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  • 11/26/11--06:58: Equality before the law
  • Those of us who have known what it is like to be at the receiving end of unjust laws and official tyranny can only marvel at Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona’s latest paean to liberty and equality before the law. “We are a court of law,” Justice Corona sternly reminded Solicitor General Joel Cadiz at the presentation of oral arguments on the legality of the government’s travel ban against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. “It’s our job here under the Constitution to protect the rights of the individual citizen. It can be Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Juan de la Cruz, or it can be Mang Pandoy.”

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    March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day since 1975, when the United Nations designated it as such in order to honor “women’s advancement” and to ensure that the “equality” that they had worked so hard for and achieved would be maintained in all aspects of life. Advancing equal rights meant that young girls could avoid child marriages and enjoy equal access to education, women could plan their families, and pregnant women would not be in danger of losing their jobs.

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    Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma was reported as saying, “Women hold up half the sky” (“P-Noy makes pitch for gender equality,” Front Page, 3/9/14).

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  • 06/21/14--09:05: Equality before the law
  • The highly anticipated arrest and detention the other day of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on charges of plunder proceeded quite smoothly, despite the brief jostling among the media, security people and horde of bystanders in the premises of the Sandiganbayan building. Surely, the police and the court’s security personnel could do better next time […]

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  • 11/11/14--10:01: Champions for life
  • The 3rd national conference on sport pedagogy was hosted by the University of the Philippines Diliman last week, with some 200 participants from Batanes to Zamboanga, showing how we’re becoming more scientific in the teaching of sports.

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  • 03/20/15--11:55: Leadership
  • The problems that Filipinos have today are symptomatic of a country that has lost its soul. While we have a bureaucracy discharging its mandate to perform its duties and responsibilities as prescribed by law, the very way in which this task is done sometimes does not make manifest our love of country. There is nothing […]

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    TODAY BEING International Women’s Day, it’s worth noting that the fact that two women are running for president and another woman is running for vice president of this country is no longer worth noting.

    The post Gender and trash in the elections appeared first on Inquirer Opinion.


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  • 04/12/16--09:06: Living free and equal
  • MADRID—In the quarter-century since the publication in 1990 of the first Human Development Report, the world has made astounding strides in reducing poverty and improving the health, education and living conditions of hundreds of millions of people. And yet, as impressive as these gains may be, they have not been distributed equally. Both between countries and within them, deep disparities in human development remain.

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  • 05/28/16--09:04: Sexism in the streets
  • Until when am I going to endure men’s sexist remarks and stares?

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  • 01/27/17--08:06: Why it won’t trickle down
  • The Oxfam report that eight businessmen have a combined net worth that equals the wealth of the bottom half of the world’s people once again brings to the fore the “obscene” inequality in many societies today. The report warns of more populist revolts, similar to the disenchantment behind the rise of a new kind of global fascism—a belligerent nationalism and racism riding on the discontent of underclasses left behind by the new growth spurred by a technology-driven global market.

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    Feminists the world over were tickled pink when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared in public that he was a feminist, while wearing a pink shirt at that.

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  • 03/28/17--09:24: ‘Babae kasi’
  • Rightly so, Filipino academicians like to boast that Philippine languages are generally gender-neutral, meaning we don’t differentiate males from females in our pronouns (siya in Tagalog), and in some of our nouns (kapatid for brothers and sisters, asawa for husband or wife; but note that in Cebuano, asawa is the wife and bana is the husband).

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  • 08/22/17--14:01: Equal benefits for seniors
  • I recall the great American President Abraham Lincoln’s famous line: “All men are created equal.” Based on this universal principle, democratic countries developed and adapted it. Hence, governments endeavored to adhere to this principle.

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  • 12/11/17--13:03: 45 years of failure
  • Why do our government leaders still fail to deliver true justice and equality to poor Filipinos who have been suffering in silence? Isn’t it yet clear that the wealthy in high society have been allowed to fool the people since 1972 to 2017 with political bribes for their own evil purposes? That is how long our leaders have failed us.

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