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The most caring and altruistic human I know

RohaN Chaubey Be Rohanlicious || Twitter ||Twitter||Facebook Rohan is a social media enthusiast, programming geek and a young Indian blogger with penchant for personal development. His passion is to deliver high quality web content and helping bloggers, authors, small business owners and startup founders unlock their next level of success using social media and blogging.  3 most important lessons I learned from Mom and ways in which these things impacted my life. Lesson #1: My mom is an incredibly generous person I’ve ever known. I’ve learned to be generous and kind observing her. Being generous may seem hard, but in the long run, it always outweighs…

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10 OFW Mothers Cry in Dubai. Find out why

by Yba Ognikob 10 OFW mothers cry in Dubai. Find out why Photo: Consul General Paul Raymund Cortes, (7th from left), and spouse, Dr. Yasmin Balajadia-Cortes, (6th from left), flanked by the 10 supermoms. ‘Ako lang yata and ‘Buaya’ na kauna-unahang umiyak sa entablado. Dubai, May 2018 – Being a mother is like a 7/11 store, you work from sunrise till the sundown, round the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days in a year. It takes a great amount of love, patience, dedication, hard work and understanding to sustain the family and keep them intact. In honor of all…

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The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Facebook TwitterEmail Data & Trends HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious health and development challenges. The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic According to UNAIDS :   There were approximately 36.7 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS at the end of 2016. Of these, 2.1 million were children (<15 years old). An estimated 1.8 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2016 – about 5,000 new infections per day.  This includes 160,000 children (<15 years). Most of these children live in sub-Saharan Africa and were infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Currently…

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Women and power: being politicians without posts

Diana G. Mendoza May 3, 2017 https://womenwritingwomen.org   The situation of Vice President Leni Robredo resonates throughout the lives of many women. Some women who have found their voice and attained some kind of power are in predicaments of being given opportunities to express them or exercise their abilities. Other women may not reach the highest tiers of politics like the vice president, but their daily work-life settings are enough to make them female power models. Female power is usually heralded only when some women make inroads in traditionally male-dominated fields. But daily realities showing women side by side with…

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Pregnant 13 year-olds and the Crisis in Family Planning Supplies

Bugan Ni-Rosipan March 8, 2017 https://womenwritingwomen.org Vulnerable.  The 13-year old was admitted to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City not for complicated mumps or gastroenteritis or even severe acne. She was there to give birth. It happened all too often, that unfortunate story of a girl-boy sexual situation that resulted in a kid having a kid, says Freyza Muana, midwife and health provider of the SPMC’s Center for Teens.  In her daily rounds through the OB Ward, Muana identifies an average of 6 to 7 girls-turned-mommies and schedules them for counselling at the Center. Based on the Center’s records,…

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Mother’s love

Some things are just good to do, with no expectation of a reward. Longer maternity leave is one of them. In a country as family-focused and family-loving as the Philippines, it’s sadly amazing that maternity leave is only a heartless 12 weeks. That puts it near the bottom of the list of countries that honor mothers. This is much lower than the 14 weeks recommended by the International Labor Organization (ILO). In Southeast Asia, employees are given up to 13.5 weeks. The most generous countries are Finland, Denmark and Norway, with an incredible 18-32 weeks. At the other end are…

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American women are Waiting Longer than Ever to Become Mothers

Ellie Kincaid Jun. 15, 2015 (http://www.businessinsider.com/average-age-of-mother-having-first-child-going-up-2015-6) More and more women in the United States are waiting until they’re older to start having children.  The average age of women having their first child was a record high of 26 years old in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics Report. That’s an increase of 3.3 years since 1980, when the average age was 22.7. Most of the change took place between 1980 and 2000, when the average rose to 24.9. It stayed relatively stable around 25 until 2008, when it started climbing again to its current high: Business…

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5 Filipino Heroines Who Changed Philippine History

  By Gaby Gloria CNN Philippines Updated 19:26 PM PHT Wed, June 7, 2017 Our female heroines shouldn’t be treated as footnotes or afterthoughts in history. Illustration by LAZIR CALUYA Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — When asked to give at least three names of Philippine heroes, who are the first people that come to mind? Of course Jose Rizal is a given as the national hero. And then there’s Andres Bonifacio, Emilio Aguinaldo, and Emilio Jacinto. Perhaps even throw in Antonio Luna thanks to successful historical film “Heneral Luna” (2015). The Philippines does not have an official list of national…

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