Gabriela, 5 other party-list groups file applications at Comelec

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Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) and five other incumbent groups submitted their certificates of nomination and acceptance (CONA) on the second day of CONA filing at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Gabriela, an advocate for women’s rights, vowed to wage an intensified fight against various forms of abuses against women and children.

In an interview with reporters, Gabriela first nominee Arlene Brosas said her group would continue to push for amendments of the Anti-Rape Law and Anti-Violence against Women and their Children.

GWP’s nominees for the 2019 elections represent the three island groups of the Philippines.

GWP’s nominees next to Brosas is consumer rights defender Lucy Francisco from Iloilo and Moro human rights advocate Bai Ali Indayla from Mindanao.

Aside from Gabriela,party-list groups Aasenso, COOP-NATCCO, Angkla, Angat Tayo, and ACTS-Teachers also filed their applications.

ACT-Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said his group would continue to fight for these causes — an increased wage for all Filipino teachers, added benefits, and free education for all.

At present, three new party-list groups submitted their CONA — the Alyansa General Parents Teacher Association-Indigenous People (AGPTA-IP), Construction Worker Solidarity, and the Hugpong Federal Movement of the Philippines. (PNA)