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#SONA2017 outfits of Gabriela Reps. Emmi De Jesus and Arlene Brosas bear anti-martial law, regular jobs calls

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 17:57 -- gwp_prop

#SONA2017 outfits of Gabriela Reps. Emmi De Jesus and Arlene Brosas bear anti-martial law, regular jobs calls

To show her ardent support in the fight for regularization of Endo workers, Gabriela Women's Party (GWP) Rep. Emmi De Jesus wears a barong bearing a "Regular Jobs Now" beadwork in today’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

De Jesus is the principal author of HB 1045 or the Regular Employment Bill, a measure that seeks to ban contractualization.

Women picket Camp Aguinaldo to condemn AFP’s airstrikes, abuses in Mindanao under martial law

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:10 -- gwp_prop

Gabriela Women’s Party, together with other women’s groups, held a protest in front of Camp Aguinaldo on Friday morning to express outrage over the military’s excessive use of force and rights violations in Mindanao with the martial law declaration as cover.

House probe sought over military airstrikes, shelling in Bukidnon, N. Cotabato

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:06 -- gwp_prop

Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) on Wednesday filed a resolution seeking a congressional inquiry on the military’s excessive use of force in North Cotabato and Bukidnon that resulted in human rights violations and massive displacement of families, a day after the high court upheld the Mindanao-wide martial law declaration.

In House Resolution No. 1113, GWP is urging the House Committee on Human Rights to launch an inquiry on the airstrikes, shelling, and burning of houses by members of the Philippine Army’s 39th and 72nd Infantry Battalion in North Cotabato and Bukidnon.

Statement of GWP Rep. Arlene Brosas, one of the petitioners, on the SC ruling upholding martial law

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 17:30 -- gwp_prop

The Filipino women and the people face a dark era with the three branches of government throwing their support to the declaration of the Mindanao-wide martial law, which has only wrought destruction in Marawi and enabled worse military-sponsored rights violations across Mindanao.

With the SC backing of martial law, the military will be emboldened to carry out aerial strikes, indiscriminate firing and in using rape as a tool of war against civilians.

Aquino copying Marcos' martial law errors - Gabriela solons

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 06:00 -- gwp_prop

21 September 2014 - Militant women's rights solons who were also veterans of the anti-fascist struggle against the Marcos dictatorship warned of obvious signs that creeping dictatorship and rampant corruption under the Aquino administration eerily duplicate the times leading up to the September 21 declaration.

Daang Matuwid: A Complete U-Turn To Martial Law

Sun, 11/18/2012 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

18 November 2012 - “Aquino’s so-called Daang Matuwid is a complete u-turn back to the dark years of Martial Law. President Aquino is going towards the direction of the dictatorship that his parents fought.”

Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan dubbing President Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan as a re-invention of Marcos’ Martial law which has resulted to 103 cases of extra judicial killings; 9 enforced disappearances; the arrest of 94 political prisoners and; the forced evacuation of tens of thousands of families in rural and indigenous communities.

Rep. Emmi De Jesus to Aquino: Your Human Rights Records Speaks for You

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 00:34 -- gwp_prop

26 October 2012 - “The President’s human rights record speaks for itself with 70 persons tortured, 12 victims of enforced disappearance, 114 victims of extrajudicial killing, 127 victims of frustrated extrajudicial killing, and scores of other human rights violations under his administration. These plus his failure to arrest Gen. Jovito Palparan and immediate prosecution of Gloria Arroyo, are clear evidences of his administration’s endorsement of impunity and human rights violations.”

Activist Lawmakers File Resolution Vs. Hero’s Burial For Marcos

Mon, 05/23/2011 - 06:00 -- CPU Intern2

Activist Members of Congress on Monday filed House Resolution 1297 opposing the proposed hero’s burial for the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, calling it “a grave travesty of justice” and a “monumental historical distortion”.

Leading the anti-Marcos charge are Bayan Muna Reps. Teddy Casino and Neri Javier Colmenares, Gabriela Reps. Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi de Jesus, Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio and Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino.

Filipinos Hope 2010 Polls Will Bring Change

Fri, 12/25/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

MANILA, Philippines – In the aftermath of Ondoy’s devastation and amid the continuing fallout from the global economic decline, a vast majority of Filipinos—86%, according to a Pulse Asia survey—are entering 2010 with hope, much more than those who said they were optimistic about 2009.

It is not far-fetched to conclude that most Filipinos are looking forward to change next year, with the looming presidential elections as the main event in our national lives. But it’s not just in Malacanang where the public wants to see change.

Filipinos Hope 2010 Polls Will Bring Change

Fri, 12/25/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern3

MANILA, Philippines – In the aftermath of Ondoy’s devastation and amid the continuing fallout from the global economic decline, a vast majority of Filipinos—86%, according to a Pulse Asia survey—are entering 2010 with hope, much more than those who said they were optimistic about 2009.

It is not far-fetched to conclude that most Filipinos are looking forward to change next year, with the looming presidential elections as the main event in our national lives. But it’s not just in Malacanang where the public wants to see change.

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