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Pinay child brides

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We call them “child brides,” girls who get married before they reach the age of 18, and whose futures are compromised by this premature introduction into the adult world of marriage, motherhood, sex, and household responsibilities.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Being a mother

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At about age 10, my daughter brought up a memory from her storied past. “Remember the time, when I was about six, I had a fever and you were supposed to bring me to the doctor?” she said one morning without warning or preparation (for me).

Posted: June 8th, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Abortion and motherhood

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What does it mean to be “proabortion”? It means to favor abortion as the primary means of terminating or avoiding a pregnancy, to favor it above contraception, which seeks to prevent and protect against an unwanted or mistimed pregnancy.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Motherhood and faith

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Calling for the passage of the reproductive health (RH) bill at the soonest time possible, Sen. Pia Cayetano accused its critics of closing their eyes to the “urgent material need” for such legislation. “They refuse to lift a finger to help alleviate the condition of Filipino mothers despite the alarming rise in maternal deaths,” said [...]

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A summit to save mothers

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World Population Day is being observed tomorrow, July 11, with the theme “universal access to reproductive health services.”

Posted: July 10th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A stepmom’s worries

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My stepdaughter is currently journeying her way to the dark and dirty world of peer pressure. It’s quite normal as she’s already 13 and is in first year high school. Every now and then she’s been telling me about her classmates having boyfriends and wearing makeup, and how does it feel like to have some [...]

Posted: August 30th, 2011 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Why abortion is not a mother’s prerogative

RINA DAVID stated in her May 8 column (“What a mom wants”): “I still support a woman’s right to have options including the option of abortion.  Motherhood is a choice, and given the challenges, we shouldn’t be forcing women to be mothers when they don’t think they’ll be good at it—or good mothers to so [...]

Posted: May 26th, 2011 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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