PODCAST: Filipino women worst off under Aquino

At a huge rally at the center of this capital city, the country’s biggest women’s organization Gabriela narrates how Filipino women suffered the most under the Benigno Aquino government. It’s secretary general Joms Salvador says that one woman is victimized by violence in the Philippines every 40 minutes. Peasant woman Celia Veloso laments the sad fate that befell her daughter who is a victim of human trafficking while woman worker Myrna Pisao cries for justice for 73 co-workers who died in a factory fire last year.

Listen as Filipino women commemorate International Working Women’s Day 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

Poe announces victory vs DQ petitions at women’s rally

Senator Grace Poe announced her victory at the Supreme Court over several disqualification petitions against her candidacy for the presidency at a huge rally at Liwasang Bonifacio last March 8.

Before thousands of women and supporters gathered for the celebration of International Working Women’s Day (IWWD), Poe said that being allowed to stand for the highest office of the land is a victory for women like her.

Gabriela led the IWWD commemoration with a rally at the venue before marching to Mendiola to denounce the Benigno Aquino presidency’s “crimes” against women and children.

LARAWAN: International Women’s Day 2016