Inihain ni Gabriela Women’s Partylist Representative Emmi de Jesus ang panukalang batas para i-exempt ang produktong petrolyo at prime commodities sa Expanded Value Added Tax o E-VAT.
Ayon kay de Jesus, isa ito sa mga nagpapahirap sa bulsa ng pamilyang Pilipino.Karamihan anya sa mga unang nakakaramdam ng epekto nito ay ang mga ina ng tahanan na labis na nahihirapan sa pagbudget sa maliit na kita ng kanyang asawa. read more »
“Over the past several months, we have been deluged with complaints from our constituents who are mostly women from the poorest of the poor that the economic burdens they carry are too much to bear. If at all their husbands are currently employed, the much-expected wage increase last May 1 did not materialize. In the face of increasing prices of basic necessities and prime commodities, as well as oil and petroleum products, how far will the P22 ECOLA go?” pointed out Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Emmi de Jesus. read more »
Even as legislators mull a compromise in the controversial RH Bill, Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan today called on colleagues to help ensure that the RH Bill’s pro-poor provisions will not be sacrificed.
“We will fight tooth and nail for the provisions that will benefit marginalized women the most.” read more »
MANILA, Philippines—A women’s party-list group yesterday urged Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to support pending bills on genuine agrarian reform, national industrialization, and the P125 wage increase for workers as alternatives to the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill which the Sarangani representative is opposing. read more »
Pacquiao earlier said that the RH bill is not the solution in alleviating poverty in the country.
“Hindi (RH bill) ang solusyon para sa kahirapan. Ang solusyon sa kahirapan ay sugpuin ang corruption dahil yan ang talagang pumipinsala at nagpapahirap sa mga tao (The RH bill is not the solution to alleviate poverty. The solution is to stop corruption in the country as this makes Filipinos’ lives miserable),” he said. read more »
Twenty neophyte lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Wednesday expressed support for the controversial Reproductive Health bill, contrary to the position of their fellow first-timer, international acclaimed boxer and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao.
Act Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio said they are confident the number of lawmakers that would support the bill would eventually grow.
"Sa tingin namin ang mga karamihan sa Congress ay pro-RH bill. Pero sa tingin namin nape-pressure sila na ayaw umiwas sa mga pari kaya ayaw muna nila lumantad," he said. read more »
MANILA, Philippines -- By an unofficial count of some neophyte members of the House of Representatives, 120 lawmakers now support the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill.
In a news conference Wednesday, ACT Teachers partylist Representative Antonio Tinio said the 120 lawmakers, which include the 97 who were co-authors of the bill, are expected to increase as more get exposed to the issues behind the controversial measure during debates in plenary. read more »
Sa gitna ng mainit na debate sa Kongreso hinggil sa Reproductive Health (RH) Bill, inilinaw ng grupong Gabriela at mambabatas ng Gabriela Women’s Party-list na higit pa sa usapin ng artipisyal na mga kontraseptibo ang karapatan sa reproductive health ng kababaihan, lalo na ng mahihirap.
“Asserting women’s full access to reproductive health services and programs should not be reduced to just the issue of contraceptives. We need to focus on our universal respect for the human life,” ayon kay Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus. read more »