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PH picked to head UN body’s meeting on women’s rights

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Ambassador Libran Cabactula  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has been chosen to head next year’s meeting of the United Nations’ body pushing for women empowerment and gender equality, reflecting “the international community’s recognition” of the country’s capacity to take on a leadership role in a sector of critical global importance.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH ranks among most gay-friendly in the world

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The Philippines has earned its ranking as one of few gay-friendly countries in the world. Of the 39 countries covered by a global survey, only 17 countries had majorities that accepted homosexuality, with the Philippines ranking at number 10 among the 17.

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Filipinas trek to CA state capitol for empowerment training

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Mona Pasquil, California secretary of appointments.

A busload of Filipino American women and their supporters in late March took to the State Capitol to get firsthand “empowerment” training” and meet sympathetic legislators in celebration of National Women’s History Month.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinas Strike High Profile in SF One Billion Rising

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A large contingent of young Filipino students show up for flash mob

SAN FRANCISCO—Filipino women struck a strong presence among more than a thousand Valentine’s Day crowd of mostly women and girls of various ethnicities, who danced “flash-mob” style in front of City Hall to demand an end to violence against women.   The event held in 190 places around the world called for a billion women [...]

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Women should hold their own in disasters–UN

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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  AP FILE PHOTO

Saying that “gender equality is an essential element in building resilience to disasters,” United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s special representative on disaster risk reduction has urged women to take a more active part in disaster management and planning in their communities.

Posted: October 14th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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