NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH
LINGAYEN – Some 500 women leaders including representatives of Kapisanan ng Liping Pilipina (KALIPI) and other women organizations from various towns and cities in the province, policewomen and tertiary students participated in the Provincial Women’s Convention on March 22 at the Sison Auditorium, here.
Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) chief Emil Samson said the annual women’s convention served as the opportunity for women in the grassroots to update and enhance their knowledge on their rights and privileges as key players for development in their respective localities.
The 1st provincial commemoration of the 13th National Women with Disability day was also observed during the convention.
Provincial Legal Officer Geraldine Baniqued, representing behalf of Pangasinan First Lady Karina Padua-Espino, cited the provincial leadership’s various advocacies and projects that help empower the women sector in the province.
The women empowerment – anchored efforts launched during the administration of former Governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr. are continued and strengthened further by the present provincial leadership, Baniqued said.
Dagupan City Administrator Farah Decano discussed the Magna Carta of Women of 2009 (Republic Act 9710) while Medical Officer III Mary Grace del Castillo of Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 1 discussed women and health, and while Environment Management Specialist Rowena dela Cruz tackled women and environment.
The Junior Chamber International – Lingayen Liberation II extended its Pinay Project and offered free beauty and wellness services. On the following day, the JCI also sponsored a zumba at the Capitol beachfront.
The new set of officers of the KALIPI Provincial Federation to serve from 2016-2019 were swore by Provincial Administrator Nirmrod Camba, who represented Gov. Espino. (PIO//MGNO)