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Akbayan takes poll campaign to Fil-Ams

Rep. Bello asking support from Fil-Ams in San Francisco

Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.

Posted: February 20th, 2013 in Americas,Headlines | Read More »

Family planning to pay ‘demographic dividend’

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Family planning will result in a “demographic dividend” that could drive the economic growth of developing countries like the Philippines, according to a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina workers abroad and family planning


“Dili siya gusto maggamit og supot” (He doesn’t like to use condoms), my friend Lilia told me ruefully in Cebuano, giggling a bit. That was her reply to my query about what form of birth control she and her husband Ben used. Having known her for some time, I consulted her about what she thought of the reproductive health (RH) issue that’s been roiling Philippine politics these past months. Lilia belongs to the army of intrepid women toiling in Hong Kong, working as a domestic for eight years in this Chinese territory. Of the total of some 285,000 foreign maids, Pinays number 137,000, making up 48 percent (Indonesian women, who captured the traditional Pinoy lead a few years ago, are now close to 50 percent).

Posted: September 9th, 2012 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

The Times They Are Not A-Changing


The recent and ongoing controversy over United States federal health-care program that mandates religious-affiliated institutions, such as hospitals, universities, and service agencies, to provide women (and men) access to birth control free of charge through their insurance carriers, has somewhat abated. Churches themselves and other houses of worship are exempt. To defuse the political firestorm emanating, predictably, from Republicans, evangelicals, conservative Catholics, and even from some of his allies (Catholic and non-Catholic), President Obama modified the rule so that those religiously affiliated institutions would not have to shoulder the cost of contraception for their employees; instead, the insurance companies would directly pay for contraceptive coverage–as is the case in the State of Hawai’i, where similarly situated employees get their contraceptives directly through the insurance carriers.

Posted: February 13th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Global Networking

Pacman should fight LH, not RH


I was wildly cheering for Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao at the Mandalay Hotel on March 15, 2008 even as Mexican supporters of Juan Miguel Marquez were screaming “Marquez! Marquez!” in my ears. Pacman prevailed then, of course, as I am confident he will again when they meet for the third time this November. As the best [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2011 in Columnists,Editors' Picks | Read More »



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