Umapela si Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmi de Jesus kay Pambansang Kamao at Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao na itutok na lamang ang kanyang atensyon sa P125 across the board wage increase at huwag nang patulan ang alok ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) na gawin siyang poster boy sa conditional cash transfer (CCT) program.
Ginawa ni De Jesus ang nasabing apela dahil hinihingi umano ng DSWD ang suporta ni Pacquiao sa nasabing programa na naglalayong bigyan ng pera ang mga mahihirap na pamilya sa bansa buwan-buwan.
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IBINASURA ng isang kongresista ang plano ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) na kunin si Pambansang Kamao at Saranggani Rep. Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao para mag-endorso ng programa nitong conditional cash transfer (CCT).
Ayon kay Gabriela Rep. Emmi De Jesus:
“If the CCT program is truly beneficial to poor Filipino families, DSWD has no need to market its core poverty reduction program. The fact that DSWD is seeking Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s support in endorsing the CCT affirms its questionable nature.”
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MANILA, Philippines - Hindi pabor ang ilang mambabatas na ihalintulad at ideklarang National Hero si Pambansang Kamao at Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao sa Pambansang bayani ng Pilipinas na si Dr. Jose Rizal.
Ito ang reaksyon ng mga kongresista sa survey ng Pulse Asia na nagsasaad na 2.8 porsiyento ng mga Pilipino ang naniniwalang dapat na ituring na isang buhay na bayani ang kongresista.
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He was slammed for not supporting the Reproductive Health measure, but boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao was lauded for supporting the proposal for a P125 across the board wage hike for private workers.
Gabriela Rep. Emmy de Jesus welcomed Pacquiao’s move to push for the approval of the legislated wage hike.
“Pacquiao is definitely a heavyweight hall-of-famer for throwing punches of support behind the P125 bill,” she said.
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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 »
“The Reproductive Health Bill is about saving the lives of women, mothers and their children. As we honor our mothers on Mothers’ Day, we voice out our call for women’s full access to reproductive health services and the immediate passage of a comprehensive reproductive health bill.”
This was the statement issued today as Gabriela Women’s Party Representatives Luz Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus joined mothers at the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Medical Center in commemorating Mothers’ Day. read more »
ALABEL, Sarangani -- Political heavyweights are courting boxing idol Emmanuel "Manny" D. Pacquiao to win his endorsement for the May 2010 presidential elections in an effort to cash in on his soaring popularity. read more »