Filipino women reacted scornfully to President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement country’s top leadership role was “not for women” because they were emotionally different than men, deriding the 75-year-old for ignoring contributions of women leaders and furthering already-prevalent sexism in country. : worldnews
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Duterte said on a television program Thursday that his own daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara "Inday" Duterte-Carpio, should run for the presidency.
On Duterte's basis, his recent comments on women – including his daughter – running for president "Seems like fatherly advice, they would even look at him and say he was a good father."
Senator Leila de Lima, who won international awards for her campaign against extrajudicial murders in the Philippines but was jailed by Duterte in February 2017 on alleged drug charges, said in a statement released from her prison cell: "Did this Duterte get enough sleep or get it he was bitten by mosquitoes in his mosquito net? Because he attacks women every time he is deprived of sleep. "
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Members of the public who had come together as relatives and friends in the province of Tarlac, north of Manila, paid their last respects to Sonya Gregorio, 52, and her 25-year-old son Frank Gregorio, who were shot in the head after an argument over noise .
Police officer Jonel Nuezca was seen in the video where he argued violently with the Gregorios over the use of a homemade noise protection device, usually used to celebrate the New Year, before he shot the mother and son.
The victims' family has forgiven Nuezca but is still demanding justice, said Avelina San Jose, a relative of the Gregorios.
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IMPORTANT POINTS Filipino Nurses make up 4% of Registered Nurses in the United States. In California, Filipino American nurses are responsible for 35% of COVID-19 deaths in California's Asian population.
The U.S. coronavirus pandemic is taking a devastating toll on Filipino American nurses who make up nearly a third of all nurses in the country who have died from COVID-19. This is what a study found.
Researchers at the country's largest nurses union found that 31.5% of the 213 registered nurses who died from COVID-19 complications were Filipinos – who make up just 4% of registered nurses in the US. The report also found that 54% of the RNs of color who died in the US were Filipino, National Nurses United reported.