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Senate ratifies Magna Carta of Women

Posted in Women by Erineus on February 3, 2009

MANILA, Philippines—Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure that seeks to protect the rights of Filipino women.

Eighteen senators voted to pass Senate Bill 2396, also known as the Magna Carta of Women.

Senator Maria Ana Consuelo Madrigal, head of the committee on youth, women and family relations, said the bill’s passage is in compliance with the county’s international obligation “to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and to provide a comprehensive definition of discrimination against women in our national law.”

“This is a milestone legislation in defending the human rights of the poor women, who have no access to proper healthcare, of those who are marginalized and victims of discrimination and abuse,” Madrigal said in a statement.

She expressed hope that the measure would be signed into law in time for the celebration of Women’s Day on March 8.

“This is a very precious bill because it guarantees the basic rights if women and provides them with necessary protection against discrimination and abuse,” the senator further said.

By Maila Ager
First Posted 23:14:00 02/02/2009

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  1. badwhysir said, on March 12, 2009 at 2:35 am

    hi ^_^

  2. badwhysir said, on March 12, 2009 at 2:41 am

    can you help me about the labor laws

  3. erineus said, on March 12, 2009 at 3:28 am

    I am not a lawyer but we are family of lawyers. Try this site: http://www.chanrobles.com/

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