Monday, April 30, 2012

Women workers seek Kris Aquino’s support to the RH bill

30 April 2012

Around a hundred women workers from Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) together with Public Services Labor Independent Confederation (PSLINK), United Cavite Workers Association (UCWA), Women’s Day Off and the Reproductive Health Advocacy Network (RHAN) gathered together at the Gabriela Silang Monument (Ayala Triangle) in Makati City early this morning. 

The women proceeded to Kris Aquino’s residence at One Roxas Triangle to seek her support for the immediate passage of the RH bill.  They brought with them posters with Kris’ image and slogan saying “Women labor for RH; Kris, endorse the RH bill” and carrying cans of milk labeled “RH milk” depicting Kris Aquino’s endorsement of a milk products for children. 

“As the country’s top celebrity endorser with countless fans among women workers, we sincerely hope that Kris will also endorse the RH bill,” said PM Secretary General Judy Ann Miranda.  “Kris owes her success partly from women of the working class who supports her, the fans who do not only watch her shows on television and movies in cinemas but also patronize the products she endorses.”

“We hope you understand the predicament of poor and working women when it comes to maternal health problems and family planning.  Affluent women may have the same difficulties but it is totally a different story where poor women are concerned,” Miranda further explained.

The passage of the RH bill is one of the Labor Day demands of Partido ng Manggagawa, PSLINK, UCWA and Women’s Day Off in tomorrow’s celebration of the International Labor Day worldwide.

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