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Gabriela asks Duterte to keep ‘sex slave’ statue

In Photo: A statue of a "Comfort Woman" or alleged Filipino sex slave during WWII, stands along a scenic Baywalk in Manila, Philippines on January 11. The statue, which symbolizes Filipino w.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilanews manilanewsJan 13th, 2018

Duterte says comfort woman statue part of free expression

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte vowed not to stop the display of a controversial statue of a World War II comfort woman or sex slave, now displayed along Manila Bay, because it is part of free expression. "That is a constitutional right which I cannot stop. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 17th, 2018

Military asks Duterte for 3-month postponement of peace talks

MANILA, Philippines – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) asked President Rodrigo Duterte to postpone the formal resumption of peace talks with communists by 3 months during the joint military and police command conference on Wednesday, June 13. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said this is to give the military time to assess the implications of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Military asks Duterte for 3-month postponement of peace talks - Rappler

Military asks Duterte for 3-month postponement of peace talks - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

NGO asks SC to void Duterte admin s notice of withdrawal from Rome Statute

Another petition has been filed with the Supreme Court to declare as void the Duterte administration's notice of withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court which was.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

IN PHOTOS: Groups seek return of comfort woman statue

MANILA, Philippines – Armed with flowers and placards, women from all walks of life on Tuesday, June 12, gathered along Roxas Boulevard for a different Independence Day celebration. Womens' groups Gabriela and Lila Filipina led a group of mostly women in a small flower offering ceremony at the former ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Kiss in Seoul is about ‘abuse of authority’ not ‘consent’ – Gabriela

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 6 June) – The camp of President Rodrigo Duterte should not invoke “consent” in defending the action of the country’s leader who has been criticized for kissing on the lips a Filipina worker onstage in exchange for a book, during a meeting with the Filipino community in Seoul, South Korea on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Duterte’s “sexism, misogyny” “has become a norm” – Gabriela

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 June) – The “sexism and misogyny” of President Rodrigo Duterte “has become a norm,” a women’s rights advocate said on Monday. Gabriela Southern Mindanao chair Jean Lindo, reacting to Duterte’s kissing of an overseas Filipina worker in South Korea on the lips on Sunday, called the act “disgusting.” Duterte met with […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Gabriela activist’s arrest shows intensifying crackdown on people’s movement in Mindanao

Barug Katungod Mindanao condemns the Duterte government’s criminalization of small entrepreneur and woman activist Nerita de Castro and using her as cover up for the military’s losses in the battlefield especially its failure to thwart alleged NPA revolutionary taxation. To impute charges of extortion and murder against de Castro is a vile scheme to associate […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Duterte’s “sexism, misogyny” “has become a norm” – Gabriela

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 4 June) – The “sexism and misogyny” of President Rodrigo Duterte “has become a norm,” a women’s rights advocate said on Monday. Gabriela Southern Mindanao chair Jean Lindo, reacting to Duterte’s kissing of an overseas Filipina worker in South Korea on the lips on Sunday, called the act “disgusting.” Duterte met with […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Gabriela solon shocked over Duterte, OFW lip-lock

To say that Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas was shocked over President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest misadventure with a woman is an understatement. Gabriela solon shocked over Duterte, OFW lip-lock To say that Gabriela Partylist Rep. Arlene Brosas was shocked over President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest misadventure with a woman is an understatement. Source link: Gabriela solon shocked over Duterte, OFW lip-lock.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Gabriela: Duterte’s kissing of Filipina in South Korea a ‘disgusting theatrics of a misogynist’

A women’s group on Monday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte for kissing an overseas Filipino worker on the lips, calling it a “disgusting theatrics” of what it called a misogynistic chief executive......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

House asks Duterte to certify proposed BBL as urgent

The leadership of the House of Representatives has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law to speed up the passage of the measure which seeks to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

House asks Duterte to certify Bangsamoro bill as urgent

THE House of Representatives has asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic law (BBL) or House Bill 6475 as urgent. The House made the appeal in a letter to the President dated May 23—a document shared by House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas of Ilocos Norte to journalists on Thursday morning. “May we [...] The post House asks Duterte to certify Bangsamoro bill as urgent appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Senate on BBL, Malacanang on Marawi rehab, Carpio and Del Rosario on Chinese bombers | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: The Senate asks President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law as urgent.  Former Special Action Force chief Benjamin Lusad tries to save himself from the P59.8-million SAF allowances mess by passing the blame to his staff.  Malacañang says it is satisfied with the rehabilitation of Marawi city so ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Senate asks Duterte to certify proposed BBL as urgent to meet June 2 deadline

MANILA, Philippines – With only 5 session days left, Senate leaders asked President Rodrigo Duterte to certify the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as urgent. (READ:  BBL needs a push from Duterte to become law before SONA ) In a letter dated May 21, Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said the chamber seeks to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Senate asks Duterte to certify as urgent its proposed Bangsamoro bill

The Senate on Tuesday, May 22, asked President Rodrigo R. Duterte to certify the Senate bill on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as an urgent measure. The request was coursed through a letter dated May 21, which was signed by Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III and Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri. […] The post Senate asks Duterte to certify as urgent its proposed Bangsamoro bill appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Senate asks Duterte anew to certify BBL as urgent

        The Senate on Monday asked President Rodrigo Duterte anew to certify as urgent the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).   In a letter sent to the President, newly elected Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri said the Senate aims to pass on third reading Senate Bill 1717, or "An Act Providing for the Basic Law for the Bangsamoro and Abolishing the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao" before it goes to sine die adjournment on June 2.   "We are hoping for your usual support as we work for the prompt passage of this law," Sotto and Zubiri said in the letter.   The measure is sti...Keep on reading: Senate asks Duterte anew to certify BBL as urgent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2018

Despite statue’s removal, battle for comfort women pushes forward

A month after the Department of Public Works and Highways removed the comfort woman statue along Roxas Boulevard, a battle to address the history behind the banished effigy has started to gather steam. Mounting outcry Since the monument’s removal, several women’s rights proponents have decried the government’s agency’s decision. Gabriela Party-List recently announced that it […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Gabriela solons seek probe into removal of comfort woman statue

Lawmakers from Gabriela Women’s Party on Thursday want the House of Representatives to look into the removal of the statue of a comfort woman along Roxas Boulevard in Manila Bay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2018

Robredo asks govt to file diplomatic protest vs China on missile systems in Spratlys

VICE President Maria Leonor Robredo called on the Duterte administration to file a diplomatic protest against China for violating the country’s sovereign rights by installing two missile systems in the disputed Spratly islands in the West Philippine Sea. Robredo was referring to China’s anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems, which could reach as far [...] The post Robredo asks govt to file diplomatic protest vs China on missile systems in Spratlys appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018