“The Reproductive Health Bill is a measure that is urgent and long overdue. It is both timely and meaningful that the House of Representatives take up this very important piece of legislation today, March 8, International Women’s Day. We hope that our colleagues in Congress as well as President Aquino in Malacanang sees this as an opportunity to uplift tthe situation of poor Filipino women by ensuring women’s full access to reproductive healthcare services.” 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 »
“GWP agrees with both the statements from the Palace and the Pulpit that the growing population had no relation to poverty. We however, believe that the Palace will go in the wrong direction via this “responsible parenthood bill” if it focuses only on the child-bearing demographic targets and does not consider reproductive health needs of women of all ages,” declared Rep. Emmi De Jesus of the Gabriela Women’s Party.
The recent alleged beating of Rachel Tiongson, former live-in partner of Deputy National Security Adviser Luis Chavit Singson, hammers home the gains and gaps in the newly enacted Magna Carta of Women (MCW). Feminists now ask: Will the state really use its legal powers and force to punish the rich and powerful, including political cronies and state functionaries, who commit crimes against women? read more »
The militant women's coalition, Gabriela, cries foul over Malacañang's treatment of the controversial case involving deputy National Security Adviser Luis "Chavit" Singson and his former live-in partner Che Tiongson who accused him of physical and verbal abuse. read more »
Gabriela Women’s Party-list Rep. Liza Maza said Palace officials should carefully discuss if they are going to penalize Singson for his actions. “It’s not a private matter. Under the law, it’s a crime,” Maza said, adding that Singson should be held criminally liable.
“We expect from our public officials high moral standards especially in relation to adhering to laws,” Maza added. read more »
Gabriela party-list Rep. Liza Maza said the excuse given by Malacañang that it cannot interfere in Singson’s case is proof that it is condoning the act, which was in clear violation of the Anti-Violence Against Women And Children Act (RA 9262). read more »
Kinastigo kahapon ng grupong Gabriela ang Malacañang sa umano’y malambot na pagtanggap sa kasong kinasasangkutan ni Deputy National Security Adviser Luis ‘Chavit’ Singson sa pambubugbog nito sa dating kinakasama. read more »