Global movement to end violence
against women, kids set Dec. 12
Gabriela-Negros and the Anti-Trafficking Legal Advocates Society in Bacolod City will join the 142 countries around the world for the One Billion Rising, a campaign against violence on women and children on December 12.
At the press conference at Timeout Restaurant in Bacolod City yesterday, Clarizza Dagatan, Gabriela-Negros chairman, said the one billion women dancing is a revolution and it is an international initiative of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and children in the world.
Singer and actress Monique Wilson will be the guest at the launching on Dec. 12 where ATLAS and Gabriela will organize the “Run against Child Traffickers” that will start at 5:30 a.m. at the Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon, Ma. Rina Amacio, Gabriela Women’s Party, vice president for Visayas, said.
The campaign includes the state violence experienced by human rights defenders, with many of their leaders and human rights advocates having fabricated cases filed against them after helping the victims, and are even tagged as communists, Amacio also said.
Meanwhile, ATLAS executive director Jocelle Sigue said ATLAS is providing free legal consultation to rescued victims of human rights trafficking and have trained 50 lawyers and 300 paralegals in handling HRT cases.*LTG
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in EB Magalona
The free medical and dental clinic initiated by the Leisure and Resorts World Corp. benefited 1,219 residents of EB Magalona, Negros Occidental, a press release from the company said.
The mission in the third district of Negros Occidental served about 5,000 residents of Victorias, Silay, Talisay and Murcia earlier this year through its “Bulig sa mga Ilonggo (Help for the Ilonggos) project”, medical consultation, dental extraction, and free medicine and vitamins, the press release also said.
The team was composed of doctors Girlie Pinongan, Anabelle Ortiz, Cornelia Zarceno, Judith Chua, Felix Valenzuela, Myra Hurboda, Enrique Serna, Domingo Vega, Rudy and Serotina Gonzales, Erlinda de los Reyes, Ma. Elaine Parrenas, Edmundo Janeo, Bernadeth Lozanes, and Lydia Mogul, and dentists Margarita Aparra, Josie Ferraris, Andrei Clark and Marvi Depasucat, Rey Martin Locson, and Benneth Llamado.
They were supported by nurses and personnel from the Department of Health, the EB Magalona Health Office, Betty Bantug Benitez Foundation, the Office of Rep. Alfredo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd District), barangay officials and health workers, Sampaguita Lions Club, Kanlaon Medical Society and the Philippine College of Occupational Medicine, the press release added.*
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