Pagadian celebrates Women’s Day

  • March 10, 2017
  • Claro A. Lanipa

By Claro A. Lanipa

PAGADIAN CITY 09 Mar (PIA) – Women’s groups, professionals, national government agencies, non-government organizations, people’s organizations and other civic groups here gathered together and joined the entire nation in celebrating Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8 at the Executive Function Hall.

With the theme “We Make Change Work for Women,” Bureau of Treasury (BoT) Regional Director Evelyn B. Lague in her keynote message said, empowering women will enable them to confidently and meaningfully engage with appropriate institutions to contribute to and benefit from development and change.

“Women empowerment means we are given the chance to participate significantly in the development of our respective community,” Director Lague said.

“We make change because we can be an instrument, strength and inspiration to others and can make success stories in touching the lives of other women,” she added.

On the other hand, National Council of Women of the Philippines (NCWP) local chapter President Leonila F. Tecson in her message said, “while before women population was composed of a small majority, the voiceless and powerless sector of our society, now it has become a force rich in motivation and courage, because we have organized ourselves and we are meaningfully participating in the various development undertakings of our respective communities.”

“We have joined hands together to improve the quality of life of women and help augment our family income through income generating projects,” she said.

“In spite of the overwhelming obstacles and limitations, we always unite and join hands together because it is the necessary ingredient in making our vision and mission active and effective,” Tecson remarked.

Other activities slated for the Women’s Month celebration are: bloodletting on March 20 at Executive Function Hall, medical and dental outreach at Barangay Danlugan on March 14 and orientation on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) and Gender and Development (GAD) on March 17. The  culmination program will be held on March 22 at the Pagadian City gym. (CAL/PIA9-Zamboanga del Sur)

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