[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

[Philippines] Women in radio: Intensifying advocacy on gender equality, women empowerment

Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy – Philippine Information Agency – Thursday, 03 April 2014 MALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon, March 30 (PIA) — As the world celebrates Women’s Month this March, the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Bukidnon chapter has allowed a “girly take over” through airwaves, for the whole month’s “KBP Bukidnon Interaction” radio program […]

[Philippines] Women Take on Mindanao Rebels for Peace to Unlock $300B

[Philippines] Women Take on Mindanao Rebels for Peace to Unlock $300B

Joel Guinto and Clarissa Batino – Bloomberg News – Thursday December 26, 2013 (originally published 25 Dec) Of the more than a dozen women Philippine President Benigno Aquino appointed to senior administration posts since gaining power in June 2010, one of the most diplomatically sensitive was Miriam Coronel-Ferrer. Coronel-Ferrer’s credentials for the position of chief negotiator with rebels […]

Filipino women take lead in resolving Mindanao conflict

Filipino women take lead in resolving Mindanao conflict

Simon Tisdall – Guardian – Friday, 15 February 2013 (originally published 13 Feb) The idea that a woman can mediate successfully between armed groups of hostile men, and that one of these groups comprises hardline, sharia-touting Islamists, might seem far-fetched to traditional western societies. But not so in the Philippines, where not one but two […]

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Philippines: Landmark Law Crucial for Women’s Health

Carlos Conde – Human Rights Watch – Friday, 21 December 2012 (originally published 16 Dec) (Manila) – The Philippines’ expected passage of a reproductive health law will be a massive step forward to promote women’s health and lives, Human Rights Watch said today. The prime objectives of the Reproductive Health Bill, which is scheduled for […]

Philippines ratifies [Domestic Workers] Labor Rights Treaty

Philippines ratifies [Domestic Workers] Labor Rights Treaty

Mindanao Examiner – Thursday, 09 August 2012 (originally published 07 Aug) MANILA – The Philippines’ ratification of the Domestic Workers Convention will bring the groundbreaking international treaty into legal force, promising better working conditions and key labor protections for millions of domestic workers, Human Rights Watch said Monday. “The Philippines’ ratification of the Domestic Workers […]

Saving the Mangroves Front

Saving the Mangroves Front

Marwaan Macan-Markar – IPS – Monday, 18 June 2012 (originally published 15 Jun) ANG PULO, Philippines, Jun 15 2012 (IPS) – On a humid islet covered with mangroves, Lucena Duman and her neighbours have found a route out of poverty. They work as conservationists and tour guides in this isolated corner of the Philippines. After […]

Feeling of insecurity for women breadwinners

Feeling of insecurity for women breadwinners

Cleofe Maceda – Gulfnews – Monday, 21 May 2012 (originally published 12 May)  Che was still in her teens when her parents lost their house and cars to the bank, and shut down their general merchandise business in Bicol, a province southeast of Manila, Philippines. The bankruptcy left the family fighting for survival for years […]