Tags: GABRIELA

A woman doing multiple odd jobs, another managing a small variety store and selling newspapers, the poorest, a scavenger – these three women from poor families are finding it increasingly difficult to make both ends meet. Family survival is a daily struggle for them, and yet, they never lose hope and they always find time to fight for genuine change.

The US Court Martial recently dismissed the rape charges against an American soldier stationed in Okinawa, Japan who was accused of raping a Filipina migrant worker. BY BULATLAT The US Court Martial recently dismissed the rape charges against an American soldier stationed in Okinawa, Japan who was accused of raping a Filipina migrant worker. On…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Members of the groups Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan (KMK or Movement of Women Workers and GABRIELA staged a protest action against retrenchments this afternoon at the Boy Scouts’ Circle along Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City. Some 15,000 workers in the Philippines have lost their jobs from November 2008 to…

BY ALEXANDER MARTIN REMOLLINO Bulatlat Members of the women’s groups GABRIELA and Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) this morning staged a picket at the House of Representatives to protest moves to amend the Constitution. The House Committee on Coonstitutional Amendments is holding a hearing today to tackle moves to amend the Constitution through a constituent assembly.…

BY HELEN ASDOLO Secretary General, Gabriela Southern Tagalog 5th Nominee, Gabriela Women’s Party Posted by Bulatlat The junking of the impeachment complaint is a glaring demonstration of injustice in this country. It is proof that big time plunderer and murderers in this country can go scot-free while human rights defenders, advocates and activists like me…

Twenty-seven leaders and members of people’s organizations in Southern Tagalog, including a labor lawyer, were charged with arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion. The activists said this is but part of the ‘legal offensive’ of Malacañang, which is meant to derail the people’s movement in the region. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN…

BY BULATLAT The chapter of GABRIELA in Negros condemned the ‘unlawful arrest’ of Mary Grace Delicano. Delicano, 34, was arrested Sept. 25, around 3 p.m. by elements of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) and the intelligence unit of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army. She was at a waiting shed of the…

BY BULATLAT A women’s organization has congratulated the workers of Bleustar Management and Marketing Corporation (BMMC), which makes and distributes Advan shoes and rainboots, for their victorious strike. The victory resulted in the recognition of their union, the reinstatement of illegally dismissed workers and the formation of Committee of Decorum and Investigation in their workplace…

BY Bulatlat.com August 29, 2008 – 2:00 p.m. Women’s group GABRIELA branded Malacañang’s proposed P1.415 trillion budget for 2009 budget as anti-poor. The group said that to claim that it will provide ‘welfare armor’ for poor families is a complete lie. In a statement, Emmi de Jesus, GABRIELA secretary general, explained that the P10.5 billion…

BY BULATLAT Posted 4:53 p.m., July 29, 2008 Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo admitted in her State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday her government’s failure to alleviate poverty in Mindanao due to the ‘endless conflict in the island.’ But a congresswoman from Davao attributed poverty to the Arroyo government itself. In a statement, Gabriela Women’s Party…

It was an unusual reunion of mother and daughter. Nanay Mely visited Hazel in Okinawa, Japan last week. After knowing the details of the sufferings Hazel endured in the hands of an American soldier, Nanay Mely would have wanted to bring Hazel home. But her daughter is determined to fight, and so is she. BY…