"With little external pressure coming anytime soon, President Duterte only faces internal opposition from two political figures – both are women, and both are well placed and well equipped to combat the macho autocrat." News story from The Guardian.
"To be a woman and occupy public office is to have one’s body parts ogled at by the other men in the room, or be dismissed as a joke. To be a woman in public service is to risk having one’s private life being trotted out and discussed salaciously if you say something out of line. The message is: put up or shut up." News story from Esquire Magazine Philippines.
"It appears that Ronnie Dayan has been successfully turned into another one of my accusers by this Administration. Nevertheless, I welcome this as an opportunity to clear my name as soon as all these fiction stories of the underworld are weaved into a complete but grotesque tapestry and finally filed before a court of law where I can properly defend myself, hopefully this time without the fanfare and the drama of my persecution before the media."
2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the People Power Revolution. More than a defiant show of unity—markedly, against a totalitarian rule that had time and again proven that it would readily use brute force against any and all dissenters—People Power was a reclaiming of liberties long denied. Essay from GovPh
Way to go, Lucille! Climate Change Secretary lawyer Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering (Global FWN100™'13) is challenging Former Surigao del Norte governor and congressman Robert “Ace” S. Barbers (NP) in her bid for the 2nd Congressional District of the province. Lucille Sering stepped down from her post as Climate Change Commission Vice Chairman last October to run for Congress. Sering, a member of the Liberal Party, assumed the post of Climate Change Commission chief in 2010. Before entering government service, Sering was associate dean of the San Sebastian College of Law. News story from The Manila Bulletin and PhilStar.