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It's Time To Look After Yourself

One has to ask what some people are on: Jo Imbong, a lawyer for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, has issued proceedings naming her son James and his wife as plaintiffs who are petitioning for a declaration that a new law legalising contraception for the first time is unconstitutional. Amongst her arguments is that "This law corrupts Philippine culture, mainly the emphasis we put on family values and marriage, taking care of children and parenting." Before she runs that argument, she might like to count how many young women are left bringing up children born out of wedlock or after their husband has run away with another woman, often with no support from the father.

I've just taken off from Hong Kong: my favourite place in the world.

I'm going home. But paradoxically, I'm also leaving home.

A close friend is in trouble. She won't answer the phone and Starfish and I are worried about her. We wrote this letter to her and have decided that we will publish it in case it helps others in a similar situation.

A close friend is in trouble. She won't answer the phone and Starfish and I are worried about her. We wrote this letter to her and have decided that we will publish it in case it helps others in a similar situation.

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