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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

March 8 is day of accountability – Gabriela

“Women will hold President Benigno S. Aquino III accountable over the continuing negligence of the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, the worsening poverty experienced by women and their families and the worsening corruption.” – Gabriela

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Women’s group storm the office of the National Food Authority

“We are taking this opportunity to barrage the government with protests for the whole week until March 8 to expose his (Aquino) accountability for the worsening state of women.” – Gabriela

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Cases of violence against women and children increasing – Center for Women’s Resources

Alarming is the fact that more women and children are falling prey to trafficking and violence because of the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Women struggling to cope, fighting against high prices

Poor families developed terms to cope with the hunger such as memorize or imagine, practice, peking duck, altanghap and piso-piso. SIDEBAR STORY | Cases of violence against women and children increase – Center for Women’s Resources

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Women’s group says no to privatization of gov’t hospitals

MANILA – Members of the Gabriela Women’s Party together with concerned mothers stormed the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday, Feb. 27 to protest and expose the “deceitful moves” to privatize public hospitals beginning with the Dr....

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

One billion rise for justice

“The three issues of injustices namely, Aquino’s criminal neglect of victims of calamities, his neo-liberal policies that result in high prices of basic goods and utilities, and government’s unabated corruption, served to further push women and their...

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Comfort women ‘rise’ for justice

“Why should we be surprised that there are still victims of sex trafficking today when justice has yet to be served for these women, who we consider as among the first cases of trafficked women?” – Monique...

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Soldiers display their weapons, roam Ilocos Sur festival in full battle gear

They allowed the people, even kids, to hold their guns and pose for the cameras. Placed in front of the tent that has camouflaged sacks on top of one another is a machine gun. Two mortar launchers-...

Friday, February 7th, 2014

‘One Billion Rising for Justice’ all set on Feb. 14

“Majority of Filipino women have no food, no sustainable jobs, no affordable health care, education, housing and other social services. Women are poorer and hungrier under the administration of President Aquino.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luz...

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

They dance vs. privatization of Fabella

'The government may continue to claim partial ownership of Fabella, but the profit motive in the hospital’s operations is already being introduced and patients’ fees are sure to increase.'

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Pa demands justice for 2-month-old baby hurt in North Triangle demolition

“The January 27 demolition of homes of the urban poor in the North Triangle was “the most overkill” in the number of police forces deployed, teargas fired and high-powered rifles displayed.” - CTUHR

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