condom during sex
Stealthing is the act of removing one’s condom in the middle of a sexual activity without the knowledge of his partner. The term actually came from the root word “stealth” which means being sneaky or doing something without making others aware of it.
Police in Angono slammed for anti-rape advice
by Agence France-Presse July 18, 2018

'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement

To prevent rape, understand consent
by Ana P. Santos July 25, 2018
The Angono Police's tips to prevent rape 'was well-intentioned' but admittedly not well-thought out or researched, says Philippine National Police spokesperson Benigno Durana Jr.

Sexuality, Sex Education, Family planning, Laws - Etc.

Open relationships, Mistresses, Hook-Up culture - Etc.

Filipino Youth culture - Etc.

Special Infomercials about AIDS and HIV in the Philippines

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Duterte signs law giving mothers 3 months of paid leaves
by Pia Ranada February 21, 2019

Solo mothers get an additional 15 days of paid leaves, according to the Expanded Maternity Leave Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 20

DOLE launches Expanded Maternity Leave Act IRR
Sofia Tomacruz May 02, 2019
Working mothers are guaranteed 105 days of paid maternity leave, regardless of the mode of delivery, civil status, legitimacy of the child, and employment status

Pro-Life Philippines Foundation
Alliance for the Family Foundation Philippines, Inc.
FILIPINO WOMEN AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE FILIPINO WOMEN AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE: SPEAKING OUT AND PROVIDING SERVICES

by/Dee Dicen Hunt and Cora Sta. Ana-Gatbonton

Sexuality in the Philippines Sexuality in the Philippines by/Jose Florante J. Leyson, M.D.

Demographics and a Historical Perspective
Basic Sexological Premises
Religious and Ethnic Factors Affecting Sexuality
Sexual Knowledge and Education
Autoerotic Behaviors and Patterns
Interpersonal Heterosexual Behaviors
Homoerotic, Homosexual, and Ambisexual Behaviors
Gender Conflicted Persons
Significant Unconventional Sexual Behaviors
Contraception, Abortion, and Population Planning
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
HIV/AIDS
Sexual Dysfunctions, Counseling, and Therapies
Research and Advanced Education

Videos

Girls Not Brides

a global partnership of organisations working to end child marriage all over the world. Together, we aim to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential.

LET GIRLS BE GIRLS AND NOT BRIDES!

PHILIPPINES: "THE NUMBER OF TEEN BRIDES IS ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN THE TEEN GROOMS," THE NSO SAID CITING 2009 DATA. Women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women face (particularly with regards to female sexuality). Reduce unwanted pregnancies.

Look the full description of the video HERE
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A mother’s wish to end child marriage
Published on Mar 14, 2017
Save the Children visits Min, a 9-year-old indigenous girl. Her mother doesn’t want Min to experience forced early marriage like she did. Instead, she wants Min to finish school.

Remark these are albums in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

Look also HERE and

Legal age of marriage

Legislation on sexual offences against children Etc.

The Ultimate Guide to Girls in the Philippines
August 18, 2014 By Matt Forney

Advices for foreigners: If you want to date Filipinas, you better be prepared to play a whole new set of games.

The problem with virginity
by Ana P. Santos April 24, 2013

Let virginity be a personal decision rather a measure of someone’s character, or lack of it.

Pleasure points
by Ana P. Santos June 17, 2016

The Pleasure Project is on a relentless pursuit of pleasure in the name in accessible and appealing sex education

Sexuality in Philippine society:

imprisoned in an obsolete tradition-religion complex

April 25, 2011 by benign0

Excerpt from Get Real Philippines Book 1. Look -  download it HERE

the Videos

Remark these are albums in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy about:

Sexuality
What are the politics of sexuality?

Saying No in Sexual Situations

Virginity
Watch her talk about virginity with questions from you! Sep 1, 2012

Oral sex
A topic most of us would be inclined to shy away from. But if you're fearlessly curious then don't be afraid to tune in today as she talks about oral sex. Nov 3, 2012

Child's sexual identity
especially if one parent is not around - for example, because they are working abroad or separated.

Videos

Remark these are albums  in the album Talks about that, there´s never easy to do in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

Look also the articles HERE and HERE

Hook-up culture

Dr. Margie Holmes discusses the thrills and perils of the hook-up culture. Aug 30, 2014
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Threesomes

Two's a company, three's a crowd. Dr. Margie Holmes answers questions about threesomes. Are most people open to it, or is it merely a fantasy?
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Sex with your ex

Guilty of still going under the sheets with your ex? Jan 11, 2013
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Betrayal
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Open relationships

How open is open? Clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes talks about open relationships. Apr 5, 2014
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AfterSex Selfies
What does Dr. Margie Holmes have to say about #AfterSex selfies?
The #aftersex selfie is the latest Instagram trend among couples. But does it go too far? May 3, 2014
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Sex Videos

Dr. Margie Holmes asks, "What are your thoughts on sex videos?" Aug 17, 2013

Modern-day cheating: What is a 'social media affair?'
Steph Arnaldo June 08, 2019

Late-night texts, dating apps, Skype chats – are these innocent or harmful? A relationship expert helps us find out.

Revenge Porn in the Philippines – The Dark Side of Filipino Social Media

Video

'Etiquette for Mistresses'

Librong 'Etiquette for Mistresses', tinatalakay ang papel ng mga kabit sa ating lipunan

Remark this is an album in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

In defense of the mistress
by/Shakira Sison Feb 26, 2015

Demonizing mistresses gives philandering men a free pass, when in reality no mistress becomes one without a man violating his marriage vows

The wife, the husband, and the other woman
by/Reinna Bermudez Apr 16, 2015

Where do societies lay the blame when it comes to extramarital affairs?

Video

Sex and Religion in Manila

Take A Look. This video shows how hard the life of these peoples are in the Philippines! Uploaded on Nov 27, 2011

Remark this is an album in the album Poverty - Slum - etc.

'Mercy' sex in Iloilo

'They are transitional men. They engage in sex transactionally, on a case-to-case basis, or maybe when the need arises'
The boys also share a secret: a way to earn money. “It” is offering sexual favors in exchange for money or gifts.

Prostitution or negotiable affection? Aug 26, 2015

Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity. Some run away from abusive oppressive homes, others come here for the fun of it. Jul 08, 2015

both articles by/Ana P. Santos

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SEXUALITY in PHILIPPINES

Sexuality and sensuality or Filipino sexuality

Core ideas and main influences
Historical perspective
Sex education in the Philippines
Filipino youth and sexuality
Pornography

Sexual Practices and Beliefs, Reproductive Health of Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines: The Higaonons of Bukidnon and the Ata-Manobos of Davao

Duterte signs EO ensuring support for family planning
by Jee Y. Geronimo January 11, 2017

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says those who want to practice family planning will be provided the services to do so.

Look EO 12-20170109

Want free condoms? SafeSpacesPH app tells you where you can get it
by Abigal Abigan December 30, 2017

SafeSpacesPH is a mobile application where establishments that dispense condoms with water-based lubricants can be located

DOH eyes handing out condoms in schools by 2017
December 01, 2016

IN A bid to address the growing number of young Filipinos getting the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the Department of Health (DOH) is now mulling at making condoms available even in school clinics.

Schools as access points for condoms
by Ana P. Santos January 21, 2017
Education and health agencies tackle strategies that will address the glaring information gap in sexual literacy among the Filipino youth.

When you run out of condoms or pills
by Ana P. Santos January 19, 2017

President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO'

Give the gift of choice
by Ana P. Santos January 06, 2017
Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not.
It was around Christmas time in 2012, then President Benigno Aquino III quietly signed the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) Act into law. It was the fulfillment of Aquino’s promise to give every Filipino the RH information and services they need to plan for their families.
The passage of the RH law was the gift of the right to choose. Its triumph was the result of decades of tireless lobbying by women’s groups and grassroots leaders. But as far as victory celebrations went, it was a short-lived one.
God, sex, babies: Is learning safe sex unsafe?
by/Fritzie Rodriguez May 02, 2015

Some Filipinos learn about safe sex only after having several unsafe encounters.

She laid in bed, with someone tinkering below. Today she was supposed to enroll for her junior year at high school, but she was having an abortion.

It was the new millennium, Mary was 15, and the procedure cost P15,000.
Everything was in secret since the Philippines outlaws abortion.

Keywords Related to Sexuality Filipino Keywords Related to Sexuality
by/Michael L. Tan
Parents, how do you talk about sex with your kids?
Mar 21, 2015

Did you know that 1 in every 10 Filipino women aged 15 to 19 is already a mother or pregnant with her first child?

Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, FPOP

a reproductive health service provider and an advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights, SRHR for all Filipinos.

Look also HERE and the Video

Ang Family Planning Organization of the Philippines o FPOP ay isang non-stock, non-profit organization na nagmula sa pinagsanib na pwersa ng dating magkahiwalay na organisasyon- Ang Planned Parenthood Movement of the Philippines at ang Family Planning Association of the Philippines. Binubuo ito ng mga Reproductive Health Experts at Advocates na ang pangunahing layunin ay armahan ang mga mamamayan ng karunungan upang maging makabuluhan. Sa kasalukuyan, may 30 provincial chapters and community health care centers ang FPOP na tumutulong sa ating mga kababayan. Jun 17, 2013

Learning sex education in school
by/Ana P. Santos August 04, 2015

Today's generation needs more than the usual discussion about the birds and bees
Different generation, different needs!

Teachers get sex education workshop
by Frank Cimatu October 09, 2018
A health nongovernmental organization is giving workshops to teachers handling sexuality education to prepare them for their students' street-smart queries and for counseling

Videos

  

Pope Francis and contraception: A Filipino bishop's view

Q and A: 'Will I go to hell if I use contraceptives?' Rappler sits down with the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines or CBCP to discuss Pope Francis' stance on birth control. Feb 7, 2015.

Q and A: 'Will I go to hell if I use contraceptives?'
by/Paterno Esmaquel II - Feb 07, 2015

The head of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines explains the Pope's statements on family planning while he was in the Philippines
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Sexual Education in the Philippines
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Misconception About Sex Education

IMPORTANT: Read first the full description of the video on HERE
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Sex Education: The Education to Solve Our Country's Problems

Remark these are albums in the album Health - Medical and Sexual education

PHILIPPINES ‘DICTATOR’ RODRIGO DUTERTE ATTACKS CATHOLIC CHURCH OVER CONTRACEPTION
June 28, 2016 Romeo Hontiveros - with Video

Rodrigo Duterte: “I’ve been colliding with the Church because it’s no longer realistic”

Look more about about how President Duterte attack the Catholic Church

Family Planning

Family Planning and the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines: Cohesion and Conflict
by Jennifer Bowman, M.P.H.

This Family Planning
by Demeterio-Melgar Junice

Effectiveness of Family Planning Clinics
by DONALD W. MacCORQUODALE, MD, MSPH

Family planning and Birth Control Policy

Look as pdf HERE

Probe into RH law implementation starts April 1
by/Ana P. Santos March 31, 2016

'It is not enough that we have passed the RH Law, Reproductive Health Law; we must ensure that its provisions are carried out and that its promise of non-judgmental and safe access to RH commodities and information is fulfilled'

 

 

Barriers to Contraceptive Use

Look as pdf HERE or as Video in the album:

Videos - Family Planning
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Barriers to Contraceptive Use
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Birth control and the Roman Catholic church

In the next 30 years the population of the Philippines is set to double to 170 million. Contraceptives are frowned on and abortion is illegal but as Sharmeen Obaid-Chinay reveals, every year more than half a million Filipina women are so desperate they undergo harrowing illegal abortions, despite the fact that at least 80,000 end up seriously ill in hospital.
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CATHOLIC CHURCH VS. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS FOR FILIPINO WOMEN

CHURCH AND STATE IN MANILA

By PHILIP BOWRING

Look the full description of the video HERE
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DOCUMENTARY: NO FAMILY PLANNING IN PHILIPPINES.

FILIPINO WOMEN USING HERBAL
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Ultra poor filipinos NOT under family planning

Due to low levels of contraceptive use, around half of all pregnancies in the Philippines are unplanned

Look the full description of the video HERE

Remark these are albums in the album Family Planning" in the album "Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Pregnancy, Abortion, Birth and Motherhood

IMPORTANT look also Zika virus and The Pope's statements on family - etc.

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Republic Act No. 8187

also known as the Paternity Leave Act of 1996, grants paternity leave of seven days with full pay to all married male employees in the private and public sectors to enable the married male employee to effectively lend support and assistance to his wife in her period of recovery and in the nursing of their newly born child.

Look IRR RA 8187

Traditional Health Beliefs: Filipino: Pregnancy & Childbirth

Upon interviewing Filipino women, we have come to see that many of these women still uphold some traditions from previous generations, but have since transitioned into a more modern approach regarding their maternity experience.

FILIPINO CULTURE

PRENATAL
LABOR AND DELIVERY
POST PARTUM

Perceptions and Beliefs of Urban Poor Women on Reproductive Health: A Case Study

by Realidad S. Rolda

The "Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act" (Health and Nutrition of Mothers and Their Children Act) RA 11148

New law boosts gov't services for pregnant women, infants
by Pia Ranada December 11, 2018
National government agencies and local government units will now have to ensure the provision of specific services to address nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life

DOH approves rules to implement law on pregnant women, infants
May 03, 2019
Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III says that although the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 11148 serve as an important guide, it is in the execution that makes all the difference

Teen pregnancy: Losses and missed opportunities
by Ana P. Santos September 30, 2017

'When taken all together, the potential lifetime earnings lost due to early childbearing is P33 billion which is equal to 1.1% of our gross domestic product in 2012'

Teen pregnancies in the Philippines

Number of teenage moms decreasing in Cordillera
by Frank Cimatu February 27, 2019
Non-governmental organizations are instrumental. The Forum for Family Planning and Development, for example, has joined forces with Benguet and Ifugao provinces for the campaign.

Videos

in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy - Etc.

Paano ba nabubuntis? How does a girl get pregnant?
Apr 29, 2015

Many teenage girls who become pregnant ask themselves: "Paano ba nangyari ito?"

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Teen Pregnancy - Short Pinoy Film
Jul 18, 2015
a good movie about teen pregnancy and goes viral on facebook

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Teenage Pregnancy Ph
Jorielle Reyes Oct 16, 2016

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Pregnant at 17?! My pregnancy story (Tagalog)
by Jocelyn Casticon Nov 9, 2017

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The Philippines' Baby Factory - Ang Pabrika ng Sanggol ng Pilipinas
by Al Jazeera English Jan 18, 2018
They call it the "baby factory".
At the Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in the Philippines' capital, Manila, an infant is born every 12 minutes. Many of the new mothers are teenagers, some just 13.

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'Manaram,' dokumentaryo ni Kara David
GMA Public Affairs Jul 8, 2019
Giving birth is one of the most significant yet most dangerous things a woman does in her life. Yet, in the town of San Jose de Buan in Western Samar, pregnant women entrust their lives and the children they bear to old women who do not have any formal medical background. These old women are called “manaram” who rely on knowledge passed down to them from generations of “manarams” before them.

Look the FULL description in English and Filipino languages

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Maternal Care for Indigenous Women

ADB assists indigenous Mangyan women access maternal care in the central Philippine province of Mindoro.

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Traditional Birth Attendants in ARMM

This is a segment in the UNFPA 6th Country Programme Video Report which shows the new role of our Traditional kumadrona or hilot. Jan 2, 2013

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'Selda Inosente,' a documentary by Kara David
Mar 14, 2018
These women might be behind bars but behind their personas as criminals, they are mothers as well. In this documentary by Kara David, she visited a provincial jail in Laguna where women prisoners raise their newborn children behind bars, while waiting for their cases to be exonerated. Look also above

Kids having kids:

When choice is not an option
by/Fritzie Rodriguez Feb 10, 2015

Sex is a word thrown around lightly these days; but you'll be surprised how little understood it is, particularly among Filipino youth under 18

Look the article as pdf HERE

the Videos Kids Having Kids

From 2000 to 2010, the incidences of teen pregnancy in the Philippines have increased by 70 percent. According to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study 4 (YAFS4) of 2013, out of the 10.2 million Filipino youth aged 15 to 19, 11 percent or 1.14 million are already mothers.

Look all 7 parts of "Kids Having Kids" Jun 1, 2014 in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Ending child marriages, teenage pregnancies, poverty
by Jodesz Gavilan Posted on 10/11/2014

Although child marriages in the country may not be rampant, Plan Philippines said that poverty and teenage pregnancy have hindered the positive growth of Filipino adolescent girls.
Philippine Statistical Data in 2014 showed that 24 babies are born to teenage mothers every hour.

Look the article as pdf HERE

Children bearing children - Teen pregnancies

Teenagers raising kids
Teenage parents Jocelle and Rufino speak up on the challenges of having kids.
But what does it really mean to be a teenage mom or dad? When does adolescence end, and when do adulthood and parenting begin?

This photo essay is output after an afternoon of fieldwork and a day of post-production. MP-KNN discusses teenage pregnancy in “Kids Having Kids” the first episode of the e-Kapihan Web Series. Look above video with all 7 parts of "Kids Having Kids" Jun 1, 2014

When a child raises a child
by Fritzie Rodriguez July 16, 2016
An 18-year-old mother tries her best to keep her 1-year-old malnourished baby alive.

She moved in with her “husband” at 13. The “husband” was 25.

Barely a child herself, Bernadette started living with him in a makeshift home in a community of informal settlers in Navotas City.

Video

Aren't they too young?
Aug 01, 2017

What happens to a girl's dreams when she is forced into early marriage?

Make no mom feel alone
by Keb Cuevas March 12, 2018

Nadine Gadia Casiño, founder of Modern Nanays of Mindanao, advocates for natural child care and supporting other mothers.
Motherhood, as they say, is the most terrible and most wonderful experience. For first-time moms, it can be full of anxiety and pressure – thinking about whether you'll be able to raise your child properly.

A new mom's thoughts on postpartum depression

This is what postnatal depression really feels like
Rachel Leonard, Anne Grant, and Mark Linden March 30, 2019
There is an expectation that having a baby will result in the rosy glow of motherhood. But postnatal depression can leave many women with a persistent feeling of deep sadness, and a loss of interest in life.

HIV and teen pregnancy: A national youth crisis
by/Ana P. Santos Dec 02, 2014

The absence of teen voices in public health issues affecting the youth has triggered alarming rates of teen pregnancy and HIV infection

What you need to know about women and HIV
by/Fritzie Rodriguez May 22, 2015
Did you know that HIV-positive mothers can transmit the virus to their children during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or breastfeeding?

Drug groups tap persons with HIV as couriers

Community Group Helps Urban Poor Avoid or Cope with Teen Pregnancy

Look Video about the "Bat People"

Remark this is an album in the album Poverty - Slum - etc.

More teens becoming moms

June 28, 2012 by/Jake Balacwid

Cultural dimensions Cultural dimensions of pregnancy, birth and post-natal care - Filipino profile
A Tale Of Two Births

Two Generations Of Filipina Women

New Light on Marriage and Sexuality in the Philippines

Newborn Health in the Philippines

A Situation Analysis

The Risk of Childbearing The Risk of Childbearing

Philippine Pregnancy Complications and Maternal

by/John A. Ballweg and Imelda G. Pagtolun-an

Video

Giving Birth Kills: Maternal Mortality

Entitled "In the Philippines, Giving Birth Kills: Maternal Mortality in the Philippines"

Remark this is an album in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Video

Essential Newborn Care DOH

Unang Yakap

DOH Infomercials by Zero Mella

Proper Birth Spacing
Give Birth in Proper Medical Facilities
Breastfeeding Message from Gladys Reyes
Responsible Fatherhood
Responsible Motherhood

What they don't tell you about breastfeeding
by/Holaina Tan October 26, 2015

It’s not as easy as it looks, so here are some things that mothers need to know

What is the role of fathers in breastfeeding?
by Jaime de Guzman June 18, 2016

'Every day of my wife's pregnancy seems to be a class semester

Philippines fails to reduce maternal mortality over 10 years - DOH

Philippine News Agency, June 18, 2012

Superstition undermines maternal health
Who Provides Good Quality Prenatal Care in the Philippines?
Abortion cocktails and condom wars in the Philippines
Patrick Winn September 27, 2012

In the shadow of Manila’s most exalted church, a bazaar offers wares considered most unholy: abortion cocktails going for $3.60 a pop.

Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum
All by Natashya Gutierrez August 13 - 16 - 20, 2018 - Part 1 of 3

In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online

Part 2: How backstreet abortionists terminate 7-month pregnancies
The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves

Part 3: Secret service: Underground doctors induce safe abortions
Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients

What happened after I wrote above articles on abortion
November 22, 2018
In the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, an investigative piece on abortion triggers a slew of surprising emails

Pope Francis condemns abortion as use of 'paid killer'
Agence France-Presse May 25, 2019

'Is it lawful to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem? It is lawful to hire a paid killer to resolve a problem,' says the Pope
Pope Francis reiterated Saturday, May 25, that abortion is unacceptable, saying its use amounted to the hiring of a "paid killer."

Humanizing abortion laws
by Ana P. Santos August 31, 2018

It’s time we have a more open discussion of abortion and the need to relax our laws to allow women access to safe medical abortions

Pope Francis extends Catholic priests' right to forgive abortion
By Tim Hume, Cristiana Moisescu and Lindsay Isaac November 21, 2016

Pope Francis has extended the powers of Catholic priests to forgive abortions, making the announcement in an apostolic letter "MISERICORDIA ET MISERA" released Monday.

E.g. extract:
It continues a special dispensation granted last year for the duration of the Year of Mercy, which finished Sunday.
"I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life. In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father," the letter states.
"May every priest, therefore, be a guide, support and comfort to penitents on this journey of special reconciliation," the letter continues.
"I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion."
Leaders of you look happy

Look also HERE and the Video:

2016.11.21 Pope: Abortion is forgivable

Videos

Abortion in the Philippines

Remark these are albums in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Documentary on Abortion in the Philippines
A video documentary on abortion in the Philippines. Produced by PROBE TEAM for ReachOut Foundation International. Executive Producer: Jose Mariano Fleras. Jul 2, 2014
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Abortion agony in the Philippines & Philippines Tears of Illegal Abortions and Over-population of Manila Undercover News P1

look the full description of this video HERE
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Documentary: Agaw-Buhay - Fighting for Life

Read the full description of the videos HERE

What Choice?: Abortion in the Philippines
by/Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta

Stories leak out, as they always do.
Abortion vs. miscarriage
Contraceptives vs. abortifacients
The law vs. numbers
Pro-choice vs. no-choice
Life vs. death
Morality vs. reality
Natural vs. compatible
Ignorance vs. information

Isn't it time to legalize abortion in the PH?
by/Fritzie Rodriguez May 09, 2015

It's unfortunate that the abortions that happen in the Philippines are unsafe, a far cry from the rest of the world.

The reality of abortion in the Philippines
by/Clara Rita Padilla September 13, 2015
'Permitting restrictions on women’s right to decide their own bodies perpetuate discrimination against women and inequality of women in law'

Maternity services, Fertility Centers, etc.

Look also Hospitals, Doctors

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Charity Birth Centers in The Philippines

Mercy in Action

is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. We have been establishing and funding free birth centers for poor families since 1992

All about birth centers

Approved by the BabyCenter Philippines Medical Advisory Board

Alternatives to hospitals Birth centers: Alternatives to hospitals
Videos

Mercy Maternity Center

Our clinic is a charity-based birthing clinic located in Davao.

The clinic was established in 1996 to provide compassion-based maternal healthcare to women living in severe poverty conditions.

Newlife School of Midwifery and Mercy Maternity Center promotional videos

Remark this is an album in the album Health, Medical and Sexual education in the album Special Education, schools & programs - etc. in the album "Educational Institutions - Etc."

'Mother and baby-friendly' Quezon City opens human milk bank
by Jodesz Gavilan Posted on 04/10/2015

Are you in need of human breastmilk or have excess to donate?

Now you have more places to go to as Quezon City started the operation of its first human milk bank QCHMB this month

Look also the Video and

Quezon City breast milk bank saves 165 infants
by Danielle Nakpil September 03, 2017
The city government of Quezon City helps 165 premature and undernourished infants through its Quezon City Human Milk Bank (QCHMB)

Circumcision

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FEMALE CIRCUMCISION FEMALE CIRCUMCISION AMONG YAKAN IN BASILAN, PHILIPPINES
Ritual vs Medical Circumcision in the Philippines

LGBTQIA - lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual

Look also about Slang, Swardspeak, Jejemon, Jeproks - etc.

Remark: Most of the videos in this section are albums in the album Proud To Be LGBT in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

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LGBTIQ LGBTIQ Terminology and Definitions

What does ‘intersex’ mean?
Intersex people are born with sex characteristics (including genitals, gonads and chromosome patterns) that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.

and HERE

Videos

Senate hearings on the SOGIE equality bill
August 20, September 04, 2019
The Senate committee on women, children, family relations, and gender equality holds its public hearings on the SOGIE equality bill.
The committee, shaired by Senator Risa Hontiveros, holds an organizational meeting before tackling the anti-discrimination bill.
Discussions on the SOGIE equality bill have been revived transgender woman Gretchen Diez experienced discrimination in a Quezon City mall.

Duterte won’t certify SOGIE equality bill as urgent after all
Pia Ranada September 11, 2019
Malacañang clarifies that President Duterte will certify as urgent an 'anti-discrimination bill' and not the SOGIE equality bill

Duterte says he'll certify SOGIE bill as urgent
Pia Ranada September 10, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte says he wants LGBTQ+ persons to be 'happy'

Advocates urge discussions on SOGIE 'from point of love and impartiality'
Jaia Yap September 10, 2019
Amid heated discussions on the SOGIE equality bill, a group of LGBTQ+ advocates and allies explore the power of empathy through proactive education

FALSE: SOGIE equality bill will 'undercut' freedoms, destroy family
September 06, 2019
The bill seeks anti-discrimination on the basis of SOGIE, not infringement on religious liberties or parental authority

Is it dangerous or about love? Church groups split over SOGIE bill
Aika Rey September 04, 2019
Koko Alviar of the Aglipayan Church says his faith teaches him to 'exist in a community of love.' Coalition of Concerned Families of the Philippines lawyer Lyndon Caña argues that gender identity is a mere 'feeling' and not a fact.

SOGIEnomics: Why fighting for LGBTQ+ rights makes economic sense
JC Punongbayan August 22, 2019
Most Philippine companies cannot be said to be LGBTQ+-friendly

Sotto says SOGIE bill has 'no chance' of passing Senate
Aika Rey August 21, 2019
Senate President Vicente Sotto III says that an anti-discrimination bill that includes other sectors of society might have a better chance of passing

Video

Challenges faced by SOGIE equality bill at the Senate
September 11, 2019

Rappler talks to Senator Risa Hontiveros, lead author of the SOGIE equality bill at the Senate, on how she plans to fight misinformation on the measure.
The SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) equality bill faces several challenges in and out of Congress.

Humanizing SOGIE
Ana P. Santos September 07, 2019

Is the Philippines an LGBT-friendly country?

There is little acceptance in places where it matters the most: in schools, in government, and among families.

Video

Transgender pastor sa Cagayan de Oro, tutol sa SOGIE bill
ABS-CBN News Sep 13, 2019

Tinutulan ng isang transgender pastor sa Cagayan de Oro ang isinusulong na SOGIE Equality Bill.

Transgender woman hacked to death in Pangasinan
Rambo Talabong September 17, 2019

Jessa Remiendo is known as one of the kindest trans women in Pangasinan. She was found killed after being hacked multiple times on Patar Beach in Bolinao.
The stripped and bloodied body of Jessa Remiendo was found on the white sand shore of Patar on September 17, according to Noreen Barber, overall president of the United Pangasinan Association LGBTQ+.

'A storm rages outside': The challenges of being transgender
Roni Navarro September 07, 2019

I trusted that the friends I have would be accepting of me, and sure enough, they were. I wish I could say the same for my family, though.

Why the word 'pansexual' makes me feel safe
Janelle Manzano August 31, 2019

Some people would ask me: 'Why not just identify as bisexual? That's pretty much the same thing, right?' It's not.

The ABCs of LGTBQ+ and SOGIE
August 20, 2019

We talk to Mela Habijan about terms, definitions, and why recognition matters and about the LGBTQ+ community, why SOGIESC (sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics) matters, and the issues the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines continues to face.

TIMELINE: SOGIE equality in the Philippines
Michelle Abad August 28, 2019
The fight for equality and anti-discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community is one that has known almost two decades of legal struggle

Gretchen Diez comes out
Rambo Talabong August 26, 2019

She's the new poster girl of the Philippine LGBTQ+ movement. Arrested and shamed for needing to use the toilet. This is her story.

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Karapatan ng mga LGBTQ+
ABS-CBN News Aug 24, 2019

"Failon Ngayon" tackles the discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines. It also takes a deep dive into the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Equality bill. Rep. Geraldine Roman and Sen. Risa Hontiveros discuss how the proposed measure would help the members of the LGBTQ+ community in the country.

All-gender restrooms, sagot kontra diskriminasyon?
Trans woman arrested after being blocked from using women's restroom in Cubao
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019

Police say Gretchen Custodio Diez was arrested for going live on Facebook while inside a female restroom
According to two separate desk officers of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD), Gretchen Custodio Diez – identified by police as Greg Martin Diaz, the name in her ID – was arrested for going live on Facebook while inside a female restroom.

Trans woman Gretchen Diez: I didn't think I'd be treated like a criminal
Rambo Talabong August 13, 2019
The janitress who prevented Diez from using a women's restroom drops her complaint against Diez, but the transgender woman vows to 'pursue legal action'
Her arrest has triggered public outcry and calls for change from politicians. Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, the first transgender member of the House of Representatives, visited Diez in the police precinct on Tuesday.

"Gretchen is a proud trans woman who expresses herself as a woman and she always goes to the female restroom every single day. So she got offended by this act," transgender actress Mela Franco Habijan said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Senator Risa Hontiveros, who sent one of her lawyers to assist Diez, slammed the incident on social media.

Joy Belmonte condemns Cubao mall's disregard of QC Gender Fair ordinance
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019 - with Video
This comes after the Farmer's Market mall in the Araneta Center blocked trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez from using the women's restroom

Gretchen Diez files discrimination complaint vs Araneta Center
Rambo Talabong August 16, 2019
Gretchen Diez asks the Quezon City Pride Council to conduct a formal investigation into the incident

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Gretchen Diez files complaint vs. management, security personnel of Quezon City mall
CNN Philippines Aug 16, 2019
The trans woman barred from using a female restroom in a mall in Quezon City filed a complaint against its management and security personnel.

QC mall bars transgender woman from using female restroom
CNN Philippines Aug 14, 2019
A mall in Quezon City is in hot water after personnel prevented a transgender woman from using the female restroom. A lawmaker is hopeful the incident will be an eye opener and lead to the passage of an anti-discrimination law.

Trans woman na pinagbawalan gumamit ng CR, pag-aaralan kung idedemanda ang pamunuan ng mall
GMA News Aug 14, 2019

Transwoman pinagbawalan gumamit ng CR ng babae sa isang mall
Manila Bulletin Online Aug 13, 2019
Isang transwoman ang pinagbawalan gumamit ng palikuran na pang babae sa isang mall sa Quezon City noong Martes

Trans woman pinagbawalan na gumamit ng pambabaeng banyo sa QC
ABS-CBN News Aug 13, 2019
Kinondena ng LGBT community ang diskriminasyon sa transgender woman na pinagbawalang gumamit ng banyo ng mga babae sa mall sa Quezon City.

On toilets and transgender rights
Hermie Monterde August 17, 2019

Why build toilets with different categories when our toilets at home are not even categorized according to gender identity?

Vice Ganda urges government to create LGBTQ+ bathrooms
August 18, 2019
'Kung hindi kami matatanggap, bigyan kami ng CR. Gusto lang po naming umihi at dumumi. Yun lang yun,' says the TV host

Duterte wants '3rd restrooms' for LGBTQ+
Pia Ranada August 20, 2019
But not all LGBTQ+ rights advocates, including Gretchen Diez, think 3rd restrooms are the solution to discrimination

The Video: Bato on women sharing bathroom with transgenders: 'Will they be safe?'
ABS-CBN News Aug 20, 2019
Women might experience sexual harassment if transgender women are allowed to share their comfort rooms, Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa said Tuesday, as lawmakers tackled a proposed law prohibiting gender-based discrimination.

Gretchen Diez meets Duterte, teases 'surprise' for LGBTQ+ community
Rambo Talabong August 19, 2019

'We are now finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel,' says transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez, who earlier urged the President to certify the SOGIE equality bill as urgent.
Six days after she was prevented from using the women's restroom and arrested for documenting the incident, transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez was booked for a meeting with no less than President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang on Monday evening, August 19.

LGBTQ+ commission proposed during Duterte meeting with Gretchen Diez
Rambo Talabong August 20, 2019
The government is also eyeing an 'LGBTQ+ convention', says Senator Bong Go

Video

Gretchen Diez on living her truth
August 15, 2019

For Gretchen Custodio Diez, the fight for equality is far from over.
She has become the newest uniting figure for the Philippine LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) after a harrowing experience.

The Video: Trans woman Gretchen Diez hits stereotypes
ABS-CBN News Aug 15, 2019
These are some of the stereotypes that gays and members of the trans community usually encounter as lamented by transgender woman, Gretchen Custodio Diez.

#SOGIEEqualityNow: Transgender restroom issue sparks call for passage of SOGIE bill
August 14, 2019

The arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez triggers public outcry and pressures lawmakers to pursue the anti-discrimination bill

What is QC's ordinance against LGBTQ+ discrimination all about?
August 14, 2019

Quezon City's 'most advanced' Gender-Fair Ordinance is friendly to the LGBTQ+ community. The city is said to be the first to pass anything like it.
Geraldine Roman, 1st District Representative of Bataan and the first transgender woman to be voted into the House of Representatives, called it the "most advanced" anti-LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) discrimination ordinance in the country.

Geraldine Roman vows House probe vs LGBTQ+ discrimination
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019

'The LGBT community might be a minority, but they are still Filipinos whose rights have to be protected, and we as members of Congress have to stand up for equality,' says Geraldine Roman.
Geraldine Roman, the first transgender woman elected to the House of Representatives, vowed on Tuesday, August 14 that there would be a probe into the discrimination of a mall employee against transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez

The Video: Geraldine Roman - The fight for equality continues
CNN Philippines Aug 16, 2019
The fight for equality continues. Lawmakers set to probe a mall incident involving a trans woman that went viral on social media prompting calls to pass an anti-discrimination law.

The Video: Malls should provide gender-neutral bathrooms, says lawmaker
ABS-CBN News Aug 15, 2019
A gender-neutral bathroom would help prevent members of the LGBTQ community from running into "unnecessary risks", a lawmaker said.

Roman to LGBTQ+: 'Demand from gov't what is due us as human beings'
Mara Cepeda August 14, 2019
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman and the Makabayan bloc formally file a resolution seeking a probe into the harassment of trans woman Gretchen Custodio Diez

Eddie Villanueva claims SOGIE bill 'threatens' freedoms of non-LGBTQ+
Mara Cepeda August 28, 2019
'What happens to a Christian like me... if we are to be threatened by punishment every time we share our Bible-based beliefs on matters of transgenders and homosexuals?' asks Brother Eddie Villanueva, founder of the Jesus Is Lord Church.

The Video: Eddie Villanueva on the SOGIE Bill
CIBAC Party-list Representative Eddie Villanueva delivers a privilege speech on the SOGIE Bill in a house plenary session on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Rainbow glitters after the storm: The UN Human Rights Council Resolution on SOGI
Ryan Silverio July 25, 2019

As to how long the light will stay will all depend on the sterling commitment of people to fight for the beautiful cause of the rights of LGBTIQ persons

EXPLAINER: What you need to know about SOGIE Part 1
July 25, 2019 - with Video
Gender is often confusing for a lot of people. In this video we explore the concept of SOGIE. Look also Part 2 - with Video

Labor groups to DOLE: SOGIE workplace policy needed
Sofia Tomacruz August 14, 2019

The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines and Sentro make the call after the arrest of transgender woman Gretchen Custodio Diez at a Quezon City mall

Malacañang: We have to respect LGBTQ+ rights
Pia Ranada August 15, 2019

But the Palace is vague on whether it would certify as urgent the SOGIE bill pending in Congress
Malacañang declared support for the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community after a transgender woman's ordeal in a mall restroom sparked calls for the passage of an anti-discrimination bill.

Gretchen Diez urges Duterte: Certify SOGIE equality bill as urgent
Rambo Talabong August 16, 2019
‘Mister President, naumpisahan na natin. Sana ipagpatuloy na natin ang pagpapasa sa SOGIE equality bill,’ says Gretchen Diez

'Rainbow wave coming': Hontiveros hopeful SOGIE bill will pass 18th Congress
Bonz Magsambol June 30, 2019

'Someday, discrimination will fail and Pride will win,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

Energized by Gretchen Diez, Hontiveros renews push for SOGIE equality bill
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019
'Ipasa na natin ang SOGIE equality bill. Para kay Gretchen [at] sa lahat ng Filipino lesbians, gays, transgenders, intersex, queers, at asexuals, na matagal nang nakaposas sa... diskriminasyon,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

‘Why not just Homo sapiens?’: Senators confused by LGBTQ+, SOGIE
Rambo Talabong August 14, 2019
'Why not just Homo sapiens? We’re all the same,' remarks Senate President Vicente Sotto III

Why not use Homo sapiens? 'We have discrimination,' says Gretchen Diez
Rambo Talabong August 15, 2019 - with Video
'Discrimination is supposed to be a beautiful word, having the ability to identify right easily recognize people. But instead of recognizing people, recognizing differences, we tend to use it against each other,' says Gretchen Custodio Diez

Meet Father Richard Mickley of historic PH Pride March of 1994
Addie Pobre June 25, 2019

Who is Father Richard Mickley, one of the founders of the Pride Movement in the Philippines?

IN PHOTOS: LGBTQ+ community, allies hold Pride parade in Bacolod City
Mary Jo Baldonado June 24, 2019

Organizers say that the Pride parade in Bacolod City serves as a mourning, a protest, and a celebration

Video

What it takes for the LGBTQ+ to #ResistTogether
June 21, 2019

How can the Philippine society help eliminate discrimination and hate crimes against the LGBTQ+ community?

Look more HERE

Video

Metamorphosis
ABS-CBN News Jul 17, 2019

The video features the coming out stories of trans woman Amber Quiban and trans man Sky Teotico.

'Tolerated, but not accepted'
Filipino LGBTQ+ speak up vs discrimination
Bonz Magsambol June 11, 2019

Abandonment and being neglected by family members are typical narratives for the LGBTQ+

An open letter to parents: Your LGBTQ+ kids are alright
Ronald del Castillo June 11, 2019
Your child might suffer not because of who they are but because of other people. Don't be one of those people.

'Homosexual acts are disordered': CFC-FFL condemns Ateneo Pride, draws flak online
Sofia Virtudes June 27, 2019

The statements are far worse than raining on Pride's parade

Support pours in for trans woman after workplace discrimination tweet
July 17, 2019

'It's clearly transphobia. I have been wearing [clothes] appropriately to the best of my understanding. And I have been doing my job well,' says 21-year-old trans woman Aeron Jade Parena

U.P. transwoman professor talks about workplace discrimination
Bonz Magsambol June 19, 2019

'Our personal experience, after all, is a political fight. And it is every person’s right to be fully protected by both law and practice,' says University of the Philippines Assistant Professor Hermie Monterde

U.P. Manila denies workplace discrimination vs transgender professor
July 05, 2019
'Being LGBTQ+ has never been a consideration in the hiring, renewal, and evaluation for tenure,' says the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics at UP Manila

#LabanHermie: U.P. community stands in solidarity with transwoman professor
Bonz Magsambol June 21, 2019
Using #LabanHermie, #NoToDiscriminationInUP, and #SolidarityWithHermie, the University of the Philippines community rallies support for transwoman professor Hermie Monterde

Video

MALAYANG BAHAGHARI, LGBTQ+ community sa Pilipinas, malaya na ba?
GMA Public Affairs
Published on Jun 26, 2019
Aired (June 25, 2019): Itinuturing ang Pilipinas bilang isa sa mga bansa sa Asya na pinaka-LGBTQ+ friendly. Pero sa kabila nito, may iilan pa ring Pilipinong na hindi maihayag ang kanilang sekswalidad. Ang iba, sumasailalim pa sa 'reparative therapy.' Kailan kaya magiging tunay na malaya ang bahaghari?
'I know a place': 10 safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Metro Manila, from clubs to cafés
Paolo Abad June 26, 2019

These day and night destinations from all across the spectrum welcome everyone, no matter who they are and love

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'
By Delia Gallagher and Hada Messia, CNN Updated May 21, 2018 - with Video

Pope reportedly told sex abuse survivor 'does not matter' that he is gay
21 May 2018 by Rose Gamble

Pope Francis reaches out to gays
By Nick Squires 29 Jul 2013 - with video

Videos

Pope Francis on gays: Who am I to judge?

Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like that and loves you like that'

Videos

LGBT Rights

Okay lang bang tawaging "besh" ang taong hindi pa out?
ABS-CBN News May 8, 2019

Nagsama-sama ang ilang millennials para pag-usapan ang mahahalagang isyu ngayong. Ano kaya ang say nila sa LGBT Rights?

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Same-sex marriage sa Pilipinas, napapanahon na ba?
ABS-CBN News May 21, 2019
Nagsama-sama ang ilang millennials para pag-usapan ang mahahalagang issue ng bayan. Sang-ayon ba silang payagang magpakasal ang may parehong kasarian?

Celebrities call on Senate President Tito Sotto and Senators Manny Pacquiao and Joel Villanueva to support a bill that would make discrimination based on gender identity or expression illegal
July 24, 2018

Local celebrities – including one who happens to be married to a sitting senator – called on Senate President Tito Sotto and Senators Manny Pacquiao and Joel Villanueva to pass the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression) Equality Bill, legislation that would protect all persons from discrimination based on gender identity or expression.

Life without bullies? Why Senate must pass anti-discrimination bill
by Sylvia Estrada Claudio August 06, 2018

I make this appeal for the sake of science, for the sake of morality and for the sake of the nation’s well-being
The only objection my friends have against Senate Bill No.1271, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or SOGIE is that the term is not understandable

What LGBT kids need to hear
Jake Consing September 14, 2019

This is for the thousands of children who were taught that they are nothing but abominations, for the kids who are disowned by their parents, for the students kicked out of schools, for young people harassed in the streets

'We're here to help': Gender Diversity Center opens in Manila Med
by Nicole Limlengco June 04, 2018

The Gender Diversity Clinic in Manila Medical Center aims to help those in the LGBTQ community come terms with their gender identity.

Miss Spain is a woman
by Ana P. Santos December 24, 2018

A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?

Video

#RiseUpTogether and becoming better LGBTQIA+ advocates
June 26, 2018

How do we #RiseUpTogether and become better advocates?

Freedom, equality, and all the colors of the rainbow at Metro Manila Pride 2018

'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018
Pride is a protest, after all

Both by Amanda T. Lago June 30 and July 01, 2018

Video

Getting to know Bisdak and Mindanao Pride
June 28, 2018

Hamilcar Chanjueco Jr. from Mindanao Pride and Roxanne O. Doron from Bisdak Pride, Inc. talk about LGBTQIA+ movements in Mindanao and Visayas.

Coming out of the shadows: On being LGBT in Mindanao
by Gaby N. Baizas June 30, 2018
The Philippines has been regarded as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Does this hold true for all areas of the country?

The extra struggles of the LGBTQ+ community in Mindanao
by Hamilcar Chanjueco and Hans Madanguit June 28, 2018
'We cannot achieve peace and genuine development if gender equality is not upheld especially in Mindanao'

WATCH: How did you come out?
by Don Kevin Hapal June 26, 2018 - with Video
In celebration of Pride Month, Rappler talks to members of the LGBT community to ask them about their stories and how they found the courage to come out
Videos

SC tackles same-sex marriage in historic oral arguments
June 14, 19 and 26, 2018
In a historic first, the Supreme Court of the Philippines will tackle in oral arguments a petition seeking to legalize same-sex marriage in the Philippines. Gay lawyer Jesus Falcis filed the petition 3 years ago, in 2015, and he will finally have his day in court on Tuesday, June 19. His petition was bolstered by intervenors Crescencio "Ceejay" Agbayani and Marlon Felipe, a gay couple.

Fight for same-sex marriage in PH still alive despite Supreme Court ruling
Lian Buan September 04, 2019
'(The ruling) did not resolve anything about same sex marriage, the opinions expressed there will not be controlling,' says Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin

Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage case on technicalities
Lian Buan September 03, 2019
The dismissal is based on the lack of legal standing by petitioner Jesus Falcis. Falcis and his co-counsels are held liable for indirect contempt.

The Video: Supreme Court junks same-sex marriage petition
ABS-CBN News Sep 3, 2019
The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition to allow same-sex marriage in the Philippines due to the petitioner's "lack of standing, violating the principle of hierarchy of courts, and failing to raise an actual justiciable controversy," the tribunal's spokesperson said Tuesday.

SC applicant rejects same-sex marriage, says LGBTQIA ‘not minority’
Lian Buan June 21, 2019
‘Why should the recognition and rights be given to them over and above what is given to other people?’ says law professor Jeremy Benigno Gatdula

Filipinos across all religions oppose same-sex marriage
By The Manila Times July 3, 2018

Duterte supports same-sex civil union, says Malacañang
by Pia Ranada July 02, 2018
Allowing civil unions, which would provide legal rights for same-sex couples, is acceptable to President Rodrigo Duterte while same-sex marriage is not, says his spokesman Harry Roque
AboutPhilippines ask: ???? 'even the gay ones' among priests should be allowed to have same-sex marriage, Duterte says

Only 2 in 10 Filipinos favor same-sex marriage – SWS
by Rambo Talabong June 30, 2018
The results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in March 2018 also show that opposition to same-sex civil unions is strongest in the Visayas and 'among single men who are widowed/separated/divorced'

Leonen grills Calida: Can you prove Constitution bans same-sex marriage?
by Lian Buan June 26, 2018
'We choose only portions of the past that we like and call it tradition that we must preserve,' says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Same-sex marriage: Flawed petition or unready Court?
by Lian Buan June 26, 2018
‘The Supreme Court was trying to find a reason not to decide the case,’ says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan

Falcis legal team: Same-sex marriage petition will help LGBT movement
by Cesar Garcia Updated June 24, 2018 - with Video
'Para sakin ang importante ay naumpisahan na ang paguusap. The conversation has now begun inside the Supreme Court,' says TV personality Boy Abunda, who was present at the opening of the oral arguments at the SC.

Your guide to the Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
by Lian Buan June 17, 2018
The Falcis petition seeks to declare as unconstitutional the provisions in the Family Code that limit a marriage to a man and woman only, supposedly because they violate the constitutional right to equal protection of laws.

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SC tackles same-sex marriage in historic oral arguments
June 14, 2018

and these 4 by Lian Buan:

Supreme Court to hold oral arguments on same-sex marriage
March 06, 2018

and June 19, 2018:

Is timing right for same-sex marriage petition? Leonen warns of risks
‘We may commit a mistake and such a mistake might be permanent,’ says Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

SC's De Castro: Same-sex marriage will complicate gender specific laws
'There is a law that would guide judges and justices, and that is the Constitution,' says petitioner Jesus Falcis III

‘Mistakes’ of young lawyer overshadow historic marriage equality hearing - with Video
Jesus Falcis III makes an impassioned plea at the end and tells the Court, ‘I made mistakes, but LGBT couples will be harmed if their rights are not recognized’

Yes, you could have been 'pre-born' gay
by Maria Isabel Garcia January 11, 2018

Biology does play a part in being gay, science shows

Raising a gender-fluid child
by Ana P. Santos July 11, 2018

Gender-fluid persons can go through the entire spectrum of gender identity and present themselves as masculine, feminine, neither, or both

I do not believe in coming out
by Hans Madanguit June 23, 2018

I am living as if I have come out, therefore I do not see the point of sitting down with my family and telling them that I am gay.

STAND UP FOR EQUAL RIGHTS & FAIR TREATMENT FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BI, TRANS & INTERSEX PEOPLE EVERYWHERE
Video

LGBT Kids Need Protection from Bullying at School
Jun 21, 2017

Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. While Philippine law provides protections against discrimination and exclusion in schools, lawmakers and school administrators need to take steps to ensure they are fully implemented.

LGBT Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, LGBT

LGBT rights

LGBT people have a distinctive culture but limited legal rights.

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Debunking LGBT myths and why policing homosexuality is a joke
by Hendri Yulius August 10, 2016
'Policing homosexuality is totally a joke - how do you identify a gay/ lesbian individual? How do you criminalize their sexual practices unless you have the evidence?'

Manila Pride: Fighting for love, equality and LGBTQ rights
by/Soeui Lee Jun 29, 2015

You cannot kill LGBTQ pride
by Shakira Sison June 16, 2016

LGBT representation in anti-poverty body

The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) is likely to get a representative from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.

Look also HERE

Roman: 'Sky will not fall' if same-sex civil union bill is passed
by Mara Cepeda October 04, 2016
Bataan 1st District Representative Geraldine Roman, a transwoman, says it's about time for the Philippines to recognize the rights of same-sex couples

Civil union for same-sex couples, ugly, rich people – Speaker Alvarez
by Bea Cupin January 03, 2018
The Speaker says, 'Ngayon kasi kapag absolute community of property…karamihan ngayon, kung hindi babae or lalaki, kahit na medyo pangit, kapag maraming pera pakakasalan mo'

Look also all the links in the articles

Video

Naomi Fontanos on support for the LGBTQ+ community
June 26, 2017
GANDA Filipinas' Naomi Fontanos calls for solidarity with members of the LGBTQ+ community and gay rights advocates.
At 4 pm on Tuesday, June 27, Rappler talks to Naomi Fontanos, executive director of Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas, a non-governmental organization that works to protect and promote human rights based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE).

Is the Philippines really gay-friendly?
by Buena Bernal June 14, 2013
'The moment that we (LGBTs) step out and demand rights that heterosexuals enjoy, we become a threat because we no longer fit the stereotype'

Duterte rejects same-sex marriage for PH
March 20, 2017 - with Video

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has nothing against gays, but marriage is only for man and woman under the law.

QC mayor Bautista orders listing of LGBT gov’t employees
by Rambo Talabong September 10, 2017

The purpose of the list is for registration, profiling, and inclusion in the city government's LGBT association.

'Duterte's macho politics failed LGBT hopes'
by Aika Rey June 25, 2017
"The macho politics of Duterte have failed LGBT hopes. While he paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season, promising same-sex marriage in the Philippines, he turned back on his promise not one year in his term," said Hontiveros during her keynote speech on Saturday, June 24 at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march for "failing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community".

2017 Metro Manila Pride March
June 25, 2017 - with video
Check out the highlights of this year's march to celebrate LGBTQ+ pride and diversity

End gendered uniform restrictions for LGBT students
by Daniel Lee June 23, 2017

As anti-discrimination legislation languishes in Congress, removing uniform and hair length restrictions is an easy place for schools to start protecting their students from discrimination

LGBT advocates lead charge for anti-discrimination bill
by Mara Cepeda March 14, 2017

Representatives Emmeline Aglipay-Villar, Kaka Bag-ao, and Geraldine Roman sponsor the proposed SOGIE Equality Act for 2nd reading in the House.

A Comparative Content Analysis of News Articles on Crimes Against Members of the
LGBT in Balita and Pilipino Star Ngayon from January 2009 to June 2011
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Diosa Angelica Elpidama Quinones
University of the Philippines
I'm ASEXUAL, what does that means?

Look it as slideshow and also the Video

Asexuality
What is asexuality? Does it really exist?
A topic that has drawn much interest from the show's followers - many of whom doubt anyone can be asexual

Remark this is an album with both slideshow and the video in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Look the article Asexuality or nonsexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity. It may be considered the lack of a sexual orientation.

Intersex: What is It, and What It Means for Sexuality
by Kat Callahan 5/05/14

Look also HERE and HERE

PH gov’t fence-sitting on LGBTIQ rights at UN
by Ryan Silverio November 23, 2016

Our ambassador’s position simply refuses to give due recognition to our domestic realities, and trivializes the efforts of government and civil society to ensure that LGBTIQ Filipinos live with dignity.

Respecting LGBTQIA, celebrating pride
by Sylvia Estrada Claudio June 27, 2016

Certainly the child bullied because of gender expressions that run afoul of community norms wishes only to be ordinary, not to stand out.

Transgender women in PH: Accepted or merely tolerated?
by/Maki Gingoyan Jun 17, 2015

Let us be part of the community as Filipino citizens with laws that support and protect Filipino transgender people and the rest of the LGBTIQ, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning community.

Video

Jake Zyrus on his journey as a transgender man
July 01, 2017

Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice, opens up about choosing his name, coming out, and his experience as a transgender man in the Philippines.

SC asked: Allow same-sex marriage in PH
by/Buena Bernal Updated May 26, 2015

The 31-page petition highlights the need for a more LGBT-inclusive society and is the first known and reported legal action of its kind before the Philippine High Court

the video Now is the time to legalize gay marriage in PH

this article CBCP on gay marriage ruling: Church cares for all
While sticking to Church doctrine, Catholic bishops vow to 'revisit our concepts and presuppositions' after the US Supreme Court favored same-sex marriage. June 28, 2015

Advocates ask PH: Say no to homophobia
by/Fritzie Rodriguez May 17, 2015

Advocates celebrate IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, and the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Since 2004, over 120 countries have been celebrating May 17 as IDAHO or the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
The message has always been clear: LGBT rights are not special or additional rights, these are human rights.

The University of the Philippines Babaylan

is the leading gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students' support group in all campuses of the State University.

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Proud to be LGBT

Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders Campaign Network is a network of individuals and organizations based in the University of the Philippines, advocating protection of all Filipinos from discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Manila pride: When pride is all about love by/Jacob Walse Dominguez

Dec 11, 2014

The LGBT community and their families and friends gather to celebrate 20 years of the Metro Manila Pride March

Gay is good by/Arvin Antonio Ortiz Dec 12, 2014

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LGBTQ OutLoud - Common Terms
Aug 20, 2014
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Proud to be LGBT

Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders Campaign Network
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Being gay
What advice would you give about being gay?
Dr. Margie Holmes talks about being gay.
The topic is born from several, varied discussions triggered by a controversial column on how to deal with gay children. Mar 23, 2013
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Lesbians
Have you always been curious about lesbians?
We just… do what we do to ourselves, only to each other, probably slightly more aggressively. And with… you know… oils and stuff.
Have you always wondered what goes through the mind of lesbians? What challenges they face?
Clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes shares stories, comments, and answers questions about lesbianism. Jul 6, 2013
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Same Sex Marriage - Yes or No?
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Coming Out LGBT
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Smear The Queer: A documentary on the LGBT community
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#LOVEis - US Embassy Manila Celebrates LGBT Pride Month 2015

In celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Pride Month, the U.S. Embassy in Manila features two Filipino families to show love in all forms. Happy Pride! Jun 24, 2015
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Advocates: Now is the time to legalize gay marriage in PH
Filipino gay rights advocates are hopeful that the historic United States Supreme Court decision on marriage equality will spark similar moves in the Philippines. Jun 27, 2015
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ALL about the T in LGBT
Dr. Margie Holmes talks about transwomen, transexuals, and transvestites and how our community deals with them.

The annual Christmas challenge of being gay
by/Shakira Sison Dec 11, 2014

We are tired of being asked what is wrong with us that we can't find a partner or a spouse. We're not picky, afraid of commitment, or unable to keep a relationship. Believe it or not, we are actually loved.

Is PH ready for lesbian TV?
by/ Iza Larize May 13, 2015

Misrepresentation and marginalization are the main reasons why gay women are underrepresented, not just in the media, but in general.
Heterosexuality is not normal. It’s just common. - Dorothy Parker

Lgbt christian church communities and cemetery - Etc.

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A Christian church embraces the LGBT community

Doctrine and personal beliefs align in this community

A Christian church that celebrates same sex marriage

The members of the LGBTS Christian Church were busy setting up the covered court for the 15 couples who were to be married in a mass wedding ceremony in the town of Sangandaan (crossroads) in Quezon City.

both by/George P. Moya Jun 24 & Jul 05, 2015"

Look more about Metropolitan Community Church MCC HERE

IN PHOTOS: Same-sex couples wed under LGBTs Christian Church
June 24, 2018
The LGBTs Christian Church, a religious organization, hopes that the State will eventually legalize same-sex marriage

LGBTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH INC.

is a community believers of Jesus Christ that ministers to the LGBT community in the Philippines and in Asia. A safe space to worship, evangelize and discipleship. We advocate Marriage Equality in the Philippines.

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LGBT cemetery sa Rosario, Cavite
A place for lesbians, gays to rest in peace
November 01, 2015

Some of them might have suffered stress and discrimination in life, but in death, members of the gay community in Rosario, Cavite province, can literally rest in peace, as they are assured a special place in a private cemetery aptly named “Pink Pantheon with Rainbow Connection.”

Catcalling, Slut and Body shaming - One-night stands - Etc.

IMPORTANT: Look also MORE Informations about:

Abuse, Rape, Child Prostitution and Pornography, Sexual harassment, Etc.

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New law punishes wolf whistling, catcalling, online sexual harassment
Pia Ranada July 16, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was caught publicly wolf whistling a female reporter, signs the Safe Spaces Act

Catcalling: The hidden threat and prejudice
by/ Frankie Concepcion May 21, 2015

Why are we against catcalling? Because we want to feel safe, comfortable, and secure everyday. No matter where we are and what we are wearing.

Netizens slam Duterte for his catcalling comment
June 03, 2016
Women take to social media to criticize the incoming president for his catcalling comment, insisting that whistling is a form of sexual harassment

Catcalled in the Philippines

A safe haven for people to share their stories to raise awareness on catcalling and all forms of sexual harassment towards anyone.

Catcalled in the Philippines was founded by Mikers Litton, Dove Subingsubing, Bianca Marie Teodoro Dayrit and Tee Kalim

It’s Not Fun to Get Catcalled in the Philippines
February 27, 2017 - Look the article as pdf

House OKs bill criminalizing catcalling, street harassment
by Mara Cepeda January 14, 2019

The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online

The streets that haunt Filipino women
by Fritzie Rodriguez March 08, 2016

In Quezon City alone, 3 in 5 women are sexually harassed at least once in their lifetime as of February 2016. What counts as sexual harassment in the streets and how do you take action?

How a Pasig village allows catcalling, harassment
by Camille Elemia May 06, 2018

The Kawilihan Village board of directors is taking a soft stance on catcalling incidents inside the subdivision.
You'd think you can be spared this trouble if you live in a quiet, peaceful, and gated area, such as Kawilihan Village. It turns out, that is no assurance.

Not sure which streets are safe? This app will guide you
by Rambo Talabong June 17, 2017

No matter how developed Metro Manila cities are, some streets continue to be sites of crime and violence, especially at night.
Now there’s an application to help Metro Manila residents, especially women, to keep safe when walking the streets of the capital region.

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How Catcalling Feels, ICYDK
Five women who've been catcalled tell it like it is.
by Jillian Q. Gatcheco Jun 3, 2016

#StopStreetHarassment: 8 Pinays Speak Up about Catcalling
Dyan Carolino October 1, 2015

Catcalling in the Philippines: what I think should not be tolerated - Look the article as pdf

Facebook removes netizen's catcalling complaint
June 02, 2016
A netizen finds her Facebook post taken down and her profile reported after complaining about being catcalled

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CATCALLING - Flattering or Insulting?
Men catcalling women
Women catcalling men

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Catcalling in Manila
Aug 4, 2017

Kami team conducted a social experiment around Metro Manila to find if Filipino men would catcall a woman walking on the streets. The results are disturbing.

Flattering or Insulting?
Nov 18, 2015
Men experience catcalling. will they like it?
Stop Catcalling now. It's never a complement, just an act of harassment.

10 hours of Walking in Manila - Pinoy Edition
Nov 18, 2014
Based on "10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman"
Verbal harassment or just part of a fun culture? Ano sa tingin ninyo?

CATCALLING
Jul 18, 2017
This video is a social experiment to help raise awareness of catcalling.

Catcalling
Mar 8, 2017
Spokesperson Kim Molitas gives us ligtas tips when being cat-called

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Nikki Veron Cruz on the challenges of being a female commuter
June 14, 2018

Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!
Commuting in Metro Manila can be a drag, but there are challenges unique to female commuters.
In this video road safety advocate Vince Lazatin joins longtime commuter Nikki Veron Cruz on her way to work. They talk about ninja routes, problematic sidewalks, bus seatmate nightmares, and firing back at leery catcallers.

No to slut-shaming in Philippine Congress
by Rappler Social Media Team September 30, 2016

'Every woman should be concerned when something like that is used to shame women'

Her vagina is made of steel
by Ana P. Santos October 02, 2016

This is what happens when you look between a woman’s legs. Only a fool would be surprised to find that she has a backbone.
We have all been that women in a sex video – put on display, our body used to debase us, our character dismissed, our intellect discredited.
Enough. Today we demand it stops. Today we say NO to slut-shaming of women every where.

The Filipino Man and Woman, Gender Roles, and Digital Culture

Female Slut Shaming

Look the article as pdf HERE

He’s A Stud, She’s A Skank: The Double Standard Of Slut Shaming
The Problem of Slut-Shaming
May 26, 2014
Would you let yourself be judged based on the length of the skirt you wear?
  • Ang kapal ng makeup niya. Mukha siyang puta. (She’s wearing too much makeup. She looks like a whore.)
  • Ang iksi kasi ng suot niyang palda, kaya nababastos kapag naglalakad sa daan. (She wears short skirts that’s why she gets catcalled when walking in the street.)
  • Ang dami na niyang naging boyfriend. Gamit na gamit siguro siya parang prostitute. (She’s had relationships with many men. She must be so used up like a prostitute.)
  • Kasalanan niya din kaya siya na-rape…kasi naglalakad mag-isa sa madilim na lugar at ang iksi ng palda. (It’s also her fault that she got raped…she walks in the dark places alone and she wears short skirts)
  • Pangit siya para ma-rape. (Too ugly to be raped)
  • Hindi na birhen ‘yan. Nakakahiya. (She’s not a virgin anymore. What a shame.)
  • Look this great article

On slut-shaming
Janina Suarez August 10, 2013

Let's reserve this hatred and negativity for those who steal from the public coffers to fund their lavish lifestyles and corrupt public officials

One-night stands
by/Janina Suarez August 03, 2013

While one-night stands are fun, nothing beats the security that comes from being in a committed relationship

Let’s Talk About Body Shaming in the Philippines
Erica Waters May 19, 2017

Is Body Shaming Part of Our Filipino Culture?
Mara Agner May 23, 2017
Unfortunately, it's normal in Filipino society to comment on other people's physical appearances, good or bad.

The culture of body shaming

Body shaming ideologies in the Philippines
Francis Beatta M. Ramirez
University of Santo Tomas
Kring Lacson Feb 23, 2018

Fat-Shaming ‘Social Media Strategist’ in The Philippines Immediately Gets Shut Down By Netizens
Ryan General·April 17, 2018

Lea Salonga: Body shaming is a ‘form of bullying’
Niña V. Guno April 23, 2018

My co-workers keep making comments about my weight
November 04, 2018
'I love my internship except for one thing: Why do people think it is ok to comment on people’s weight here?

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Pagiging mataba, masama nga ba?
GMA Public Affairs Jul 16, 2019

Anong masama sa pagiging mataba? Sa panahon ngayon, hindi na dapat isyu kung mataba o mapayat ang tao. Ika nga nila, #StopBodyShaming! Panoorin ang video.

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Everyday Casual Fat Shaming In the Philippines - Our Experiences - Let's Change This!
beautyklove Jul 28, 2016
So here is one serious video that I think we all need to talk about and hopefully change. In this video we elaborated our experiences growing up being fat shamed and body shamed. Let us decide to end this casual fat shaming because this is not right. Let's be careful with our words because you'll never know how that might affect someone.

Historical Markers on Filipino Women’s Sexuality During Spanish Colonial Times

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