The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, in collaboration with the Daanbantayan Women’s Federation, celebrates National Women’s Month 2024 on Thursday, March 21.

Under the empowering theme of “Lipunang Patas sa Bagong Pilipinas: Kakayahan ng Kababaihan, Patutunayan,” the event recognizes the outstanding accomplishments and achievements that women have made to our society.

A vibrant parade started the day, laying the groundwork for an inspiring and empowering celebration that took place at the Lamberto R. Te Cultural Center.

Federation President Leticia Perpetua welcomed every woman who attended the celebration. PSSg Luche Leyson gave a brief discussion about RA 9262. She imparted her expertise on the background of Women’s Month and its purpose why people celebrate this. PDAO In-Charge Arlinda Lyn Rosell led the oathtaking of the newly-elected officers of Persons with Disabilities Affairs Office (PDAO). She shared that having a disability is not a barrier in achieving incredible things.

SB Committee Chair on Family Welfare & Women and Municipal Councilor Marvi Loot Pinos in her motivational speech, exhorted everyone in attendance to see their own potential and pursue greatness. She said, “Everyday, let’s empower each other”.

In a display of fortitude and tenacity of women in the community, all 20 barangay associations came together for the celebration. Association members from 16 barangays showcased their talents through singing and dancing, transforming the program into a memorable celebration of women empowerment with a common goal of building a more just and inclusive society for all.

Acknowledgment was given to the participating barangays, and each barangay was given a certificate of appreciation for their invaluable services to the community. This expression of gratitude emphasized how crucial cooperation and unity are to accomplishing common objectives.

Divina Valienta, the Federation secretary, delivered a moving closing remarks to wrap up the occasion, thanking everyone for their support and commitment.


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