Liza Maza

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Liza Maza
Lead Convenor of National Anti-Poverty Commission
Assumed office
August 1, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte
Preceded by Jose Eliseo Rocamora
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives for Gabriela Partylist
In office
June 30, 2004 – June 30, 2010
Serving with Luzviminda Ilagan
Member of the Philippine House of Representatives for Bayan Muna Partylist
In office
June 30, 2001 – June 30, 2004
Serving with Crispin Beltran & Satur Ocampo
Personal details
Born Liza Lagorza Maza
(1957-09-08) September 8, 1957 (age 60)[1]
San Pablo, Laguna, Philippines
Political party Gabriela Women's Party (Makabayan)
Other political
Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, Nacionalista Party (2010)
Spouse(s) Jaime Maza (deceased)
Residence Quezon City
Alma mater University of the Philippines Diliman

Liza Maza (born 8 September 1957[1]) is a Filipina activist who is the lead convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission.[2] She was a member of the Philippine House of Representatives, representing the Gabriela Women's Party.


Maza got her Bachelor of Science in Business Economics degree from University of the Philippines Diliman in 1978.[3]

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] She also authored Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003.[3]

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.[4][5]

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