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'''Liza Largoza Maza''' is a [[Filipino]] politician, an activist, and development worker, is the President of the [[GABRIELA]] Women’s Party and represented the party at the 13th and 14th Congress of the House of Representatives.
 
'''Liza Largoza Maza''' is a [[Filipino]] politician, an activist, and development worker, is the President of the [[GABRIELA]] Women’s Party and represented the party at the 13th and 14th Congress of the House of Representatives.
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Revision as of 05:24, 30 April 2010

Liza Largoza Maza
Liza maza1.jpg
Representative of Gabriela Women’s Party
Political Party: Gabriela Women’s Party
Born: September 8, 1957
San Pablo City, Laguna
Spouse: Jaime Maza
Website: http://lizamaza.com/
Blogwatch Spotlight

Liza Largoza Maza is a Filipino politician, an activist, and development worker, is the President of the GABRIELA Women’s Party and represented the party at the 13th and 14th Congress of the House of Representatives.

Contents

Early life

Maza was born on September 8, 1957. She grew up in San Pablo, Laguna. She studied at the University of the Philippines and majored in economics. She is a daughter of grocery store owners and one of 10 children.

Career

She has been an activist since her student days at the University of the Philippines, Diliman where her first struggle was with a dorm matron and curfew regulations. She worked as a researcher and taught for St. Scholastica College after acquiring her degree. Then, she started working with GABRIELA Philippines and was elected Secretary General and served in the position for fourteen years. She became part of the editors collective for LAYA magazine. She was a founding member of the Asia section of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and a member of the executive committee of the Women’s International Democratic Federation.

As a representative, she was the sponsor of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law; co-author of the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act. She is the author of the controversial Philippine Divorce Bill. Liza was the Vice Chairperson of the Women’s Committee and serves Civil, Political, and Human Rights; Suffrage and Electoral Reform; Foreign Affairs; Health; Justice; Ways and Means; Appropriations; and Higher and Technical Education congressional committees. She has been reflecting in law the issues of women on the Philippines and their vision for themselves and their country.

2010 candidacy

On 24 November 2009, a press statement officially announced Maza’s bid to run as an independent senatorial candidate, along with Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo. Maza and Ocampo are members of the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (Makabayan), which had discussed the possibility of having the two senatoriables as guest candidates of the Nacionalista Party (NP).

The prospect was cut abruptly when NP sealed its alliance with Kilusang Bagong Lipunan and declared the candidacy of Bongbong Marcos under the said merger. In the same press release, Makabayan declared that its two members cannot pursue guest candidacy under NP “since doing otherwise would compromise its stand on the issue of recovering the Marcos family’s ill-gotten wealth and compensating the human rights victims of the Marcos dictatorship,” two issues that the group deems very important to put a closure to.

In December 2009, Maza and Ocampo joined NP and confirmed support of the Villar-Legarda ticket after Villar and his party gave a “positive response to the people’s issues that [Makabayan] presented to all the presidential frontrunners.”

Campaign manifesto

The highlights of her platform are: equal representation and participation of women in national and local governance; progressive way of living; protection from violence, abuse, and discrimination; equal social treatment of women; protection and promotion of rights of women and children; development and empowerment of women’s potential; enactment of pro-women agendas; economic policies expedient to indigent women; and national sovereignty over policies and patrimony.

Maza discussed with members of Blogwatch.ph her aims to set the proper economic and political conditions for gender equality to thrive should she be elected to the Senate. She posits that if these situations are met, effective exercise of equality will follow. However, this equality with men does not have to translate to being equally poor, equally underpaid, and equally hungry.

  • Women’s welfare and protection

According to Maza, since most marginalized women come from the rural areas, genuine agrarian reform is needed to “unleash their potentials” and “increase their economic means.” As for women skilled workers, Maza proposes wage increase, abolishment of contractualization and of discriminatory pre-employment practices, i.e. pregnancy tests. She also aims to encourage incentives for Filipino business owners and offer development assistance for female entrepreneurs.

  • Reproductive health bill

Maza is a co-author of the Reproductive Health bill. She believes that reproductive health is an inherent and Constitutional right, and a part of the general issues on health. Once in the Senate, she vows to “resurrect” the controversial bill that has been killed with the adjournment of the 14th Congress.

  • Urban poor

The Gabriela representative sees the probability of awarding the urban poor a free housing project, contrary to the situation of the re-settlers in Vitas Housing Community near the old Smokey Mountain site in Tondo, Manila. Maza said that the government’s debt for the establishment of the said housing project has long been paid yet its residents continue to pay for their occupancy and cope with incomplete and dilapidated facilities.

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