BONTOC, Mt. Province -- Governor Maximo B. Dalog issued an executive order declaring March 8 as a special day for women in Mt. Province in line with upcoming nationwide celebration of the International Women’s Day.

The annual celebration is mandated by Proclamation 224, declaring the first week of March of every year as Women’s Week, and March 8, 1988 and every year thereafter as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day.

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Cognizant of the important role of women in pursuing development goals and objectives, Dalog officially excuses all women officials and employees in the province from performing their regular functions to allow them to actively participate in all fitting activities during the provincial celebration of Women’s Day.

Miguela Angwani of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office here said the celebration, with the theme “Babae, Tagumpay Ka ng Bayan,” starts with a “walk for a cause” from Kalonglong, Samoki to the Mt. Province Multi-Purpose Building.

Each participant shall pay a minimum registration fee of P5, which shall be used as prizes in the parlor games.

Other activities to be undertaken include an orientation on healthy lifestyle and a lecture on Organic Food Preparation. There will also be physical activities like ballroom dancing, Tai Chi, physical exercises and parlor games.

The celebration is sponsored by the Provincial Government.

Angwani said the different municipalities shall have their own activities to be undertaken in celebration of the said occasion. (Juliet B. Saley)