Women’s Day 2011: From Women and Kids to Nonoy

Women’s march in the Philippines today led by national democratic sisterhood GABRIELA from Manila-Quezon City Welcome Post to Mendiola’s “Peace Arch” in commemoration of the 100 years of International Women’s Day featured people’s democratic demands through face paints and effigies in bamboo sticks and colorful clothes.

Read my Face

Higantes Demands? Not really with political will.

Kids Speak

Gabriela Women’s Partylist Representative Cong. Luz Ilagan explained the need for the immediate passage of RH Bill.

Liza Masa of the International Women’s Alliance quoted Arundhati Ray:

Another world is possible
And she is on her way
And I can hear her breathing

Leader from the government employees union spoke about decent wage and fair labor practice vis-a-vis the vivacious VAT and prices of commodities.

Nanay Leoning of Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac thanked everyone who support the fight of farm workers in HLI so they may continue with their struggle for land, food, life and justice for the victims of Hacienda Luisita Massacre. She thanked the people who continuously support their cause so in time, hacienda system in the Philippines will be a thing of the century past while land is distributed to farmers and the majority of people could cherish its produce. On-the-spot painting by UGATLAHI

About Joanna Lerio

cultural journalist, multidisciplinary artist, educator, traveller, dreamer, yogini, vegetarian, advocate
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