Napkins and displacement and other teen problems in Mindanao

Posted on 18. Mar, 2015 by in reproductive health, SASsy Must-Reads

Napkins and displacement and other teen problems in Mindanao

Maguindanao, Southern Philippines – They were taking selfies on a tablet and singing to a Korean song to pass the time on a hot lazy afternoon. Naima, Nashiba and Muhaipha typical teenage girls. They enjoy singing, hanging out with their friends “but only when we are allowed to by our parents” and occasionally experimenting with make-up. […]

Who’s Yo Daddy? A Paternity Test for Peace of Mind but not for Court

Posted on 24. Feb, 2015 by in Sassy

Who’s Yo Daddy? A Paternity Test for Peace of Mind but not for Court

I handed over the clump of papers to the lab technician behind the window and began with my hasty explanations. I was in the middle of explaining the list of tests I needed and answering questions about when I last ate and went to the bathroom when this caught my eye: Paternity test! I get […]

The “Christian and Ana” Scenes I Can’t Wait to See

Posted on 11. Feb, 2015 by in Sassy, Sex & Relationships

The “Christian and Ana” Scenes I Can’t Wait to See

by Ana P. Santos It’s coming.  Mr. Grey will see you now, announced the movie poster. Now I can see Mr. Grey and how he will live up to his promise of hedonistic, let-you-hair-down- and-throw-your head-back-pleasure. If the book got you all excited, think about the movie where scenes from the book will be breathlessly […]

HIV Registry: December 2014

Posted on 08. Feb, 2015 by in HIV/AIDS in the Philippines

HIV Registry: December 2014

The National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health said there were 509 new HIV Ab sero-positive individuals confirmed by the STD/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory for the month of December. The figure is 42% percent higher compared to the same period last year. Of the total cases, 38 were reported to be AIDS cases. Aside from […]

Dream boy? How about having a dream for yourself first?

Posted on 02. Feb, 2015 by in Sex & Relationships

Dream boy? How about having a dream for yourself first?

Here’s how this story goes. Once upon a time, a young girl of 22 watched a neighborhood basketball game and one of the players – let’s call him The Boy – caught her eye. Girl22’s heart skipped a beat and she dreamed of ways to make contact with The Boy. Using the mobile phone of […]

APC at the Global Voices Summit – Sex and the Internet. Expression, Activism, Regulation

Posted on 27. Jan, 2015 by in LGBT Issues, SASsy Events, Vagina Warriors

By  Leila Nachawati Rego Cebu, Philippines The internet has been used by many across the world to discuss taboo topics, generate thoughts and reflections on (non-heteronormative) sexuality and gender, and to circumvent traditional censorship and mainstream narratives. Beyond the nipples censored by social media platforms and the pervasiveness of pornography online, there are intricate complexities […]

The Last Country in the World Where Divorce Is Illegal

Posted on 20. Jan, 2015 by in Divorce & Annulment in the Philippines

Welcome to the Philippines, home to philandering politicians, millions of “illegitimate” children, and marital laws that make Italy look liberal. MANILA, Philippines — On the occasion of his 84th birthday in 2011, friends of former Filipino Senator Ramon Revilla, a darkly handsome film star turned politician, unveiled an imposing 10-meter-high bronze statue in his honor. […]

SASsy Word of the Day

Posted on 20. Jan, 2015 by in Sassy

SASsy Word of the Day

  Apart from using a word in a sentence, we think that the best way to illustrate its definition is to see it actually being used, played out and lived out. Here, SASsy Ladies, is the art of diplomacy in action: Scenarios are based on actual events. Scenario 1: The Man with a “Wife” MAN: […]

[Dash of SAS] Divorce selfies

Posted on 24. Nov, 2014 by in Divorce & Annulment in the Philippines

‘Divorce selfies are not likely going to happen in the Philippines even if we are the selfie capital of the world because, well, we have no divorce’ “We’re divorced!” read the photo caption that noticeably ended in an exclamation mark. The young couple announced that they are now happily divorced from each other and snapped […]

Launching the 18 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: Press Conference and Rally Calling for Justice for Jennifer

Posted on 23. Nov, 2014 by in SASsy Events

24 November 2014 (Monday), 9am Room Ferguson 2, 2nd Flr., Bayview Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Manila On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, women’s groups and supporting organizations will highlight the call for justice for Jennifer Laude in a press conference and mobilization. Their slogans: “We are all Jennifer! Justice for Jennifer Laude! […]