By Joey Natividad
CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, 22Dec2015 (BicolToday.com) – Gabriela Women’s Party takes a stand of encouraging newly-crowned 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach (Miss Philippines) to become a powerful voice in seeking justice for the oppressed and victims of abuse.
In short, the women’s group wants Ms. Wurtzbach to be “politicized” for raising the issue of HIV-AIDS as “one problem that needs to be addressed globally.”
“However, we view that her position in favor of US military presence in the country contradicts her concern for humanity. We hope she will have a change of mind and heart on this issue by learning the history of our nation under US colonial rule,” Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) said, informing online news, BicolToday.com.
GWP is the Philippines” largest, well-organized women’s sectoral group which has representation in the House of Representatives under the partylist system.
However, GWP regards the Miss Universe positively, encourages Ms. Wurtzbach to look into the case of the brutal killing of transgender Jennifer Laude and other criminal abuses of US military in the Philippines and other countries and be a powerful voice to seek justice for the victims. [BicolToday.com]