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Surge in Philippines pandemic suicides shines light on mental health issues, which continue to be stigmatised in the country

Mental health issues are often equated to a lack of faith in the deeply religious Philippines, but a wave of pandemic-related suicides has prompted calls for spiritual leaders to provide guidance.

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Mental health issues are often equated to a lack of faith in the deeply religious Philippines, but a wave of pandemic-related suicides has prompted calls for spiritual leaders to provide guidance.

Surge in Philippines pandemic suicides shines light on mental health issues, which continue to be stigmatised in the country
Rape in the Philippines: police station’s social media post sparks local version of MeToo movement

A controversial Facebook post by a Philippine police station has sparked a version of the MeToo movement against the country’s so-called rape culture.

29 Jul 2020 - 7:38AM

A controversial Facebook post by a Philippine police station has sparked a version of the MeToo movement against the country’s so-called rape culture.

Rape in the Philippines: police station’s social media post sparks local version of MeToo movement
‘I use poetry to talk about the truth’: independent publishers give women in the Philippines a voice

Small-press publishing houses are championing literary works and zines for and by women in the Philippines, changing the narrative in an industry and a country where men occupy the positions of power.

27 Apr 2020 - 3:23PM

Small-press publishing houses are championing literary works and zines for and by women in the Philippines, changing the narrative in an industry and a country where men occupy the positions of power.

‘I use poetry to talk about the truth’: independent publishers give women in the Philippines a voice
No kids, no husband: the Filipino women defying society and embracing who they want to be

In the Philippines, a growing number of women are going against what’s expected of them by society and their parents by not having children, not marrying or by dating other women.

8 Mar 2020 - 4:28PM

In the Philippines, a growing number of women are going against what’s expected of them by society and their parents by not having children, not marrying or by dating other women.

No kids, no husband: the Filipino women defying society and embracing who they want to be
Card game celebrates pre-colonial Filipino script baybayin, and creator hopes to help inspire its revival

Before it was a Spanish colony, the Philippines had its own languages and scripts, including baybayin, a written form of Tagalog. An artist has created a card game around baybayin and hopes it inspires Filipinos to reconnect with their history.

2 Jan 2020 - 10:28AM

Before it was a Spanish colony, the Philippines had its own languages and scripts, including baybayin, a written form of Tagalog. An artist has created a card game around baybayin and hopes it inspires Filipinos to reconnect with their history.

Card game celebrates pre-colonial Filipino script baybayin, and creator hopes to help inspire its revival
Philippines police killings depicted in comic book to spread word about a controversial crackdown

Featuring graphic representations of events including the deaths of a number of farmers in March, ‘Sauron’ uses witness accounts to inform Filipinos about a controversial police operation depicted quite differently in mainstream media.

11 Nov 2019 - 8:15AM

Featuring graphic representations of events including the deaths of a number of farmers in March, ‘Sauron’ uses witness accounts to inform Filipinos about a controversial police operation depicted quite differently in mainstream media.

Philippines police killings depicted in comic book to spread word about a controversial crackdown
Threat of eviction and forced demolition hangs over poor families in Philippine capital Manila – a familiar story

Threat of eviction and forced demolitions hangs over people in San Roque, Quezon City, Metro Manila to make way for a commercial development; ironically, the National Housing Authority is a partner in the project.

7 Aug 2019 - 7:36PM

Threat of eviction and forced demolitions hangs over people in San Roque, Quezon City, Metro Manila to make way for a commercial development; ironically, the National Housing Authority is a partner in the project.

Threat of eviction and forced demolition hangs over poor families in Philippine capital Manila – a familiar story
Freelancers in Philippines fight back with bill that offers them same protection as full-time workers

Freelance workers everywhere complain about the difficulties they experience getting paid. A movement taking place in the Philippines is trying to change that with the potential introduction of a self-employment bill.

20 Jun 2019 - 7:15AM

Freelance workers everywhere complain about the difficulties they experience getting paid. A movement taking place in the Philippines is trying to change that with the potential introduction of a self-employment bill.

Freelancers in Philippines fight back with bill that offers them same protection as full-time workers