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Catriona Gray: “LGBTQ+ Rights Are Human Rights”

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray has expressed her full support for the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) Equality Bill. The 25-year-old beauty queen shared her thoughts on the topic, citing a recent incident that involved the unjust arrest of Gretchen Diez—a trans woman who had been barred from using the women’s restroom in Farmer’s Market. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1JxnVEg0A0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link “LGBTQ+ rights...

Princess Haya: Champion For Women’s Rights

An Olympic horse rider and a trailblazer for women's rights, Jordanian royal Princess Haya has long championed causes close to her heart including youth and education. In a highly unusual move, the half-sister of Jordan's King Abdullah II attended a London court Tuesday where she is locked in a legal battle with her husband the ruler of Dubai. She applied for...

Equal Pay For Equal Play: USWNT Continues Fight Against Pay Disparity

In 1973, women's tennis superstar Billie Jean King successfully defeated Bobby Riggs during what is now known as the Battle of the Sexes. The winner-takes-all game was a key point in the history of professional tennis as it helped forward the argument that women were capable athletes, therefore they should receive equal pay for doing the same work their...

Janelle Lazo Tee Is Crowned Miss Earth PH 2019

Janelle Lazo Tee of Pasig City is crowned is Miss Philippines Earth 2019 on Wednesday at The Cove, Okada Manila. Tee bested 39 other candidates after arguing that giving incentives for good environmental practices is better than penalizing bad eco habits in encouraging more people to become more environmentally conscious. She also added that teaching communities how to fish rather than...

Aspiring Filipina Physicist Set To Attend MIT

Hillary Andales first earned international acclaim when she won the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge for her self-produced video on Einstein’s theory of relativity and the equivalence of reference frames. Come August, the 19-year-old graduate of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus (PSHS-EVC) will begin her freshman year at the world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She intends to major...

Halsey Goes Minimal And Natural For Rolling Stones

Even if society is being more aware and accepting of women of all different race and sizes, there's still a long way to go before the mentality of 'flawless beauty = worth' is finally exchanged for 'being yourself = true worth'. A ton of women all over the world are still pressured on a daily with regards on how...

Catriona Gray Thanks Filipinos And Leaves Inspiring Message On Her Farewell Walk

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray passed down her crown to the new Bb. Pilipinas 2019 Gazini Christiana Ganados. Wearing a waling waling-inspired gown by Mak Tumang, she thanked the Filipino people who have given her love and support during her farewell walk. "I am so humbled and immensely grateful to each and everyone of you who has given true meaning...

Cotabato City’s First Female Police Chief Assumes Post

The first female graduate of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) on Monday assumed office as the first city police director here. Colonel Portia Manalad replaced Colonel Michael Lebanan as head of Cotabato City Police Office (CCPO) during the 2 PM ceremony held at the CCPO headquarters situated at Pedro Colina Hill, this city. Cotabato City Mayor Frances Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi welcomed...

Since Your Stupid Face

If you must know, since your stupid face, I’ve been a damn right catch. Men look at me and think, “she might be the one.” They’ve talked to their friends about my doe eyes and how my lips curve prettily on my face. I’m not lying. I’ve heard it – heard them say that that I’m smart, and interesting and...

Places and Establishments That Honor Filipina Heroes

From their homes to the Nationalistic Revolution, Filipinas proved that an act of heroic deed is not only for the masculine gender. We have our own "Visayan Joan of Arc" Teresa Magbanua, the fierce and dangerous Gabriella Silang, the suffrage advocate in the country Josefa Llanes Escoda, the "Godmother of the revolutionary forces" Gliceria Marella De Villavicencio, and the "Mother...

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