25 July 2016

In time for Pres. Duterte's first State of the Nation Address (SONA), CWR releases today its new publication "A hundred-day challenge: Women's Proposal to the Duterte Administration". To access full copy, email us at

INSIDE | Women foster participation in promoting the agenda with doable proposals for Duterte's first 100 days in the following concerns: resumption of the peace talks and release of political prisoners, economic security, support in agriculture, policy on migrants, provision of social servi...

March 2016

It is the time of the year when call for change becomes the dominant tone. The May 2016 national elections offers again a new start with a new leadership, letting everyone hope that the past flubdub and illusory promises of the preceding six years will never be repeated. Despite mainstream media's spin on his achievements, the incumbent President Benigno Simeon (BS) Aquino’s electoral pledges of a righteous path have resulted to disappointments, disasters, and danger.

As Philippine politics is traditionally dominated by the rich and the powerful, the attention th...


For Duterte’s first 100 days: A doable agenda for women

25 July 2016

We at the Center for Women’s Resources (CWR), a research and training institution since 1982, take the challenge of change by the new President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Although the basic tenets of social transformation still need to be realized, we recognize the window of opportunity in the newly installed Duterte administration to put forward the women’s agenda, which has been sidelined previously by the Aquino administration. We hope that this time, the scenario would be reversed.

We hope to hear from his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) and to see in his first 100 days, the inclusion of our agenda, some of them are the following:

1. Resumption of peace talks and release of political prisoners:

Women take interest in the resumption of...

Save Fabella Hospital!

More indigent pregnant women will be in danger giving birth after June 8, 2016. That is the fatal day when the government-run maternity hospital Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital (Fabella Hospital) in Manila will no longer service poor pregnant women. Fabella Hospital, the public maternity hospital for the poor, is included in the government’s PPP (public-private partnership) program where state hospitals are part of a“modernization and corporatization” project. Its Php743-million contract was awarded to J.D. Legaspi Construction to design and build the new Fabella hospital.

According to national statistics, 11 Filipino women die every day because of pregnancy-related complications. The privatization move will further deprive poor women of their much-needed maternal health and...