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Pope names six women to Vatican financial oversight body

Previously all-male Council for the Economy consists of 15 posts, now the seven-member lay portion consists of six women and one man

Faith-based group distributes bicycles to poor front-liners in Mindanao

The “transportation support program” is the NGOs' answer to the government’s prohibition of “back-riding” on motorcycles.

Green groups claim revenue from mining not enough to save Philippine...

Activists hit government claims that revenues from mining and other destructive extractions would help the Philippine economy recover

In a red Dutch house, by the banks of Marikina River,...

Thousands of jeepney drivers lost their source of living after the government prevented them from going back to the streets

Al Jazeera report prompts further gov’t attacks on migrants in Malaysia

Documentary on immigration raids during lockdown opens up a wider debate on xenophobia and an impending employment crisis in the country

Future uncertain as Cambodian economy reels from ‘mother of all shocks’

Shape and pace of economic recovery largely depends on the course of the coronavirus, World Bank warns

New security law starts to break down Hong Kong’s pro-democracy economy

Law prohibits what China describes broadly as secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with up to life in prison for offenders

SPOTLIGHT: Domestic work, joblessness keep women from reporting violence

When pandemic lockdown began, women’s rights advocates were quick to notice the missing gender dimension in govt response

Driven to desperation, jeepney drivers threaten to torch their vehicles

The government should move decisively to address the restiveness of the 50,000 jeepney drivers in the capital

On Father’s Day, dads urged to bridge gap in household work

An Oxfam study shows that more than half of women reported increases in unpaid care work during the coronavirus pandemic

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