Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan today said that more than the Catholic Church, or the lobby for perks and pork, it should be the women and constituents’ right and need for healthcare that should dictate the vote on the Reproductive Health Bill and prod legislators to allot a bigger budget for health services.
“The state of women and children’s un-health should be the primary consideration when they cast their vote to end debates and interpellation on August 7,” said Ilagan.
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Under the canopy of towering trees, youngsters on Saturday morning sat in rapt attention as Gabriela party-list Rep. Emmi de Jesus read to them a heart-tugging children’s story about war in Mindanao, its horrors and its unhappy consequences.
It was quiet until 11-year-old Roland stood up to say he could identify with the narrative, his family having been displaced by military operations in Talainod, Davao, and himself having witnessed a friend being struck with an Armalite by a soldier.
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With the contentious Reproductive Health Bill still roasting on the grill, liberal lawmakers are tossing in the divorce bill in a move that is certain to further inflame the passions of conservative Catholics and clerics in the country.
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MANILA – “Tototoo o hindi." Ito ang sagot na nais marinig ng mga babaeng kongresista kay Pinoy boxing hero Manny Pacquiao tungkol sa umano’y romantikong relasyon nito sa aktres na si Krista Ranillo. read more »
“If ever Jalosjos wins a seat in Congress in 2010, he would be an addition to the Arroyo bloc. Apparently, all these schemes are in preparation for Arroyo’s bid as Congresswoman of the 2nd District of Pampanga.” read more »
Twenty-five years after Gabriela was established, the same issues continue to hound and unite women, Liza Maza, Gabriela Women’s party-list Representative, said at the opening of Gabriela’s 25th anniversary cultural program. “From politically motivated oppression to sexual harassment, Gabriela faced it all head-on,” she said. read more »
MANILA, Philippines—The militant women’s party-list group Gabriela formally announced the senatorial bid of its three-term representative, Liza Maza, as it unveiled its “women's platform for action” for 2010 during its national convention which opened on Thursday. read more »