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PHL still most gender-equal country in Asia — report

By Anna Gabriela A. Mogato THE PHILIPPINES still reigned as the most gender-equal country in Asia despite dropping three ranks lower in the World Economic...

Women in Hollywood see chance for change in Weinstein uproar

THE EMERGENCE OF sexual harassment claims against producer Harvey Weinstein has the potential to be a watershed moment for Hollywood, offering a new opportunity...

More women needed in Philippine corporate boards

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor WOMEN LEADERS called on Philippine companies to include more females in their boards, calling the disparity as more of...

Female entrepreneurs to receive IT training in UN-backed program

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES and a United Nations (UN) body launched yesterday a program to upgrade the skills of female entrepreneurs in information and communications technology...

Gum disease linked to higher cancer risk in women

MIAMI — Women who have a history of gum disease face a higher risk of several types of cancer, particularly tumors in the esophagus...

Women in focus at Toronto film festival

MONTREAL -- Organizers of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) -- the largest in North America -- will focus this year on female directors,...

App for women turns phones into panic buttons

CIUDAD JUçREZ, MEXICO -- The Mexican city of Juarez has been dubbed “the capital of murdered women”: since the 1990s, hundreds of women have...

Women’s life expectancy on track to hit 90 in some nations

PARIS -- By 2030 life expectancy for South Korean women could top nine decades, an average lifespan long thought to be out of reach,...

Reports warn of explosion in cancer deaths among women

PARIS -- Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of some 5.5...

Self-defense 101: engage, escape, run

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman In a Utopian world, the genders are equal and violence is a foreign concept. But in reality, women are...

Sex healthy for aging women, risky for older men

WASHINGTON — Frequent, satisfying sexual activity poses cardiovascular risks for older men — but regular orgasmic sex could actually protect aging women from certain...

Global database for women exposed to Zika

PARIS — Swiss doctors have asked thousands of colleagues worldwide to provide data for the first global registry of women exposed to Zika, the...

Napkin brand launches pro-women videos

A WOMAN’S PERIOD can pretty much lead to a bad day, especially when she experiences dysmenorrhea on top of the demands of daily life....

How do you add $28 trillion to the global GDP?Harness the...

By Dinna Louise C. Dayao What would happen if women truly held up half the sky? The world would be richer by $28 trillion in...

If the Philippines aims to unlock the economic value of women,...

THE WORLD would be richer by $28 trillion in 2025, according to a McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, if women took part in the...

New Ghostbusters cast shakes off criticism to revive classic story

LOS ANGELES — The four lead actresses of the new Ghostbusters are out to prove that women can fight supernatural entities just as well...

Herstory

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter International Women’s Month may be over, but the fight for gender equality never ends. Because, yes, “the struggle...

Are Filipinas getting the mental health care they need?

Medicine Cabinet Reiner W. Gloor IN HONOR of International Women’s Month, which just ended, we continue our story on particular health issues plaguing women today....

HIV/AIDS and women in the Philippines

Medicine Cabinet — Reiner W. Gloor IT IS ALARMING how quickly the numbers of HIV/AIDS cases have risen in just the past few years here...

‘We’re not asking for it’

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman He was holding it, caressing it. A man, a stranger, wearing short shorts, sunglasses, and cap, was masturbating in...

Diageo’s Plan W brings out local women’s voices

DIAGEO PHILIPPINES, the local arm of the British liquor giant, has tapped music for its corporate social responsibility program. The project, called Plan W and...

Collaborators with all working plus-size women

Ads & Ends — Nanette Franco-Diyco A towering, huge billboard along EDSA in the Greenhills area has attracted my attention. It had a solitary dog,...

Philippines among those with most women in leadership roles

According to the results of a Grant Thornton global survey, the Philippines has the highest number of senior leadership roles held by women. See...

Top women’s health issues you need to know about

Medicine Cabinet — Reiner W. Gloor March is traditionally celebrated as International Women’s Month. And since half the world’s population are women, it’s timely and...

Watch and earn

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman A WOMAN’S CELLPHONE hovers above everyone else’s heads. Another girl has found a tiny space to put out her...

Women should worry more about heart disease

“It’s not just breast cancer that kills women,” said Dr. Maria Adelaida Iboleon-Dy, chairman of the cardiology department at St. Luke’s Medical Center in...

Bikini ads are out as biggest brewers court women drinkers

BUD LIGHT blew it with #UpForWhatever, the marketing campaign that called America’s most popular brew “the perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary...