Welcome to Diego Silang Movement

A call to amend RA 9262 otherwise known as Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004, and a call for the government to come up with a better law providing EQUAL PROTECTION for all.

Domestic Violence is not a gender issue. It happens to all. Let's help stop Domestic Violence now!

We need your help too!

The new Andres

We've known Andres de Saya since were little. A husband that either so love or so afraid of his wife. Andres is now a thing of the past, now we call them with different names, and despite that fact that this is a societal issue, we manage to laugh about it. Here's to name a few;

U.P.A.K - Unyong Patago sa mga Asawang Kinatatakutan

U.T.I.N - Unyon ng mga Tatay na Inaapi ng mga Nanay

P.U.K.I - Pambansang Unyon ng mga Kalalakihang Inaapi

U.H.A.W - Union of Husbands Afraid of Wives

With catchy and naughty names these 'organizations' are actually for real and they have members that ranges between 10-30 or even more, actively lurking in the cyberspace.

UPAK being the most active of them all with about 5-20 members participating in their forum. The likes of crav007, DreadLed,feth102, mutzie, execon,rchie and sparkee will always be there to share their 2cents for any member needing assistance.

PUKI's members are global, allegedly with chapters like PUKI-Ca (California) and PUKI-Mo (Missouri). The cyber origin of this 'organization' can be traced back to a bicolano forum.

I don't have exact details of UTIN and UHAW, but they do exist in other small forums but is either not active or is just a subplot to an existing topic.

DiegoSilang the yahoogroup was established four years ago with 30-50 members. Most members however are quite inactive, others like me, continues to carry on the fight for men's rights thru other venues.

While these groups carry unusual and not so serious names, they do have members who are ready to listen and they too are quite serious with their cause. Unfortunately, most of them remain hidden in the various corridors of cyberspace afraid of ridicule or wrath of their dreaded enemy.

Now is being a battered/abused men a mere myth? A pigment of our imagination? I don't think so. While most of us refuse to outdo our medieval thinking that men are superior in nature than women, this thought, projects how we see men and women of today. Again I say that until you see that both gender is equal, you'll always be a victim yourself. Since the launch of this site 2 months ago, it already reached about 200 visitors. Visitors now aware that this site and this cause for men’s rights now exist. Thank you!


Anonymous said...
November 16, 2009 at 11:11 PM

Yeah! you should go for what you believe is right. Something has to be done quickly about the plight of abused men. I am a woman, however, I personally believe that if it's wrong to hurt a woman, then it is equally wrong to hurt a man regardless of the circumstances. More things should be done to have this issue dealt with. Politicians, law makers, ordinary people alike - should all do something about this. I guess it's all about the "machismo" issue prevalent in our society. You are right when you said that RA 9262 should address all genders. It is a reality that men are also physically abused. Most of them are just too embarrassed to admit so. This common situational response should be overcome, otherwise, physical and emotional abuse on men would continue - as domestic violence does. It is a never ending cycle.The belief that women should never be hurt or reprimanded when they hurt their partners simply because men are macho enough to take it is ridiculous. Men have feelings,too. I was in a physically abusive relationship before but I still believe in equality when it comes to rights. Go,go,go! Thanks to GMA-7 for their documentary on this. God bless. Sorry for the useless litany but I do hope you get all the support that you need. God bless you!

Anonymous said...
June 30, 2013 at 2:21 PM

i watched jessica last nigt and i was happy to ear there is a anti violence group for men too.i have friends who suffer the same plight.its good women are being protected by RA 9262 but its also good that men will have the same rigt that women have in cases of violence.psychological abused is much worst than physical abused especially in men who will just keep things to themselves thinking only women are prtected.go go this is great news...hope to get all the support u need.god speed

Anonymous said...
November 19, 2014 at 11:38 PM

Our group (with some lawyers & congressmen in attendance) discussed this issue and proposed the name DIEGO. DIEGO is Discriminated Individuals for Equal Gender Opportunity. Although none of us is actually experiencing abuse from our spouses, The bases were the following: 1) equal protection clause of the Constitution 2) Women's Desk in Police Precincts, but no Men's Desk 3) number of Leave Days granted to women. Although far from serious, I think the issue of battered men should also be discussed.

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