Sex, sexuality and gender

“We will talk about sex,” I said to a priest while waiting to discuss sex, gender and human sexuality before the Council of Bishops of the Philippine Independent Church (IFI). He was aghast and speechless.

We are not All Vagina

“We are not All Vagina” was the feminists’ retort to Duterte’s horrid anti-women remark of shooting women rebels in the vagina because they are nothing without their pudenda. The journalists conveyed that their combined strength and capacity to fight back are not reducible to their private parts.

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An Island in the Path of Storms: Have they Built Better?

Were lessons from Typhoon Haiyan learned? Do islands like Polopina in Concepcion, Iloilo in the path of extreme weather use renewable energy sources to lessen their vulnerability?

Cave women, storms and climate change

It only happens among women, that kind of ribbing, especially among those who have shared serious disruptions and ruptures, and in the retelling later, curiously laugh some more. Some 20 women, all officers and members […]

Power of two: mother and daughter take repro health issues to communities

When Susan Evangelista was teaching at the Palawan State University (PSU), she became concerned when many of her female students dropped out due to pregnancy. Some of them came back after having children, but many […]

Two women honored as martyrs in the resistance to Marcos dictatorship

Historians say the struggle against the Marcos dictatorship drew out great courage from thousands of women but Coronacion Chiva and Dalama’s heroism left a special imprint to the memory of that epoch.

The lure of Tinagong Dagat

I’ve visited a number of lakes in my travels – Lake Danum (Sagada), Laguna de Bay, Taal, Mainit, Kandy, and Nuwara Iliya (Sri Lanka), Lake Geneve, Lake Tahoe (California),  Inle (Yangoon), Lake Poas (Costa Rica) […]

When Summer was about Mountains and Rivers

Summer is beach time, always has been it would seem, especially for the young generation. It’s all about sea, sand, surfing, sunbathing, and whatever activity there is that happens in the beach. But there was […]

“Baby factory” relocates but still with grim pregnancies

“There’s a 14-year-old girl. She was raped by her father and older brother.” Fe Madrid, the chief nurse overseeing Ward 4 of the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, looked at the rows of girls and women […]