Episode 18: Basahan with Eunice

In the Philippines, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) disclosed that more than 25% of the 2,147 filed cases of child abuse in 2016 were sexual in nature - and the numbers continue to rise. When children have been molested or sexually abused, the physical body is not the only thing that is violated. … Continue reading Episode 18: Basahan with Eunice

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UH017: Takbo Girl Takbo with Millie Santuile

People do different things to cope with stress. Some women go shopping. Employees quit their jobs. Teenagers turn to friends or spend hours on their phone. A common theme in all these situations, avoidance or escape is one of the ways that people do to protect themselves from awkward emotions and situations. The question is, … Continue reading UH017: Takbo Girl Takbo with Millie Santuile

Episode 16: Control Freak with Ronald Santuile

People who have the constant desire to control others, whether they are aware of it or not, feel the need to do so for different reasons. Some people do this to cover up low or damaged self-esteem, while others may do so because of some traumatic experiences in life. While this list of reasons can … Continue reading Episode 16: Control Freak with Ronald Santuile

Episode 15: Daddy’s Girl with Angel Jao

While the Philippines remains to be the 4th largest Christian nation in the world and the only country (aside from the Vatican) where divorce is not legal, parental separation is nothing new to Filipinos. Recent legislative development has seen the landslide approval of House Bill 6779 which gives equal weight to church-decreed annulment with that … Continue reading Episode 15: Daddy’s Girl with Angel Jao

Episode 14: Takot Ako with Emy Catap

People worry about different things -- a student preparing for an exam, a mother caring for her sick child, a boss thinking how to keep the business profitable and running. How do you know when your worrying is beyond what’s normal and ordinary? According to WebMD, anxiety disorder is an umbrella term that refers to … Continue reading Episode 14: Takot Ako with Emy Catap

UH013: Ang Tunay na Alas with Shella

In the Philippines, playing games such as bingo, mahjong, and cards is one of the common ways to pass the time. To many, this is their way of trying their luck and hoping they would bring home many winnings from minimal “investment.” To others, it is their way of unwinding and diverting stress. When the … Continue reading UH013: Ang Tunay na Alas with Shella

Episode 12: Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig with Victoria Li Gan

Someone once said, “The best medicine in the world is a mother’s hug.” Well-intentioned mothers want only the best for their families, especially their children -- the best family, education, and future. Ideally, children find comfort in their mother’s arms. A husband feels like the king of the world to his wife. But when things … Continue reading Episode 12: Pasan Ko Ang Daigdig with Victoria Li Gan

Episode 11: “Molestya” with Nyca Pablo

History journals sexual abuse back to as far as the 1700s. In today’s highly digitized world, a Unicef study revealed that 8 out of 10 Filipino children are at risk of either online bullying or sexual abuse. Categorized by setting, the home ranks first in the places where sexual violence happens. Who's on Usapang Hugot Nyca … Continue reading Episode 11: “Molestya” with Nyca Pablo

Episode 10: “Lalaki, Babae, Lalaki” with Kenneth Andaya

While calls for acceptance and respect for diversity are steadily increasing in favor of LGBTQ+ rights, many still wonder about the root cause of homosexuality. Some people blame genetics. Others point their finger at the person's childhood and circumstances. There are those who say it's simply a matter of choice. Who's on Usapang Hugot Joining … Continue reading Episode 10: “Lalaki, Babae, Lalaki” with Kenneth Andaya

Episode 9: “Bugbog Sarado” with Tin Benitez

Domestic violence has been an age-old issue that tremendously affects people from all walks of life everywhere in the world. More than the physical harm, this kind of abuse ranges from verbal, emotional, psychological, and even sexual. Its effects are so severe that it crosses generations and significantly impacts families, communities, and nations. In the … Continue reading Episode 9: “Bugbog Sarado” with Tin Benitez