militarization

LAWMAKERS WANT MINING-FREE DAVAO CITY TO PRESERVE BIODIVERSITY, ADDRESS INCREASED MILITARIZATION FOR MINING INTERESTS

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 06:00 -- gwpadmin

NEWS RELEASE
23 May 2014

For Reference: REP. LUZVIMINDA C. ILAGAN 0920-9213221
REP. EMMI A. DE JESUS 0917-3221203
Jang Monte (Public Information Officer) 0917-4049119

Gabriela Women’s Party Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus along with Mindanaoan Representatives Carlos Zarate (Bayan Muna) and Isidro Ungab (3D Davao City) have filed HB 4348 Declaring Davao City a mining free zone.

Gabriela proes reported military takeover of Lumad literacy school

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 06:00 -- gwpadmin

Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luzviminda Ilagan expressed anew today calls to demilitarize Ata Manobo and Lumad communities in Pantaron Range, Talaingod Davao del Norte amid reports of various human rights violations including the military take-over of Lumad literacy schools in the area reportedly being used as barracks by elements of the AFP.

According to Ilagan, indigenous peoples’ organization Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanugon has reported that Lumad schools have been used by military elements since March of this year.

Peace will be elusive with 59 AFP, PNP men in key gov’t posts – Gabriela; HB banning military appointments must be approved

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 08:15 -- gwp_prop

“President Duterte has chosen to place peace saboteurs near the negotiating table by appointing in his first year 59 retired military and police officers to the Cabinet and other key government positions – officers who are not interested in socio-economic reforms at all.”

This was the statement of Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) Rep. Arlene Brosas as President Duterte appealed on Saturday to end the armed conflict so that the peace talks with the NDFP to proceed.

Gabriela Solons Assail DepEd Failure to Pledge Immediate Action on Pull Out of Military From Lumad Schools

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:30 -- gwp_prop

1 December 2014 - Gabriela Rep. Emmi De Jesus today expressed disappointment over DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro’s hedging over the demands of Lumad children for the immediate termination of military encampment in Lumad schools.

Gabriela tells Aquino govt to pull military out of schools on child rights convention silver anniversary

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 06:00 -- gwp_prop

20 November 2014 - Aquino mars UNCRC 25th anniversary with soldiers terrorizing school children

Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus today joined children's rights advocates in putting the Aquino regime to task for human rights violations that marred the 25th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

De Jesus said that units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines illegally occupy schools in pursuit of counterinsurgency war operations, notably the indigenous trade schools in Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

Gabriel Solons file RESOLUTION to probe Military encampment in Lumad schools, support Manobo children's call

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:12 -- gwp_legis

Women's partylist group Gabriela expressed anew their support for the call of Talaingod Manobo children for elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to immediately pull-out of their schools and communities.

In the cultural legislative forum “Og Iskwela Puron” (To School I Wish) sponsored by the House of Representatives Committee on National Cultural Communities, Gabriela Women's Party and the Save Our Schools Network, Talaingod Manobo children aired their concerns and dramatically portrayed their experiences which led to their forced evacuation last March 2014.

Gabriela solon seeks probe, decries AFP violations as Luman schools burned, strafed, used as encampments

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 03:21 -- gwp_prop

5 November 2014 - “Military encampments in schools and public places have not stopped and it has gone from bad to worse. The violations of International Humanitarian Law on the use of schools and public places for military purposes have never been as rampant.”

Aquinomics, state terror condemn kids to poverty

Thu, 10/17/2013 - 02:52 -- gwp_prop

17 October 2013 - Filipino children whose formative years happened to run through the Aquino administration are a generation lost to poverty, said millitant Representative Emmi De Jesus.

The Gabriela Women's Party solon issued this remark on the twin observances of the National Children's Day in the Philippines, and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17.

Impunity reigns in San Fernando, Bukidnon - GWP Rep. Emmi De Jesus

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 01:27 -- gwp_prop

8 April 2013 - “Gabriela Women’s Party condemns the reign of impunity in San Fernando, Bukidnon, and joins the cry for justice of the 44 indigenous families who evacuated to the center of Sitio Lumayag, San Fernando, Bukidnon. The exodus of the indigenous people due to intense military operations and transgressions in the countryside just goes to show the accountability of Pres.

Gabriela’s Rep. De Jesus Slams AFP’s Use of Orphanage as Illegal ‘Detention’ for Minor Falsely Branded as Child Soldier

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 03:01 -- gwp_prop

4 December 2012 - “When a child has parents who will care for him, no matter how poor, his place is with his family. Keeping Rey Rodrigo, 16 years old, in Boys’ Town, is a poor guise for illegal detention. GWP demands no less than his immediate release and an impartial investigation into the human rights violations committed by elements of the 74th Infantry Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines based in Sto.

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