Do you uphold gender equality? Do you favor expanding opportunities for women, gays and lesbians in the exercise of their political, economic, cultural and other rights?


  • There were 507,000 more female (2.4  million) than male “unpaid family workers” in 2009 (NSO)
  • In 2008, female wage and salary workers  in the private sector worked three-and-a-half hours longer than males per week but were on average paid P5 less per day (NSO)
  • Only three out of ten (32.2%) Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (CLOAs) are held by women (DAR)
  • One in five women aged 15-49 years old have experienced physical violence since age 15; three in twenty married women have experienced physical violence perpetrated by their husbands (NSO)
  • Women occupy only a little over two out of ten of elective positions (23.2%). (COMELEC)


Benigno “Noynoy” Cojuangco Aquino Jr.

Liberal Party

  • No clear stand on specific gender issues although declares intent to promote equal gender opportunity in all spheres of public policies and programs.


John Carlos “JC” Gordon Delos Reyes

Ang Kapatiran Party

  • Disagrees that Filipinas should be liberal “to the effect that they shout women’s rights” and says that “allowing a situation where women demand their rights and the state gives it [results in] a social imbalance [and] a legal imbalance [that erodes] the dignity of woman” where “the effect [is] that she [would] needlessly compete with the Filipino man.”


Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada

Partido ng Masang Pilipino

  • Penchant for undisguised womanizing is an indication of how he views gender equality.


Richard Juico “Dick” Gordon

Bagumbayan-Volunteers for a New Philippines (B.BAYAN-VNP)

  • Says that all forms of gender inequality should be opposed and ended, although no clear stand in practice.


Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal-Valade


  • Says that all forms of gender inequality should be opposed and ended, including unequal pay for equal work, discriminatory access to work, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, rape, and sexist culture and biases.


Nicanor Jesus “Nicky” Pineda Perlas III


  • Other than opposition to human trafficking, has no clear stand.


Gilberto Eduardo Gerardo ”Gibo” Cojuangco Teodoro, Jr

Lakas ng Tao-Kabalikat ng Malayang Pilipino (LAKAS-KAMPI)

  • No clear stand on gender issues.


Eduardo “Eddie” Cruz Villanueva

Bangon Pilipinas (BP)

  • Vows to strengthen existing gender and development mainstreaming programs to bridge policy gaps that weaken pro-women and pro-children laws


Manuel “Manny” Bamba Villar Jr.

Nacionalista Party

  • Has no clear stand on gender equality but was quoted as saying that gender rights are important “but divisive matters (like gay rights and marriage) are not a priority.”
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