Duterte grants ‘absolute pardon’ to Pemberton – Locsin

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/07/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has granted “absolute pardon” to US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted for the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said.…

Mactan bust nets POGO worker, 4 men, P68K shabu

Norman V. Mendoza 03/19/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – A Chinese worker of a Philippine Offshore Gaming Operator (POGO) and four men were arrested in two buy-bust operations on March 19, 2020 in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City. Gao Feng, 24, a Chinese…

LGBTQA members react online on the recent CR fiasco issue

Immae Lachica 08/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— After the comfort room fiasco at a mall in Quezon City involving one transwoman, the other LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allies) members were quick to share their thoughts online. The LGBTQA…

LGBTQIA+ groups to show off colors at ‘6014 Pride Parade’ in Mandaue

Rosalie O. Abatayo 06/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Close to a hundred organizations belonging to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual and their allies (LGBTQIA+) in Cebu will converge for a show of color and beauty in Mandaue City…

The search is on for Queen Philippines 2019 

Michelle Joy Padayhag 04/30/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—The largest so far. This was how Cebuano master couturier Cary Santiago described the eighth edition of the Queen Philippines, the grandest beauty pageant for transgender women in the country.  Thirty-five official candidates were officially…

Pentagon to allow transgender people to enlist in military

AP 12/12/2017

  WASHINGTON — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy divulged Monday reflects the difficult…

LGBT people are human beings too

03/22/2017

LGBT people are no different from heterosexual people. They are also human beings, they are citizens of our country, they have rights. But how come they experience inequality? How come they face more adverse, critical public attitude…

Die Beautiful: More than a typical transgender’s story

Apple Ta-as 12/28/2016

EVEN before it hit the big screens on Christmas Day, Jun Robles Lana’s “Die Beautiful” had been the talk of the town, following its success in two international film festivals this year. The film’s lead star, Paolo…

Transgender congresswoman named Inspiring Woman of 2016 by Time

Apple Ta-as 10/17/2016

TIME Magazine has listed Geraldine Roman, Bataan First District representative, as one of the most inspiring women of 2016. Rep. Roman was included for being the first transgender to join the Philippine Congress. The magazine has also…

Forensics expert is the ‘total package’

Nestle Semilla 07/18/2016

Jude ‘Madam Judai’ says gender preference shouldn’t be an obstacle to achieving one’s dreams in life Colored contact lens, long eye-lashes, full make-up, with pearls and killer high-heeled boots aren’t usually the regulation uniform for the police’s…

Ian King comes out as trans woman

Apple Ta-as 07/04/2016

FOR top model Joey Mead King and her husband Ian, now identified as Angelina King, love knows no gender. The news about the transformation of Ian King, car enthusiast behind the lucrative venture, Car Porn Racing and…

Cebu to host int’l film fest

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 08/06/2014

TWENTY four international documentary films are set to be screened in Cebu this month as part of the third Cebu International Documentary Film Festival. The films, which come from over ten different countries will have their Asian…

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