International Women’s Day, as the name implies, is a day to celebrate womanhood, their social, political, cultural, political, economic achievements and their significant contributions to society, while laying importance on gender equality.
March was declared Women’s Month under Proclamation Nos. 224 and 227, while the first week of March was declared Women’s Week. March 8 is Women’s Rights and International Peace Day, and is known locally as National Women’s Day as declared by Philippine law.
The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office initiated a tree planting activity led by Annabelle S. Mendez along with ERU of Mala Salug Sapad, Philippine Army, PNP and almost all Provincial Employees in the Capitol up to the Nurses of the Provincial Hospitals.
To make up for carbon dioxide that continues to choke the atmosphere, the whole party planted one-hundred trees at the Barangay Mala Salug, Sapad near the foot of a hill.
“Ang trees man gud aside naghatag ug shade and shelter naghatag nig kaayuhan daghan kaayog kaayuhan and one of it nga the reason why we are still alive, breathing is because of the oxygen nga iyahang mahatag sa atoa so that is why importante jud gayod nga mag tree planting ta” – Sindao Dimaporo-Asis.
Governor Imelda Quibranza Dimaporo and Honorable Board Member Grecille Matalines fully support the Women’s Month celebration. BM Matalines shared how women can make change in our country and sent an important message to the PGLDN employees.
“ang tema nato karon “Women make change” actually ang kausaban naa na ang ato lang buhaton is ang atong pag-praktis sa mao nga kausaban” – Honorable Grecille Matalines Board Member of the 1st District of LdN
Feminism is a sensitive topic as women now rise to compete against some Patriarchal society of the world, the equality that the women seek is now much closer and within reach. PIO-LDN