DAET, Camarines Norte, Apr. 11 (PIA) – A multi-services initiative for female government employees and women’s organizations culminated the Women’s Month celebration of the provincial government of Camarines Norte held March 30 at the Agro-Sports Center here.
The female government employees of the provincial government, national government agencies, officers and members of the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina as well as walk-in women of Camarines Norte joined the culminating activity cum multi-service caravan.
During the program, Philippine Red Cross Camarines Norte chapter chairperson Josie B. Tallado said that the role of women in family and community is very important in the development of our country.
She said women are the ones who take care of their children and their everyday needs like in home and school.
Tallado said that previously women were not allowed to attend school but now we have the same right as men especially in the career we have chosen.
“Women have the edge because we are not only using our mind but we also use our heart unlike men who only uses their mind”, she said.
On the other hand, Governor Edgardo Tallado said that they also joined the month of celebration and he also greeted the participants a “Happy Women’s Month”.
Vice-Governor Jonah Pimentel cited that every human being was born because of a woman who conceived a life for nine months in order to contribute to the next generation.
Meanwhile, the multi-services which were availed of the women of Camarines Norte were medical with free medicines, sleepers, hair cutting and hair colourings.
A team building was followed through different parlor games participated by employees and the KALIPI of Talisay, Capalonga, Sta. Elena and Basud.
Nida Castro, president of KALIPI Talisay said that they got the chance to sell their income generating products like bags made of used paper, accessories, rugs, candies and among others.
The activity is in coordination with the Provincial Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and their Children (PIACAT-VAWC) and Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children (PCWC) wherein members are from national government agencies, non-government organizations and local government units.
This year’s theme for the national celebrations is “We Make Change Work for Women”. (MAL/RBM-PIA5/Camarines Norte)