women

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 lawmaker slams Aquino as a stumbling block to indigenous women’s hopes for peace, human rights

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 14:37 -- gwp_prop

20 July 2015 -- A week before President Aquino delivers his State of the Nation Address, women’s partylist group Gabriela joined protesters in Mendiola affirming a verdict released by the International People’s Tribunal held in Washington DC finding Aquino guilty of violations of socio-economic and political rights. “For five excruciating years now under Aquino, Filipino women were subjected to worsening poverty and joblessness, to harassments, mass evacuations, killings and human rights violations.

OPEN LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:33 -- 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.

Women protesters demand Pemberton surrender, picket US vessel

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 19:13 -- gwp_prop

18 October 2014 - Militant women protesters came to within meters of the US vessel Peleliu to press the American military authorities to produce PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton, the soldier accused of killing Olongapo resident Jennifer Laude. The ship is reported to be the detention facility where Pemberton is kept.

Chavit Singson To File Theft Charges Vs. Ex-Partner

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:54 -- CPU Intern3

Gabriela Women's Party-list Rep. Liza Maza wanted Singson be held criminally liable.

Deputy National Security Adviser Luis “Chavit" Singson said Friday that he will file theft charges against his former live-in partner who earlier accused him of physical abuse. Singson said in an interview aired over GMA 7 that he will charge Rachel Tiongson with theft for stealing some jewelry from their home in Metro Manila.

Chavit Singson To File Theft Charges Vs. Ex-Partner

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 14:54 -- CPU Intern3

Gabriela Women's Party-list Rep. Liza Maza wanted Singson be held criminally liable.

Deputy National Security Adviser Luis “Chavit" Singson said Friday that he will file theft charges against his former live-in partner who earlier accused him of physical abuse. Singson said in an interview aired over GMA 7 that he will charge Rachel Tiongson with theft for stealing some jewelry from their home in Metro Manila.

Aquino’s Wangwang clueless of wengwang conditions of women wallowing in poverty

Tue, 07/26/2011 - 03:58 -- gwp_prop

26 July 2011 - “It was as if he was talking only to Filipinos belonging to the middle and upper class strata of society. Reference to concerns and issues of poor Filipinos was tokenism at its best. If our poor women were to listen closely to the speech, immediately, they will understand there is no hope for change to be expected in the next few years under Aquino,” was Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Emmi De Jesus’ reaction of the 2011 SONA of President Noynoy Aquino.

Women will never be at the losing end of fight for pro-poor & comprehensive health care

Fri, 06/10/2011 - 03:24 -- gwp_prop

10 June 2011 - "As Congress closes for recess, I call on my fellow congressmen to go to their constituencies and listen to the marginalized women as they voice out their problems with access to comprehensive reproductive health care. With this simple act of opening their minds and ears, maybe we can start working on a comprehensive health bill that will truly respond to basic health needs of the marginalized women," said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Emmi De Jesus as she joined women in a forum in Marikina City.

Boy Abunda Pitching For Liza Maza

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

MANILA, Philippines - GABRIELA Rep Liza Maza was not surprised when television host and talent manager Boy Abunda agreed to appear in political ads endorsing her bid for the Senate.

“He (Abunda) shares affinity with women’s rights. He knows that when we get representation in Senate, lesbians and gays will be a step closer to their goal,” said Maza in an interview.

Palace Official Gets Heckled At Rally

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 07:00 -- CPU Intern2

PRESS Secretary Cerge Remonde was “attacked” with paper balls and harsh words on Monday when he attended an indignation rally on the Maguindanao massacre in Mendiola to personally convey Malacañang’s solidarity with various groups seeking justice for the 57 victims.

The original plan was for Remonde to meet with National Press Club (NPC) president Benny Antiporda and Confederation of Asean Journalists secretary-general Veerasamy Anbalagan in Malacañang after the rally, but against the advice of Antiporda, Remonde insisted on attending the rally.

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