commentary / LGBT issues in the Philippines / lgbt rights

No, the ‘pray the gay away’ conversion therapy never works

Earlier tonight, GMA 7 aired a Lenten special titled “It’s UnPair: Pramis, trulalong labstory itoh” which was produced by The 700 Club Asia. The story is about a gay man who eventually […]

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entertainment / LGBT issues in the Philippines / lgbt rights

STOP GAY-SHAMING: “Why would you judge a child?” asks Bimby

A 23-second online video showing a conversation between Kris Aquino and her 10-year old son Bimby has gone viral this week. In the clip, Bimby was talking to his mom about persistent […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / politics

#BGC11 – Time to end the stereotype of gays as drug addicts and HIV carriers

WORLD AIDS DAY 2017 SPECIAL REPORT The Philippines joined the rest of the world in observing the World AIDS Day last December 1, Friday. However, a recent development starkly illustrated just how […]

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commentary / education / lgbt rights

COMMENTARY: DepEd, Catholic schools, and LGBT students

(This is the second in a two-part series. The first one can be accessed here.) Despite the noble goals of DepEd’s push for a gender-responsive basic education, this is not likely to […]

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commentary / education / lgbt rights

COMMENTARY: DepEd’s push for gender-responsive education

(This is the first of a two-part series.) Late last month, the Department of Education (DepEd) rolled out its newly-developed framework for a gender-responsive basic education or GRBE. This move came a […]

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commentary / education / lgbt rights

DepEd moves to strengthen protections for LGBT students

The Department of Education has released guidelines for the implementation of its newly-developed gender-responsive  basic education or GRBE policy, which includes strengthened protections for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender […]

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commentary / lgbt rights

#HeterosexualPrideDay – 13 examples of straight privilege in daily life

June is known all over the world as the Pride Month for LGBT people or lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders. For some reason, some quarters propagated the idea of having a “Heterosexual […]

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commentary / entertainment / lgbt rights

LET HER BE – In defense of Jake Zyrus

Shortly after the lesbian rumors about Charice Pempengo began to surface back in 2012, The Filipino Scribe  wrote that the public should stop from bullying the singer into disclosing her sexual orientation […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / politics

Pinoy LGBTs must address the discrimination within their community

Earlier today, thousands of Filipino LGBTs (lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders) trooped to Marikina City for the annual pride march. As always, the organizers and participants touched on familiar themes of love, […]

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commentary / lgbt rights / reproductive health issues

JUST GOT TESTED! – Six reasons to take the HIV test now

The number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus or HIV has been steadily growing in the Philippines in recent years. According to the Department of Health (DOH), there were 9,200 Filipinos […]

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#WalangPasok – January 21 2022 declared holiday in Tarlac City

Tarlac City will be celebrating its sixth annual Kaisa Festival this January 21, 2022. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday as stipulated in Proclamation 1279 which Executive Secretary Salvador […]

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#WalangPasok – February 1 2022 declared holiday for Chinese New Year

The Chinese community in the Philippines and around the world will celebrate their annual Spring Festival – more commonly referred to as the Chinese New Year- this February 1. February 1, 2022 is a special non-working holiday nationwide as […]

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LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2022

With just a little over two months remaining in 2021, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2022. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation […]

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#WalangPasok – Schools announce class suspensions as students clamor for academic ease

(UPDATED, 2:00 AM of JANUARY 10, 2022) Several schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for next week due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases across the region. The school […]

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