"After being frustrated by the Aquino Administration's empty promises last May 1, this recent increase in the price of LPG is another heavy burden workers and their families will have to carry. All week long prior to Labor Day, Malacanang spewed out press statements and news releases like they were carrots on a stick, hinting at positive gains for the workers. Come May 1, President Aquino came up empty-handed, exposing himself to the workers as a President who is more sensitive to the interest of big business. read more »
Gabriela Women’s Party condemned today the violent eviction by the Makati Public Safety Office (MAPSA), the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), and the SWAT of the urban poor community in Laperal Compound, Guadalupe Viejo, Makati, resulting to the death of a child from asphyxiation and injuring at least 19 individuals.
“Residents of Laperal Compound witnessed how the local government office views informal settlers int he city of Makati as no better than sewer rats,” Rep. De Jesus exclaimed in disgust. 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 »
Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan today said that it is indeed positive that the Aquino administration has included the Reproductive Health Bill among its priorities. “This is a welcome development. It is a go signal for both Congress and the Senate to immediately work on the passage of this bill.” Ilagan authors HB 3387 or the Comprehensive Reproductive Health Bill along with Rep Emmi De Jesus.The bill has been consolidated with similar measures and approved at the committee level. The consolidated version will be facing deliberations at the plenary. read more »
Resolution Directing The House Of Representatives Committee On Women, And Committee On Labor And Employment To Conduct A Joint Inquiry, In Aid Of Legislation, Into The Philippine Airlines' Gross Violation Of Various Laws Protecting The Rights Of Women Workers Against Discrimination In The Workplace As Alleged By The Flight Attendats' And Stewards' Association Of The Philippines (FASAP), And Recommend Measures To Protect Women Workers Against Discrimination And Uphold Their Constitutional Right To Equal Protection Before The Law
An Act Providing for the Inclusion in the History Books of Elementray, Secondary, and Collegiate Curricula the Lives and Heroism of Filipino Comfort Women During the Japanese Occupation and Appropriating Funds Therefor