Making peace with Paris

Posted on 19. Jun, 2014 by in Sex & Relationships

What’s it like to visit a place where you’re haunted by painful memories? ‘I was afraid that a visit to the world’s capital of romance would rekindle my own heartbreak,’ writes Ana Santos. I was maybe 22 when I first started what I called “My Paris Fund.” I put in every peso, every centavo I […]

Slut-shaming: A girl-on-girl crime

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by in Global Issues

By ANA P. SANTOS We’ve all done it at one point or another. Some more than others. We’ve looked at that girl with the low-cut shirt and tight pants and thought, “Slut”. In some cases, we’ve even said it out loud and viciously gossiped about that girl  with other girls who are “not like that”. […]

Filipino delegation joins global leaders in summit to end sexual violence in conflict

Posted on 09. Jun, 2014 by in Global Issues, SASsy Trademark Campaigns

Filipino delegation joins global leaders in summit to end sexual violence in conflict

A senior delegation of Filipino women head off to London next week to showcase the Philippines’ successful experience in driving women’s participation in peace building and to push for global change by taking part in a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Summit, to be held on 10 to 13 June, will be […]

What solo mothers should be told instead

Posted on 27. May, 2014 by in Uncategorized

BY ANA P. SANTOS Solo moms need not feel alone or helpless because there are laws on their side Looming deadlines have taught me to tune out the background music and chatter of the radio in the various coffee shops that I call my office for the day. But on this particular day, the letter […]

Turn up the heat with these steamy books and websites

Posted on 20. May, 2014 by in Uncategorized

The heat that summer brings should extend to your bedside. To help you build a reading and watch list that’s as hot as the season, here’s a list of erotic titles and websites that you can snuggle up to. Be forewarned, you might not get any shut – eye with these raunchy page turners. Books […]

Get a chance to fly to London this June and attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Posted on 15. May, 2014 by in SASSy contests, SASsy Events

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HIV Registry: March 2014

Posted on 05. May, 2014 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

HIV Registry: March 2014

The National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health said there were 498 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory for the month of March. The figure is 35 percent higher compared to the same period last year. Of the total cases, 53 were reported to be AIDS cases. Aside […]

DASH of SAS: Let’s talk about genital warts

Posted on 29. Apr, 2014 by in reproductive health

By ANA P. SANTOS Globally, there are more than 1.7 million cases of genital warts among males and females Genital warts. If the mere mention of that word is enough to make your squirm uncomfortably in your seat, then consider some facts about genital warts. Genital warts are bumps that sometimes look cauliflower-like in appearance […]

RH Law Constitutional Except for Some Provisions: What Does That Really Mean?

Posted on 09. Apr, 2014 by in Reproductive Health Bill, RH in the Philippines

The Supreme Court declared the RH Law constitutional yesterday, but struck down some provisions, namely: 1.     Section 7 on access to family planning 2.     Section 23 on punishable acts When the announcement was made, I deliberately delayed celebratory posts on Facebook or Twitter. I wanted to see what the implications were of having these provisions struck down. Honestly, […]

SASsy SWAG for grabs

Posted on 31. Mar, 2014 by in SASSy contests

SASsy SWAG for grabs

Enjoy the end of International Women’s Month and prepare for the start of summer with a pair of SANUK sandals! will choose two lucky BFFs to each get a free pair of uber comfy SANUK sandals. Just follow the mechanics below and you can get a chance to win for you and your BFF! […]