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Fil-Am’s provocative new play exposes national rape evidence backlog

Fil-Am playwright Heather Marlowe CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Excerpts from Award-winning Filipino American playwright Heather Marlowe’s “The Haze,” will be presented by former State Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma and supporter Patricia Lurie on July 24 at 5:15 p.m. at The Open Square Space at Futures Without Violence, 100 Montgomery Street in the Presidio.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan mayor ready to apologize to comfort women

Toru Hashimoto

The maverick mayor of Osaka on Thursday offered to meet former “comfort women” to apologize for their suffering after causing an international storm when he said they served a “necessary” role in wartime.

Posted: May 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

California Supreme Court mulls Tempongko domestic violence case—was it murder or manslaughter?


Should the killer of Claire Joyce Tempongko have been convicted of manslaughter and given a less severe sentence instead of murder, which carries a heavier penalty, because a lower court allegedly erred in instructing the jury on the distinction between murder and manslaughter?

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

Filipinas Strike High Profile in SF One Billion Rising

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 »

Ensler’s Billion Rising movement spans the globe

Students from St. Scholastica's College, an all-girls' school, flash the No.1 sign as they dance at their campus in a global kickoff campaign dubbed One Billion Rising, to end violence against women and children on Valentine's Day Thursday in Manila, Philippines. AP

Thousands danced in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds chanted in South Africa, carrying signs and candles. The Philippines held a 24-hour dance party. Scores of students in India gathered for a candlelight vigil.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »