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Friday, November 27, 2015

2015 National Consciousness Day to End Violence Against Women

25 November 2015
(Republic Act 10398)

“End Violence Against Women Now! It’s Our Duty! Gains and Ways Forward”

The 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) report says that one out of five women aged 15-49 suffered from physical violence in the Philippines. Six percent of them experienced sexual violence.  Four percent reported violence even during pregnancy.  Yet, only 30% sought assistance to stop the violence.

The police, health professionals, social workers, and prosecutors, however, continue to handle an increasing number of cases of violence against women showing that more women are getting the courage to break their silence. About 80% of all barangays have Violence Against Women (VAW) desks; around 2,493 police stations have women and children protections desks (WCPDs) nationwide; 73 hospitals have women and children protection units (WCPUs); and abused women and children can find refuge at 25 shelters run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and 13 by local government units (LGUs).

As we commemorate the National Consciousness Day to End Violence Against Women today, we recognize the duty-bearers and advocates, who have conscientiously paved the way to develop, strengthen and implement policies and programs in curbing cases of gender-based violence in the country.

Now is a time for us to pause and appreciate what we have accomplished thus far, particularly our efforts in eradicating the underlying structures of patriarchy and gender inequalities that block the realization of women’s human rights.

While this observance allows us to celebrate the gains of our hard work, a lot remains to be done in enlightening more women to know their rights, seek help and report abuses.   More men need to be organized to oppose violence and respect women and girls.  Mutli-sectoral response systems need to be strengthened at the local levels.

Let us re-ignite our passion by remembering our vision – a Filipino community where women and girls are free from violence and discrimination. Let us renew our commitment to do our share in reaching that vision.

Now is the time for us to unite – government, civil society organizations, academe, media and the private sector working together towards reaching the common vision of a VAW-free society. Ending violence is everyone’s duty! Let us raise our our strong hands to end the cycle of violence and put  violence against women and girls to a full stop!

2015 18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women
25 November to 12 December
(Proclamation No. 1172 s. 2006)

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Blackberry Priv in the Philippines

Blackberry Priv is coming to the Philippines this December. The most secure phone in the market. An andriod phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard. Plus a secure messsaging service exclusive to Blackberry. This can be a great wishlist for Blackberry fan.

BlackBerry PRIV specs:

5.43-inch dual curve Quad HD display
2560x1440 resolution (540ppi)
Plastic AMOLED
Corning Gorilla Glass 4

18MP Schneider-Kreuznach-certified rear camera
ƒ/2.2, optical image stabilization, dual-LED dual-color flash, BSI sensor
4K 30fps and 1080p 60fps video
2MP ƒ/2.8 front-facing camera

3410mAh fixed battery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core 64-bit processor
2x1.8GHz Cortex-A57 cores + 4x1.44Ghz Cortex-A53 cores
600MHz Adreno 418 GPU
32GB internal storage
microSD storage expansion slot

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
DTEK by BlackBerry security suite
BlackBerry Hub, BlackBerry Calendar

Physical 35-key 4-row sliding keyboard
Contextual auto-correct, word prediction, and learning engine
Touch-sensitive gesture control

Learn more about Blackberry Priv click here 

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