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Binay hopes more women will win in senate

Mar 9, 2019 @ 3:35

DAGUPAN CITY — Senator Nancy Binay believes the country is making great improvements in terms of electing women in higher positions of the government.

In a media forum here on Friday, Binay said the 16th and 17th Congress have the most number of women senators and she washopeful that it would be the same in the next congress.

“Most of the candidates ranking in the surveys are also women, so we are making progress in terms of representation of women,” she said during a media forum here on Friday.

Binay also praised the expanded maternity leave for women recently signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“There are a lot of laws addressing women’s concerns, including the extended maternity leave benefit for women,” she said.

The senator said she would push for the inclusion of cyber (electronic) violence in the anti-violence against women and their children (VAWC) law to further protect the rights of women and children even in the worldwide web.

“When the VAWC law was made, electronic (cyber) violence was not yet considered. It (VAWC) should have the aspect of social media and the use of social media,” she said. (PNA)

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