Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo, Blaan master weaver, dies at 106

“Manlilikha ng Bayan” Fu Yabing Masalon Dulo, the Blaan master weaver and ikat dyer known for promoting Philippine textiles, died January 26, 2021. She was 106.   According to her niece  Josephine “Arjho” Cariño-Turner, Dulo died past midnight. “Her only and younger sister found her no longer breathing and went on at peace while she was asleep,” she said.  Dulo …

The important and unappreciated role of women

The inequality of women to men was highlighted in a United Nations Conference held in Beijing, China in 1995. In fact, since then not much progress has been achieved to meet the objectives of the Beijing conference, and now the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to erode the limited gains that have been made.   It is common knowledge that women are …

Women’s mental health in the time of Covid-19

Keep your own “calm toolbox,” to maintain a strong mental state during the Covid19 pandemic, and the resulting quarantines. This was one of the many tips well-known wellness Coach Cathy S. Babao presented in a free to the public, interactive webinar on how to keep calm during the quarantine period, as well as adapting to the “new normal” and new …

Turning Passion to Cash for Filipinas

Empowered Filipinas could transform their hobbies into viable and sustainable businesses, as the pandemic keeps everyone in their homes. During the Hobbies to Monies: Practical Women’s Guide to Starting Small Business at Home, a free to the public webinar hosted by the We Women Program of  Malayan Insurance Co. Inc.; Jeannie E. Javelosa shared her expertise in line with turning …

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; …