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Combined support from academia, the state and the private sector is likely needed to enable social enterprises to expand and strengthen their role in supporting women.
As evidenced by what has been carried out in different areas of the world, using names for natural weather events helps citizens, the media, and the government prepare, respond and recover. Naming natural weather events can be a solution to lessen the destructive effects of meteorological catastrophes—but it has to be done responsibly and by the right bodies for the right reasons.
These incidents have not gone unnoticed as lawmakers and city officials are starting to take action to make women feel safer on the streets. Quezon City, the largest and most populous city in Metro Manila, revised its Gender and Development Code on May 16 to include penalties for sexual harassment of women in public spaces.
But pasalubong is more than simply a souvenir or gift, with layers of meaning and ritual lying behind the word.