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PH tops in gender equality among Asia-Pacific nations

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Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), fleeing the civil war in Syria, cheer upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via a chartered flight by International Organization for Migration on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.  AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ

The Philippines remained the top performer in the Asia-Pacific in terms of gender equality, even as the country fell four notches to rank ninth out of the 142 economies assessed in the Global Gender Gap 2014 report.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

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