Philippines

GABRIELA SOLON DEBUNKS AQUINO’S POVERTY ALLEVIATION CLAIM, WARNS CHACHA WILL WORSEN POVERTY, WORKERS’ PLIGHT

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 06:00 -- gwpadmin

02 May 2014 - Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luzviminda Ilagan belied today President Aquino’s claims that fewer Filipinos now live below the poverty line. “These are claims based on the government’s devious statistical manipulation. More Filipinos are poorer, hungrier than ever and the Aquino government is out to make this worse by pursuing Charter Change.”

According to Ilagan, Aquino’s Labor Day claim of poverty alleviation is based on revised methodologies in measuring poverty threshold.

Women whacked by double whammy of pro-biz policies, militarism under Duterte - Gabriela

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 23:16 -- gwp_prop

Party-list Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) described the state of women under Duterte as being whacked by the double whammy of the continuation of neoliberal or pro-business policies and the rising tide of fascism especially with the looming extension of martial law in Mindanao. “One year has lapsed under President Duterte and yet neoliberal policies, such as contractualization, remain in full swing and women remain victims of rights violations by the AFP and the PNP,” said GWP Rep.

Gabriela to Yasay: Stop prostitution of Pinays by US soldiers in Korean bars

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:08 -- gwp_prop

1 July 2016 - Fearing the rise of a new generation of Asian comfort women sexually enslaved by marauding armies, newly elected Gabriela congresswoman Arlene Brosas eyes asking the Department of Foreign Affairs to decisively halt the trafficking of Filipinas in "juicy bars" in South Korea.

OPEN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:36 -- gwp_prop

Dearest Pope Francis,

Bienvenido! Benvenuto! Vi diamo il benvenuto con il collettivo abbraccio di maggioranza dellafilippina donne nelle Filippine

We thank you for coming to personally extend your compassion to a suffering people in the aftermath of the Yolanda disaster. May your visit pave the way for your deeper understanding of the Philippine situation particularly the impoverished condition of the majority of Filipino women.

Relaxing annulment rules a marginal boon for Filipino women

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 22:06 -- gwp_prop

23 September 2014 - Women's rights advocates in Congress consider as a small yet progressive development the order from Pope Francis to theologians and canon lawyers to review harsh annulment rules, saying that this could signal a step for Filipino couples to end failed marriages with less violence and less complications.

But Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Emmi De Jesus said that divorce remains to be the best method that should be made available by the legal system in the Philippines through a proposed bill that the party has filed in the House of Representatives.

Arbitrary dismissal of impeachment complaints condemned

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 03:30 -- gwp_prop

2 September 2014 - The House of Representatives' Committee on Justice's deliberate and abrupt dismissal of the three impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino is shameless and unconscionable unpatriotic act.

History shall judge the 16th Congress and it shall be harshly judged as the Congress that tolerated and condoned corruption and allowed the outright transgression of our sovereignty and public territory.

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.

On 2010 Presidential Election: Party-List Representatives File Certificate Of Candidacy In Manila

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern1

Congressman Satur Ocampo of Bayan Muna (People’s First) and Congresswoman Liza Maza of Gabriela Women’s Party filed their certificate of candidacy. The two progressive party-list representatives seek to bring at a higher level their parliamentary struggles by running for the Senate. Manila, Philippines. 29/11/2009.

The two representatives are known for their patriotic and principled stand against corruptions and human rights violations in the Philippines. They are known critics of the regimes of anti-people and anti-democratic policies.

Clinton Visits Philippines Under Questions Of US Military Aid

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

You’ve probably heard of the Philippines recently because of one reason: typhoons. A series of storms hit the country in September and October. At one point 80 percent of Manila, a city of 11.5 million people, was under water. Nearly one thousand people were killed in the worst storms in forty years.

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