Partylist Gabriela Women’s Party on Monday (Dec. 12) expressed its strong opposition to the “no endo, no strike” compromise being mulled by the House Committee on Labor and Employment, saying the move is “totally unacceptable.”

The compromise deal to end the “endo” scheme or contractualization in exchange for a 10-year strike moratorium “is a gross distortion of rights being accorded by the Constitution to all Filipino workers,” according to GWP Rep. Emmi De Jesus.

House lawmakers, school administrators and students of Manila-based schools have vowed to fight all forms of sexual harassment in a roundtable discussion held today (Dec. 7) at the Speaker’s Social Hall, House of Representatives.

Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas said the forum provided a platform for school administrators, students and lawmakers to cooperate, particularly in raising awareness and pushing amendments to the anti-sexual harassment law.

“General Eduardo Año’s appointment as chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines is the gravest of insult that victims of human rights violations perpetrated by troops under his command. This does not bode well for the human rights situation in the country.”

This is according to Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas following President Duterte’s appointment of General Eduardo Año as chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Members of Gabriela Women’s Party today joined the Solidarity Fast at the Mendiola Bridge calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners and the termination of Oplan Bayanihan.

Gabriela Women’s Party challenged the new head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to look into the dismal state of forcibly evicted families and their relocation sites as it filed a resolution seeking the same.

Gabriela said new HUDCC chair Leoncio Evasco should heed the cries of evicted families who endure inhumane conditions in the failed government housing programs and relocation sites.

“What does Terror Alert Level 3 actually mean? Have they not secured bomb plot suspects already? What constitutes such an alert level and who determines this? The declaration of an alert level leading to increased police visibility and checkpoints creates much restiveness especially as this comes after the President has loosely thrown threats to kill human rights activists and suspend the writ of habeas corpus.”

30 November 2016 - Gabriela Women’s Party lawmakers urged President Rodrigo Duterte during the commemoration of Bonifacio Day to get rid of the vestiges of the Marcos dictatorship which run counter to the nationalist and democratic aspirations of working class hero Andres Bonifacio.

At the Bonifacio Day rally in Manila, GWP Rep. Arlene Brosas said features of Marcosian rule are still evident up to this day under the Duterte administration, such as the continued incarceration of political prisoners across the country and the militarization of communities.

(Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Arlene Brosas interpellating Rep. Salvador Belaro of 1-Ang Edukasyon on conduct of last week's Committee on Justice hearing) Mr. Speaker, distinguished colleagues, with due respect to the chairperson and members of the Committee on Justice, this representation would like to reiterate the objective of conducting a hearing in aid of legislation. Kami man sa Gabriela Women’s Party ay kaisa sa layuning masawata ang problema ng iligal na droga at mapanagot ang mga nasa likod nito ng paglaganap.

Gabriela Women's Party today joins women from different parts of the country and the world marching to end the abuse women and the motherland in commemorating the United Nations-declared International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and the National Consciousness Day to End Violence Against Women and Children.

Lawmakers belonging to Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) urged on Wednesday the House panel on labor and employment to pass a measure that bans labor contractualization, including arrangements deemed as “legal” under the labor department’s order.

At a House committee meeting today, the two GWP solons called on House members and the labor department to support House Bill No. 1045 or the “Regular Employment Bill” which provides for the regularization of employees performing functions that are vital to the company.

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