The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) Women’s Committee is officially rejecting President Aquino and his Elite Rule. The women leaders of FDC coming from the ranks of more than 250 member organizations of peoples movement, multi-sectoral groups, labor federations, fisherfolk and peasant groups, urban and rural poor, lead women’s group join the collective call for new politics, new economy and system change. The women of FDC, prominent in the fight against neoliberal policies and patriarchy and recognized lead of women’s actions for gender and economic justice, is now at the forefront and enjoins all Juanas to demand culpability of the PNoy government on its perpetuated tragedies besetting the Filipino people.

Women say no more to his reign of bungled elite rule with political and economic blunders, piling one after another. Failures characterized by his tenacity for arrogance and myopic governance, as he conjured his “Tuwid na Daan”, but failing to deliver his promise of economic and social reforms. But instead exonerating himself from the Mamasapano tragedy, consistently being stubborn in his justification of the PDAF and the Pork Barrel system, despite being rendered unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. He proceeds with embracing neo-liberal prescriptions for the economy such as deregulation, privatization, and liberalization continue to govern detached from the people he had sworn to serve.

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ANG sistematikong karahasan sa kababaihan ay nananatili at lalo pang nagiging marahas dahil sa palpak na Gobyernong Aquino. Ang kapalpakang ito ay patuloy na sumisira sa dignidad at kaga-lingan ng kababaihan.

Ang Freedom from Debt Coalition kaisa ng World March of Women-Philippines sa paggunita ngayong Pandaigdigang Araw ng Kababaihan (March 8, 2015) , ay nagluluksa sa lumalawak na karahasan sa kababaihan. Ang araw na ito, na sana’y nagsisilbing selebrasyon ng kagalingan at dignidad ng kababaihan, ngayon ay nagsisilbing paalala kay Juana na Kumilos para sa Bagong Ekonomiya, Bagong Politika, Bagong Sistema. Huwag payagan ang sunod sunod na palpak na gawain ng Gobyernong Aquino, sa ekonomiya, polisiya at pamamahala, dahil sa kanyang baluktot na sistemang NEO-LIBERALISMO. Ang patuloy nitong polisiya sa giyera (sa Mindanao) , kung saan ang mga pagsasanay ng US military ay walang patid, ang pagdagsa ng US troopsna nagta-tago sa ilalim ng huwad na polisiya ng kapayapaan at ang pagturing na ordinaryong krimen ang naganap na pagpatay kay Jennifer Laude ng akusadong sundalong Amerikano, ay dahilan ng pag-luluksa para sa mga Pilipina.

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Today we also have to say “Thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.”

- Pope Francis-Pope Francis

Ang pagbisita ni Pope Francis dito sa Pilipinas, ay nagbibigay ng inspirasyon hindi lamang sa mga Katoliko, ngunit sa lahat ng Pilipino. Datapwat, bilang ama ng simbahan, siya’y naghabilin sa ating liderato para puksain ang malawakang kahirapan at kawalan ng hustisyang panlipunan.

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