World AIDS Day 2017

December 1 is World AIDS Day (WAD2017). It is a day to commemorate and remember all the lives lost to…

Modern Contraception

My organization, Roots of Health (rootsofhealth.org) provides free contraceptives to women, men and young people throughout Palawan. From chatting with…

Thank You, Dr. Paulyn Ubial (And sorry)

Earlier this week, the Commission on Appointments rejected Dr. Paulyn Ubial’s appointment as Secretary of Health. This decision comes after…

Senate Teen Pregnancy Bills

Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to attend a Senate hearing as a resource speaker for two proposed laws that…

Palawan’s Continuing HIV Problem

HIV in Palawan is continuing to spread and we are not doing enough to prevent further infections. Two of my…

Reasons for Celebration

There are many challenges facing women in the Philippines but today we have some thing to celebrate. On Monday, the…