March 8, 2017
STATEMENT OF SENATOR NANCY BINAY ON THE COMMEMORATION OF NATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
For the past few months, we have felt and witnessed great developments in our country as we answer our President's call for progressive change.
And during this transition phase, women are at the forefront of this daunting challenge.
To date, we have seen the election and appointment of extraordinary women in government - strong individuals who stand by their ideals and continually fight for gender equality and women's rights.
As we celebrate the National Women's Month, the Senate voted 22-0 for the approval of Senate Bill 1305 or the Expanded Maternity Leave Law of 2017. This legislation is truly a triumph for the working Filipina as mothers are empowered to spend more time to nurture their children and care for themselves after childbirth.
We also have eight women leading the topnotchers of the Philippine Military Academy's Class Salaknib of 2017. Aside from this feat, 63 female cadets of the batch graduated, the highest number of female graduates since PMA accepted women in 1994.
As we continue to see advancements in our society, may we remain steadfast against exploitation and discrimination of women. Let us work for proactive change that will empower and uphold all women.
Ipagpatuloy natin ang pagsulong sa karapatan ng kababaihan. Mabuhay ang Filipina!
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