Magno moves ahead

ANOTHER Filipina pug, Irish Magno, advances to the Round of 16 after a unanimous decision win in the Women’s Flyweight division of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Magno outclassed Kenyan Christine Ongare via a one-sided unanimous decision on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Kokugikan Arena. Four judges had similar scores of 30-27, […]

Go set for the pro league

WHILE Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan tee off this week in the Tokyo Olympics, their former teammate Lois Kaye “LK” Go is gearing up for her professional career. The 22-year-old Cebuana recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina where she finished with a double major in finance and accounting. Go’s is […]

UNFPA report highlights Filipino women’s need for better access to reproductive health services 

FILIPINO women and girls are among the world’s female population with restricted power, rights, and choices over their own body, the 2021 State of the World Population report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) showed. “The annual report documents the realities of issues and concerns surrounding ways and means of upholding bodily autonomy. Here […]

Arts & Culture (03/31/21)

1 of 4 Ortigas Foundation publishes Legarda’s essay on Philippine churches IN RECOGNITION of Benito J. Legarda, Jr.’s major contribution to the history of Hispanic Church architecture in the Philippines, the Ortigas Foundation has published a memorial edition of his seminal essay on early churches. Illustrated throughout with beautiful, full color photographs, this annotated 71-page […]

SM Seaside celebrates Women’s Month

SM SEASIDE City Cebu, together with the University of San Carlos Senior High School, the Cebu Lady Lawyers Association Inc. and the LAW Center Inc., recently launched the “Halad sa Kababayen-an” in celebration of the 2021 National Women’s Month. This celebration is a venue to discuss and address the issues that women continue to face […]

Duterte cites efforts to break glass ceiling on Int’l Women’s Day

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday said his government had created an environment where women’s rights are respected. The tough-talking leader, who once said the presidency was not a job for a woman, added that the government has recognized women’s contributions to society. Governments, international organizations and women’s movements have “worked together and made […]

International Women’s Day 2021: 5 influential Filipinas who made a difference

EVERY 8th of March, the world celebrates International Women’s Day. History of Women’s Day Let’s do a little throwback. On February 28, 1909, the Socialist Party of America designated this day in honor of the garment workers’ strike in New York. The first official celebration of International Women’s Day was in 1911. Women from European […]

International Women’s Day Summit 2021: Amplifying Her Voice

BERMUDA, Mar 3, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – This year’s International Women’s Day Summit Agenda has been announced that includes more than 200 speakers, representing over 75 countries. Topics for this year’s event, which will be held from March 8-10, include: Blockchain, Digital Assets, Fintech, AI, Women in Space, Global Women’s Entrepreneurship & […]