MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “Without facts, you can’t have truth!” With this template statement, Rappler CEO and Nobel Laureate Maria Ressa today proposed a mandatory registration of all members of the Filipino LGBT community.
Ressa, a self-acknowledged LGBT community member, sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives, saying that it is about time we knew exactly how many gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender men and women, queer and questioning Filipinos there are in the country.
“ By implementing this mandatory registration, we can finally fight for civil rights for our community, “Ressa said, “because there is clout and strength in numbers.”
Ressa also suggested the creating of a new government agency to oversee the implementation and programs for the LGBT community. She wants to call this new agency the Department of Gender Bender.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Forget about the disqualification (DQ) petition filed against former Senator Bongbong Marcos for alleged conviction of a crime of moral turpitude.
This morning, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) formally received a petition seeking to disqualify Vice President Robredo from the 2022 Presidential race.
The reason? Wrong gender.
The petitioners, calling themselves ”Sana Ol,”cited the specific provision in the Philippine Constitution clearly stating that any candidate seeking the top post of the land must be a ”he.” (Article3 VII, Section 2).
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is reporting that there are over 34 million single individuals in the country as of 2015. This number accounts for 44% of the total population ten years old and above.
The PSA said that of the total single population, males account for 54.1% which results in a ratio of 118 males for every 100 females.
We asked The Adobo Chronicles statistics experts to analyze the PSA Census report, and here is what they came up with:
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