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Asian Forum Newsletter - Issue September - October 2003
Presentations were given by Ms. Imelda Henkin, Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA and Representative Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, the Philippines.
Women's Movement Making Progress in the Philippines- Representative Bellaflor Angara-Castillo,
'Poverty, Gender and Reproductive Health in the Philippines: A Legislative Perspective' was the title of Rep.
said that the women's movement is alive and continually growing in every sector of the Philippines, even in religious and faith-based groups.
then listed various articles under the Philippine Constitution and explained that the crucial pieces of legislation are aimed not only at addressing women's issues, but also correcting flawed gender stereotypes in the country.
Narrowing the Gender Gap Essential
pointed out it had been proven that countries narrowing the gender gap and improving the status of women develop faster.
Quoting former British
Prime Minister Lady Margaret Thatcher, Rep.
said "'You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it' and we shall continue to push for women empowerment in Asia.
The closing remarks were delivered by Hon. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, Co-Chair of PLCPD.
, the Philippines, and Dr. Tariq Aziz MP Pakistan.
The other PLCPD co-Chair, ...
The other PLCPD co-Chair, Congressman Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, ran for Governor of her home province of Aurora and won convincingly against her rival.
The other prominent legislative advocates of population, reproductive health and family planning policies who
Bellaflor Angara-Castillo (Philippines)
Governor of Aurora Province
Provincial Government of Aurora
Governor Bellaflor J. Angara-Castillo, born in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Bachelor of Laws, Cum Laude , University of the Philippines; Scholarship Grantee for LL.
M. Program, Yale Law School
, New Haven Connecticut; First Woman Majority Leader in the History of the Philippine Congress;
U.P. APO International Service Foundation | Alpha Phi Omega at the University of the Philippines (Eta Chapter)
BATANGBALER » People
Bellaflor Angara-Castillo has been named the Most Outstanding Local Chief Executive for her pioneering programs on social welfare services.
The award was bestowed on Angara-Castillo by the Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City highlighting the 12th National Social Welfare and Development Forum on Wednesday.
Aida Rutaquio, provincial social welfare and development officer received the plaque of recognition in behalf of Angara-Castillo from ALSWDOPI president Ernesto Montecillo.
GOVERNOR BELLAFLOR J. ANGARA-CASTILLO