8 March 2012
Prevailing social conditions leads women toiling masses to the path of militant struggle – Anakpawis
Anakpawis Partylist expressed its salutation to all women toiling masses from the ranks of workers, peasants, fisher folks, migrants, professionals, urban and rural poor and other sectors during today’s commemoration of International Women’s Day.
“Out of the more than 94 million Filipino population, majority or 46 million are women, mostly working women – mga kababaihang nagtatrabaho sa mga bukid, pabrika, opisina, mga OFWs, mga mala-manggagwa at iba pang kababaihang anakpawis.”
“The prevailing social situation and conditions inevitably leads women toiling masses to the path of militant and progressive struggle for genuine social change and progress,” said Anakpawis Partylist Rep. Rafael Mariano.
“We are in unity with all Filipino working women in their struggle for economic, social and political emancipation. We are strongly supporting the struggle of millions of Filipino peasants for genuine land reform and against feudal exploitation in the countryside. We advocate the women workers’ demand for livelihood, job security, fair wages and benefits and humane working conditions. We oppose the violent demolitions affecting poor women and children. We demand justice for women who are victims of state-sponsored violence and human rights violations, sex-related violence and discrimination,” the solon said.
“The working women are among the most exploited in the farmlands, economic zones and work places. Filipino women have all the just reasons to join the broad people’s struggle for genuine social change and to fight oppression and repression perpetuated by the social system favoring foreign powers and the ruling elite. It is unfortunate that the administration of Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III chose to perpetuate this oppressive social system that subjects majority of Filipino women and men alike to exploitation,” said Mariano.
This afternoon, Anakpawis sectors and member organizations joined the Gabriela-led March 8 Women’s Day March Rally in Plaza Miranda and Mendiola.