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Gabriela-NCR holds ‘State of the Women Address’ ahead of Sona

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gabriela-NCR holds ‘State of the Women Address’ ahead of Sona


Some 100 militant women yesterday staged a cooking show protest in Mendiola to symbolize the State of the Women Address as part of the week-long protest ahead of President Aquino’s third State of the Nation Address (Sona) on July 23.

“The women’s situation under Aquino is no different from the previous administrations. It even got worse,”  Gabriela-National Capital Region spokesman Ian Arevalo said.

In a prepared statement the militant women’s organization cited the ominous situation under the Aquino administration such as lack of quality and affordable healthcare system, hikes in prices of oil and basic commodities,  joblessness, continuous demolitions, implementation of K+12 program, discrimination and violence against women and children, among other things.

“Instead of addressing the needs of women and children, the Aquino administration is making a recipe for destruction by being consistent in its program to privatize social services, especially public hospitals, pursue K+12 program despite protests and permit price hikes. These are but a few of the concoctions made to aggravate the already dire life of the Filipinas,” Arevalo said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/metro-section/item/1685-gabriela-ncr-holds-%E2%80%98state-of-the-women-address%E2%80%99-ahead-of-sona

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