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Gender inequality in the Philippines

AN EQUAL CHANCE for Filipino women in the workplace and in society could translate into a 7% increase in the country’s economic growth or $40 billion a year by 2025, said a new study that ranked the Philippines as the region’s leader in gender equality in work. Read the full story. The post Gender inequality in the Philippines appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineMay 17th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Stars walk red carpet at SAG Awards 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Hollywood's biggest stars gathered on Sunday, January 21, (Monday, January 22, in Manila) for the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2018. While black was the chosen color at the recently-concluded Golden Globes in honor of the #TimesUp movement against gender inequality, the SAG Awards saw the red carpet return ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

Black Eyed Peas returns with new album minus Fergie

For its coming studio album, The Black Eyed Peas (BEP) will veer away from the dance anthems that had come to define much of the American hip-hop group's last two records, and return to the "creative and artistic sound" of its earlier discography. "It's very exciting for us. This time around, we have lots of meaningful songs---not just party tunes, which are tough to write when there are all these negative things happening in our society, such as police brutality, inequality, school shootings," music artist apl.de.ap told reporters at the launch of the British Council Philippines' Creative Innovators Programme. "With each album, we try to push the envelope, try out new sounds. ...Keep on reading: Black Eyed Peas returns with new album minus Fergie.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

SC s De Castro: Same-sex marriage will complicate gender specific laws

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo de Castro said on Tuesday, June 19, that alllowing same-sex marriage would complicate gender-specific laws on marriages. De Castro pointed this out in her interpellation of young lawyer Jesus Falcis III, who presented in historic oral arguments his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 20th, 2018

PUP s first transwoman valedictorian hopes to shatter gender stereotypes

From moments like a first transwoman politician winning a congressional seat, stories of celebrities coming out, up to a city in Metro Manila landmarking a pro-LGBTQ ordinance, the Philippines - de.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Here’s the sad reason why Philippines lacks women scientists

Despite doing well in gender equality rankings, the Philippines is still behind when it comes to the presence of women in science, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said. In the Philippines, the UNESCO director of Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific went to the roots of the problem: much of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Achieving gender parity could add $40-billion to Philippine economy

Closing gender gaps in the Philippines by giving lower-income women more opportunities could add $40 billion a year to the country’s economy by 2025, McKinsey Global Institute said in a report......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

PH leads Asia Pacific on gender equality in work

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines leads the Asia Pacific region in terms of gender equality in work but there are still some space for improvement, a study by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) found. Released on Friday, May 18, the study calculated a Gender Parity Score ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

PHL leads Asia Pacific on gender equality in work

By Victor V. Saulon Sub-Editor AN EQUAL CHANCE for Filipino women in the workplace and in society could translate into a 7% increase in the country’s economic growth or $40 billion a year by 2025, said a new study that ranked the Philippines as the region’s leader in gender equality in work. In Asia-Pacific, advancing […] The post PHL leads Asia Pacific on gender equality in work appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

In which industries do employees work the longest hours per week?

According to the 2017 Gender Statistics on Labor and Employment (GSLE) report released by Philippine Statistics Authority, these are the average working hours per week of male and female employees in major industries in the Philippines. NOTE: Average hours worked is the ratio of the total hours worked of employed persons at work to total employed […] The post In which industries do employees work the longest hours per week? appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

1 in 10 Americans say they have deleted their Facebook accounts – study

MANILA, Philippines - Techpinions, a tech research firm recently published a survey of 1,000 Americans, said to be representative of the population in terms of gender and age, investigating what changes they have recently made with how they used the platform. The study found 17% said they deleted the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Philippines’ great divide captured in one Twitter photo

Highlights: A viral photo posted on Twitter sums up the yawning inequality with hardly any signs of narrowing. Manila has serious structural and social problems that make living and earning a lot difficult. MANILA, Philippines — We’ve seen images that show the plague of poverty in the Philippines, but only a few have captured the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2018

Ateneo de Manila sets up all-gender restrooms in Loyola Schools campus

MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo de Manila University announced Friday, March 23, that it has set up all-gender restrooms in different parts of the Loyola Schools campus.  In a memorandum dated March 23, the Office of the Associate Dean for Student and Administrative Services announced the availability of all-gender restrooms within the Loyola ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

Her tales of obstacles and successes

By Romsanne R. Ortiguero Gender diversity in the global workplace has been a long, continuous battle — where women have to fight for their voices to be heard, their skills to be recognized, and their earnings to be equal to that of their male counterparts. In the Philippines, it seems that some battles have been […] The post Her tales of obstacles and successes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

ADB Welcomes Helen Clark to Celebrate Gender Month

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (16 March 2018) - In celebration of Gender Month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment in the Asia and Pacif.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

ADB Welcomes Helen Clark to Celebrate Gender Month

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (16 March 2018) - In celebration of Gender Month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment in the Asia and Pacif.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

Ex-New Zealand PM urges young women to uphold their rights

MANILA, Philippines – Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark urged young women to continue speaking up for their rights, even as it will take nearly a century to close the gender gap. In a Rappler Talk interview with Maria Ressa on Saturday, March 17, Clark cited the  global gender parity study  of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

INFOGRAPHIC: How companies can unlock gender equality in the workplace

MANILA, Philippines – How can companies create a more equitable working environment? Strategy and consulting firm Accenture identified 40 workplace factors – 14 of which are critical in helping foster gender equality – in its annual study titled "Getting to Equal 2018: Creating a culture where everyone thrives." According to the study, socioeconomic and educational factors are not the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

The Crown star’s pay reignites debate on gender inequality

NEW YORK — Gender equality may be the hot topic at Hollywood red carpets and press conferences but Claire Foy’s pay on The Crown demonstrates that, beyond the rhetoric, progress remains painfully slow. Producers admitted this week that Matt Smith, Prince Philip on the hit Netflix drama, had negotiated a better deal than Foy — […] The post The Crown star’s pay reignites debate on gender inequality appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Change in company culture is key to gender equality in the workplace – study

MANILA, Philippines – Company cultures need to change so that men and women experience equality in the workplace, according to strategy and consulting firm Accenture.  “The impact of workplace culture is important to achieving gender equality. No matter what a woman does, even if ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

Robredo: PH leaders words make gender discrimination worse

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday, March 13, that the country’s leaders should be heading efforts against gender stereotyping and discrimination against women. At a talk on women empowerment and gender equality, Robredo however conceded that given public pronouncements by people in power – including that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 13th, 2018