MANILA, Philippines — Forty-one percent (41%) of Filipinos agree that most women in the Philippine society are on equal footing with their male counterparts based on the survey of Pulse Asia.
Meanwhile, 33 percent believes that women are at a disadvantage and 26 percent is ambivalent about the issue.
The survey was conducted through face to face interviews with 1,500 respondents nationwide.
Among the events that took place before and during the time the survey was taken were the resignation of Vice President Leni Robredo from the cabinet of President Duterte, the decision of the Supreme Court to allow the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani and the investigation of the Senate and the National Bureau of Investigation on the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
Meanwhile, in his message for the celebration of the International Women’s Day, President Duterte said women are heroes.
He also said the Philippines is fortunate to have outstanding women in various sectors.
The Philippines is also recognized in terms of gender equality in the Asia Pacific Region and in the world.
The President assures his administration shall strive to maintain this distinction as well as continue to recognize their invaluable contributions to the country.
President Duterte is also determined to deliver the promised change for women and he trusts that the women are up for the challenge of that change. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue
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