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“A triumph of principles over money-politics”

May 21, 2007

BABAE KA hails Panlilio’s victory in Pampanga  

     Women’s partylist group Babae para sa Kaunlaran (BABAE KA) has hailed the election victory of Catholic priest Ed Panlilio in the province of Pampanga calling it as “a triumph of principles over money-politics”.

      Ruth Vasquez, president of BABAE KA, also described Panlilio’s win as “a peaceful revolution of the Cabalens against decades of gambling and graft and corruption.” 

     BABAE KA also called on the Filipino people to emulate the “Pampanga experience” by electing somebody “comparable to Father Ed Panlilio” to the presidency in 2010. 

     “It is time for real change in the country’s political landscape, and the Pampanga experience is something that is a very good example that must serve as a starting point,” Vasquez said.

      “The Filipinos must now be very discerning relative to the presidential candidates in 2010. That should become a battle of programs of government and not of media advertisements,” Vasquez added. 

     BABAE KA said that a law must be passed by Congress putting a limit to campaign expenses to enable candidates and parties with genuine pro-people platforms to be at par with candidates with money and resources.#

Equal Employment Opportunity, BABAE KA’s pet bill

May 8, 2007

     If you are a woman or a man and looking for a job, you will always see in the advertisements, “female, 20 to 35 years old” or “male, 25 to 40 years old” as one of the qualifications. Not anymore, that is if the proposal of women’s party-list Babae para sa Kaunlaran (Babae Ka) will be enacted by the 14th Congress of the Philippines.

     This proposed law will make it unlawful for any employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s age, gender and religion.

     To be patterned after the Age Discrimination in Employment of 1967″ that was enacted by the United States Congress, even the printing of any employment advertisement that will tend to be discriminatory to age, sex and religion shall be unlawful in this proposal.