Delaware, Vermont elect first US transgender state legislators

11/04/2020

Washington, United States—Democratic candidates in the US states of Delaware and Vermont made history Tuesday, November 3, 2020, when they became the first openly transgender legislators in their states. Sarah McBride, 30, became Delaware’s first trans senator,…

‘All gender restrooms’ being set up in seaport terminals — PPA

08/20/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) on Tuesday said it is setting up “all gender restrooms” in its seaport terminals and offices in the country in a move to promote gender inclusivity. PPA General Manager…

Catriona Gray bats for approval of gender equality bill

08/15/2019

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray said it is high time to pass the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill, after a transgender woman was accosted and prevented from using  a…

Holiness gender gap

FR. FRANCIS ONGKINGCO 04/27/2018

Some minority groups have recently been clamoring to narrow the gap stemming from the discrimination of women from certain advantages (e.g. salary, professional positions, and competitions, etc.) Sadly, there are institutions and situations that ostracize women in…

Empower women, close the gender gap

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/08/2018

“CLOSE the gender gap completely.” This was the emphatic call made by participants of Thursday’s Women’s Forum at St. Theresa’s College with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” held in line with the celebration of…

Gender in the curriculum

Sofia Aliño Logarta 03/07/2018

Gender is integrated into the K to 12 curriculum. Several modules deal with the topic in Contemporary Issues, Araling Panlipunan for Grade 10. Earlier educational researchers stressed that it is important for gender to be integrated to…

Learning about gender and women’s concerns

Sofia Aliño Logarta 02/07/2018

In attempting to guide grade 10 students in learning about women’s issues in Contemporary Issues Class, I was fortunate to have the January 2017 special issue on “The Shifting Landscape of Gender.” In discussing gender gaps, it…

MAO BA?

Editorial 11/03/2017

‘LOVE DOES NOT SEE GENDER’ It was definitely one of the highlights of the first-ever Binibining Cebu when one of its contestants revealed that she is into a relationship with another female. The pageant venue was filled…

Why Binibining Tabogon opened up about girlfriend on pageant night

Mich Padayhag 11/02/2017

ALL she wanted was to be honest. So when she was asked about her relationship status, Binibining Tabogon Maria Izobel Taguiam gave an unexpected and sincere answer during the top 12 casual interview for the Binibining Cebu…

Kay Abad-Castillo and Paul Jake Castillo excitedly wait for firstborn

Michelle Joy Padayhag 10/31/2017

BARELY two months away and celebrity couple Paul Jake and Kaye Abad-Castillo can finally hold their firstborn in their arms. Kaye is due to deliver their baby —a boy—in Manila next month.  But prior to the much-awaited date, the…

Hontiveros push bill to penalize gender-based harassment

Inquirer 07/26/2017

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday vowed to push for a bill that would penalize gender-based harassment, such as cat-calling and homophobic slurs, as the Senate resumes its second regular session. Hontiveros will propose the “Safe Streets and…

Gender in the curriculum

Sofia Aliño Logarta 06/07/2017

Many reasons encourage us to integrate gender within the curriculum. As I have previously mentioned, it would help us understand certain social issues like violence against women. If we trap people in their gender roles, we would…

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