Bollywood sex worker biopic resonates in India’s brothels

MUMBAI, India – The brothels look brighter, the alleyways are cleaner, and a stirring soundtrack accompanies the protagonists, but a new Bollywood film set in Mumbai’s red-light district has struck a chord with India’s roughly one million sex workers. Gangubai Kathiawadi is a biopic telling the story of a sex worker of the same name … Read more

Villar vs Zubiri? Fight for the Senate presidency heats up

MANILA, Philippines – Days after the high-stakes 2022 elections, the fight for the next leader of the Philippine Senate is already heating up, with two popular lawmakers emerging as frontrunners: Cynthia Villar and Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri. The 18th Congress won’t adjourn session sine die until June 3, but senators are already in talks regarding … Read more

Manifest! Where to buy crystals online for your emotional needs

MANILA, Philippines – For every season and every reason, there’s probably a crystal for it. As pretty as they are, crystals aren’t just aesthetically used for jewelry or home decor – for many believers, crystals are their go-to grounding “instruments” believed to help promote inner and outer healing and good feelings, ward off negativity, and … Read more

Ex-Negros Occidental governor urges Filipinos to form network vs vote-buying

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Filipinos can level the electoral playing field by creating a nationwide, non-partisan citizens’ network to directly confront vote-buying operations, formerly Negros Occidental Governor Rafael “Lito” Coscolluela said on Thursday, May 9. While citizens’ networks exist to guard against electoral fraud, most are focused on the conduct of the actual elections. Even … Read more

Naundang an pamatay ha mga katutubo han nagkamay-ada NTF-ELCAC

Padayon an pagpatay ha mga katutubo, sibilyan, ngan progresibo nga grupo ha panahon han NTF-ELCAC. An mga rehiyon nga mayda mga barangay nga nakakarawat hin ‘Barangay Development Program (BDP)’ o pondo tikang ha NTF-ELCAC in asya gihapon an mga rehiyon nga may pinakadamo nga extrajudicial killings ngan politikal nga pag-ares An sumaryo An mga uru-istorya: … Read more

[OPINION] The Robredo campaign and the war on drugs: Differences and similarities

Another mother – a widow – has taken center stage as the country weeps for her and with her. Once again, the nation is grieving. Once again, fear, despair, and uncertainty enveloped the country as they did in mid-2016 when President Rodrigo Duterte unleashed a bloody war on drugs. As someone who covered the drug … Read more

[OPINION] The Cold War’s nuclear weapons tests, and the damage and waste they left behind

The following is the 32nd in a series of excerpts from Kelvin Rodolfo’s ongoing book project “Tilting at the Monster of Morong: Forays Against the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant and Global Nuclear Energy.”“ During the “Cold War” following World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union raced to develop nuclear weapons. The US … Read more

[OPINION] Why we should fight for the rights of fathers to raise their children

Being an illegitimate child who was raised by a single mother, I can certainly empathize with children who grew up in a single parent home. Now that I am a father myself with a son whom I love immensely, I have realized that the Philippine legal system has a clear maternal bias when it comes … Read more

Robredos beam with pride as Jillian graduates from NYU

Vice President Leni Robredo’s two other daughters, Aika and Tricia, also appeal to overly passionate supporters to stop making distasteful comments in NYU’s livestream Jillian Robredo – the “favorite” daughter of Vice President Leni Robredo, as the social media jokes go – has given her mother more reasons to be proud of her. The young … Read more