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Sexual violence in PH: Stuff of jokes, stats of nightmares
December 26, 2020
What were you wearing? How much did you drink? Why didn’t you shout? Why didn’t you run away?
Was it pleasurable? “Nasarapan ka ba?” As though they hadn’t been through the worst, survivors of sexual abuse—rape in particular—still find themselves thus interrogated by the very people supposed to come to their aid.

Abuse victims and PH legal system: Trust issues persist
December 27, 2020
“I kept questioning the validity of my story,” says “Ana” as she narrates how she was assaulted last year.

Fight against sexual abuse starts in family
December 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic caught everyone off guard. Cities and towns were locked down, people’s movements were limited, big and small businesses, even schools, were shuttered.

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Sugar Dating Philippines
20 February 2017
The Cost of Sugar Dating Philippines
How much a sugar daddy should pay and the contribution a sugar baby must give in sugar dating Philippines are some of the most common questions out there. Before the sugar relationship kicks off, these are the things that both the baby and the daddy need to discuss on the first date without finding it awkward.

Beware of ‘sugar daddy’ sites exploiting crisis
Leila B. Salaverria December 13, 2020
Think twice before responding to the overtures of an online “sugar daddy,” who offers financial assistance ostensibly in exchange for companionship or romance, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) warned.
The PCW noted media reports of netizens signing up on so-called sugar daddy websites or social media accounts as the pandemic took away jobs, crippled businesses and left many desperate for cash

The Video in the album Sugar Dating: Bilang ng sugar babies sa Pilipinas, tumaas dahil sa pandemic?
GMA Public Affairs November 3, 2020
Tumataginting na Php 49,700 ang monthly allowance ng isang sugar baby ayon sa dating website na Sugarbook! Ang bilang ng mga lumahok bilang sugar baby, tumaas din ayon sa site dahil daw sa pandemic. Samantala, pinag-iingat naman ang ilan matapos mabiktima ng scam o pekeng Sugar Daddy na humihingi ng nude photos kapalit ng pera. Panoorin ang video! LOOK Prostituition

Dangerous or empowering? Signups on sugar daddy dating site rise among young women in PH amid pandemic
Tarra Quismundo Oct 30 2020 02:38 PM
For “Zarina,” it was an answer to her school tuition woes. Two years on, she’s living the life. She said she receives more than P80,000 in monthly allowances - a manager’s wage - from her sugar daddy.
For “Alexandra” who recently signed up, it’s not so much about the money, but good conversations and business mentoring from the mature men she meets.

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  Filipino women’s activities, rituals and customs related to sexuality - Spanish Era
Gloria Esguerra Melencio Enero 24, 2018

The paper asks the following questions: What did the Spanish colonizers find out when they first saw the women? How did the Spanish colonizers view the Filipino women through time? What were the Filipino women’s activities, rituals and customs that pertain to sexuality? How did they express their sexual desires? Why were polygamy, concubinage and abortion practiced ? How did the Spanish colonizers wield the Christian Doctrine to conquer the so-called Evils that plague the Filipino women? What was the perception of the Filipino women of the Spanish colonizers?

Supreme Court tackles inheritance rights of illegitimate children
Lian Buan August 14, 2019

The High Court is set to discuss Article 992 of the Civil Code which says an illegitimate child has no right to inherit from the legitimate relatives of his father or mother

Experts to SC: Strike down law that discriminates vs illegitimate children
Lian Buan September 03, 2019
PSA data says that in 2017, there were more illegitimate children than legitimate children in the Philippines.
Legal experts called on the Supreme Court (SC) Tuesday, September 3, to declare unconstitutional Article 992 of the Civil Code , which deprives illegitimate children of inheritance rights from legitimate relatives of their parents.

Family Code of the Philippines

'Maggie, blaze the trail for illegitimate children such as you'
Lian Buan September 17, 2019
A hearing at the Supreme Court turns emotional as petitioner Maggie Ho Aquino claims her right to inherit from her grandfather, and is urged by a justice to see the case through

For this petition, Amadea Angela "Maggie" Ho Aquino is claiming her right to inherit from her grandfather Miguel. The problem is that in the eyes of the law, she is an "illegitimate" child of Miguel's son Arturo who died before Maggie was born.

Philippine Commission on Women, PCW:
Sexual harassment and the law

Difference between acts of lasciviousness and rape

Acts of lasciviousness defined and its elements enumerated

Until when can victims file cases vs sex offenders?
Aika Rey February 18, 2018
The law prescribes a certain period of time within which an offender may be prosecuted for a crime

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Senate panel vows to tackle PH’s teen pregnancy crisis soonest
February 18, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
The Senate Committee on Women, Children and Family Relations will tackle the various resolutions calling for an investigation into the rising cases of adolescent pregnancies in the country at the soonest time possible.

Groups press Congress on 3 bills to address teenage pregnancy
February 24, 2021 Rey Panaligan
Child rights advocates have pressed Congress to pass swiftly three proposed legislations that would address comprehensively and effectively the sexual abuse aspect of the alarming problem of teenage pregnancy in the country.

Positive parenting needed to combat rising teenage pregnancies
February 21, 2021 Charissa Luci-Atienza
Positive parenting is needed to combat the rising cases of teenage pregnancies in the country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Sunday, Feb. 21.

Early teenage pregnancy is the ‘most important problem’ of women in PH today
February 17, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
Among all other concerns, early teenage pregnancy is considered as the “most important problem” of women in the Philippines at this time.

Wake up!: Gov’t urged to address adolescent teenage pregnancies, sexual abuse of children
February 17, 2021 Merlina Hernando-Malipot
Children having children is one of the most alarming issues that confront the country – and the Philippine government must address this problem as soon as possible.

Majority of Filipinos consider teenage pregnancy as women’s most important problem
Krissy Aguilar February 17, 2021
At least 59 percent of Filipinos believed that early teenage pregnancy is the most important problem women face today, results of a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Wednesday showed.

Teen pregnancy is ‘most important problem of women today’ in PH
Feb 17, 2021 Michelle Abad
Advocates have seen that young people and minors continue to have difficulty in accessing birth control services because of legal barriers and stigma

Senate probe sought on alarming increase in pregnancies among minors, including 10-year-old girls
February 17, 2021 Hannah Torregoza
Senator Nancy Binay has filed a resolution asking the Senate to look into the alarming increase in the number of adolescent pregnancies in the country.

Binay seeks Senate inquiry on ‘alarming’ rise in adolescent pregnancies
Cathrine Gonzales February 17, 2021
Senator Nancy Binay has filed a resolution urging the Senate to conduct an inquiry into the “alarming” increase in the number of adolescent pregnancies in the country.

Women’s group raises alarm on rising teenage pregnancies in PH
February 9, 2021 Gabriela Baron
Gabriela Youth raised alarm on the rising teenage pregnancies in the Philippines.
“Teenage pregnancy is not an issue of deteriorating morality among the youth, but a serious matter that has long been neglected and left unaddressed by every administration,” it underscored.

Ready to tackle teen sexuality?
Hyacinth Tagupa October 16, 2020

This year’s celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child (Oct. 11 and 12) focused on the call to end child marriage, a practice that remains legal and customary in some parts of the Philippines. Inevitably, the discussions also highlighted the alarming rate of teenage pregnancies in the country.

Adolescent Sexuality: Talk the Talk Before They Walk the Walk
Adolescence can be tough enough to get through without questions of sex, sexuality, and sexual identity. But adolescents are humans, too — no matter how alien they may seem to their parents at times

The Birds and the Bees and Developing Sexuality
It’s no surprise that the most common phrase used to describe sex and sexuality – ‘the Birds and the Bees’ – refers to nature. When we hear it, we know it means explaining the mechanics of sex to young children

Adolescent sexuality
a stage of human development in which adolescents experience and explore sexual feelings. Interest in sexuality intensifies during the onset of puberty, and sexuality is often a vital aspect of teenagers' lives

The age of consent
The age of sexual consent in the Philippines is 12 for all, but contacts with minors (under 18) are an offence if the minor consents to the act for money, gain or any other remuneration or as the result of an influence of any adult person.
It's this that makes it effectively illegal for anyone over 18 to have sex with one under 18, Republic Act 7610, section 6

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Do You Know The Age Of Consent In The Philippines? (2020)

Is The Age Of Consent (12) Too Low In The Philippines? Reaction

Is The Age Of Consent -12- Too Low In The Philippines

There will be no protection for young girls if age of consent in PH remains unchanged

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‘Victory for children’: PH set to raise age of consent
December 21, 2020, Agence France-Presse
Manila teenager Rose Alvarez was 13 when she started having sex with a man who was more than twice her age. That would be statutory rape in most countries, but not in the Philippines.

Senate panel approves bills raising age of sexual consent from 12 to 16
Oct 1, 2020 JC Gotinga
The Philippines' current age of sexual consent – 12 years old – is one of the lowest in the world, and senators say this has led to the exploitation of many Filipino boys and girls

Senators want to raise age of consent to 16 years old to curb teenage pregnancy
September 17, 2020 Vanne Elaine Terrazola
Senators are again pushing to raise of the age of consent to 16 years old for determining statutory rape as a measure to address the increasing incidence of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines.

House panels approve bill raising age of sexual consent to 16
August 27, 2020 Michelle Abad
Since 1997, the Anti-Rape Law has held that an adult can have sexual relations with a 12-year-old and claim it was consensual
16 and provide stronger protections against sexual abuse of children.

Lawmakers mull over ages 16 or 18 for minimum age of sexual consent
Michelle Abad February 10, 2020
One thing is for sure – lawmakers agree the minimum age of sexual consent must be raised from 12 years old, which is the lowest in Southeast Asia

12 vs. 18: The age of consent
November 04, 2016

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The article: Caloocan mayor wants repeal of ordinance vs women wearing shorts
March 28, 2019

Incumbent Mayor Oscar Malapitan says women should have the freedom to wear what they want when in Caloocan
Mayor Oscar Malapitan on Wednesday, March 27, said he would push for the repeal of the ordinance prohibiting women from wearing shorts in public in Caloocan City.
The Video: Pagbabawal sa maiksing shorts, pinapalagan ng ilang residente sa Caloocan
The article: Police tell girls: Don't wear short clothes to prevent sex crimes
Rambo Talabong June 16, 2020
'Kayo naman mga ghErlsz, wag kayo magsuot ng pagkaikli-ikling damit at pag naman nabastos ay magsusumbong din sa amin,' says a now-deleted Facebook post of a police station in Quezon Province. Look the Video
The article: 'Inviting the beast'? #HijaAko trends as women call out victim blaming
Samantha Bagayas June 16, 2020 - with Video
Many on social media join Frankie Pangilinan in condemning the thinking that women's outfits are to blame for sexual assault
The Video: #HijaAko Harassment: Sino ang tunay na biktima?
GMA Public Affairs June 16, 2020
Trending sa social media ang #HijaAko na ginagamit ng ilan na naging biktima ng sexual harassment. Ito ay matapos ang tweet ni Kakie Pangilinan bilang pagsagot sa post ng Lucban PNP na ‘wag daw magsusuot ng maikling damit para ‘di mabastos na kinontra naman ni Ben Tulfo. Ayon sa mga biktima, hindi raw dapat turuan ang mga babae kung paano manamit para ‘di mabastos kundi turuan ang mga tao na ‘wag mambastos.
The Video: Frankie Pangilinan: Ben Tulfo's comments wouldn't be acceptable in other countries
Jun 17, 2020 ANC 24/7
Frankie Pangilinan, the daughter of Philippine Senator Francis Pangilinan and Actress, Sharon Cuneta sparks an online movement condemning rape and victim shaming against women after she traded barbs with broadcaster Ben Tulfo.
The Video: Kakie Pangilinan: #HijaAko and finding one’s voice
June 22, 2020
Kakie Pangilinan about #HijaAko, finding her voice, and her music

The Video: Justice Department Cybercrime Unit, NBI investigating rape threat against Frankie Pangilinan
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
Philippine authorities -- now awaiting a formal complaint from the Pangilinan family against the man who threatened to rape actress Sharon Cuneta's daughter, Frankie Pangilinan.

The Video: Sharon Cuneta, bumuwelta sa nambastos sa anak niyang si Frankie
Jun 22, 2020 ABS-CBN News

Sharon Cuneta plans to sue man who threatened to rape daughter Kakie
June 21, 2020
Department of Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says Sharon Cuneta sought his help in dealing with the man who threatened to rape her daughter Kakie Pangilinan

The Video: Sen. Francis Pangilinan: Rape stories ng netizens ikinuwento kay Frankie
Jun 22, 2020

The Video: DOJ locates person who threatened to rape Sharon's daughter
Jun 23, 2020 ANC 24/7
The Department of Justice already knows the whereabouts of the netizen who threatened to rape the daughter of Senator Francis Pangilinan and Sharon Cuneta.

Honoring the predecessors of the #HijaAko movement
Ma Hazel Joy Faco July 13, 2020

'We should recognize that the #HijaAko Movement is not merely a Filipinized incarnation of the #MeToo Movement, because it is organically built upon the pioneering initiatives of early activists... the comfort women'

Rape, incest and inequality – the other reasons for teen pregnancies
Ana P. Santos November 11, 2019

Sex education isn’t only about what body part goes where. It is about teaching boundaries and protecting those boundaries by distinguishing between a good touch and a bad touch




Juan Antonio Perez III on the state of teen pregnancy in the Philippines
November 06, 2019
Rappler speaks with Population and Development Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III about teenage pregnancy, education and social protection of young parents, and reproductive health in the country.
The latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority reports 24 babies being born to teenage mothers every hour.
There is also one in 10 women aged 15 to 19 years old who has begun childbearing.
Two weeks ago, the Commission on Population and Development called on President Rodrigo Duterte to declare the alarming numbers of adolescent pregnancies as a national emergency.
Preventing teen pregnancy
Nov 25, 2020
What must we do to help prevent teenage pregnancy?
Instead of taking care of their studies, many Filipino teens end up taking care of their own children.
This is the bleak reality in the Philippines, as it tries to contain a teenage pregnancy crisis. The Commission on Population and Development has recorded about 1.2 million cases of teenage pregnancy in a span of 10 years, prompting it to call on President Rodrigo Duterte to declare it a national emergency.

Teenage pregnancy cases sa bansa, tumaas!
GMA Public Affairs February 15, 2021
Ayon sa datos ng Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM), tumaas ang kaso ng mga menor de edad 15 pababa na nanganganak sa bansa! Ang mga Pinoy, bukas na nga ba sa iba’t ibang solusyon tulad ng implant, vasectomy at ligation para maiwasan ang paglobo ng populasyon?

Births among girls aged 15 below, rise 7% in 2019
Feb 8, 2021 Michelle Abad
Girls aged 15 and below who gave birth increased by 7% in 2019 compared to 2018, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) revealed citing new data from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
2,411 girls aged 10 to 14 gave birth – almost 7 every day.

No judgment: Talk to your kids about sex to prevent teen pregnancies
Dec 7, 2020 Michelle Abad
In the Philippines, teenage pregnancy rates have been alarmingly on the rise – even before the coronavirus pandemic came and put thousands of couples under lockdown. What got us here? Is there hope for children to stop having children?

PopCom: Amend RH law provision on minors' access to birth control
Michelle Abad November 06, 2019
Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez III says minors who already have children should be allowed to access family planning methods without their parents' permission

Culion winning fight vs teenage pregnancies through education, health
Frank Cimatu December 29, 2019
'We are surprised that they have a very low teenage pregnancy rate in Culion considering they are composed of islands which make it hard to monitor,' says Chi Vallido of the Forum for Family Planning and Development



Too young to marry
Mara Cepeda September 01, 2019

When Fatima woke up three days into the new year, she had no idea the day would end with her becoming tied for the rest of her life to a man she barely knew. Fatima learns her relatives have sealed her marriage to a stranger 8 years her senior. And her mother Isha – a child bride herself – was powerless to stop it
She was 14 years old. In 7 months, Fatima will be a mother. The child will be born after she turns 15
Anywhere else in the Philippines, young people like Fatima are permitted by the Family Code to marry only after reaching the age of 18. Muslim minors are an exception. Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1083 , or the Code of Muslim Personal Laws, allows Filipino Muslim males the right to marry at the age of 15. Muslim females, provided they have begun menstruating, are allowed to marry as young as 12, provided there is permission from their male guardian, or wali. Look - download this great article AND The Video in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy - Etc.: Sep 11, 2019, ‘My 14-year-old daughter married a stranger’


Bangsamoro body tackles child marriage: Legal, yes; but moral?
Fate Colobong, Jane Bautista January 31, 2021
A commission working to protect women and children from gender-based violence in the autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao has a chance to introduce reforms
Imagine a girl barely into her teens being married to a 48-year-old man.
Photos posted online show a wedding ceremony on Oct. 22, 2020, between Abdukrzak Ampatuan, a farmer from the municipality of Mamasapano in Maguindanao province, and a 13-year-old who will henceforth tend to his children from previous marriages.


Child rights groups laud moves to end child marriage in PH
May 20, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki
The Child Rights Network (CRN) and Oxfam, an international movement to end injustice and poverty, have lauded the House Committee on Women and Gender Equality for “approving in principle” four pending bills that seek to repeal all laws and regulations which legally allow the practice of child marriage in the Philippines.

Married at 14
January 15, 2020
In some parts of the Philippines, children as young as 12 years old can get married. Listen as Rappler's Vernise Tantuco and Mara Cepeda explore the topic.


in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.


WATCH: Bill ending child marriage inches forward in Congress
January 07, 2020

Many young girls in Muslim and indigenous communities in the Philippines are forced by their elders to marry. Several lawmakers push for a bill that would criminalize this.


‘Girls Are Not Bride Act’, isinusulong! 2 videos in the album
GMA Public Affairs November 19, 2020 and December 03, 2020

Parte na ng ilang kultura at relihiyon sa Pilipinas ang pagpapakasal kahit menor de edad. Pero sa isinusulong na “Girls Are Not Bride Act’ sa Senado, ipinagbabawal nito ang pagpapakasal ng mga menor de edad! Dahil dito, umalma ang ilang komunidad sa inihaing batas dahil labag daw ito sa kanilang kultura at relihiyon. Ang kanilang panawagan, panoorin sa video!

Online petition launched: Stop child marriage in PH
May 11, 2021 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

Stop Child Marriage
Multi-sector groups have joined forces to press for the abolition of child marriage in the Philippines.

‘Girl defenders’ push for laws to end child marriage in PH
Bong Lozada October 10, 2020

A group comprised of legislators is pushing to put into law the abolition of child marriage in the Philippines with its advocacy in line with the International Day of the Girl Child.

Child Rights Network lauds passage of Senate bill declaring child marriage as illegal
November 17, 2020 Richa Noriega
The Child Rights Network (CRN) lauded the Senate on Monday for voting unanimously in favor of a bill prohibiting and declaring child marriage as illegal.

Save the Children lauds passage of bill that prevents child marriage
October 14, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

Child’s rights group Save the Children Philippines has lauded the passage of Senate Bill 1373, the “Girls Not Brides Act” on second reading as it will help ensure that Filipino children get to enjoy a safe and nurturing childhood.

Bishops laud Senate bill declaring child marriage illegal
November 10, 2020 Leslie Ann Aquino
The head of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Youth on Tuesday welcomed Senate’s approval on final reading of a bill declaring child marriage as illegal.

Senate approves bill declaring child marriage a crime
November 9, 2020 Hannah Torregoza
The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading the bill prohibiting and declaring child marriage as illegal.

Senate passes bill criminalizing child marriage
Nov 9, 2020 JC Gotinga
'Today, we give our girls a chance to define their futures according to their own terms. We defend their right to declare when they are ready to begin their families,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros
The Senate on Monday, November 9, passed on 3rd and final reading a bill that criminalizes child marriage.

‘Girls not brides:’ Senate OKs on final reading bill declaring child marriages illegal
Christia Marie Ramos November 09, 2020
The Senate approved on third and final reading on Monday a measure declaring child marriages as illegal.

What touring the Philippines taught me about sexual health in the country
Neil Lomibao November 30, 2019

I came across some truly eye-opening stories, including a young girl who became a mother at the age of 9 and bore her second child at the age of 10

Babies For Sale - Pagbebenta ng mga sanggol, patagong nangyayari sa social media

Price: P10,000 - P50,000
Meet up sa Mall
Reason for Selling: Kahirapan

Somewhere deep within the corners of social media lurks a shameless but covert business of online selling, not of the usual goods or beauty products - but of babies!


an album in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

At 11 years old, they're getting pregnant': The women smashing Catholic taboos in the Philippines
Jul 10, 2017

Such is the stigma around sex education and family planning in the Philippines that 65% of women there still do not use contraceptives.


PopCom to Duterte: Declare teenage pregnancy as national emergency
Michelle Abad October 23, 2019
Teenage pregnancy causes P33 billion in economic losses, and curbing it would lead to national development, says Commission on Population and Development Executive Director Juan Antonio Perez III


Teenage Pregnancy
Mar 01, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Failon Ngayon talks about the rate and cost of teenage pregnancy in the Philippines, and discusses the complications that affect the mother and the child. Commission on Population and Development (POPCOM) executive director Usec. Juan Antonio Perez III shares the government's and the lawmakers' efforts to respond to the said issue.


Teen pregnancies a 'national social emergency'
CNN Philippines Aug 29, 2019
The rise in cases of teenage pregnancy has always been a national concern.
But just recently Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says it has become a "national social emergency."


Teenage pregnancy, idineklarang national social emergency!
GMA Public Affairs Sep 4, 2019
Alam mo ba na Pilipinas ang may pinakamaraming kaso ng teenage pregnancy sa Southeast Asia? Katunayan, ayon sa Commission on Population, 500 babae na edad 19 pababa ang nanganganak kada araw!


Around 530 women aged 10-19 give birth daily
ABS-CBN News Aug 29, 2019
An average of 530 women aged 10 to 19 give birth every day, an official of the Commission on Population (POPCOM) said Thursday.


‘Let’s Talk About Sex,’ dokumentaryo ni Pia Arcangel
Published August 30, 2019

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, one in ten girls aged 15-19 has begun childbearing. Lihkaan for Women’s Health attributes this to the lack of proper sex education. Thus, the group travels to communities to give educational talks about sex and family planning.

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Baguio school says mandatory pregnancy tests meant to protect students
Frank Cimatu November 06, 2018

Pines City Colleges is under fire for making pregnancy tests a requirement for dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing students before they can enroll

A right to say no to a pregnancy test
Ana P. Santos December 09, 2018
Pregnancy is not a crime for you or me. Neither should it be a crime for students of Pines City Colleges.

NPC summons Pines City Colleges officers over data privacy in pregnancy testing
November 09, 2018
The National Privacy Commission wants to confirm if Pines City Colleges is complying with the 'principles of transparency, legitimate purpose, and proportionality in accordance with law'

Youth team addresses teen pregnancy in T'boli community
October 14, 2018

Team TeenPUYOG empowered peer educators to engage T'boli youth on the prevention of teenage pregnancy

Raising my baby behind bars
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In much of the Gulf countries like Qatar, pregnancy out of wedlock is a crime punishable by imprisonment.
Joanne spent two years and 10 months in a jail in Doha for her pregnancy and unpaid loans. William spent the first years of his life in prison with his young, unmarried mother.

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Number of abandoned Filipino babies in Middle East on the rise
Jojo Dass, The Filipino Times May 19, 2017

The reason? Women who get pregnant but can't produce a marriage certificate face detention.

Modern Filipino families: How does the state protect them?
Patty Pasion September 29, 2017

A family life expert says the Family Code should be more inclusive of non-traditional family setups, like single parenthood, live-in arrangements, blended families, and LGBTQ relationships

Tita’s midlife sexuality
Apr 24, 2021 Ana P. Santos

Middle age is like going through puberty again, but as an adult.
You are too young to be old but too old to to be considered young. For women, the mid-40s are a life stage punctuated with hormonal fluctuations, body changes, and mood swings brought about by perimenopause or the gradual transition to menopause.

Gonorrhea making a comeback
Ana P. Santos July 21, 2017

Gonorrhea is showing resistance to older and cheaper form of antibiotics – making it harder, and in some cases, impossible to treat.


Senate's education committee conduct a hearing on social media and the internet on sex, drugs, and trolls

The fight against misinformation in social media
October 18, 2016

The Senate Committee on Education looked into how public schools educate students about reproductive health, responsible use of social media and the dangers of illegal drugs.
The move comes as misinformation and abusive language in social media becomes prevalent on social media, especially by so-called “paid trolls”.

Lack of sex education hurts female labor migrants
Ana P. Santos July 01, 2017

Getting pregnant has little to do with promiscuity but everything has to do with ignorance.

Orgies, Tinder, HIV: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price
Jul 1, 2017 Natashya Gutierrez

An old virus has new victims: HIV is now infecting the youth faster than any other age group, thanks in part to technology and unsafe sex.
It all started with a simple Facebook message.
“Hi, how are you? Where are you from?” began the conversation.

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Supreme Court stops distribution, sale of implants
Jee Y. Geronimo June 30, 2015
What about the RH law? The High Court also temporarily prohibits the health department from granting any pending application for reproductive health commodities.
This contraceptive implant can prevent pregnancies up to 3 years.

That Supreme Court TRO
Ana P. Santos July 30, 2017
The Supreme Court did not issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of the RH Law. They issued a TRO on contraceptives.

Sereno clarifies: No TRO on RH law or pills, just 2 implants
Lian Buan July 27, 2017
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno reiterates that the issue is now for the Food and Drug Administration to resolve.

DOH asks Supreme Court to lift TRO on contraceptives
October 10, 2016
The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, October 10, asked the Supreme Court (SC) to lift a temporary restraining order (TRO) it issued back in June 2015 that restricted the government from "procuring, selling, distributing, dispensing and administering, advertising, and promoting" contraceptive implants.


What young women need to know
Mar 28, 2017

The risks Filipino women face
Farmidah Ali is only 37 but is already a mother of 9 and a grandmother of one. According to the Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur native, she was worried for her 17-year-old daughter who was then about to give birth.

This social video, created by MovePH in partnership with Oxfam, features reproductive health services and information (RHSI) for marginalized communities in remote regions.
Without reproductive health information and services, many women face risks related to sexual intercourse and childbirth. Learn more at
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law (RPRH) Law will help address the needs of many women like Farmidah and their families

ANALYSIS: Whatever happened to the Reproductive Health Law?
JC Punongbayan October 18, 2018

In her book, Marilen Dañguilan doubts if the story of the RH Law will ever end, what with the strong lobby of religious groups as well as the legal bedrock on which they can always anchor their counterarguments

Minimum initial service package (MISP)

2016 health department order that detailed the national policy on a minimum initial service package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health in health-related emergencies and disasters.

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief
Jee Y. Geronimo July 08, 2016
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been 'really very slow' since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy

Let's talk about reproductive health
May 28, 2017

Watch our discussion on reproductive health and find out how you can take action!
When did you first start thinking about reproductive health (RH)? What was your experience like the first time you bought contraceptives?


Family Planning


Aug 29, 2017

Ang tunay na lalaki: Men should fight for reproductive health too
Marguerite de Leon June 03, 2017

For one, you can’t make a baby without semen!

President Duterte's sexual harassment & misogyny

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WATCH: Duterte, officials exchange sex jokes in post-typhoon briefing
Nov 16, 2020 - with Video

Even as Filipinos suffer from one disaster after another, President Rodrigo Duterte and other officials manage to crack sex jokes in a briefing on Typhoon Ulysses
As President Rodrigo Duterte and national and local officials ended their situation briefing on the effects of Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) in the Bicol region, they also joked about being "undersexed" and having "too many women."

For Duterte, sexism is a political strategy
Jan 29, 2021 Ana P. Santos
'Duterte’s statement that the presidency is not for a woman sets the political race in his daughter’s favor in two ways'
The latest display of sexism from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has him saying that a woman is not fit to be president because “the emotional setup of a woman and a man is totally different.”

Sexist Duterte says Philippine presidency not a job for women
Jan 14, 2021 Pia Ranada
President Rodrigo Duterte's sexism reared its ugly head once again as he proclaimed in a speech that women aren't cut out to be president of the country.

Duterte: Presidency not for women
January 14, 2021 Argyll Cyrus Geducos
As he dismissed rumors of him seeking a term extension, President Duterte said he told his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to not run for president as this was no a job a woman can handle.

Sexist jokes are Duterte's way of coping with disasters
Nov 16, 2020 Pia Ranada
'Hayaan na po natin,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who claims most Filipinos also crack jokes to 'lighten' the mood after calamities

The Video: Palace defends Duterte's sex jokes during disaster briefing
Nov 16, 2020 ANC 24/7
Rodrigo Duterte is being criticized for making off-color jokes during a calamity briefing. But Malacañang defends Duterte's remarks as the chief executive's way of lightning the mood in the middle of a disaster.

I am setting an example to women to stand up against misogyny
November 23, 2020 Raymund Antonio

Vice President Leni Robredo said on Monday she called out President Duterte’s insults against her to set an example for women that they should stand up against misogyny.

‘Boracay girls wait for you’: Duterte’s sexist remarks in SONA 2019
Pia Ranada July 22, 2019
After signing the Bawal Bastos law, President Rodrigo Duterte talks about his ‘smelly’ girlfriend and sunbathing girls waiting for foreigners in Boracay.
Fresh from Malacañang's announcement of his signing the Bawal Bastos or Safe Spaces Act, President Rodrigo Duterte let forth sexist remarks in no less than his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA).

EXPLAINER: Never bastos? Duterte's top sexist moments
Rappler July 18, 2019

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo claims President Rodrigo Duterte was "never bastos" yet the Chief Executive's sexist slurs and rape jokes are well-documented. Here they are.
Rappler compiles President Rodrigo Duterte's top sexist moments in this video explainer!

Duterte 'confesses' he molested their maid as a teen
December 30, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte bares details of the supposed incident before a large crowd in Kidapawan City, as he attacked the Catholic Church for its 'abuses'

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Duterte's maid-molesting story 'concocted'
Pia Ranada January 03, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte claims he made up his story about touching a maid in order to 'dramatize' the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church

De Lima on Duterte ‘confession’ of molesting maid: ‘It’s time to get angry’
January 01, 2019
Senator Leila de Lima calls on Filipinos to 'stand strong and united to destroy this evil'

Duterte urged to resign after 'disgusting' confession
Mara Cepeda December 30, 2018
ACT Teachers Representative France Castro calls as 'really disgusting' [and] uncalled for' President Rodrigo Duterte's confession of molesting their maid when he was a teenager

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The President is a misogynist. Now what?
Paige Occeñola June 06, 2018

The President is never going to change. Sexism, for him, is a default. It's time for us to recognize, if we haven't already, that this country has put machismo in power. But we can change this.
Another speech, another egregious display of machismo from the sexist septuagenarian we call our President.


#BabaeAko campaign: Filipino women fight back against Duterte's misogyny
2 July 2018

Speaking out against sexism in the Duterte administration
Using the hashtag #BabaeAko, Filipino women are taking to social media to fight the President Rodrigo Duterte's sexist and misogynistic behavior.

Women can’t stand threats? Netizens tell Duterte to ‘go back to the last century’
Kaye Cabal May 25, 2018 - with Video
Social media users point out that it's already 2018 and the President's 'sexist stereotyping' and misogynistic remarks are not acceptable

Bong Go: #BabaeAko campaign 'clearly political'
Pia Ranada May 23, 2018
'To say that President Duterte is not pro-women and looks down on women is truly unfair,' says Special Assistant to the President Bong Go

Of marriage, morality and misogyny
Nina Somera November 28, 2016

Why a double standard exists in Philippine politics and society.

'Enough,' women tell Duterte
June 09, 2018

'What matters is that here and now, we take a stand against presidential misogyny, act consistently against a government that condones abuse, and unite on the truth that we will not, cannot stand for violence – not just against women, but against all Filipinos,' says Enough, a movement launched on Facebook.

Gabriela on Duterte kissing OFW: 'Disgusting theatrics of a misogynist'
Mara Cepeda June 04, 2018

The party advocating for women's rights also finds it 'unfortunate' that the OFW had to explain there was 'no malice' in the President's kiss.

'Feed United Nations human rights team to the crocodiles' – Duterte
Pia Ranada July 26, 2018 - with Video
Majority of Filipinos find Duterte 'bastos' for insulting UN rights chief
According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 52% of Filipinos also found as 'vulgar' President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial kiss on the lips with a married Filipina in South Korea

After Seoul kiss, Duterte expects to be scolded by daughters
Pia Ranada June 06, 2018
Yet President Rodrigo Duterte makes no mention of the possible reaction of his longtime partner, Honeylet Avanceña, to the incident

When kissing becomes an issue of public interest
Joy Aceron June 05, 2018
Because the kissing happened in a public space during an official function, this makes the kissing a public concern, a public interest issue.

Cheers, disgust as Duterte kisses OFW in South Korea
June 03, 2018
President Rodrigo Duterte gives an overseas Filipino worker a kiss on the lips as he meets with the Filipino community in South Korea, drawing mixed reactions. Look the Video: Duterte kisses OFW based in South Korea in HD

STOP child prostitution

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Saving child sex workers
Text and photos Oliver Haynes December 29, 2019

An estimated 60,000 children are currently trapped in sexual exploitation in the Philippines. From Manila, a group of foreign and local operatives are working to save them.


Fallen Angels. True cost of sex tourism:

Philippine’s fatherless kids of Angeles City Streetwalkers

Angeles City in the Philippines is a well-known sex tourism destination. There used to be an American air base here, but now it’s popular among mainly retired men who travel in search of sex for sale. Hundreds of local young women work in the bars and night clubs offering additional services for the money they desperately need to make ends meet and feed their families.
The real victims though are the sex workers’ children, conceived by foreign travellers.

These children immediately stand out in the crowd, being of mixed-race here almost certainly means a child is the product of a liaison between a sex tourist and a call girl. They may stand out but they’re not unusual, within their communities there are many children of the sex trade.


Abandoned Filipino Children by Tourist Father
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Online sexual exploitation of children may rise during lockdown – NGOs
April 15, 2020
With children staying home, and families in an economic bind, child-focused NGOs want the public and the government to be on the lookout.
Child-focused NGOs are sounding the alarm on the potential rise of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) during the coronavirus lockdown.
Member organizations of the Child Rights Network (CRN) Philippines note having seen a “growing number of reports of OSEC cases during the quarantine.” The group mentions Twitter as one of the online avenues where the sharing and selling of child sex abuse materials are happening.

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Philippine Bishops warn against online child sexual predators
Robin Gomes 02 June 2020

As online child sexual exploitation in the Philippines has more than tripled during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Catholic Church is calling on families to protect their children.

Preventing child sexploitation during lockdown and beyond
Ana P. Santos April 18, 2020

Last year, the Department of Justice Office of Cybercrime received more than 600,000 tips of images and videos of naked, sexualized, and abused Filipino children

STOP: Rape Culture

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IMPORTANT to look: The Children Are All Grown Up
GMA Public Affairs Mar 10, 2020

Three little girls were raped in the safety of their own homes, by the people closest to them. As the years folded into decades, the girls have grown into women who bravely tell their stories — each of them heartbreaking, none of them uncommon.
Warning: Details in this story may trigger survivors of sexual abuse. Names have been changed to protect the identities of the survivors
Read this article: The Children Are All Grown Up
March 9, 2020
Male child sexual abuse sa Pilipinas, bakit underreported?
GMA Public Affairs April 9, 2021
Ito ang pahayag ng mga eksperto tungkol sa mga kaso ng male child sexual abuse sa Pilipinas.
Ayon sa 2016 National Baseline Study on violence against children in the Philippines, mas maraming batang lalaki ang nakaranas ng pang-aabuso kumpara sa mga babae. Pero karamihan daw sa mga ito, hindi naire-report sa mga kinauukulan.
Bakit nga ba nananatiling underreported ang kaso ng male child sexual abuse sa bansa? Alamin sa video.

House approves bill protecting women, children vs electronic violence
Mara Cepeda February 04, 2020

Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas says the passage of the measure will give women and children an 'increased chance' to combat all forms of abuse.

Part 1 of 2: Rethinking procedures to prevent child sexual abuse

A review of the context within which child sexual abuse is committed in the Philippines gives us a chance to rethink our approach in the treatment of offenders and, in the process, also help the survivors

Part 2 of 2: Addressing privacy concerns to prevent sexual abuse
Technology makes possible a balancing of the rights to privacy and safeguarding against the online sexual exploitation of children

both Tony La Viña and Rory L. Torres December 01 - 02, 2019

FAST FACTS: Why online sexual exploitation of children happens in the Philippines
Michelle Abad February 11, 2020
On Safer Internet Day, government officials promise continuous training of front liners to rescue victims of online sexual exploitation.
With Filipinos consecutively topping the world in terms of social media use, there is a lot of room for abusers to engage in sexual exploitation of children behind closed doors and in front of a webcam.


Stop the silence
May 05, 2018

'These are stories of children we cannot be silent about,' Bahay Tuluyan says in its compelling video depicting the devastating impact of child abuse
Not everyone has a happy childhood story to tell.
A 2016 study of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed that one in 5 children are sexually harassed in the Philippines. Worse, most of these children experience violence in a place where they should feel most secure – their own homes.

Incest Understanding Incest in the Philippines

Number of incest cases in Philippines increasing

Helen Flores, The Philippine Star

Monsters under my bed: Sexual abuse and minor girls
Fritzie Rodriguez Feb 20, 2015

Some parents protect children from monsters, others prey on their own
Her father raped her from age 11 to 15.

Liar, her rapist accused her. Drop the case, her mother ordered.
The family of 7 lived in a small Laguna town. The house was empty, except for the two.
The first rape happened that day, on the family’s papag (bamboo bed). All succeeding rapes also happened at home.
Never tell your mother, he warned.
At 17, she eloped and married. Who came before me, her husband probed. My father, she answered.

Help for victims of incest Philippines

Antonia De Oviedo Center (ADOC)


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Rape within the family:
The Philippines' silent incest problem
Natashya Gutierrez June 6, 2017
Incest rape happens far more often in the country than official data shows, but it remains to be an unspeakable secret within families – leaving girls to suffer repeated abuse for years inside their own homes. Look this article


Bilang ng kaso ng incest rape sa Pilipinas, patuloy na tumataas!
GMA Public Affairs September 29, 2019
Sa loob ng 2011-2016, may naitala ang DSWD na 400-500 kaso ng incest rape kada taon. Ayon sa ahensya, 99% ng mga biktima ng incest rape ay mga babae na 14-17 taong gulang. Sa kaso ni "Anna," 36-anyos ngayon, siyam na taong gulang pa lang siya ay minomolestya na siya ng kanyang ama! Alamin ang kanyang kuwento sa video na ito!


Biktima ng incest rape, paano matutulungan?
GMA Public Affairs September 29, 2019
Sa halip na tulungan ng ina, tinawanan lamang nito ang anak na si "Liza," 15-anyos, nang magsumbong ito tungkol sa pangmomolestya na ginawa ng sariling ama! Paano nga ba dapat tulungan ang mga biktima ng pangmomolestya?


Help for victims of incest Philippines
Project for Sexually Exploited Girls and Women

Every year, hundreds of girls and young women in Cebu City in the Philippines, fall victims to incest or forced prostitution. The Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer manage a shelter home for abused girls and former prostitutes, called the Antonia de Oviedo Center, where they can work towards a better future. Besides that, the sisters give information to prevent sexual abuse and forced prostitution. The leading part is played by sister Nida. Every day she hits the road. (Valmaakt/ Valerie Kierkels 2011)


Clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes talks about a topic a lot of people consider taboo - incest. Mar 15 & 22, JUN 21 2014

Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child porn
Rambo Talabong February 27, 2019

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.
With their leading law enforcement agencies, the Philippines, United Kingdom, and Australia launched the first international center to battle online exploitation of Filipino children.

How Andrea and her sisters escaped from prostitution
 Crislyn Felisilda June 02, 2016

A child prostitute shares her story of survival and escape
I thought it was just only me, but I found out that 3 of my younger sisters were also doing the same, lamented 14-year-old Andrea, one of the prostituted girls from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.

Localizing response to prevent online sexual exploitation of children
Loreben Tuquero June 27, 2018

AlamBaU provides audience-specific materials on preventing OSEC that target kids, teens, parents, and teachers.
Forms of OSEC that are prevlent in the country include live streaming videos of children performing sexual acts, coercion of pimps in internet cafes or parents at home, and trafficking and trapping children in ‘cyber dens.’


Stalking cyber paedophiles

101 East examines how children in the Philippines are exploited when child sex predators lurk online. Aug 15, 2014

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Online child abuse moving to Skype, Bitcoin
Agence France-Presse Feb 24, 2015

The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website. Hi-tech criminals are increasingly selling live streams of child sex over legitimate chat sites and apps such as Skype for hard-to-trace virtual currencies like Bitcoin.
The sale of child abuse live streams over legitimate chat sites or video chat apps is much harder to trace than when the abuse is sold from a website.
The research shows that the live streaming of abuse for payment is no longer an emerging trend but an established reality.
Criminal gangs recruit disadvantaged children or their own children for the abuse.

'Mercy' sex in Iloilo

'They are transitional men. They engage in sex transactionally, on a case-to-case basis, or maybe when the need arises'
The boys also share a secret: a way to earn money. “It” is offering sexual favors in exchange for money or gifts.

the article Prostitution or negotiable affection? Aug 26, 2015

Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity. Some run away from abusive oppressive homes, others come here for the fun of it.

Jul 08, 2015 both articles Ana P. Santos

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What Christine Dacera's case tells us about rape culture

Jan 6, 2021 Samantha Bagayas

Although authorities have yet to release a complete narrative of what happened to Dacera, the victim-blaming that it had sparked was nonetheless real. Why is it a big deal?

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Child rights advocates applaud bill that would increase age determining statutory rape
November 27, 2020 Czarina Nicole Ong Ki

The Child Rights Network has nothing but praises for the passage of House Bill 7836 on its second reading before the House of Representatives, which increased the age of determination of statutory rape from below 12 to below 16.
The group, comprised of child rights advocates, said the bill provides for stronger protection against rape, sexual exploitation, and abuse. And its passage could not have come in a more relevant time.

FALSE: No punishment for rapists in PH because they're ‘protected by CHR’
December 11, 2019

The Anti-Rape Law punishes rapists from 6 years of imprisonment to reclusion perpetua

Date rape drug

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Rape culture Philippines’ version of honor killing
Ana P. Santos July 21, 2016

'When we ask a rape victim what she was wearing, how much she had to drink and imply that she brought being raped upon herself, that is rape culture'.
Rape culture is our version of “forgiveness” for an honor killing.

Cases of child rape in Cagayan de Oro rising
Pamela Jay F. Orias March 08, 2016
President Duterte molested his maid. He’s not the only Filipino man to do so
Ana P. Santos January 12, 2019

We rage with righteous indignation when migrant workers are abused by their employer abroad, but keep silent when it happens here at home

Not just a joke: The social cost of Duterte's rape remarks
Pia Ranada September 08, 2018

What are the real consequences when a president makes light of rape? A gender studies expert explains.

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CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke
Jodesz Gavilan May 28, 2017
'Women, especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground, are not objects of ridicule either,' says the Commission on Human Rights.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) condemned President Rodrigo Duterte's latest remarks about rape, made in front of troops, and reminded government forces that they must uphold human rights as they carry out operations against terrorists in Mindanao.

Duterte cracks rape jokes as he pardons PMA cadets
Aika Rey May 26, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte jokes that underclassmen of the Philippine Military Academy committed rape.
This is not the first time the President has joked about the serious crime.

'He's the President': Albayalde defends Duterte PMA rape joke
May 27, 2019
'He's the President, hindi naman natin pwedeng sabihin sa kanya kung ano ang dapat niyang sabihin at hindi,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde, a member of the PMA class of 1986

Duterte unapologetic over latest rape remark
Pia Ranada September 03, 2018
'Hindi ko naman sinabing rinape lahat 'yan,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, downplaying his remark on Davao City rape incidents
President Rodrigo Duterte sees nothing wrong with his attributing rape to the beauty of women, saying he is protected by the right to free expression.

CHR says Duterte's '42 virgins' joke is 'utterly degrading' for Filipino women
Jodesz Gavilan January 31, 2018 - with Video
'The fact that it is done in a foreign context makes it even more appalling because it objectifies Filipino women in the larger international arena,' the Commission on Human Rights says.

CHR to Duterte: Be more considerate, stop rape jokes!
Jodesz Gavilan July 19, 2017
The Commission on Human Rights says statements inciting violence against women are a cause for concern given that they come from the most powerful person in the Philippines.

Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton, reminds her of dad's Lewinsky
Bea Cupin May 31, 2017 - with Video
'When President Clinton was fucking Lewinsky… what was your statement or reaction?' says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, fuming after Chelsea Clinton criticized his rape joke.

Duterte's rape joke puts soldiers in a bad light – Robredo
Patty Pasion May 29, 2017
Vice President Leni Robredo, who visited wounded soldiers, says it is 'unjust' to imply that troops can commit crimes.

Palace defends Duterte's rape joke as 'heightened bravado'
May 27, 2017
In a statement that does not mention the 'sickening' joke, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine leader just exaggerates in his speech to drive home a point

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Philippines' Duterte makes rape joke for martial law troops
May 27, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Friday that soldiers could rape up to three women, as he reassured them of his full support under his newly imposed regional martial law.

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Bangsamoro member resigns over Duterte rape joke

That thingy called rape culture
Bea Cupin June 23, 2016

It's a battle of all humans against a culture that encourages some to be inhumane

Dangerous times for women in a culture of rape in the PH
Clara Rita Padilla August 04, 2017

It is a society, a culture, an educational and justice system that raises rapists and killers. We have failed as a society to make women and young girls free from such violent acts.


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Rape Culture in the Philippines
Jul 29, 2016

Rape cases are increasing everyday. Rape cases are difficult to stop because many victims chose to be silent lest they be humiliated.


Rape cases on minors
Pagtataas ng age of consent sa bansa, isinusulong!
GMA Public Affairs December 7, 2020
Mula 12-anyos, isinusulong na gawing 16-anyos ang age of consent para sa statutory rape sa bansa para mabigyang hustisya ang mga menor de edad na biktima ng pang-aabuso. Ang pag-amyendang ito sa batas, maaprubahan kaya?

But the worst is the fact that the suspects are their immediate relatives or family friends.

‘Stealthing’ could be considered assault say experts about secret removal of condom during sex
Stealthing is the act of removing one’s condom in the middle of a sexual activity without the knowledge of his partner. The term actually came from the root word “stealth” which means being sneaky or doing something without making others aware of it.
Police in Angono slammed for anti-rape advice
Agence France-Presse July 18, 2018

'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement

To prevent rape, understand consent
Ana P. Santos July 25, 2018
The Angono Police's tips to prevent rape 'was well-intentioned' but admittedly not well-thought out or researched, says Philippine National Police spokesperson Benigno Durana Jr.

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PopCom urges parents to discuss sexuality with teens during quarantine
April 04, 2020

Conversations with teens on sexuality may prevent early sexual encounters and teenage pregnancies, says the Commission on Population and Development

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Sarap o pangarap? PopCom uses cheesy taglines vs teenage pregnancy on V-Day
Feb 14, 2020

The Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) has decided to use cheesy taglines to send a strong message against teenage pregnancy on Valentine’s Day. For PopCom Executive Director and Undersecretary Juan Antonio Perez, nothing could be more apt than the reminder “piliin ang pangarap, ‘wag ipagpalit sa panandaliang sarap” — which literally translates to “choose your dreams instead of momentary pleasures.”

Duterte signs law giving mothers 3 months of paid leaves
Pia Ranada February 21, 2019

Solo mothers get an additional 15 days of paid leaves, according to the Expanded Maternity Leave Act signed President Rodrigo Duterte on February 20

DOLE launches Expanded Maternity Leave Act IRR
Sofia Tomacruz May 02, 2019
Working mothers are guaranteed 105 days of paid maternity leave, regardless of the mode of delivery, civil status, legitimacy of the child, and employment status

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Gender Conflicted Persons
Significant Unconventional Sexual Behaviors
Contraception, Abortion, and Population Planning
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexual Dysfunctions, Counseling, and Therapies
Research and Advanced Education


in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

Girls Not Brides

a global partnership of organisations working to end child marriage all over the world. Together, we aim to give a voice to girls at risk of child marriage, to defend their rights to health and education, and to give them the opportunities they need to fulfill their potential.


PHILIPPINES: "THE NUMBER OF TEEN BRIDES IS ALMOST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN THE TEEN GROOMS," THE NSO SAID CITING 2009 DATA. Women forced into marriage, the current extreme hardships that women face (particularly with regards to female sexuality). Reduce unwanted pregnancies.
Look the full description of the video
A mother’s wish to end child marriage
Mar 14, 2017
Save the Children visits Min, a 9-year-old indigenous girl. Her mother doesn’t want Min to experience forced early marriage like she did. Instead, she wants Min to finish school.

Look also HERE and

Child marriage a 'fundamental human rights violation'
Mara Cepeda November 18, 2019
'We owe our children an environment that is free from all forms of violence'
Bagong Henerasyon Representative Bernadette Herrera said the practice of child marriage in the Philippines is a "fundamental human rights violation" that must be stopped.
"As attested by the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) and various other international human rights conventions, child marriage is a fundamental human rights violation which has negative impacts on health and development of children," Herrera said in a privilege speech on Monday, November 18.

Legal age of marriage
Legislation on sexual offences against children Etc.

The Ultimate Guide to Girls in the Philippines
August 18, 2014 Matt Forney

Advices for foreigners: If you want to date Filipinas, you better be prepared to play a whole new set of games.

Pleasure points
Ana P. Santos June 17, 2016

The Pleasure Project is on a relentless pursuit of pleasure in the name in accessible and appealing sex education

Sexuality in Philippine society:
imprisoned in an obsolete tradition-religion complex
April 25, 2011 benign0

Excerpt from Get Real Philippines Book 1.


Remark these are albums in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy:

What are the politics of sexuality?

Saying No in Sexual Situations

Talk about virginity with questions from you! Sep 1, 2012

Oral sex
A topic most of us would be inclined to shy away from. But if you're fearlessly curious then don't be afraid about oral sex. Nov 3, 2012

Child's sexual identity
especially if one parent is not around - for example, because they are working abroad or separated.


Remark these are albums  in the album Talks about that, there´s never easy to do in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

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Hook-up culture

Dr. Margie Holmes discusses the thrills and perils of the hook-up culture. Aug 30, 2014

Two's a company, three's a crowd. Dr. Margie Holmes answers questions about threesomes. Are most people open to it, or is it merely a fantasy?
Sex with your ex

Guilty of still going under the sheets with your ex? Jan 11, 2013
Open relationships

How open is open? Clinical psychologist Dr. Margie Holmes talks about open relationships. Apr 5, 2014
AfterSex Selfies
What does Dr. Margie Holmes have to say about #AfterSex selfies?
The #aftersex selfie is the latest Instagram trend among couples. But does it go too far? May 3, 2014
Sex Videos

Dr. Margie Holmes asks, "What are your thoughts on sex videos?" Aug 17, 2013

Modern-day cheating: What is a 'social media affair?'
Steph Arnaldo June 08, 2019

Late-night texts, dating apps, Skype chats – are these innocent or harmful? A relationship expert helps us find out.


'Etiquette for Mistresses'

Librong 'Etiquette for Mistresses', tinatalakay ang papel ng mga kabit sa ating lipunan

Remark this is an album in the album Romance, Dating, Courtship, Wedding, Anti Mail-Order Bride Law, Etc.

In defense of the mistress
Shakira Sison Feb 26, 2015

Demonizing mistresses gives philandering men a free pass, when in reality no mistress becomes one without a man violating his marriage vows

The wife, the husband, and the other woman
Reinna Bermudez Apr 16, 2015

Where do societies lay the blame when it comes to extramarital affairs?


Sex and Religion in Manila

Take A Look. This video shows how hard the life of these peoples are in the Philippines! Uploaded on Nov 27, 2011

Remark this is an album in the album Poverty - Slum - etc.

'Mercy' sex in Iloilo

'They are transitional men. They engage in sex transactionally, on a case-to-case basis, or maybe when the need arises'
The boys also share a secret: a way to earn money. “It” is offering sexual favors in exchange for money or gifts.

Prostitution or negotiable affection? Aug 26, 2015

Girls come to Angeles City when there are typhoons and when their former homes can no longer offer them safety or opportunity. Some run away from abusive oppressive homes, others come here for the fun of it. Jul 08, 2015

both articles Ana P. Santos


Sexuality and sensuality or Filipino sexuality

Core ideas and main influences
Historical perspective
Sex education in the Philippines
Filipino youth and sexuality

Sexual Practices and Beliefs, Reproductive Health of Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines: The Higaonons of Bukidnon and the Ata-Manobos of Davao

Duterte signs EO ensuring support for family planning
Jee Y. Geronimo January 11, 2017

Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial says those who want to practice family planning will be provided the services to do so.

Look EO 12-20170109

Want free condoms? SafeSpacesPH app tells you where you can get it
Abigal Abigan December 30, 2017

SafeSpacesPH is a mobile application where establishments that dispense condoms with water-based lubricants can be located

When you run out of condoms or pills
Ana P. Santos January 19, 2017

President Duterte’s signing of EO 12 is a step in the right direction, but the Supreme Court still has to lift its TRO'

God, sex, babies: Is learning safe sex unsafe?
Fritzie Rodriguez May 02, 2015

Some Filipinos learn about safe sex only after having several unsafe encounters.

She laid in bed, with someone tinkering below. Today she was supposed to enroll for her junior year at high school, but she was having an abortion.

It was the new millennium, Mary was 15, and the procedure cost P15,000.
Everything was in secret since the Philippines outlaws abortion.

Keywords Related to Sexuality Filipino Keywords Related to Sexuality
Michael L. Tan
Family Planning Organization of the Philippines, FPOP

a reproductive health service provider and an advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights, SRHR for all Filipinos.

the Video:
Ang Family Planning Organization of the Philippines o FPOP ay isang non-stock, non-profit organization na nagmula sa pinagsanib na pwersa ng dating magkahiwalay na organisasyon- Ang Planned Parenthood Movement of the Philippines at ang Family Planning Association of the Philippines. Binubuo ito ng mga Reproductive Health Experts at Advocates na ang pangunahing layunin ay armahan ang mga mamamayan ng karunungan upang maging makabuluhan. Sa kasalukuyan, may 30 provincial chapters and community health care centers ang FPOP na tumutulong sa ating mga kababayan. Jun 17, 2013

Learning sex education in school
Ana P. Santos August 04, 2015

Today's generation needs more than the usual discussion about the birds and bees
Different generation, different needs!

Teachers get sex education workshop
Frank Cimatu October 09, 2018
A health nongovernmental organization is giving workshops to teachers handling sexuality education to prepare them for their students' street-smart queries and for counseling



Pope Francis and contraception: A Filipino bishop's view

Q and A: 'Will I go to hell if I use contraceptives?' Rappler sits down with the president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines or CBCP to discuss Pope Francis' stance on birth control. Feb 7, 2015.
Sexual Education in the Philippines
Misconception About Sex Education

IMPORTANT: Read first the full description of the video on HERE

Sex Education: The Education to Solve Our Country's Problems

Remark these are albums in the album Health - Medical and Sexual education

June 28, 2016 Romeo Hontiveros - with Video

Rodrigo Duterte: “I’ve been colliding with the Church because it’s no longer realistic”

Look more about about how President Duterte attack the Catholic Church

Family Planning

Family Planning and the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines: Cohesion and Conflict
Jennifer Bowman, M.P.H.

This Family Planning
Demeterio-Melgar Junice

Effectiveness of Family Planning Clinics

Family planning and Birth Control Policy

Look as pdf HERE

Probe into RH law implementation starts April 1
Ana P. Santos March 31, 2016

'It is not enough that we have passed the RH Law, Reproductive Health Law; we must ensure that its provisions are carried out and that its promise of non-judgmental and safe access to RH commodities and information is fulfilled'



Barriers to Contraceptive Use

Look as pdf HERE or as Video in the album:

Videos - Family Planning
Barriers to Contraceptive Use
Birth control and the Roman Catholic church

In the next 30 years the population of the Philippines is set to double to 170 million. Contraceptives are frowned on and abortion is illegal but as Sharmeen Obaid-Chinay reveals, every year more than half a million Filipina women are so desperate they undergo harrowing illegal abortions, despite the fact that at least 80,000 end up seriously ill in hospital.



Look the full description of the video HERE

Ultra poor filipinos NOT under family planning

Due to low levels of contraceptive use, around half of all pregnancies in the Philippines are unplanned

Look the full description of the video HERE

Remark these are albums in the album Family Planning" in the album "Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Pregnancy, Abortion, Birth and Motherhood

IMPORTANT look Fight vs teenage pregnancies also Zika virus and The Pope's statements on family - etc.

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Republic Act No. 8187

also known as the Paternity Leave Act of 1996, grants paternity leave of seven days with full pay to all married male employees in the private and public sectors to enable the married male employee to effectively lend support and assistance to his wife in her period of recovery and in the nursing of their newly born child.

Look IRR RA 8187

Isolated and afraid: How the pandemic is changing pregnancy
Agence France-Presse 03, 2020

Asia is facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections and as cases spiral globally and half the planet on lockdown, women are having to give birth in unprecedented circumstances

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Births among girls aged 15 below, rise 7% in 2019
Feb 8, 2021 Michelle Abad

Girls aged 15 and below who gave birth increased by 7% in 2019 compared to 2018, the Commission on Population and Development (PopCom) revealed citing new data from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
2,411 girls aged 10 to 14 gave birth – almost 7 every day.

Traditional Health Beliefs: Filipino: Pregnancy & Childbirth

Upon interviewing Filipino women, we have come to see that many of these women still uphold some traditions from previous generations, but have since transitioned into a more modern approach regarding their maternity experience.



Perceptions and Beliefs of Urban Poor Women on Reproductive Health: A Case Study

Realidad S. Rolda

The "Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act" (Health and Nutrition of Mothers and Their Children Act) RA 11148

New law boosts gov't services for pregnant women, infants
Pia Ranada December 11, 2018
National government agencies and local government units will now have to ensure the provision of specific services to address nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life

DOH approves rules to implement law on pregnant women, infants
May 03, 2019
Secretary of Health Francisco Duque III says that although the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 11148 serve as an important guide, it is in the execution that makes all the difference

WATCH: Teen mothers strive to reclaim their future
Michelle Abad February 27, 2020 - with Video

Despite the passage of the Reproductive Health Law in 2012, there are still around 150,000 adolescent-led families that lack support

Teen pregnancy: Losses and missed opportunities
Ana P. Santos September 30, 2017

'When taken all together, the potential lifetime earnings lost due to early childbearing is P33 billion which is equal to 1.1% of our gross domestic product in 2012'

Teen pregnancies in the Philippines


in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy - Etc.

Teen mothers strive to reclaim their future
Feb 27, 2020 Rappler
Despite the passage of the Reproductive Health Law in 2012, there are still around 150,000 adolescent-led families that lack support
Look the article above: Teen mothers strive to reclaim their future


Paano ba nabubuntis? How does a girl get pregnant?
Apr 29, 2015

Many teenage girls who become pregnant ask themselves:
"Paano ba nangyari ito?"


Teen Pregnancy - Short Pinoy Film
Jul 18, 2015

a good movie about teen pregnancy and goes viral on facebook


The story of 13-year-old "Sabel", six months pregnant - Talks about teenage pregnancies
Dec 7, 2019 ABS-CBN News

The story of 13-year-old "Sabel" who is six months pregnant. "Sabel" talks about the struggles she has been going through due to early pregnancy.
Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital ob-gynecologist Kathryn Ongoco-Perez raises alarm over the dramatic increase in the number of teenage pregnancies in the country. She talks about early exposure to the internet among factors of teenage pregnancy.


The darker side of teenage pregnancies revealed
Feb 14, 2020
If you think teenage or adolescent pregnancies are already a twisted, convoluted problem, then you have not yet heard of its darker side. During a talk about solving the teenage pregnancy problem and its ill effects, Romeo Dongeto, executive director of the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development, said that a lot of early pregnancies may be attributed to abuse and forced sex or rape.


Teenage Pregnancy Ph
Jorielle Reyes Oct 16, 2016


Pregnant at 17?! My pregnancy story (Tagalog)
Jocelyn Casticon Nov 9, 2017


The Philippines' Baby Factory - Ang Pabrika ng Sanggol ng Pilipinas
Al Jazeera English Jan 18, 2018

They call it the "baby factory".
At the Dr Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in the Philippines' capital, Manila, an infant is born every 12 minutes. Many of the new mothers are teenagers, some just 13.


'Manaram,' dokumentaryo ni Kara David
GMA Public Affairs Jul 8, 2019

Giving birth is one of the most significant yet most dangerous things a woman does in her life. Yet, in the town of San Jose de Buan in Western Samar, pregnant women entrust their lives and the children they bear to old women who do not have any formal medical background. These old women are called “manaram” who rely on knowledge passed down to them from generations of “manarams” before them.

Look the FULL description in English and Filipino languages


Maternal Care for Indigenous Women

ADB assists indigenous Mangyan women access maternal care in the central Philippine province of Mindoro.


Traditional Birth Attendants in ARMM

This is a segment in the UNFPA 6th Country Programme Video Report which shows the new role of our Traditional kumadrona or hilot. Jan 2, 2013


'Selda Inosente,' a documentary by Kara David
Mar 14, 2018

These women might be behind bars but behind their personas as criminals, they are mothers as well. In this documentary by Kara David, she visited a provincial jail in Laguna where women prisoners raise their newborn children behind bars, while waiting for their cases to be exonerated. Look also above

Kids having kids:

When choice is not an option
Fritzie Rodriguez Feb 10, 2015

Sex is a word thrown around lightly these days; but you'll be surprised how little understood it is, particularly among Filipino youth under 18

the Videos Kids Having Kids

From 2000 to 2010, the incidences of teen pregnancy in the Philippines have increased by 70 percent. According to the Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study 4 (YAFS4) of 2013, out of the 10.2 million Filipino youth aged 15 to 19, 11 percent or 1.14 million are already mothers.

Look all 7 parts of "Kids Having Kids" Jun 1, 2014 in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Ending child marriages, teenage pregnancies, poverty
Jodesz Gavilan Posted on 10/11/2014

Although child marriages in the country may not be rampant, Plan Philippines said that poverty and teenage pregnancy have hindered the positive growth of Filipino adolescent girls.
Philippine Statistical Data in 2014 showed that 24 babies are born to teenage mothers every hour.

Teen pregnancies

Look above video with all 7 parts of "Kids Having Kids" Jun 1, 2014

When a child raises a child
Fritzie Rodriguez July 16, 2016
An 18-year-old mother tries her best to keep her 1-year-old malnourished baby alive.

She moved in with her “husband” at 13. The “husband” was 25.

Barely a child herself, Bernadette started living with him in a makeshift home in a community of informal settlers in Navotas City.


Aren't they too young?
Aug 01, 2017

What happens to a girl's dreams when she is forced into early marriage?

Community Group Helps Urban Poor Avoid or Cope with Teen Pregnancy

Look Video about the "Bat People"

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More teens becoming moms

June 28, 2012 Jake Balacwid

Cultural dimensions Cultural dimensions of pregnancy, birth and post-natal care - Filipino profile
A Tale Of Two Births

Two Generations Of Filipina Women

New Light on Marriage and Sexuality in the Philippines

Newborn Health in the Philippines

A Situation Analysis

The Risk of Childbearing The Risk of Childbearing

Philippine Pregnancy Complications and Maternal

John A. Ballweg and Imelda G. Pagtolun-an


Giving Birth Kills: Maternal Mortality

Entitled "In the Philippines, Giving Birth Kills: Maternal Mortality in the Philippines"

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Essential Newborn Care DOH

Unang Yakap

DOH Infomercials by Zero Mella

Proper Birth Spacing
Give Birth in Proper Medical Facilities
Breastfeeding Message from Gladys Reyes
Responsible Fatherhood
Responsible Motherhood

What is the role of fathers in breastfeeding?
Jaime de Guzman June 18, 2016

'Every day of my wife's pregnancy seems to be a class semester

Philippines fails to reduce maternal mortality over 10 years - DOH

Philippine News Agency, June 18, 2012

Superstition undermines maternal health
Who Provides Good Quality Prenatal Care in the Philippines?
Abortion cocktails and condom wars in the Philippines
Patrick Winn September 27, 2012

In the shadow of Manila’s most exalted church, a bazaar offers wares considered most unholy: abortion cocktails going for $3.60 a pop.

Filipinas buy, sell, rate abortions in online forum
All Natashya Gutierrez August 13 - 16 - 20, 2018 - Part 1 of 3

In the Philippines, abortion is illegal and deeply stigmatized, leaving desperate women with no choice but to seek unsafe options online

Part 2: How backstreet abortionists terminate 7-month pregnancies
The methods used by backstreet abortionists in the Philippines are barbaric, as told by women who experienced it themselves

Part 3: Secret service: Underground doctors induce safe abortions
Conclusion: A group of medical doctors in the Philippines risk careers to help women, in the belief that it is their duty to ensure the mental and physical well-being of their patients

What happened after I wrote above articles on abortion
November 22, 2018
In the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, an investigative piece on abortion triggers a slew of surprising emails

Pope Francis condemns abortion as use of 'paid killer'
Agence France-Presse May 25, 2019

'Is it lawful to eliminate a human life to resolve a problem? It is lawful to hire a paid killer to resolve a problem,' says the Pope
Pope Francis reiterated Saturday, May 25, that abortion is unacceptable, saying its use amounted to the hiring of a "paid killer."

Humanizing abortion laws
Ana P. Santos August 31, 2018

It’s time we have a more open discussion of abortion and the need to relax our laws to allow women access to safe medical abortions

Pope Francis extends Catholic priests' right to forgive abortion
Tim Hume, Cristiana Moisescu and Lindsay Isaac November 21, 2016

Pope Francis has extended the powers of Catholic priests to forgive abortions, making the announcement in an apostolic letter "MISERICORDIA ET MISERA" released Monday.

E.g. extract:
It continues a special dispensation granted last year for the duration of the Year of Mercy, which finished Sunday.
"I wish to restate as firmly as I can that abortion is a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life. In the same way, however, I can and must state that there is no sin that God's mercy cannot reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father," the letter states.
"May every priest, therefore, be a guide, support and comfort to penitents on this journey of special reconciliation," the letter continues.
"I henceforth grant to all priests, in virtue of their ministry, the faculty to absolve those who have committed the sin of procured abortion."
Leaders of you look happy

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2016.11.21 Pope: Abortion is forgivable

Conclusion of the Jubilee and about the Misericordia et Misera


Abortion in the Philippines

Remark these are albums in the album Sexuality, Family Planning & Pregnancy

Documentary on Abortion in the Philippines
A video documentary on abortion in the Philippines. Produced by PROBE TEAM for ReachOut Foundation International. Executive Producer: Jose Mariano Fleras. Jul 2, 2014
Abortion agony in the Philippines & Philippines Tears of Illegal Abortions and Over-population of Manila Undercover News P1

look the full description of this video HERE
Documentary: Agaw-Buhay - Fighting for Life

Read the full description of the videos HERE

What Choice?: Abortion in the Philippines
Celeste Ann Castillo Llaneta

Stories leak out, as they always do.
Abortion vs. miscarriage
Contraceptives vs. abortifacients
The law vs. numbers
Pro-choice vs. no-choice
Life vs. death
Morality vs. reality
Natural vs. compatible
Ignorance vs. information

Isn't it time to legalize abortion in the PH?
Fritzie Rodriguez May 09, 2015

It's unfortunate that the abortions that happen in the Philippines are unsafe, a far cry from the rest of the world.

The reality of abortion in the Philippines
Clara Rita Padilla September 13, 2015
'Permitting restrictions on women’s right to decide their own bodies perpetuate discrimination against women and inequality of women in law'

Maternity services, Fertility Centers, etc.

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Guno Kem Ye: A halfway maternity home for T’boli mothers
Feb 20, 2021 Pamela Mendoza

With many T'boli mothers averse to the idea of giving birth in hospitals, a culturally sensitive halfway maternity home seeks to give them a safe space where they can stay for free a week before their scheduled delivery date
In the town of Surallah, South Cotabato, members of the T’boli tribe continue to struggle with access to maternal health services.

Charity Birth Centers in The Philippines

Mercy in Action

is a non-profit organization that focuses on the crisis in Maternal/Newborn/Child health care worldwide. We have been establishing and funding free birth centers for poor families since 1992

All about birth centers

Approved by the BabyCenter Philippines Medical Advisory Board

Alternatives to hospitals Birth centers: Alternatives to hospitals

Mercy Maternity Center

Our clinic is a charity-based birthing clinic located in Davao.

The clinic was established in 1996 to provide compassion-based maternal healthcare to women living in severe poverty conditions.

Newlife School of Midwifery and Mercy Maternity Center promotional videos

Remark this is an album in the album Health, Medical and Sexual education in the album Special Education, schools & programs - etc. in the album "Educational Institutions - Etc."

'Mother and baby-friendly' Quezon City opens human milk bank
Jodesz Gavilan Posted on 04/10/2015

Are you in need of human breastmilk or have excess to donate?

Now you have more places to go to as Quezon City started the operation of its first human milk bank QCHMB this month

Look also the Video


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Ritual vs Medical Circumcision in the Philippines
OPINION: Arguments against male circumcision
May 13, 2021 Lois Engelbrecht
'[T]he rationale that removing the foreskin is for health reasons is no different than the rationale to preemptively remove everyone’s tonsils, wisdom teeth, and appendix'

Catfishing, eWhoring, Catcalling, Slut and Body shaming - One-night stands - Etc.

IMPORTANT: Look also MORE Informations about:

Abuse, Rape, Child Prostitution and Pornography, Sexual harassment, Etc.

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New law punishes wolf whistling, catcalling, online sexual harassment
Pia Ranada July 16, 2019

President Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was caught publicly wolf whistling a female reporter, signs the Safe Spaces Act

FAST FACTS: How does the Safe Spaces Act protect you?
Michelle Abad October 28, 2019
The Safe Spaces Act, now fully enforced, protects everyone from sexual harassment both in physical and online spaces, and not just by persons in authority

Catcalling: The hidden threat and prejudice
 Frankie Concepcion May 21, 2015

Why are we against catcalling? Because we want to feel safe, comfortable, and secure everyday. No matter where we are and what we are wearing.

Catcalled in the Philippines

A safe haven for people to share their stories to raise awareness on catcalling and all forms of sexual harassment towards anyone.

Catcalled in the Philippines was founded by Mikers Litton, Dove Subingsubing, Bianca Marie Teodoro Dayrit and Tee Kalim

It’s Not Fun to Get Catcalled in the Philippines
February 27, 2017 - Look the article as pdf

House OKs bill criminalizing catcalling, street harassment
Mara Cepeda January 14, 2019

The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online

The streets that haunt Filipino women
Fritzie Rodriguez March 08, 2016

In Quezon City alone, 3 in 5 women are sexually harassed at least once in their lifetime as of February 2016. What counts as sexual harassment in the streets and how do you take action?

How a Pasig village allows catcalling, harassment
Camille Elemia May 06, 2018

The Kawilihan Village board of directors is taking a soft stance on catcalling incidents inside the subdivision.
You'd think you can be spared this trouble if you live in a quiet, peaceful, and gated area, such as Kawilihan Village. It turns out, that is no assurance.

Not sure which streets are safe? This app will guide you
Rambo Talabong June 17, 2017

No matter how developed Metro Manila cities are, some streets continue to be sites of crime and violence, especially at night.
Now there’s an application to help Metro Manila residents, especially women, to keep safe when walking the streets of the capital region.

How Catcalling Feels, ICYDK
Five women who've been catcalled tell it like it is.
Jillian Q. Gatcheco Jun 3, 2016

#StopStreetHarassment: 8 Pinays Speak Up about Catcalling
Dyan Carolino October 1, 2015

Catcalling in the Philippines: what I think should not be tolerated - Look the article as pdf

Facebook removes netizen's catcalling complaint
June 02, 2016
A netizen finds her Facebook post taken down and her profile reported after complaining about being catcalled

Videos e.g.:

CATCALLING - Flattering or Insulting?
Men catcalling women
Women catcalling men

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Catcalling in Manila
Aug 4, 2017

Kami team conducted a social experiment around Metro Manila to find if Filipino men would catcall a woman walking on the streets. The results are disturbing.

Flattering or Insulting?
Nov 18, 2015
Men experience catcalling. will they like it?
Stop Catcalling now. It's never a complement, just an act of harassment.

10 hours of Walking in Manila - Pinoy Edition
Nov 18, 2014
Based on "10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman"
Verbal harassment or just part of a fun culture? Ano sa tingin ninyo?

Jul 18, 2017
This video is a social experiment to help raise awareness of catcalling.

Mar 8, 2017
Spokesperson Kim Molitas gives us ligtas tips when being cat-called

'Creepshots': How to prevent your photo being taken and shared without your consent
Andrea Waling 17 Jul 2017 - with Video

The “creepshot” is the latest trend concerning the non-consensual image-sharing of women.

CreepShots: Are You Being Creeped On?

Where does creepshot come from?

Catfish: Why Parents Need To Discuss It With Their Teens

Sue Scheff - Posted: 01/25/2013

What is Catfish? Urban Dictionary's most popular answer defines a catfish as: Someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.

Look also HERE

What is eWhoring?
Jennifer Savin 7 April 2021
"eWhoring is an online fraud scam which, like catfishing, is hard to police," Jess explains to Cosmopolitan. "It's a sub-culture where women's photographs, predominately nudes, are either stolen or leaked online, then packaged up and traded or sold on forums.

Understanding eWhoring


Nikki Veron Cruz on the challenges of being a female commuter
June 14, 2018

Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!
Commuting in Metro Manila can be a drag, but there are challenges unique to female commuters.
In this video road safety advocate Vince Lazatin joins longtime commuter Nikki Veron Cruz on her way to work. They talk about ninja routes, problematic sidewalks, bus seatmate nightmares, and firing back at leery catcallers.

No to slut-shaming in Philippine Congress
Rappler Social Media Team September 30, 2016

'Every woman should be concerned when something like that is used to shame women'

Her vagina is made of steel
Ana P. Santos October 02, 2016

This is what happens when you look between a woman’s legs. Only a fool would be surprised to find that she has a backbone.
We have all been that women in a sex video – put on display, our body used to debase us, our character dismissed, our intellect discredited.
Enough. Today we demand it stops. Today we say NO to slut-shaming of women every where.

The Filipino Man and Woman, Gender Roles, and Digital Culture

Female Slut Shaming

He’s A Stud, She’s A Skank: The Double Standard Of Slut Shaming
The Problem of Slut-Shaming
May 26, 2014
Would you let yourself be judged based on the length of the skirt you wear?
  • Ang kapal ng makeup niya. Mukha siyang puta. (She’s wearing too much makeup. She looks like a whore.)
  • Ang iksi kasi ng suot niyang palda, kaya nababastos kapag naglalakad sa daan. (She wears short skirts that’s why she gets catcalled when walking in the street.)
  • Ang dami na niyang naging boyfriend. Gamit na gamit siguro siya parang prostitute. (She’s had relationships with many men. She must be so used up like a prostitute.)
  • Kasalanan niya din kaya siya na-rape…kasi naglalakad mag-isa sa madilim na lugar at ang iksi ng palda. (It’s also her fault that she got raped…she walks in the dark places alone and she wears short skirts)
  • Pangit siya para ma-rape. (Too ugly to be raped)
  • Hindi na birhen ‘yan. Nakakahiya. (She’s not a virgin anymore. What a shame.)
  • Look this great article

Angel Locsin hits DepEd, teacher over body-shaming issue
Daphne Galvez November 15, 2020

Actress Angel Locsin on Sunday expressed concern that the Department of Education is seemingly “unaffected” by the actions of a teacher who body-shamed her by describing her “an obese person” in a Physical Education (PE) module.

The Videos: Body-shamed Angel Locsin

Lesson that body-shamed Angel Locsin not part of module
Nov 18, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Matters of Fact: The Department of Education (DepEd) on Wednesday clarified that a lesson describing actress Angel Locsin as an obese person was not part of the agency’s self-learning module.

DepEd, nag-sorry kay Angel Locsin matapos siya tawaging obese sa learning module
Nov 16, 2020 ABS-CBN News
Humingi ng paumanhin ang Department of Education matapos kutyain sa isang learning module ang pangangatawan ng aktres na si Angel Locsin. Ayon sa DepEd, isang guro ang gumawa ng nasabing module at hindi ito dumaan sa pagsusuri ng ahensya. Gusto naman ni Angel na mag-sorry rin ang guro sa mga estudyante na makakabasa sa ginawa niyang module.

Teachers' Group: We don't tolerate body-shaming, discrimination
Nov 20, 2020 ANC 24/7
A teachers' group says it refuses to tolerate body-shaming and discrimination. National Chairperson of Teachers' Dignity Coalition Benjo Basas says sensitivity trainings have already been made available for teachers to avoid such situations.

DepEd apologizes for module ‘body-shaming’ Angel Locsin
November 16, 2020 Paola Navarette
The Department of Education apologized in a statement for promoting a physical education worksheet that body-shamed actress Angel Locsin by calling her “an obese person.”

Angel Locsin to DepEd: Be ‘accountable, correct mistake’
Nov 15, 2020
The actress says the education department seems 'unaffected' by the values a controversial physical education seemed to promote
Angel Locsin criticized the Department of Education on Sunday, November 15, for seemingly being "unaffected" by the values a teacher was promoting in a controversial physical education module that referred to the actress as an "obese person."

DepEd apologizes for teacher’s FB post body-shaming Angel Locsin
Consuelo Marquez November 15, 2020
The Department of Education apologized in a statement issued on Friday for a Facebook post showing part of a physical education module that body-shamed actress Angel Locsin by calling her “an obese person.”

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Mara Agner May 23, 2017
Unfortunately, it's normal in Filipino society to comment on other people's physical appearances, good or bad.

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Janella Salvador, umalma sa body shaming
Dec 28, 2020 ABS-CBN News
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Pagiging mataba, masama nga ba?
GMA Public Affairs Jul 16, 2019

Anong masama sa pagiging mataba? Sa panahon ngayon, hindi na dapat isyu kung mataba o mapayat ang tao. Ika nga nila, #StopBodyShaming! Panoorin ang video.


Everyday Casual Fat Shaming In the Philippines - Our Experiences - Let's Change This!
beautyklove Jul 28, 2016
So here is one serious video that I think we all need to talk about and hopefully change. In this video we elaborated our experiences growing up being fat shamed and body shamed. Let us decide to end this casual fat shaming because this is not right. Let's be careful with our words because you'll never know how that might affect someone.

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The Balikbayan family

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