(Presented during a panel discussion on April 2 with professionals and academics, expanding on the social and human dimensions of global health. ‘The Pandemic as Portal: Exploring the Need for People-Centered Health care” was the theme of the discussion initiated by Amherst College Bioethics Society and Liyang Network Western Massachusetts Chapter, Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, Public Health Collaborative and Project Salud).
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 April) — It is with honor that I accept this invitation to share experiences with you friends and colleagues in social justice movement. Allow me to express my gratitude for your interest in listening to the plight of indigenous women in the Philippines and for giving me freedom to develop my discourse according to my grassroots feminist slant. My talk has four key messages.
- Indigenous women enjoyed a special role during the precolonial period.