As March symbolizes National Women’s Month, the government has promised that it would continue to protect Filipinas’ dignity and rights.
In a Palace briefing on March 1, Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Duterte administration recognizes the Filipino women’s role at home as well as in nation building.
“We celebrate the accomplishments of Filipino women and honor their contributions in the home, in the workplace, in the community and in nation-building,” he said.
“As Women’s Month commences, the government underscores the commitment to protect the Filipino woman’s dignity, upholding women’s rights and giving the women the recognition they properly deserve not only as ‘ilaw ng tahanan’ but ‘haligi’ as well,” he added.
Roque even noted that the government is eager to pass the bill increasing budget for health services including maternal health.
The spokesman said the House Bill No. 4757 seeks to allot the 12 percent of annual internal revenue to provide further financial assistance to the government’s health programs.
“Our goal is to create the Philippines that puts forward the Philippine women as an equal partner in nation-building. Inclusive development can only be realized with equality and genuine collaboration between men and women,” he said.