Tags: International Women’s Day

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“We hold the US-Aquino regime responsible for the wretched situation of Filipino women, for the plunder and destruction of our economy and natural resources and the massive attack on women’s economic and political rights and welfare. We deplore the poverty and the violence that we are being subjected to.” – Gabriela

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By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com Main Story: 101 years later, women workers face the same exploitation, oppression Related story: Beauty queens grace Gabriela’s alternative fashion exhibit MANILA – Akrima Maguit, 40, is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who is about to leave for Saudi Arabia this week. Since her husband died in 2006, Maguit…

“This is no ordinary fashion exhibit. Ours is a way to put together these issues so people would understand.” – Rep. Luz Ilagan, Gabriela Women’s Party By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Main Story: 101 years later, women workers face the same exploitation, oppression Related story: Three women share the burdens of working women in…

Women slam Aquino’s inaction on price hikes

The commemoration of the 101st International Women’s Day is one of the biggest rallies in recent years. Gabriela, the country’s largest women group who spearheaded the protest action, slammed Aquino government for its inaction to put a stop in the overpricing in oil products, increased U.S. military presence in the Philippines and to prioritize the…

News Release 03 March 2010 Members of GABRIELA, a national alliance of women’s organizations, tagged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as the “number one homewrecker” as they trooped to Mendiola Bridge today to strongly condemn the administration’ s gross failure to provide the people even the most basic of social services like housing. According to the group,…

News Release 1 March 2010 On March 8, 2010, thousands of women all over the country will take the day off from work, including household chores, to take to the streets and protest the continuing crisis that burdens women and their families. “The worsening economic and political crisis under the Macapagal-Arroyo government is burdening women…

PRESS RELEASE March 1, 2010 Gabriela Women’s Party-Southern Tagalog (GWP-ST) joins the rest of the nation in the weeklong campaign to welcome the celebration of the 100th International Women’s Day on March 8.  A nationally coordinated kick off caravan was held in various parts of the region on March 1 spreading the theme: “Kababaihan, Magkaisa…