Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Emmi De Jesus
November 22, 2016
Ipinagdidiwang ng kababaihan sa buong mundo ang International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women o IDEVAW. Kasabay nito ang taunang pagtatakda ng National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children ang Nobyembre 25 sa bisa ng Republic Act 10398, ang batas na matagumpay na naipasa natin sa Kongreso sa pangunguna ng Gabriela Women’s Party.
“Hindi lamang ang mga babaeng nagpo-protesta ang nababastos. Pagyurak sa alaala ng maraming kababaihang martir at biktima ng Batas Militar ang nangyayaring pambabastos sa social media sa mga kabataang kababaihang naging bahagi ng pagtutol sa paglilibing sa dating diktador sa Libingan ng mga Bayani.”
“May Martial Law ba sa Sultan Kudarat? In true Marcosian fashion, the Sultan Kudarat local government vilified and threatened Lumad school teachers and volunteers, forcing them to close down their schools. We call on the Department of Education to do what it can to ensure that these schools are able to provide much needed services to indigenous Manobo communities in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat and that the safety of students and teachers are not compromised.”
The burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani may be a big and calculated effort towards conditioning the public to glorify Marcos’s strongman tactics and to accept extrajudicial killings, torture, rural militarization and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus as legitimate governance.
In commemoration of the Hacienda Luisita massacre, Gabriela Women's Party joins today's activities at the Azucarera Central Luisita the very spot where 7 martyrs of the peasant struggle where brutally slaughtered by the Cojuanco landlord family and its henchmen in the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.
Women’s partylist group Gabriela today joined children’s rights advocates and Makabayan solons in condemning the vilification and harassment of Lumad schools operated by the Center for Lumad Advocacy and Services (CLANS) in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat.
9 November 2016 - Women’s partylist group Gabriela has expressed its condemnation of the Supreme Court Decision to allow the burial of the late dictator, Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani as a desecration of the people’s uprising at EDSA that led to Marcos’ ouster in 1986.
8 November 2016 - Gabriela Women's Party today said President Rodrigo Duterte should stand firm against US military intervention and foil the holding of the PH-US Balikatan joint military exercises. The sectoral women's party slammed Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana recommendations to reverse Duterte's earlier pronouncement to cancel next year's Balikatan.
3 November 2016 - Gabriela Women’s Party came out in support of President Rodrigo Duterte’s disapproval of nuclear energy, and proposed instead a repeal of the Emergency Power Industry Reform Act to bring down power costs.
“Lubhang mapanganib ang radioactive wastes na produkto ng nuclear energy sa kalusugan ng kababaihan at bata at walang katapusang gastos para sa pag-iimbak nito. Tandaan natin na malawak na lupaing sakahan at residensyal ang hindi na matirahan ng tao o hayop nang sumabog ang mga plantang nukleyar sa Chernobyl at Fukushima,” Gabriela Rep. Emmi De Jesus.
In time for the 33rd year of the National Filipino Women’s day of Protest, members of Gabriela Women’s Party trooped today to the US Embassy to once more call for the exit of US troops in the country and once more reverberate the call for an independent foreign policy.