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Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Global South Need IT Skills Training Rather than Sewing Lessons

by Katie Palmer –Canada– Child sex trafficking is rampant throughout the Philippines. Both anti-trafficking non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and government agencies estimate that 60,000 to 100,000 Filipino […]

Feature Articles, NGO's, Philippines, Sex Trafficking, Teaching & Learning, Technology, Women's Empowerment

Philippine Historical Amnesia: Reflections on Marcos’ Authoritarian Rule

by Tess Bacalla –Philippines– Thirty-nine years ago this month, the Philippines found itself plunged into darkness when then-President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law. Ostensibly to modernize […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Philippines, Politics & Democracy

A Home Away From Home: Filipina Nannies Create Spaces of Belonging in Canada

by Katie Palmer –Canada– In 2009, the Toronto Star published a series of investigative reports on the widespread abuse and exploitation of Filipina live-in caregivers. The […]

Canada, Employment, Feature Articles, Immigration, Philippines, The World

Poverty and Food Crisis: from the Philippines to Haiti

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – Hunger is the most crucial manifestation of poverty. In many parts of the world, the soaring prices of food, […]

Food & Nutrition, Haiti, Philippines, Poverty

Marriage & Domestic Violence: A Fatal Combination in the Philippines, Yet Divorce Is Illegal

by Tess Raposas – Philippines – Maria was 16 when she first came to visit the Philippines from California and decided to remain here. Witty and […]

Domestic Violence, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Laws & Legislation, Marriage, Philippines, The World

Women Bear the Brunt of Climate Crisis: Their Stories from the UN Conference in Bali

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – At the December UN conference in Bali, Indonesia, experts and concerned people alike discussed how poor women in developing […]

Animals & Environment, Conservation, Feature Articles, Indonesia, Philippines, Science & Technology, The World

Corruption Reduces the Basic Need for Water and Adequate Sanitation to an Elusive Dream for Billions

by Tess Raposas – Philippines – In coastal communities all over the Philippines, it is ironic that seawater is abundant everywhere but effectively, there’s not a […]

Criminal Justice, Feature Articles, Natural Resources, Philippines, The World, Waste, Water

In Ongoing War in Muslim Mindanao, Women Are Peacemakers and Breadwinners

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – In times of war and during the peace process, women have played key roles, particularly in the protection of […]

Asia, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Islam, Philippines, Politics & Democracy, Poverty, War & Conflict, Women's Empowerment

Philippine Fertility Rate Is One of the Highest in Asia: Santa Clara, Segundina and Other Stories

by Tess Raposas – Philippines – In this predominantly Catholic country, people often pray for divine intervention from Santa Clara (Saint Claire), the patron saint of […]

Asia, Feature Articles, Philippines, Reproductive Rights, The World

Can the Struggle for Philippine Democracy Be a Lesson to Burma?

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – The bloody military crackdown in Burma (also known as Myanmar) was bound to happen. Some people called it “pure […]

Asia, Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma, Corruption, Democracy, Feature Articles, Human Rights, Myanmar, Philippines, Politics & Democracy, Uprisings

Women in the Philippines Demand a Solution: Lack of Clean Water and Sanitation Facilities Threatens Their Children and Their Lives

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – For Edna Dela Cruz, water is life, but it’s also backbreaking work. As a young child, she trudged barefoot […]

Children's Rights, Disease & Illness, Feature Articles, Philippines, The World, Waste, Water

In a Landmark Case, Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada Gets Life in Prison on Corruption Charges

by Imelda V. Abaño – Philippines – “It is a political decision…I am innocent!” cried the 70-year-old already ousted Philippine President Joseph Estrada after he was […]

Asia, Corruption, Feature Articles, Laws & Legislation, Philippines, Politics & Democracy