Day: February 16, 2013

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA – Early morning of Feb. 12, Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño “ran” before the Senate office in Pasay City to kick off the first day of the 90-day election campaign period. “My run for a senator position is not for me. It belongs to ordinary citizens,”Casiño told reporters…

More than 5,000 trooped to Tomas Morato in Quezon City to “dance, strike and rise” not only against physical forms of abuse such as battering and rape but also against “state-instigated violence” and the “rape of the country’s sovereignty and patrimony.”

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Women’s organizations accuse foreign troops of abusing women through their euphemistically-termed “R&R”. At the Philippine ‘One Billion Rising’ event last February 14, even the billboard suggests the same. (Boys Scout Circle, Quezon City)