Category: Women & Children

Court snatches away 22-day-old baby from her mother

Kapatid decried the court’s move saying the separation of the newborn from her mother is “heartless and cruel, especially during this pandemic.” BY AARON MACARAEG nmglthk.com MANILA– Reina Mae Nasino grieves as the Manila court denied her appeal to stay with her newborn daughter. Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 20 ordered Nasino’s 22-day old daughter…

First Person | Baby blues

Will the courts show compassion and grant Ina provisional liberty so she could care for and nurse her baby girl somewhere safe? Will they recognize Ina’s right to breastfeed her child who equally has the right to her breastmilk? Ina’s breastmilk is her baby girl’s natural immunization and best source of nourishment, especially at this time when her organs have not fully matured and there is a raging pandemic.

#PRIDE20: Queer activists, supporters arrested during a Pride Protest

“There is no other way to describe this violent dispersal as a blatant attack on the LGBTQ+ community and its long history of militant resistance against State repression, especially amid the looming passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill.” BY AARON MACARAEG nmglthk.com MANILA– LGBTQIA+ activists and their allies came to celebrate on Thursday, June 26 the…

Children most vulnerable to physical, sexual, emotional abuse in the time of pandemic – groups  

“The situation is very hostile. Because of the long confinement at home, the victims are locked down together with their abusers. This makes the victims more prone to physical, sexual and emotional abuse.”