CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Kicking it off on Monday with an early morning Zumba session, Capitol has joined in the celebration of National Women’s Month themed “Kapakanan ni Juana, Isama sa Agenda”, which aims to give due recognition to contributions of women in society.
Board Member Cherry Manalo, chairman of the Provincial Board’s committee on women and family, said the plight of women has always been included in the provincial government‘s agenda.
“The Provincial Capitol headed by Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda always supports the advocacy and prioritizes women’s issues in various agenda, promotes gender equality and women’s empowerment and emphasizes women’s issues that still need to be addressed,” Manalo said.
Governor Pineda, for her part, reiterated the importance of women’s health. “Take care of yourselves, have your regular check-up. The health of a woman is very important especially for her children.”
As part of the month-long celebration, the provincial government organized a Gender Sensitivity Seminar attended by capitol employees last March 10 and 11. There will also be a Sexual Orientation and Identity Expression to be held on March 15, 18 and 30, and barangay health workers and women local officials’ grand Zumba dance on March 18.
Presidential Proclamation No. 227 S of 1998 mandates the observance of the month of March as Women’s Role in History Month, and Republic Act 6949 series of 1990 declaring March 8 as National Women’s Day.