Liz Almoro: Life imprisonment for people who abuse women

by Wells Avante
Nov 21, 2006

Willie Revillame’s estranged wife, Liz Almoro, wishes only one thing for people who abuse women: life imprisonment.

In one of her rare public appearances since filing an annulment case against her husband, Liz supported the photo exhibit-for-a-cause of Pin Antonio during the Hairpin event of Salon de Manila at M-Café last November 17.

The former beauty queen said there should be stricter implementation of the law against those who abuse women.

“I think that the proponents of the law should be strengthened especially yung punishment on abusers at saka perversion, yun sana.”

She added: “Personally, [I want] life imprisonment [for those who abuse women]. Kasi women should be valued. Women are mothers. Without mothers, wala tayong lahat. Every woman has the right to live with dignity, integrity, live life with happiness.”

Apart from focusing on her cases against Willie, Liz has her hands full helping battered women in depressed communities, particularly in Payatas, Quezon City. In fact, the proceeds of the said photo exhibit will go to these marginalized women.

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“[Hairstylist] Pin Antonio asked me to join her advocacy in helping these battered women from Payatas. I said yes [because] it’s a good cause and I believe I will support women empowerment, helping them liberate from oppression, helping them build their confidence, get back to their feet by teaching them livelihood.”

Liz even shared that she has been active in volunteer work since her high school days. “I’ve been part of volunteer group, socio-civic works. I go to depressed areas. Tinutulungan namin yung mga communities.”

When asked what advice she would give to women who became victims of abuse, Liz candidly said: “There’s nothing greater than prayer. It’s only God who can give whatever strength we need.”

Liz was just one of the many celebrities who participated in the Hair Pin event organized by Salon de Manila. Other noted showbiz personalities who graced the event that evening were Carmina Villarroel, Gelli de Belen and husband Ariel Rivera with their kids, Eula Valdez, Rica Peralejo, Amy Perez, Mariel Rodriguez, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, and Danita Paner.

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