November 28, 2014     Philippines
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Women & Children


Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Women’s groups call for release of two women political prisoners

MANILA – Progressive women’s group Gabriela trooped to Camp Crame of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday, April 22 to demand for the immediate release of National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ consultant Wilma Austria-Tiamzon and Andrea Rosal, daughter of the late spokesman of the Communist Party of the Philippines Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal. The

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Military operations force Lumads to evacuate

“Isn’t this a sign of the cold-heartedness of our government? Needless to say, the recent forcible evacuation affirmed that even children are not spared from the violence of military operations. “ – Children’s Rehabilitation Center

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Displaced Ata-Manobo children decry military harassment

Army spokesman Capt. Ernest Carolina claims residents were 'tricked' into believing promises of the NPAs.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

State soldiers’ killing of Roque Antivo, 8, still without justice a year later

The protest rally, held in commemoration of Roque’s first death anniversary, calls for justice for all children killed by the state forces.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Where is justice for women victims of violence?

MANILA – Women’s group Gabriela joined the call for “long overdue” justice for Ruby Rose Barrameda who went missing in 2007. Her body was found inside a cemented steel drum two years after. Gabriela with Ruby Rose’s...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

4 months after typhoon Haiyan| Children still struggling to cope, survive

The family’s livelihood, relief, and schools are what children need most to cope and recover, but even these are still scarce in areas devastated by the supertyphoon, more than four months after.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Teachers decry meager budget for basic education

Despite getting the largest share of funds from the national budget of 2014, teachers say the budget for basic education in the Philippines is not even enough to supply a class with chalk that would last a...

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Filipino women hold Aquino accountable for their sufferings

During the International Women’s Day, thousands of Filipino women in Manila marched toward Malacanang to demand accountability from President Benigno Aquino III for his ‘criminal neglect’ of Yolanda victims, unabated spike in prices of basic commodities, denial...

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

On International Women’s Day, women lambast Aquino for ‘sins against Filipinos’

“The lives of women, especially those from the marginalized sectors, have worsened rather than improved belying the Aquino government’s claim of inclusive growth.” – Gabriela RELATED STORY | Teachers decry meager budget for basic education

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Emily Ladera-Facunla: Fighting for Luisita farmers

“What’s the use of my position if I could not defend the rights of my constituents? It’s better to die serving the people of the Hacienda Luisita than to die without meaning.” – Tarlac City Councilor...

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Global campaign for justice takes up Luisita women’s fight for land

Monique Wilson, a world class Filipino actress and global diretor for One Billion for Rising Justice campaign, takes up the cudgels for Hacienda Luisita women's struggle for genuine land reform.

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