Through the years, the progressive party-lists under the Makabayan bloc have remained critical of government policies and other issues concerning the marginalized population. A number of the bills they authored and sponsored have become laws that benefit the Filipino people.
Category: Women & Children
“My husband’s work is dangerous, but I also think I have a valuable contribution in our household. His work at the sea can be threatening, but I also expose myself to other people despite the pandemic just to earn additional income for our family when I sell his catch. On top of that, I also take care of the kids.”
Trauma continues to haunt women relatives of farmers and activists who fell victims to extrajudicial killings in the last five years of the Duterte presidency. The pain they have to live with never really goes away and has turned their lives around.
A closer look reveals how VFA and the constant presence of US soldiers have been detrimental, subjecting Filipino women to gender-based abuses.
Rights advocates and child psychology experts pointed this out, underscoring the importance of ensuring and promoting children’s mental health amid the pandemic in the recent webinar organized by the Children’s Rehabilitation Center
“A sip of hot soup can recharge an exhausted body. But what if there is nothing to sip?”
“As with other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, child marriage is rooted in gender inequality and poverty.”
Women, who have always shouldered the overwhelming burden of unpaid domestic labor, take the brunt of workplace disruptions. Mothers now also have to supervise their children’s e-learning and attend to their needs 24/7, all the while navigating new work arrangements.
“Such lewd posts and comments circulating in male-dominated online hubs and cycling communities are clearly indications of the deep-seated sexism and objectification of women in our society that should never be tolerated.”
Women of San Roque are usually at the frontlines of protests against demolitions. Some of them who are unable to join protests because of responsibilities at home instead express their resistance through participating in their community garden.
On 18th birthday, detained Lumad student in Cebu barred from getting cake from child rights activists
As President Rodrigo Duterte feasted during his “humble” birthday celebration yesterday, a detained Lumad student was deprived of celebrating her 18th birthday with family and supporters in a social welfare facility in Cebu City.