Fuschia Ravena speaks up against discrimination, harassment of transwomen

Doris C. Bongcac 10/23/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Transwomen in the country have found a defender in Miss International Queen 2022 Fushia Anne Ravena. In a recent Instagram post, Ravena made a promise “to use my platform and voice in whatever…

Magna Carta for Filipino seafarers and bullying  

ATTY. DENNIS R. GORECHO 09/13/2022

Seafarers are susceptible to mental health issues due to harassment and bullying that can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from physical or verbal aggression, ill-treatment, cyber-bullying or sexual discrimination. The pending bills on Magna Carta…

Residents in San Remigio seek help over ‘unruly’ foreigner 

Futch Anthony Inso 07/18/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—More than 100 residents in Sitio Panaghigugma in Barangay Punta, San Remigio town, northern Cebu staged a protest against a foreigner accused of being unruly on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Residents alleged that the unruly…

Medical workers in Cebu City get more help

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — In response to reports that several frontline workers fighting the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) experienced discrimination and harassment, several establishments in Cebu City offered to provide help to them. Cebu City Mayor Edgardo…

2 frontline health workers attacked

Ador Vincent Mayol, Edwin Fernandez 03/30/2020

COTABATO CITY, Maguinadano, Philippines —The discrimination against health workers in the frontline of the battle against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become violent. Two persons, a hospital employee in Tacurong City and a nurse of a…

IBP Cebu City to tap NBI-7’s help in investigating threats on lawyers

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter will be asking the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) to investigate the alleged threats on some of their members. “The law…

Oliva tells lawyers: Learn self-defense, carry guns if necessary to protect yourselves

Rosalie O. Abatayo 09/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The harassments now experienced by Cebu lawyers are meant to “sow fear” among members of the legal community. Lawyer Regal Oliva, president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Cebu City Chapter,…

Catholic school blames sexy clothing for rape, harassment; students protest

06/11/2019

Female students of a Catholic high school in Michigan, United States protested after being told that wearing provocative clothing contributes to the bad behavior of boys and men. The remarks were made by a campus life administrator…

Cebu City voter turnout drops: Comelec says ‘fear’ prompted some voters to skip Monday’s polls

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fewer voters went out to cast their votes in Cebu City in Monday’s election. Lawyer Chauncey Boholst, chairman of the City Board of Canvassers and the Cebu City north district election officer, said…

DGS head, Osmeña’s office secretary are latest victims of ‘harassment’ in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/09/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Incidents of alleged harassment in Cebu City are no longer limited to barangay officials and supporters of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK). A City Hall department head and an employee at the…

Barangays told to secure venues for MCWD’s free water distribution

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak is asking barangay officials to deploy tanods who will secure Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) water distribution areas to make sure that water distribution remains peaceful and orderly.…

Five more BOPK allies complain of harassment

Doris C. Bongcac 05/07/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least three more supporters of the Bando Osmeña Pundok Kauswagan (BOPK) alleged that their homes were stoned during the weekend while two others said that they no longer feel safe because of…

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