[In the news] Women’s rights advocates slam Duterte ‘bragging’ about touching maid in his teens -ABS-CBN.com

Women’s rights advocates slam Duterte ‘bragging’ about touching maid in his teens MANILA – It is disturbing and infuriating to hear President Rodrigo Duterte “brag” about attempting in his teen years to rape a housekeeper, women’s rights advocates said Sunday. Duterte recounted in a speech how he confessed to a priest of the Catholic school…

[In the news] Lawmakers: Pinays still poor, abused -PhilStar.com

Lawmakers: Pinays still poor, abused By Paolo Romero, The Philippine Star March 9, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – Women lawmakers yesterday called on fellow Filipino women to assert their rights, saying many of them remain hungry, poor and abused under the Aquino administration. Gabriela party-list Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmerenciana de Jesus issued the statement as…

[In the news] Gabriela party-list files bill to penalize online exploitation of women | Sun.Star

Gabriela party-list files bill to penalize online exploitation of women | Sun.Star. January 15, 2013 MANILA — Representatives of the women’s party-list group Gabriela filed on Tuesday a bill seeking to amend the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act to include the online exploitation of women. Gabriela party-list Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi de Jesus…

[In the news] Gabriela party-list lawmaker seeks protection of nurses from exploitation | Sun.Star

Gabriela party-list lawmaker seeks protection of nurses from exploitation | Sun.Star. By Cheryl G. Cruz February 2, 2012 GABRIELA party-list Representative Emmi de Jesus wants to put a stop to the reported unscrupulous practice of many hospitals, both public and private, of using volunteerism or on-the-job training to exploit nurses. “Our nurses have been poorly…

[From the web] Ecological Restoration, Disaster Preparedness Urged- www.gabrielawomensparty.net

Ecological Restoration, Disaster Preparedness Urged The Gabriela solon called on concerted efforts toward ecological restoration and disaster preparedness and urged President Aquino to order the immediate cancellation of all mining and logging operation permits in Mindanao and certify as urgent, HB5276 Mindanao River Systems Rehabilitation and Conservation Authority and HB4315 People’s Mining Bill. “This disaster…

[In the news] Iloilo groups back RH bill | Sun.Star

Iloilo groups back RH bill | Sun.Star. VARIOUS groups in the city and province of Iloilo declared their support to the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill now pending in Congress. Government officials and employees, civil society groups, media and interfaith groups gathered for a day of the purple ribbon for RH to…

[In the news]120 congressmen now support RH bill, according to unofficial count – Interaksyon.com

120 congressmen now support RH bill, according to unofficial count – Interaksyon.com. Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines — By an unofficial count of some neophyte members of the House of Representatives, 120 lawmakers now support the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) bill. In a news conference Wednesday, ACT Teachers partylist Representative Antonio Tinio said…