Thursday, February 14, 2019

Duterte veto of EML is a Valentine heartbreak for women workers

Press Statement
February 14, 2019
Partido Manggagawa Partylist
Judy Ann Miranda
Secretary General
09228677522 / 09175570777

Valentine Heartbreak for Women Workers!

Heartbreaking news on Valentines Day after an inside report that President Duterte will veto the 105-day Maternity Leave Law. This is proof of how a heartless leader value women today. It is consistent with how he negatively viewed ordinary women, including working women in contrast with how he cared much about the welfare of Imelda, Imee, Gloria and Sara.

At stake is the health & welfare of mothers to be & future babies. MalacaƱang, ECOP, SSS & DBM have connived against women's right to increased maternity benefits and infants right to quality maternal care.

Partido Manggagawa Partylist, women's groups, labor organizations & unions will continue to assert the signing of the law. Protest actions are now being planned against Duterte’s veto. ###

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