Age of Consent

The Philippines is a complicated place for young people today. This is especially true when it comes to sexuality. Teenagers…

Why I Won’t be Voting for Duterte

I had thought that Rodrigo Duterte’s back-and-forth drama of will-he-or-won’t-he-run-for-president was over when he did not file his candidacy by…

Thanksgiving

Today, this last Thursday of November, Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving. The holiday was initially started in the 1600s to celebrate…

Vital Voices

I’m writing this article from Johannesburg, South Africa, where I’m part of a week-long training for women leaders organized by…

Katropa Training

  “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back” – Malala Yousafzai   Here in the Philippines,…

Laglag Bala Scam

Much has been written about the Laglag Bala or Tanim Bala scam being carried out at Ninoy Aquino International Airport…

Buntis in Balabac

Last week, we received an invitation from Philippine Navy Lieutenant Senior Grade Karen Ann A. Abulon, Assistant Chief of Staff…

My Guilt at Being a Working Mom

I’m the Director of Roots of Health, an organization that has 26 staff members and programming that serves thousands of…

Miriam the Game Changer

Yesterday, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago announced that she is running for President. Across social media outlets, hundreds of netizens expressed excitement…

To Twerk or Not to Twerk

Last week, videos surfaced of scantily clad women dancing and gyrating suggestively during an event organized by the ruling Liberal…