Women Writing Women investigates why muntali or rattan weavers of Banaue, Ifugao are migrating to Baguio or Itogon to be plumbers, carpenters or small-scale miners shelving their traditional craft
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?
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 […]
The road ended an hour off Bangued in Manabo, Abra. For many travelers, tourists particularly, the lack of a road is a discouragement and a dead end. The current of the Abra River was too […]
Most Philippine regions, despite nuances in language and culture, agree that pregnant women have borrowed lives. Conceiving is akin to a death threat for pregnant Filipinas for whom “isang paa ay nasa hukay” (one foot […]
Vulnerable. The 13-year old was admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City not for complicated mumps or gastroenteritis or even severe acne. She was there to give birth. It happened all […]
Questions from an eight-year old get into the start of things. No, scratch that, they insinuate into the thick of things that you remember them long after they’ve been asked. It started with the first […]