Gabriela Women’s Party today expressed its support for President Duterte’s thrust to end the exodus of Filipino workers as it joined Migrante International in launching the Justice for Irma movement, an alliance of migrant advocates seeking a resolution on the unjust death of overseas Filipino worker Irma Jotojot. Speaking before the Filipino community in Japan, Duterte said he wants this generation to be the last of human resource exports.

25 October 2016 - Gabriela partylist solons asked President Rodrigo Duterte to take the opportunity opened by his three-day state visit to Japan in helping fulfill the demands of the wartime sex slaves known as comfort women.

Rep. Emmi De Jesus said that Duterte must express his strong-willed drive for independent foreign policy by asserting the legitimate demand to address neglected issues left by the Japanese invasion of Asia just as the Philippines leader repeatedly recalled the atrocities committed by American forces in the past century of occupation.

25 October 2016 - Gabriela partylist solons asked President Rodrigo Duterte to take the opportunity opened by his three-day state visit to Japan in helping fulfill the demands of the wartime sex slaves known as comfort women.

Rep. Emmi De Jesus said that Duterte must express his strong-willed drive for independent foreign policy by asserting the legitimate demand to address neglected issues left by the Japanese invasion of Asia just as the Philippines leader repeatedly recalled the atrocities committed by American forces in the past century of occupation.

21 October 2016 - Relocatees and government housing project beneficiaries today trooped to the National Housing Authority to call for an end to all evictions amid unaffordable housing amortizations, the lack of basic social services and jobs and highly questionable contracts with real estate developers.

Gabriela Women’s Party strongly condemns the violent dispersal of Moro and indigenous peoples’ protest held at the US embassy this morning.

Initial reports say that over 30 protesters were reportedly injured as a police car ran over and fired teargas at them.

A number of protesters from varying indigenous tribes, including two girls from a Lumad tribe in Bukidnon and their supporters were also arrested.

17 October 2016 - Parang mga aliping binebenta ang mga Pilipinang domestic workers sa pagitan ng mga amo sa kaharian ng Saudi Arabia, isa sa mga pinag-uugatan ng maraming trahedyang nararanasan ng mga inabusong OFW, ayon sa Gabriela Women’s Party at Migrante International.

Delivered by Rep. Emmi De Jesus, Gabriela Women’s Party
17 October 2016

I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege.

“Vice President Leni Robredo may be misguided in the bid to seek the reversal of the land conversion moratorium from the Department of Agrarian Reform.”

Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Arlene Brosas today, expressing support for the land conversion moratorium being espoused by the Department of Agrarian Reform as part of the Duterte administration’s program to ensure food security.

“Did joint US-PH patrols ever stop China from encroaching into Philippine waters? The President is right in pursuing a different tact in protecting and asserting Philippine jurisdiction over the West Philippine Sea and upholding the United Nations’ Tribunal decision in favor of the Philippines.”

Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Emmi De Jesus as the partylist group expressed support at President Duterte’s decision to stop the joint patrols being conducted by the Philippine Navy with the US Navy in the said contested sea lanes and territories.

Women’s partylist group Gabriela protested today at the Camp Aguinaldo to demand the transfer of convicted murderer US marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton’s detention from a US military structure inside Camp Aguinaldo to a Philippine jail facility and; demand the abrogation of all US-PH military agreements.

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