Leticia Ramos-Shahani: Her journey to women’s rights for the women of the world

“A practice is accepted as valid until you challenge it.” Career diplomat, senator, critic, and up to her last years, a farmer mulling over a better agricultural method to produce carabao milk and cheese, Leticia […]

War, Peace and Maternal and Child Health in the ARMM

Most Philippine regions, despite nuances in language and culture, agree that pregnant women have borrowed lives.  Conceiving is akin to a death threat for pregnant Filipinas for whom “isang paa ay nasa hukay” (one foot […]

Pregnant 13 year-olds and the Crisis in Family Planning Supplies

Vulnerable.  The 13-year old was admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City not for complicated mumps or gastroenteritis or even severe acne. She was there to give birth. It happened all […]

Women’s RH rights stagger with TRO

Almost six million Filipino women of reproductive age who either want to space their pregnancies or stop having babies do not have the means to do so. Of the six million, two million are poor. […]

The Women “Fight Club” of Vitas

  image by mau victa It started as a joke among women in a Temporary Housing in Vitas, Tondo Manila.  They called themselves the Insert Club because they had one thing in common. They all […]

“We were warned, things were explained to us; nevertheless we persisted”

This social news site emerged out of despair by some writers, feminists, activists and, (as they call themselves), witches rolled into one. Some months ago, a news site where we honed our skills as writers […]

Fifteen minutes of green and blue

Ten years ago, the United Nations reported that more people live in urban regions than rural areas. The global organization said it expects more people to do so in the next years, but it has […]

Roading to Abra on an 8-Year Old’s Question: Who was Gabriela Silang’s Mother?

Questions from an eight-year old get into the start of things.  No, scratch that, they insinuate into the thick of things that you remember them long after they’ve been asked. It started with the first […]