Palace lauds PH top rank in Women in Business 2018 report

MANILA Malacanang on Thursday said the Duterte administration will continue to improve the lives of Filipino women as it welcomed a report which ranked the Philippines as having the most number of women executives.

We are pleased to announced today, March 8, International Women's Day that the Philippines tops the Women in Business 2018 wherein our country was ranked as having the most number of women executives, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Palace briefing.

The Women in Business 2018 report was released by Grant Thornton International Ltd. based on a survey conducted to 4,500 senior executives across 35 countries.

It attributed our country's top ranking to non-discriminatory policies for recruitment, paid parental leave and flexible hours as among the practices, Roque said.

The Grant Thornton International report revealed that 46.58 percent of Filipino women in the workplace hold senior management roles.

Grant Thornton, one of the world's largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting firms, added that the percentage was way above the global averaged of 24.14 percent.

The Duterte administration continues to improve the lives of Filipino women in all spheres: economic, social and political, Roque said.

Women and men are equal partners in the pursuit of the country's development as well as vow to fully implement the Magna Carta of Women this International Women's Day, he added.

Meanwhile, Roque also announced that the Duterte Spouses Association, Inc. has recently visited Albay to conduct assistance to communities displaced by the eruption of Mayon Volcano.

He said the group has distributed relief assistance in partnership with Foreign Chambers of Commerce, RAM and local associations.

The Duterte Spouses Association, he added, has also participated in a relief effort for 4,000 women displaced by the fighting in Marawi.

Source: Philippine News Agency