Women of today: Cebuanas making their mark

Immae A. Lachica 03/19/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines— In one word, how can you describe the women of today? Assertive can be one, adaptive can also be something that describes them, as well as patient and empowered. Contrary to the outdated beliefs…

Women’s Month: Netizens take on ‘I am a woman, of course…’ trend

Nikki Medalla- USJR Intern 03/01/2024

  CONSOLACION, Cebu — The month of March is declared as International Women’s Month where women’s achievements and contributions are recognized. It is a special day where women from all over the world celebrate empowerment. International Women’s…

499 Odette victims in Lapu-Lapu receive livelihood assistance from City Hall

Futch Anthony Inso 07/14/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – A total of 499 women, mostly mothers, received livelihood assistance of P5, 000 each from Lapu-Lapu City Government. Councilor Annabeth Cuizon, chairperson of the Committee on Social Services of the Lapu-Lapu City Council,…

Gender bias and mental health

Anna Cristina Tuazon - @inquirerdotnet 06/15/2023

The Gender Social Norms Index by the United Nations (UN) Development Programme, based on data from 91 countries, reported that gender biases against women have not improved in a decade. Eighty-five percent of the total population worldwide…

Slater Young’s apology after ‘fantasizing is normal’ remark draws mixed reactions

Hannah Mallorca 05/16/2023

Even though Slater Young already said sorry for his controversial remark that it’s “very normal” for committed men to fantasize about other women, his apology still drew mixed reactions on social media, with some reminding him to know the…

Correctional Institution for Women to close in 5 years

Tetch Torres-Tupas 05/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines —Before the end of the Marcos administration in 2028, the 15-hectare Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City will be closed, Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Gregorio Catapang announced Monday. Catapang said the…

A day after men tumble, Gilas women take 21-point humbling

Denison Rey A. Dalupang - Reporter / @sonrdINQ 05/13/2023

Even with the sub-par playing floor, the heat and officiating, Pat Aquino was quick to not make excuses. “They got us in the third quarter, simple as that,” Aquino told the Inquirer over the phone, minutes after…

Gloria Diaz objects to transwomen, married women, single moms in Miss Universe

Hannah Mallorca 05/04/2023

Gloria Diaz said that she is not in favor of transwomen, married women, and single mothers joining Miss Universe, pointing out that they should establish their own pageants instead. Diaz, herself a former Miss Universe titleholder, made…

Tagbilaran mayor wants buntings used in May 1 fiesta donated to make tote bags

Doris C. Bongcac 04/23/2023

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap wants all buntings, that would be used in the celebration of city’s annual feast on May 1, to be donated to the city’s Upcycling and Livelihood Center for…

Leveling up

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 04/18/2023

Many of us who have traveled abroad have probably encountered obscure but talented Filipino bands providing the entertainment in a hotel lounge or nightclub in even the most unlikely places in the world. Over past decades, young…

The disappearing ‘lolas’ of Mapanique

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 03/30/2023

There were originally 96 members when they formed the Malaya Lolas, an association of Filipino women who suffered mass rape and other forms of horrendous crimes committed by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. As…

When women lead

Cielito F. Habito - @inquirerdotnet 03/28/2023

Gender equality is good economics,” declared a 2019 International Labor Organization (ILO) report. It went on: “Increasing women’s labour force participation has been shown to boost the gross domestic product at the national level.” Labor force participation…

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