Posts by tag: Gender Issues

6 years ago

A woman’s place in the Blaan’s struggle for land

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By KENETTE JEAN I. MILLONDAGA
Davao Today

She was not simply the wife of an indigenous anti-mining activist. Juvy Capion, the woman killed in what is now called the Tampakan massacre, was a farmer, mother of four, and leader of the Blaan community.

6 years ago

Gender mainstreaming in governance: An uphill fight for women

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By DANILDA L. FUSILERO
Davao Today

Leah Emily Minoza, executive director of the Davao City-based Women’s Studies and Resource Center (WSRC) said Gender and Development (GAD) budget, which is supposed to be five percent of a local government unit’s allocation is even hardly implemented. Worse, it is mostly being used for purposes other than for gender programs.

6 years ago

Protesting PNoy’s Sona fashionably

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By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

While many of the members of the Congress have their attire haute couture and not a few designed by the country’s top fashion (read: expensive) designers like Pitoy Moreno , nationalist lawmakers like Ilagan opted to stay grounded just like the people she vowed to serve.

6 years ago

How to stop sex scandal, women activists suggest ways

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By MARILOU AGUIRRE-TUBURAN
Davao Today

Gabriela wished to discourage Filipinos “from the bad practice of sharing sleazy videos” by spreading the counter-message of the “Manila Scandal Part 2.” It hopes to “mobilize the public to use the internet in solving one of the scourges of electronic harassment, bullying and violence against women” by posting the video to their FB account or website and through Twitter by using the #manilascandal2 hashtag.