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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

Not just a joke: The social cost of Duterte s rape remarks

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has consistently downplayed the harm in President Rodrigo Duterte’s jokes about the crime of rape.  But a gender studies expert explained to Rappler the social cost of rape jokes when uttered by a public figure like Duterte. Research has also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 8th, 2018

Thais, Austria-Norway rule BVR On Tour Surigao

LIANGA, Surigao del Sur -  Thailand 2's Nasuda Janmong and Saranya Laesood, avenging their lone loss of the competition, captured the women's gold medal with a 21-13, 21-18 victory over BanKo-Perlas 1's Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour Gran Ola, Lianga leg Sunday here. Another international pair, Austria-Norway tandem of Marian Klaffinger and Aleksander Sorum, ruled the men's division following a 21-19, 21-14 win over Air Force's Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez. First time as partners, Klaffinger and Sorum also went perfect in the two-day double gender event, as everything clicked right from the get-go. "It's our first tournament. We spontaneously played this tournament. We had fun," said Klaffinger, who played for Austria with Moritz Fabian Kindi in the FIVB Beach World Tour Manila Open last May. "They (Air Force) played well. It was a tough match but I'm happy that we won it.  We had some relatively easy matches at the beginning so that we could get together well. I'm happy that we played that good in the final," he added. Playing much better in the game that mattered most, the power-hitting pair of Janmong and Laesood made major adjustments in last Saturday's 18-21, 17-21 loss to Gervacio and Tan in pool play to become triumphant.        Janmong and Laesood bested BanKo-Perlas 2's Amanda Villanueva and Roma Doromal, 21-13, 21-18, to arrange a women's championship duel with Gervacio and Tan, who foiled an all-Thailand showdown following a come-from-behind 18-21, 21-18, 15-13 over Kijja Khantarak and Sirinuch Kawfong. Despite the tough loss, Khantarak and Sirinuch Kawfong still has something to celebrate of, as the pair claimed the bronze medal with a 21-16, 21-14 victory over Villanueva and Doromal. In the quarterfinals, Gervacio and Tan rallied from a set down to beat Ateneo's Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte, 19-21, 21-12, 15-3, while Villanueva and Doromal won over Lianga's Leah Mae Pontillo and Maria Adabog. Thailand 1's Khantarak and Kawfong overpowered University of the Philippines' Justine Dorog and Abi Goc, 21-12, 21-3, while their compatriots Janmong and Laesood bested National University's Klymince Orilleneda and Antonnete Landicho, 21-16, 21-14. Abdilla and Lopez prevailed over Davao 1's Calvin Sarte and Edmar Flores, 21-19, 21-19, to set up a men's Finals meeting with Klaffinger and Sorum, a 21-16, 21-13 winner over Malaysia's Raja Nazmi Hussin and Mohd Aizzat Zokri. Sarte and Flores outlasted Hussin and Zokri, 22-20, 12-21, 15-12 to clinch third place......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Rondina-Barbon, Gervacio-Tan reach BVR on Tour Manila Open quarterfinals

University of Santo Tomas bets Sisi Rondina and Babylove Barbon and Perlas' Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan led the early quarterfinalists in the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open Saturday at Sands SM By The Bay. Rondina and Barbon prevailed over Gen Eslapor and MJ Ebro in an all-UST clash, 21-10, 21-14, for their second straight win, Gervacio and Tan scored a 24-22, 21-10 victory of Smart's Grethcel Soltones and Alyssa Eroa to also remain perfect. Far Eastern University's Ivana Agudo and Marianne Calinawan needed a couple of three-setters to squeeze into today's quarters, outlasting University of the Philippines 2's Abi Goc and Mikee Osorio, 21-16, 19-21, 15-5, to follow up last Saturday's 17-21, 21-11, 15-11 victory over Rizal Technological University's Macie Candido and Jona Mae De Lima. Kempal's Roma Doromal and Chantal Rodriguez rallied from a set down to beat Adamson University's Hannah Nicole Infante and Gracelchen Ave, 21-23, 21-13, 15-7 and advance to the next round. Doromal and Rodriguez swept University of the East's Rhea Manalo and Lyen Shan Ritual, 21-15, 21-16, on opening day. Four other pairs rebounded from their first defeats to stay in the hunt for the remaining four quarterfinals berths. Air Force's Anna Abanto and Jennifer Manzano-Acain overcame University of Perpetual Help System Dalta's Princess Deana Estanislao and Janine Padue, 21-15, 19-21, 15-12, while National University's Klymince Orilleneda and Antonnete Landicho showed the door on UP's Jessma Ramos and Justine Dorog, 21-17, 21-17. Ateneo's Ponggay Gaston and Jules Samonte extended their campaign with a 21-13, 21-23, 15-12 squeaker over RTU's Candido and De Lima, while UE's Manalo and Ritual turned back College of Saint Benilde's Felicia Cui and Kaila Mendoza, 21-19, 21-10. In the men's division, Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of reigning UAAP champions NU, Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton of UST, Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez of Air Force, and Jayjay Solamillo and Gilbert Balmores of Perpetual Help locked up their spots in the round of eight after winning two matches last Saturday. The knockout quarterfinals is set at 8 a.m. on Sunday, while the semifinals and finals - which is also one-match affairs - is scheduled in the afternoon. The winner in the three-day, double gender tournament will claim the P20,000 top prize......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Rondina, Gervacio set for collision course in BVR Manila Open

Everything is all set for the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour Manila Open which fires off Friday at Sands SM By The Bay. All eyes will be on new partnership of Sisi Rondina and rising star Babylove Barbon in the three-day, double gender tournament which will start at 8 a.m. Rondina and Barbon, who will be at the forefront of University of Santo Tomas' quest for a third consecutive UAAP beach volleyball crown next month, will be among the 16 women's pairs that will vie for the P20,000 top prize. The Perlas tandem of Dzi Gervacio and Bea Tan are also tipped to contend for the gold. Incidentally, Rondina and Gervacio were teammates in the FIVB Beach World Tour 1-Star Manila Open last May, as the two sand court veterans made it to the quarterfinals, the highest among the four Philippine pairs.        Other entries in the women's division are National University's Klymince Orilleneda and Antonnete Landicho, UST 2's Gen Eslapor and MJ Ebro, Far Eastern University's Ivana Agudo and Marianne Calinawan, Smart's Grethcel Soltones and Alyssa Eroa, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta's Princess Deana Estanislao and Janine Padue, University of the East's Manalo and Ritual, College of Saint Benilde's Felicia Cui and Kaila Mendoza, Air Force's Anna Abanto and Jennifer Manzano, University of the Philippines' Jessma Ramos and Justine Dorog, and UP 2's Abi Goc and Mikee Osorio. Completing the cast are Rizal Technological University's Macie Candido and Jona Mae De Lima, Kempal's Roma Doromal and Jasmine Nabor, Adamson's Hannah Nicole Infante and Gracelchen Ave, and Ateneo's Jules Samonte and Ponggay Gaston.  The 16-team competition will be divided into four brackets, where the top two teams in each groups after the single-round preliminaries advance in the knockout quarterfinals. The semifinals and finals are also one-match affairs. There are also 16 pairs competing in the men's division led by Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad of reigning UAAP champions NU, and Krung Arbasto and Jaron Requinton of UST. Also in the chase are James Buytrago and Pol Salvador of NU, Ranran Abdilla and Jessie Lopez of Air Force, Ian Yee and Rangel Varga of UST 2, Jeriel Apelar and AJ Pareja of BVR, KR Guzman and Efraim Dimaculangan of Tigers, Philip Bagalay and Greg Utupo of BVR 1, Jude Garcia and Kevin Hadlocon of FEU, Joshua Barrica and Joel Villonson of Army, and Clifford Inoferio and Alven Aljas of UE. Russel Garcia and Reiven Kyle Velera of St. Benilde, Jayjay Solamillo and Gilbert Balmores of Perpetual Help, EJ Ramos and Edmar Bonono of Cignal, Keneth Revilla and Jubith Calio of RTU, Richard Solis and Ralph Dablo of FEU 2 are also joining in the men's division.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Pia Wurtzbach calls on Philippine Senate to pass SOGIE equality bill

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach has joined the call for the Philippine Senate to pass the SOGIE (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression) Equality Bill, a legislation that would protect all persons from discrimination based on gender identity or expression. On  Monday, August 13, the beauty queen and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Gender does not apply when it comes to corruption and thirst for power

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. If anyone needs more proof that the Philippines never quite moves forward without taking two steps backward, consider the events of the past week: In what some might deem a historic moment, the first female Speaker of the House of Representativeswas revealed when Congress opened its third and last sessionof the year ahead of the Rodrigo Duterte'sstate of the nation address. Normally, having a woman in such a powerful position should be cause for celebration.After all, women are sorely underrepresented in the Philippine Con...Keep on reading: Gender does not apply when it comes to corruption and thirst for power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Gender does not apply when it comes to corruption and thirst for power

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. If anyone needs more proof that the Philippines never quite moves forward without taking two steps backward, consider the events of the past week: In what some might deem a… link: Gender does not apply when it comes to corruption and thirst for power.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes – UN

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report on Wednesday, July 25, that warned of a "crisis" fuelled by gender inequality. Girls and young women made up two-thirds of 15- to 19-year-olds ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 25th, 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