Gabriela condemned the arrest and called for the immediate release of Agovida and Bartolome.
It should be pointed out that these organizations are being targeted for the invaluable work they do – the defense of human rights of the poor and marginalized.
“National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr.’s actions show that this government is indeed hell-bent on silencing its critics using the entire extent of its resources and through deliberately magnifying technicalities to veer the conversation away from the core issue of state-sponsored attacks by the Duterte government. ”
Cristina Palabay,secretary general of Karapatan, said, “We have not been given the chance to be heard.”
“The comfort woman statue supposedly serves as a reminder to future generations of Japan’s atrocities and abuses against Filipino women during the Second World War, and women’s historical victimization in times of wars of aggression.”
Gabriela Women’s Party Reps Arlene D. Brosas and Emmi de Jesus recommended measures to secure the shelter and livelihood of around 6,000 poor households in Vitas, Tondo, Manila.
Women showed their rage to Duterte in an effigy they called as “Mad Dog-ong.”
“The charges are pathetically not worth the paper they were written on.”
Miss ENDOnasya, Miss Demolition Republic, Miss No Land, Miss Escuela Lumpoor and Miss Saudi ArabYaya were the contestants in Gabriela’s “Miss Neolibers Reality Pageant.”
Bayan called Trump’s rise to the presidency “as a product of the US government’s failed neoliberal economic policies.”
“Women will not hesitate to unite and smash a leadership that will make us suffer the same crooked governance as the current administration.”