OUR REPRESENTATIVE TO THE 15TH CONGRESS OF THE PHILIPPINES
A passionate lawyer and a determined advocate, Em Aglipay exemplifies the best of the Filipino youth: idealistic, driven, and committed.
No stranger to excellence, Em graduated magna cum laude in 2002 with a degree in A.B. Economics from De La Salle University.
In the same year, she received the Most Outstanding Student Leader Award, the Brother Gabriel Connon Award for the Most Outstanding Graduating Student, and most notably, was recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines by the Commission on Higher Education and the RFM Foundation.
Em subsequently graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines, where she was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather Honors Society and ultimately placed among the top 20 students of the Class of 2006.
Acknowledging, too, her distinguished work as a legal intern, Dean Salvador Carlota (of the College of Law) and Professor Theodore Te (of the UP Office of Legal Aid) granted her the Outstanding Intern Award.
DIWA Party-list envisions every Filipino worker to live with dignity in a democratic and just society
DIWA, or the Democratic Independent Workers’ Association, Party-list began in 2005 as a volunteer organization that sought to address the legal concerns of laborers-from abuses in the workplace, to measures that could be taken in ensuring employees’ benefits-all these pressing matters found resolve in the organization.
Its early beginnings and basic principles heralded DIWA Party-list to what it is now: an organization of independent workers and professionals that stands firm for the cause of itinerant workers, professionals, security guards, farmers and retired laborers whose causes have not been protected by organized labor groups and unions, and whose concerns and problems have not been effectively and directly espoused and defended.
DIWA Party-list won a seat in Congress in the National and Local Elections of 2010. The First Nominee, Atty. Emmeline Y. Aglipay, now sits as representative of the Party-list in the 15th Congress of the Philippines.