By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“For several decades now, even with these restrictions in place, foreign investors and multinationals repatriated billions of dollars in profits without any real and substantial contribution to the domestic economy and social development.” Rep. Luz Ilagan, Gabriela Women’s Party
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“We urge the Catholic community to actively participate in crafting a national policy on women’s reproductive health on the framework that full access to healthcare services is a universally recognized right and that population control is never to blame for and should not be a panacea to the country’s worsening poverty.” Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Many hospitals are charging new nurses fees in exchange for work, training and experience, which are required for nursing jobs abroad. This offshoot of the government’s exploitative labor-export policy needs to stop, according to the Gabriela Women’s Party.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Lila Pilipina, the organization of Filipino women who were used as sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II, said the Supreme Court decision denying their petition to hold the Japanese government accountable for its crimes against them, which was penned by Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo, was not only plagiarized but was also “twisted.”
NEWS RELEASE 8 September 2010 Gabriela Women’s Partylist Representative Luz Ilagan raised much concern over the increasing number of distressed Overseas Filipino Workers and the obvious lack of efficient mechanism to address their needs amid cuts on the Department of Foreign Affairs’ budget. “How exactly is the Department of Foreign Affairs going to cope with…
Press Release Gabriela Women’s Party Rep.Luz Ilagan early today (Tuesday) paid a visit to one of the Morong detainees, Judilyn Oliveros at the Philippine General Hospital where Oliveros is currently recovering and still under observation for possible complications out of her delivery. The lady solon checked on Oliveros’ condition while she also heard the young…
As part of the victory and thanksgiving celebration of Gabriela Women’s Party in relation to the success it achieved in the May elections, a restaging of the satirical fashion show Project RunAway was held on Friday at the Amoranto Theater in Quezon City. Project RunAway Season Finale not only tackled the anomalies in the recently concluded national elections but also focused on the challenges the Aquino administration will face. The show is an allusion to Noynoy’s ‘daang matuwid’ campaign slogan, a dare for him to take the lead by action, not by abstract rhetoric.
Video: Filipino Women Take a Day Off to March
Outside the Court of Appeals, relatives and supporters of the Morong 43 held a protest action.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Gabriela, the country’s foremost alliance of progressive women’s organizations, has declared March 8, International Women’s Day, as a “day off” for Filipinas, a day to be spent out in the streets, marching, protesting and asserting their rights. “The worsening economic and political crisis under the Arroyo government is burdening women and families more than ever and spurring more women to join collective actions to demand for their rights and welfare,” said Emmi de Jesus, a nominee of the Gabriela Women’s Party.
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MANILA — Former Navy officer Lt. Senior Grade Mary Nancy Gadian was recognized as a “Woman of Courage” by Gabriela, the most prestigious women’s group in the country, in a simple ceremony this afternoon. Nancy Gadian (left) with Gabriela’s Emmi de Jesus (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea / bulatlat.com) Gadian is the Navy officer who…