Speeches

Rep. Arlene Brosas: Explanation of NO vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:59 -- gwp_prop

Mr. Speaker, amid the military’s failure to substantiate its reports of rebellion across Mindanao and threats to public safety with factual basis, the martial law declaration itself stands out as the clear and present danger to the people of Mindanao. Martial law has licensed the full-blown militarist approach that has displaced over 300,000 families in Marawi and thousands more in other Mindanao provinces. Ibig sabihin lang, ang martial law ang pinakamalaking panganib at banta sa kaligtasan at karapatan ng ating mga kababayan.

Rep. Emmi De Jesus: Explanation of NO vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:58 -- gwp_prop

Mr. Speaker, consistent ang representasyong ito sa pagtutol sa pagpapataw ng batas militar mula pa noong rehimeng Marcos. Magpahanggang ngayon, malinaw ang aking batayan sa posisyong ito. Sa bahagi ng Gabriela Women’s Party, kinokondena namin ang mga teroristang gawi ng ilang grupo sa Marawi. Subalit, naniniwala din kaming hindi solusyon ang todong militaristikong tugon sa nagaganap na kaguluhan sa Mindanao. Hindi nagapi ng halos isang dekadang imposisyon ng martial law sa ilalim ni Marcos ang sinasabing banta ng komunismo at rebelyong Moro.

Sponsorship Speech on HB 5685 (Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers)

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:52 -- gwp_prop

Delivered by GWP Rep. Emmi De Jesus, 30 May 2017

Mr. Speaker, the present House Bill No. 5685 was a refiled House Bill from the previous 16th Congress. It was previously filed as House Bill No. 6425 and was approved by the House of Representatives on Third Reading on May 23, 2016 and was transmitted to the Senate on May 25, 2016.

However, due to lack of material time, the Senate failed to act the measure.

In the present 17th Congress, six (6) House Bills on the same subject matter were filed. These are the following:

Sponsorship Speech on House Bill 4113 or the Consolidated Bill seeking a 100-Day Maternity Leave

Tue, 01/24/2017 - 19:01 -- gwp_prop

Rep. Emmi De Jesus
Gabriela Women’s Party
Jan. 24, 2017

Mr. Speaker, distinguished members of the House, good afternoon. I rise at this important juncture to recognize and actively promote a vital social function played by women in the nation’s economy. In the legislative realm, passing a bill that promotes women’s maternal health is certainly in line with this thrust to advance women’s role in our society.

Women’s Unity to End Abuse of Women and the Motherland

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 19:28 -- gwp_prop

PRIVILEGE SPEECH
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.

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