Rape

posted by Neil on October 14, 2017

Amid rising tide of sexual harassment on women in the workplace, gender advocates are still buoyant. Lebanon repealed last month article 528 of its penal code, in place since 1940, that allowed rape offenders avoid jail time by marrying their victims. Read more

The Bakwit

posted by Neil on June 27, 2017

It resembles of an emerging conflict zone. Video clips and still images streaming on social media, early morning martial law was declared all over Mindanao, Read more

Money Talks

posted by Neil on May 26, 2017

El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, declared a national water crisis in 2013 after a study revealed that more than 90% of water sources-  including bottled water- were heavily contaminated with feces, untreated waste water, and toxic chemicals from mining sites. Early this year, El Salvador created history as the first country in the world to have passed a national legislation that imposes total ban on mining.  In the Philippines, mining industry is deeply entrenched. Read more