By Bong Lozada
From her Hermes bag, to her dance shows, to her movies, to her rendition of Wrecking Ball, and to her most recent voodoo spells, Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao, or Mommy D as she is fondly called, has cemented herself as a worldwide figure just like her son.
By Maila Ager
Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero’s love life was caught in the middle of a heated debate in the Senate on whether or not to drop the words “safe and satisfying sex life” in the definition of the Reproductive Health bill.
By Rito P. Asilo
Lee Hirsch’s documentary, “Bully,” isn’t easy to watch. It is especially disturbing because it chronicles how physical and psychological abuse affects the lives of the five young students it follows. People see them getting bullied, but they choose to keep their disapproval to themselves to avoid “rocking the boat” or shaking up the status quo.
By Marinel R. Cruz
Actress Maxene Magalona said her being a staunch supporter of the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill “doesn’t mean I’m already pro-abortion.” “The bill is more than just abortion,” Maxene pointed out. “I support the bill because I want people to be careful and to mind their actions when it comes to sex.” “Times [...]
Eduardo Roy’s “Bahay Bata” won the Blue Chameleon award at the Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival held recently. The honor comes with a cash prize of KRW 20,000,000 (P743,000). It’s the fourth international award for the film, which tackles the reproductive health issue as seen through the eyes of an overworked nurse (Diana Zubiri) [...]
By Dolly Anne Carvajal
Would that the Reproductive Health Bill issue were as simple as the Nike campaign, “Just Do It” (or we can say “Just Don’t Do It”)!
By Bayani San Diego Jr.
Eduardo Roy Jr.’s “Bahay Bata (Baby Factory),” an indie film that exposes the dire conditions in a crowded maternity ward of a public hospital in Manila, won Special Mention in the Dragons & Tigers section of the Vancouver International Film Festival last Oct. 6. According to the fest’s web site, the jury “admired the film’s [...]
By Mandy Navasero
A group of prominent Filipino women strongly supports the RH bill that, according to them, is essential in furthering the right of women to choose a quality life. The media forum, “Women of Substance for RH,” at Sofitel recently presented the views of Lilia Bautista, Marides Fernando, Kimi Cojuangco, Evelyn R. Singson, Esperanza Cabral and [...]