Mindanawon women in power: from 11.5% to 28.8% in 25 years, Philippines

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Mindanawon women in power: from 11.5% to 28.8% in 25 years, Philippines

The number of  women occupying top posts in Mindanao has increased from only 10 women governors, city mayors and representatives in the post-EDSA elections of 1987 and 1988 to 34 elected for the 2013-2016 term that begins noon of June 30.

In terms of percentage in the last 25 years, more women are now occupying top posts in Mindanao, from 11.5% in the 1987-1988 polls to 28.8% in the May 2013 elections, according to data on post-EDSA elected officials researched and compiled  by MindaNews.

Most of the women, however, entered politics as wives, widows, daughters or sisters of men occupying top posts or ending their allowable three consecutive three-year terms.

We invite our users to read the complete article published June 9 2013

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