All Gender Comfort Rooms within Far Eastern University Campus

An all gender comfort room tour was part of the highlight of the Balik FEU and UE campus tour last August 24 when participants were allowed to see the comfort rooms inside the university premises.

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This is said to be the first university within University-Belt zone to have an all gender comfort room.

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Cross Dressing and All Gender Comfort Room

Since August 2016, the private non- sectarian university has relaxed its uniform rules to allow cross-dressing on campus.

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We were told that the all gender comfort rooms were located in 9 areas within the campus. This became some sort of curiosity among the participants.

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all gender comfort room located at the Science Building -3rd floor

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guidelines

Here are the following areas with all gender comfort room

1.) Accounts Business and Finance (ARB )- 3rd floor

2.) Admissions Office – 2nd floor

3.) Alfredo Reyes Hall (ARH)-3rd floor

4.) Architecture and Fine Arts Building ( ABF) – 2nd floor

5.) Arts Building  ( AB) -2nd floor

6.) Education Building ( AB )- 4th floor

7.) Nursing Building (NB)- 3rd floor

8.) Nicanor Reyes Hall ( NRH) – 2nd floor

9.) Science Building ( SB ) – 3rd floor

The poster indicate that it was installed on March 20, 2019 and posted at the comfort rooms.

Far Eastern University is now amongst the ranks of universities that have been putting extra effort to making their campus more friendly for LGBTQ+ groups but also those with students and people with disabilities like Ateneo de Manila, University of the Philippines.

It is good that the university management and the student council had worked hand in hand in this project.

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Popular Flowers Rafflesia and Everlasting Featured by PHLPOST

The Philippine Postal Corporation of (PHLPOST) issued two definitive series of Philippine flowers Php 14.00 denomination of rafflesia and Php 45.00 denomination for everlasting flower. These stamp issuance be use for sending letters, parcel or postcards for local and overseas collectors.

This also includes a limited number of first day cover (FDC) with only 600 pieces available to the general collecting public.

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rafflesia and everlasting flower

Rafflesia are found in the Philippines, in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. These plants emit an odor akin to rotting flesh to attract its prey. These prey include insects such as flies, which aid in pollination.

The country eclipses Indonesia and Malaysia as the center of Rafflesia distribution with at least a dozen known species discovered and described  by local and international scientists.

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eposter from direct science, illustrations from Yasmin Ong

 There were at least 12 known species of Rafflesia in the country with Rafflesia consueloae, the newest discovered Rafflesia species in the Philippines, is the smallest rafflesia to date. R. leonardi meanwhile is named after a notable botanist and author, the late Leonardo L. Co. Other representatives of the species endemic to the Philippines are R. manillana, R. philippinensis, R. speciosa, R. lobata, R. schadenbergiana, R. verrucosa, R. mira also known as R. magnifica.

Everlasting flower, also known as “strawflower” (Helichrysum bracteatum or Xerochrysum bracteatum) is a species of plant appreciated for the brightly-colored flowers it produces. These are used as decor; everlasting flowers can be utilized fresh or dried. H. bracteatum come in yellow, orange, pink, brown, violet, red, and white. In the Philippines, these flowers contribute to the local economy of Baguio and Tagaytay, places of high altitude and cold weather.

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first day cover

Technical Details

TITLE: Popular Flowers of the Philippines – featuring Rafflesia and Everlasting
(Rafflesia)
(HelIchrysum bracteatum)
DATE OF ISSUE: 28 August 2019
KIND OF ISSUE: Definitive
GRAPHIC ARTIST: Rodine C. Teodoro
DENOMINATIONS: Php 14.00 & Php 45.00
STAMP SIZE: 25 mm X 25 mm
SHEET COMPOSITION: 100 (10 X 10)
PRINTING PROCESS: Offset Lithography
PRINTER: Amstar Company, Inc.
PERFORATION: 14
QUANTITY: Php 14.00 – 2,000,000 pcs.
Php 45.00 – 1,500,000 pcs.
FIRST DAY COVER ENVELOPE (FDCE): 2 Designs @ 300 pcs. per design (600 pcs.)

Stamps and Official First Day Covers of Popular Flowers of the Philippines featuring Rafflesia and Everlasting” is available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro.