4 October 2016 - "Gabriela begs to disagree. Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay should know that our nasty history with neocolonial domination by foreign armies give us every reason to subject military treaties to review and modification."

Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus said this in reply to statements made by DFA chief Perfecto Yasay to contradict the stand recently made by his principal President Rodrigo Duterte for the need to question the validity of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement or EDCA.

Gabriela Women’s Party has filed House Resolution 420 in support of President Duterte’s unequivocal pronouncement calling for the cessation of the Philippines- United States of America (PH-US) joint military exercises permitted under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). The women’s group is urging full support for the ultimatum given by President Rodrigo Duterte on the military exercises between the Philippines and the United States.

29 September 2016 - The Gabriela Women’s Party expresses deep sorrow over the passing away of our kabaro Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago today.

Women remember her for her courageous stand for sovereignty in repeatedly calling for legislative actions against unfair and invasive military treaties with foreign powers, such the calls to review Visiting Forces Agreement, leading the Senate in voting to declare invalid and ineffective the Enhance Defense Cooperation Agreement, and investigations of repeated violations of our national dignity including the murder of Jennifer Laude.

29 September 2016 - The Gabriela Women's Party does not share the view to advance the proposals to present alleged intimate videos purportedly of Sen. Leila Delima before congressional hearings, explaining that it is unnecessary and violative of the rights of any person in any forum whether legal, inter-personal, social, professional or political.

29 September 2016 - The Gabriela Women's Party does not share the view to advance the proposals to present alleged intimate videos purportedly of Sen. Leila Delima before congressional hearings, explaining that it is unnecessary and violative of the rights of any person in any forum whether legal, inter-personal, social, professional or political.

28 September 2016 - Promote and build local businesses, cut market dependence on globalization.

This was the call issued by the Gabriela Women's Party after President Rodrigo Duterte took United States to account for the plunge of the peso conversion rate to the US dollar and other currencies.

27 September 2016 - With a demand for a thorough investigation into the involvement of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and its paramilitary proxies in killings, land disputes, and violations of Duterte's ceasefire order, Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus questioned the huge 2017 budget (PhP135 billion) for the Department of National Defense during today's plenary deliberations on the General Appropriations Bill.

Gabriela Women's Party reiterated today the call to reject all proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 9 years old even as the Philippine National Police Women and Children Protection Center (PNP-WCPC) reported an alarming number of minor surrenderees in the Duterte administration's Oplan Tokhang.

From July 1 to August 28, the PNP-WCPC reported that 20,584 minors have surrendered to local police offices.

Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus marched on the presidential palace with recently released political prisoners today to mark the 44th anniversary of the declaration of martial law by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.Thousands of human rights advocates are pressing for the freedom of over estimated 500 political prisoners still languishing in jails across the country.

“Let us not forget the children. Children, especially those from the poorest communities are the most vulnerable victims in the proliferation of illegal drugs and even in the government campaign that seek to end it.”

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