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Panel approves Bill creating ‘National Filipino Women’s Museum’

Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: House of Representatives

The House Committee on Women and Gender Equality chaired by Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy (Party-list, Bagong Henerasyon) approved House Bill 372, authored by Gabriela Party-list Reps. Arlene Brosas and Emmi De Jesus, which seeks to create the National Filipino Women's Museum.

De Jesus and Brosas explained that Filipino women have played leading and supportive roles in the Filipinos’ historic struggles for liberation, justice, peace and prosperity.

They cited the names of Gabriela Silang, Tandang Sora, Teresa Magbanua and Trinidad Tecson—Filipino women who fought against colonialism and foreign invasion.

“There, too, were women who started organizing at the turn of the century: the Logia de Adopcion, a masonic lodge of Filipino women in 1983; the Associacion de Damas de la Cruz Roja (Women’s Red Cross Association) and the Association of Ilonga Feminista led by Pura Villanueva Kalaw, which started the nationwide campaign for women’s suffrage in 1912,” Brosas explained.

De Jesus, for her part, said that no institution is dedicated to the heritage, heroism and martyrdom of Filipino women.

“Women’s historic contributions to the people’s struggles for freedom, women’s rights and gender equality, and nation building should not go unvalued and unnoted, leaving a gap in our country’s historical record,” De Jesus remarked.

She said that knowledge of Filipino women’s heroism and heritage is crucial in developing people’s appreciation and respect for women and girls that should eventually help eliminate discrimination, oppression and violence against females of all ages.

The bill calls for the creation of the National Filipino Women’s Museum or Women’s Museum to carry out the policy of the State to recognize women’s contributions to the Filipinos’ development as a nation and people and to celebrate women whose various individual and collective actions have caused to dramatically and significantly advance Filipino women’s fight against inequality, discrimination and deprivation.

The establishment of the National Filipino Women’s Museum aims to honor women’s role and heroism in the Filipinos’ liberation from foreign invasion and occupation by the Spanish, American and Japanese; honor individual women whose specific achievements have enriched and impacted on any and all aspects of Filipino life; and commemorate modern-day women heroines and martyrs who struggled against injustice, oppression and exploitation during Martial Law.

The organization, operation and administration of the National Filipino Women’s Museum shall follow the general and standard structures, management and operations established, mandated and practiced by the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and other appropriate agencies.

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