“Juana, Ang Tatag mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong.” This is the theme of this year’s Women’s Month celebration.
Just recently, we saw on TV popular local singer Aiza Seguerra offering her girlfriend an engagement ring which the latter accepted with tears of joy. Behind them could be seen Aiza’s mother, all smiles in obvious approval. The two plan to get married in some US state where same-sex marriage is now legal. Other celebrities who are into gay or lesbian relationship have also opted to marry their partners abroad, unmindful of public opinion and the sanctions coming from our local Church.
The appointment to the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board of somebody from an institution that has systematically spawned rights violations (including various forms of violence against women) since the martial law period is an affront to Filipinos and all victims of human rights abuses.
By Rina Jimenez-David
If only it were true. “Marami ang Maita (There are many Maitas),” writes “Ka Selena” of Makibaka, the “women’s wing” of the National Liberation Front.
By Belinda A. Aquino
As Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan) rained death and destruction on central Philippines on Nov. 8, an equally ferocious human storm was raging across the halls of the Hawaii State Legislature over the burning issue of same-sex marriage.