DO YOU know of a Baguio woman who has made significant contribution to the development of Baguio or to the welfare of its people who you want to be recognized?

Nominate her to the search for 2017 Outstanding Women Leaders (OWLs), which was recently launched by the City Government.

Patti Gallardo, Chairperson of the Search for OWLs, said the search accentuates the real, honest-to-goodness accomplishments of women. It hails them who choose to go the extra mile in the name of genuine service for the welfare and benefit of humanity.

“It underscores their unwavering commitment and dedication to their work, whether with or without compensation, the inherent danger they face in the course of their work, and in some cases, their physical handicap or disability. Their resolve is to create a positive impact on society and a niche in the hearts of the people they serve”, she added.

To qualify, one must be a leader recognized as a symbol of leadership in her specific field of work; must have a significant role in the promotion of the general welfare and development of Baguio City; Must have never been found guilty and convicted of any administrative or criminal offense; must be a resident of Baguio City for at least 10 years, not necessarily continuously.

Gallardo informed that the screening, validation and evaluation processes shall focus more on the identification of the most outstanding accomplishments achieved by and attributable to the Nominee, as exemplified by innovative interventions or outputs initiated and/or implemented by the nominee, singly or in collaboration with other individuals.

Criteria for evaluating accomplishments include noteworthiness of the outstanding performance or contributions, results/impact of performance, reliability and effectiveness, and consistency of performance.

For further details about the search, contact the Search Secretariat from the City Social Welfare and Development Office located at Upper Session Road Extension, with telephone nos. 442-7893/442-3842 and look for Ms. Dolores Busacay.

Deadline for submission of nominations and requirements will be at 5:00 p.m. on February 20, 2017.

Spearheaded by the City Government of Baguio, the OWLs and the holding of corresponding awards program are among the main activities being undertaken annually to highlight the Kababaihan Festival in observance of Women’s Month in March. (Maria Aprila Cruz/PIA CAR)

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