Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sorsogon kicks off Women's Month activities

The Provincial Gender Advocacy and Development Council (PGADC) of Sorsogon joins the world in the celebration of Women's Month.

Women's Month 2014
This morning, it launched its Women's Month activities with a fun run starting at the Sorsogon Medical Mission Group Hospital. Proceeds for the activity will go to the Home for the Aged.

On March 3, there will be free blood pressure monitoring at the capitol grounds starting 6AM. This event will be sponsored by the Sorsogon Provincial Health Office.

At 6:30 AM, there will also be a zumba exercise session that will be open to the public.

At 8 AM, a mass honoring women will be celebrated at the capitol building.

From 9 AM to 4 PM, there will be an lecture for PGADC on various topics. Among these are a discussion of healthy living, which will be led by Mrs. Vivian Paguio of the Provincial Health Office. Mrs. Anabelle Barquilla of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will also lead a discussion on biodiversity conservation. Dr. Liduvina Dorion, Provincial Health Officer, will conclude the seminar with a lecture called "Avian Flu: Its Risk to Human Life"

A Women's Congress, organizd by the Office of Sorsogon 1st District Representative Evie “Nanay” Escudero in partnership with the Sorsogon City Government under the auspices of City Mayor Sally A. Lee will be held on March 11, Tuesday. The event will happen at the Sorsogon City Function Hall, City Hall, Barangay Cabid-an, Sorsogon City.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Women's Forum of Crime Prevention, which will be organized by the Province in participation with the City Government of Sorsogon, will take place on March 18. This activity will be participated in by residents of barangays with a high prevalence of crimes against women and children as identified by the local government untis (LGUs). The forum will be held at the Sorsogon City Function Hall, City Hall, Brgy. Cabid-an, Sorsogon City

Women's Month activities in Sorsogon City and other towns of Sorsogon

Apart from these activities led by the PGADC, the Gender and Development (GAD) councils of Sorsogon City and the municipalities will also have activities for the celebration of Women's Month.

March is declared as Women's Role in History Month by virtue of Proclamation 227, s. 1988.

The celebration is in line with the global celebration in which countries such as the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, among others, participate.

Women's Month recognizes the role and importance of women in history and at present.

This year, the theme of the celebration in the Philippines is "Juana, ang tatag mo ay tatag natin sa pagbangon at pagsulong."

The global theme as declared by the National Women's History Project, meanwhile, is "Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment."

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