Trillanes vows to advance more pro-women policies

May 10, 2013 1:10 am 

MANILA, May 9 — Team PNoy reelectionist Senator Antonio “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV vowed on Thursday to introduce more policies that will further strengthen the role of women in the society and protect and advance their rights.

Trillanes has put forward a slew of pro-women measures in the Senate, but said there is still much more to be done to institutionalize policies that will care for women and promote their rights.

“Women are an integral part of this country, thus, as a policymaker, it is my duty to advance policies toward women’s empowerment in order to protect the rights and improve each Filipino woman’s life,” said Trillanes.

Trillanes is the principal author of Republic Act 10364 or the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act in the Senate.

The law seeks to address the loopholes in RA 9208 and the human trafficking in the country particularly in disaster areas where women and children are easy preys of unscrupulous groups.

Trillanes is also among the authors of the National Health Insurance Act, which is now enrolled for signature by President Aquino. This bill provides comprehensive health care services that will prioritize those in most need and provide free services to indigents.

Other pro-women bills which Trillanes has filed are SB No. 322 (Increasing Maternity Leave Benefits); SB No. 230 (Mother-Child Facility Act); SB No. 410 (National Cervical Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Fund); SB No. 222 (Gynecologic Cancer Education and Awareness Act); and, SB189 (Breast and Cervical Cancer Protection Act). (PNA)

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