Liza Maza

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Liza Maza
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Bayan Muna Partylist
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2004
Serving with Crispin Beltran & Satur Ocampo
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives from Gabriela Partylist
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
Serving with Luzviminda Ilagan
Personal details
Born (1957-09-08) September 8, 1957 (age 58)[1]
Political party Gabriela Women's Party
Other political
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Nacionalista Party (2010)
Religion Catholic

Liza Maza (born 8 September 1957[1]) is a Filipina human rights activist and was a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, representing the Gabriela Women's Party.


Maza has authored 18 bills and 24 resolutions as a Bayan Muna representative to the 12th Congress. As a representative of Gabriela Women's Party, she has authored 53 bills and 120 resolutions at the 13th and 14th Congress. The bills she authored that were passed as laws include the Rent Control Act of 2009 (RA 9653), The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 (RA 9344), Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710), Philippine Nursing Act (RA 9173), Anti-Torture Law (RA 9745) and the Anti-Violence in Women and Children Act (RA 9262), which she co-authored.[1]

In July 8, 2015, U.S. immigration authorities barred her from entering the U.S. to participate in a left-wing conference on U.S. activities in the Philippines. She has accused the U.S. of supporting human rights violations in the Philippines. She plans to file charges against the U.S. and Korean Airlines, the airline that she was supposed to have taken.[2][3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Liza 'Liza Maza ng Gabriela' Lagorza Maza". May 5, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ "United States government bars woman leader". Bulatlat. July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Women's Group Hits Government for Barring ex-Lawmaker from Leaving the Philippines". Philippine Daily Inquirer. July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 18, 2015.