Angelica Nino, a 22-year-old manager of a Manila restaurant, was preparing to assign shifts to her crew last week when she got a big surprise from her Filipino boyfriend who has been in Italy for a year on business.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Thousands of women and men plan to spend Valentine’s Day not on romantic dates but dancing on the streets in key cities all over the country to call for an end to violence against women.
By Casiano Mayor Jr.
Year after year, a few days before Feb. 14, the Saudi religious agency locally known as the Hai’a issues a warning against the celebration of Valentine’s Day because it is not in keeping with their Muslim traditions. The ban includes displaying any replica of red hearts, wearing gaudy red shirts or dresses, selling red roses and holding Valentine’s Day parties.
San Francisco women’s rights supporters will join activists in193 countries on the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.