Progressive party-list groups vow to be voices of dissent in a chamber that will most likely be a rubber stamp of the incoming administration.
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Makabayan party list groups not disqualified
Makabayan bloc points to the anti-communist task force as the culprit behind the spread of fake information.
How a women’s rights advocate-lawmaker walked the talk of defending women, children
“This is what our current situation calls for: that women should stand up and fight, not only for their rights but for the liberation of the nation where they belong.”
A doctor and environmentalist rises to fight for equitable health system
Jean Lindo, a doctor specializing in anesthesiology and community medicine, has dedicated the past four decades of her life to her advocacies on women’s rights and access to health care.
Lucia Francisco, a hardworking woman community organizer
Lucia Francisco is no stranger to hard work and perseverance. This she hopes to bring to the halls of the House of Representatives.
Kabataan, Gabriela Women’s Party insist disqualification cases ‘hold no water’
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.
Progressives field 2 senatorial bets, 5 partylist groups for 2022 elections
“We will continue to serve the people, we will continue to fight for a just and prosperous society. It is time for the opposition to unite, unite with the people to end Duterte’s tyranny and dynasty.” — Neri Colmenares, Makabayan senatorial candidate
LGBTQIA, supporters ‘ride with pride’ for equality
“This bike rally sends a clear and colorful message to the public that any person, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression (SOGIE), must not be subjected to any form of discrimination and violence.”
Youth party intent to join polls despite gov’t threats
“To fight for health, aid, education, jobs and justice now is a matter of survival amid the pandemic, and the climate and human rights emergencies. To strengthen our unity and act now against all forms of abuse, discrimination and tyranny is our assertion for a better future.”
How a women’s party has found its voice, pursued the rights and welfare of women in male-dominated Congress
“So while we are debunking red-tagging and all the baseless allegations being hurled against progressive lawmakers, we were able to come up with a pandemic response bill, the pandemic paid leave bill, and even the law on solo parents was signed.” — Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas
Advocates slam fast tracking of 2 ‘anti-children’ bills
“We are very much enraged! The Duterte government has been consistently violating children’s rights from poverty, neglect of social services, ‘Oplan Tokhang’ to incarceration of children in conflict with the law and now they are militarizing schools and teaching children and youth to be blind followers.”