Filipina Panel on Kalikasan Kaunlaran TV Show on Pinay Power for Sustainability
“Pinay Power for Sustainability” on “Kalikasan, Kaunlaran!” TV show
Dr. Cora Claudio, President, EARTH Institute Asia, converses with three of the Most Influential Filipina Women in the United States, multi-awarded Pinays who wield their Pinay Power for Sustainability:
• Dr. Arlene Marie “Bambi” Antonio-Lorica, pediatrician, lyric soprano, FWN Board Member, FWN 100 (2007)
• Atty. Loida Nicolas-Lewis, Chair & CEO, TLC Beatrice, LLC; Founder/President, Lewis College, Sorsogon; former Chair, National Federation of Fil-American Associations
• Marily Mondejar, President, Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), Executive Board Member, Leadership California; President, Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women
Feb. 17, 2010, 6:30-7:30 PM (Manila, Philippines time)
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About Kalikasan, Kaunlaran’s feature on “Pinay Power for Sustainability”
Sustainability has three pillars—environmental protection, social equity and progress, and economic development. The Earth Institute’s “Aim for the Triple Bottom-line” with the three Ps—People, Planet, and Profit—have added two more critical pillars—Person and Peace.
Now we are adding Pinay Power—with a double “P”! Filipino women have played a major role in nation-building, especially in environmental protection, in the Philippines. Many say that “women in Philippine society have always enjoyed a greater share of legal equality” compared with their counterparts in other Southeast Asian countries. But what about Filipino women in other countries where more than two million Filipino women work?
The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women, in its 2008 statistics, indicated that Filipino women or Pinays abroad are “generally accorded with low regard or are discriminated because 54.7 percent of the total female Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are laborers and unskilled workers. Remittances from female OFWs worldwide are relatively lower than their male counterpart.”
It is, thus, noteworthy when some Filipino women not only excel professionally in foreign countries but also contribute significantly to the upliftment of other Filipino women and the sustainability of their host countries, while continuing to help the Philippines develop more sustainably as well.
About Earth Institute
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