Academic Strides: First WOC Full Professor At USC English Dep’t. Is A Filipina

Despite the number of Filipinos in the US increasing up to 4.1 million as per the U.S. Census American Community Survey in 2018, there’s still a lack of Filipino-Americans in the academic community. For this reason, the announcement of Karen Tongson as the first woman of color (WOC) to become a full professor at the English department of the University …

Women In Film Directing

It’s no secret that the number of prevalent women in the Hollywood movie industry – particularly, those involved behind the scenes – could be more. Currently, men still dominate most of the industry, from directing to producing to other key roles. Even in front of the screen, we see more male characters lead action films, comedies, horror flicks, and other …

Filipino Trans Women Soar High As Flight Attendants

In today’s discussion about gender identity and expression, the Philippines has had its highs and lows. From debates about the use of comfort rooms to the polarizing SOGIE bill, it’s been quite a roller coaster for the LGBT community. That being said, there’s still hope for transgender people in the country. Just recently, two trans women named Mikee Vitug and …

Malayan Insurance launches We Women program for Filipinas

Malayan Insurance Company Inc. (MICO), in partnership with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has made a program specifically designed for the Filipina available to the Philippine insurance market called We Women. Malayan Insurance and IFC partnered in 2018 with support from the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to increase women’s access to risk mitigation and financial protection …

IC welcomes new Malayan Insurance chief

IN PHOTO (L-R): Atty. April Gwen Marquez, Legislative Liaison Officer, Office of the Commissioner, IC; Atty. Jose Martin A. Morente, First Vice President, Legal Department, Malayan Insurance; Ms. Yvonne S. Yuchengco, Vice Chairperson, Malayan Insurance; Mr. Paolo Y. Abaya, President, Malayan Insurance; Atty. Dennis B. Funa, Commissioner, Insurance Commission; Atty. Joanne Frances DC. Castro, Officer in Charge, Licensing Division, IC; …

Malayan Insurance Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Malayan Insurance Co., Inc. (MICO) announces the appointment of  Ms. Yvonne S. Yuchengco as its new Vice Chairperson. The Board has likewise appointed Mr. Paolo Y. Abaya as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, of Malayan Insurance. Both appointments were effective this July 1, 2019. For nearly 25 years, Ms. Yvonne S. Yuchengco led …