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Santiago: Next president should be female to meet PH gender equality goal

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

To ensure the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UNMDG) of gender equality, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday batted for a female president in 2016.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace promises stronger measures for gender equality

Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In observance of International Women’s Day, an aide to President Benigno Aquino promised Saturday that his administration would strengthen measures to combat violence against women and provide more opportunities for gender equality and empowerment.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP infuses ranks with more girl power

Second Lieutenant Mary Jean B. Cabillete tops the new batch of Second Lieutenants of the Philippine Army. She was awarded by President Benigno Aquino III, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and AFP Chief General Emmanuel Bautista at Camp Aguinaldo. - AFP Public Affairs Office

Call it girl power. Female graduates topped the latest batch of newly commissioned Second Lieutenants from the Officer Candidate School.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Photo contest aims to remove discrimination vs sex workers

Through the lens, an organization advocating sex workers’ rights is aiming to stop discrimination against them.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Income inequality between Filipino women and men remains—WB study

Photo shows a group of women executives belonging to Women in Construction Foundation Inc. According to a World Bank study, working women in Philippines earn just 76 percent of what Filipino men do.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Working women in the Philippines earn just 76 percent of what Filipino men do, indicating the still significant room for improvement as far as gender equality in the country is concerned.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »