A famous writer/philosopher once asked: Of all powers that you possess as a human being what do you believe is the greatest power? It is the power to choose. What we are right now, is the sum total of all the choices that we have made in our lives. The power to choose is the power to create – the power to create who we are. read more »
"This ordinance effectively deprives poor women residing in the slums of Bgy. Ayala Alabang their right to access to reproductive and maternal healthcare services and information. It curtails their right to make informed and educated choices. This ordinance is a product of jurassic concepts and it is very disappointing." read more »
Gabriela Women’s Party Representatives Luz Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus lauded today the approval of the Reproductive Health Bill at the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations as a victory for Filipino women and a challenge to further the struggle for healthcare and services.
"Today's approval of the RH Bill is another step forward in the assertion of women's rights to quality health care, and what we saw today was a spirit of jubilation from the broad range of groups and individuals supporting this process,” said De Jesus. read more »
“Withdrawing the Reproductive Health Bill from thelist of legislative priorities only speaks of this administration’s insensitivity to the plight of Filipino women and children. It is indeeddisappointing that President Aquino does not consider it urgent to address thegrowing problem of maternal mortality, infant deaths and Filipino families’lack of access to health care.” read more »