Speech Delivered in the Asian Women’s Parliamentarians Conference
By: Representative Emmi De Jesus, Gabriela Women’s Party
24 June 2015

(Keynote Speech delivered by Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Luzviminda C. Ilagan at the forum entitled The Role of Women in Health and Development held at the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines on 3 March 2015. The forum, organized by the Gender and Development Committee of the UP College of Medicine and the Social Medicine Unit and attended by UP College of Medicine Dean Agnes Mejia, faculty members, students, and staff, was the first of a series of activities for the Women's Month celebration of the said college.)

Good morning!

Speech delivered by Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan in a forum sponsored by the House of Representatives Committee on Women and Gender Equality, Philippine Commission on Women and Association of Women Legislators Foundation, Inc. in commemoration of the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children
25 November 2014|House of Representatives

(delivered by GWP Rep. Luz C. Ilagan for the forum ‘Lessons for Community-based Initiatives’
on November 7, 2014 at Bahay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines)

by Ms. Darlene Marquez-Caramanzana
Program Secretary, Program Unit on Ecumenical Education and Nurture
National Council of Churches in the Philippines

Jesus in the New Testament was often seen and heard to be proclaiming and granting wholeness to people. This, he did when he healed many women suffering from various kinds of infirmity and diseases.

Long before Nicole’s ordeal, the government stubbornly refused to listen to the voices that opposed the crafting and the signing of the VFA between our government and that of the United States of America. This was followed suit by the Senate that ratified it and the Supreme Court that declared its constitutionality.

But the case of Nicole, the conviction of her rapist, Daniel Smith, and the government’s utter inability to place the latter under its custody clearly tell us that the VFA’s oppositors had been right all along.