Gabriela Women's Party House Bills in 13th Congress.
National President: Rep. Liza Largoza Maza
National Chairperson: Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan
Vice Chairperson: Nanette Miranda-Tampico
Vice Chairperson for Luzon: Leona "Nonie" Entena
Vice Chairperson for Visayas: Nenita “Nits” Cherniguin
Vice Chairperson for Mindanao: Atel Hijos
Secretary General: Cristina “Tinay” Ellazar Palabay
Deputy Secretary General for Internal Affairs: Vicenta Calvo
Deputy Secretary General for External Affairs: Flora Belinan
Treasurer: Marivic "Avic" Gerodias
PRO: Christina "Jinky" Sacandal
Women’s role in Philippine society has been shaped, by and large, by the Filipina’s demand for social justice, equality, freedom and democracy. That yearning and her consequent struggle have had a long and glorious, albeit invisible, history.
Almost 400 years after she led a regional revolt against Spanish colonizers, Gabriela Silang remains a model, a beacon, and an icon to women of the Philippines. She was the seminal Filipina, leading long after her death her sisters to the struggle against social inequities and foreign domination.
We, members of the Gabriela Women’s Party, in the spirit of the Filipina’s unbroken legacy of political participation – from the Babaylan of pre-Hispanic times to the Gabriela Silang of today; committed to uphold the interest of the broad masses of Filipino women and their families; dedicated to advancing the rights and promoting the well-being of women, especially of the more marginalized and under-represented; determined to encourage, develop and harness women’s full potential, leadership and collective creativity, hereby declare that:
Gabriela Women’s Party is a sectoral party dedicated to promoting the rights and welfare of marginalized and under-represented Filipino women through participation in the country’s electoral system and organs of governance. It is a sectoral party composed of women 18 years and above, having varied occupations, education, interests, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, and sexual orientation. The Gabriela Women’s Party seeks to harness the potential, initiative, skills, and leadership of marginalized women towards empowerment, justice, and equality.
I. On Empowerment
Gabriela Women's Partylist Representatve Liza Largoza Maza will meet with migrant workers in Hong Kong to consult them on what actions to take to push the government to scrap the new POEA guidelines which she described as " pure and simple money making venture" at the expense of millions of Filipino domestic helpers around the globe.
MANILA, Philippines—Multisectoral groups are outraged by the passage in the House of Representatives of a resolution that could pave the way for Charter change (Cha-cha) and serve as a “prelude to an Arroyo dictatorship.”