March is Women’s Month-A A +A
Saturday, March 2, 2013
BOOSTING the cause of women’s rights advocacy in Angeles City, we see this outstanding woman leader in our midst – Gender and Development (GAD) Officer Poyen Pineda David.
Officer Poyen Pineda David expresses this benevolent philosophy as we celebrate this March Women’s Month:
“Today, 2013, is our time to link arms as we move with decisiveness and dedication in our advocacy. Beyond words, borders and burning crisis/ conflicts, we bond together to create a common vision oozing with animation, cooperation and inspiration.
Printing news gazettes in a computer shop in Henson Street, perspiring while toiling in the agri-farms in warm Pulung Marugul, patiently washing clothes in rivers, pushing a fishball cart in Pampang, paying bills in Cutcut, or pressing business papers in the board rooms in Mac Arthur Highway in Balibago; consequently, we are united in our cause.
Yes! Facing the gleaming sunshine from our 33 barangays in Angeles City, we dear sisters, walk side by side on the pathway of independence, innovation and improvement.
Voicing our crusade, women spread the good news. Moving our hands to sow the seeds of employment and entrepreneurship, thereafter, you and I, dear sisters, we raise the banner of commitment, consistency and compassion.
Today as we celebrate Women’s Month, do come and join us. Participate in our activities to pursue the highest good (summum bonum) from sunrise to sunset.
Vamos! Viva las Angeleñas! Viva las Filipinas!”
Kudos to Officer Poyen P. David.
Zooming in on the roots of history, I also researched through cyberspace. Flipping open this file I extracted the following data:
“International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day.
In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner”.
To all our dear sisters, go go…soar with the winds of inspiration…fly high to the sky of freedom and equality.
From Angeles City to Washington, DC, USA, from Algeria to Australia, from the four corners of the globe, we are one.
Let us strides across the pathway of success, synergy and surging empowerment.
Viva mujeres! Viva las niñas! Viva Marias!
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Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 03, 2013.