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‘Di pa tapos ang laban! Hontiveros bats for freedom from poverty, gender inequality

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More than a century since the country reclaimed independence, the fight for freedom still continues.

In a message on the country’s 121st proclamation of independence from foreign rule, Senator Risa Hontiveros urged Filipinos to continue to fight poverty, gender inequality, and ignorance.

“Today and always, we must work hard to ensure people’s economic and political participation. Freedom means liberation from poverty & economic inequality, from gender inequality, from ignorance & deprivation,” she wrote on Facebook.

“The fight for freedom rests on all of us Filipinos. The struggle for independence from any oppressor is won by collective struggle, not by the striving of anyone alone. Bayan ko, ‘di pa tapos ang laban mo,” she said.

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