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 […]

Wonder Woman and wondering about feminism

Entertainment news reports say that by its second month, Wonder Woman has broken box office records into becoming the top grossing live-action film, generating more than US$800 million worldwide since it opened in early June […]

The woman question in Occupy Pandi

by Maria Diosa Labiste Kadamay members on the eve of the May 1 Labor Day march. There’s an unexplored gender dimension in the occupation movement in Pandi, Bulacan that could partly explain why majority of […]

Women and power: being politicians without posts

 The situation of Vice President Leni Robredo resonates throughout the lives of many women. Some women who have found their voice and attained some kind of power are in predicaments of being given opportunities to […]