The Philippines joins
global celebration of the International Women’s Day Saturday (March
8) recognizing the contribution of Filipino women to national
“Ngayong taon, kinikilala natin ang kababaihang Pilipina na naging
katalista ng pagbabago at nagpapakita ng kakaibang tapang,
katatagan, kalinga at pagmamahal sa kani-kanilang pamilya at
pamayanan sa gitna ng unos at trahedya na puminsala sa ating bansa
noong nakaraang taon,” Presidential Communications Operations Office
Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said in a statement on Saturday over
dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.
“Sa pagbangon at pagbabagong-tatag ng mga lugar na sinalanta ng mga
bagyo at lindol, muli silang mangunguna upang mapanumbalik ang sigla
at liwanag sa mga komunidad at kanayunan. Patuloy ang pagtataguyod
ng pamahalaan sa isang patas na lipunan at sa pag-angat sa antas ng
Government’s programs for the welfare of Filipino women have started
to bear fruits, he said.
Coloma said that according to the World Economic Forum, the
Philippines is the fifth country spearheading and recognizing
women’s rights and their contribution to society.
In the whole of Asia, the Philippines was the highest in the Global
Gender Gap Index last year, he said, outperforming China, Japan, and
The WEF also reported that the participation of women in many areas
is noteworthy, he said. Filipino women excelled in economic
participation and opportunity, political empowerment, health and
survival, educational attainment, political participation and
In the same study, the Philippines ranked as the highest in the
health and survival and educational attainment aspects, outpointing
other neighboring countries.
The Philippines also ranked 10th in political empowerment and 16th
in economic participation and opportunity, he added.
(full story - 03.08.14)