Pagadian City culminates Women’s Month celebration

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By Claro A. Lanipa (ALT/CAL/PIA9-Zamboanga del Sur)

PAGADIAN CITY (PIA) – The city government of Pagadian thru the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) in collaboration with the Women Empowerment Movement- Rural Improvement Club (WEM-RIC) culminates on Wednesday the National Women’s Month celebration held at the city gymnasium here.

In her keynote speech, Zamboanga del Sur 2nd District Representative Aurora E. Cerilles said March of every year we celebrate Women’s Month to give due recognition and respect to the important role of women in the attainment of peace and development of our community.

“Women are doing different tasks in life with determination and effort to achieve their goal to progress, and this illustrates their strong support to continue to push forward the interest and growth of each one of us,” the lady lawmaker said.

“You and I, we are part of the call to serve and to overcome the challenges we are facing these days,” she added.

The lady lawmaker said the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” gives emphasis on the foundation for change alongside the full implementation of Magna Carta for Women to ensure that women become effective partners in the pursuit of the country’s economic, social, cultural and political development.

“Through compassion and real change calls everyone of us to work hand in hand in order to achieve genuine outcomes of development. We are partners for a change that is gender responsive. We therefore highlight the need for a collective effort, collaboration and participation to ensure that women are not left behind in the pursuit of change,” Cerilles said.

“Women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes and that they should also reap from those development efforts,” the lady legislator said.

“Let us be agents of genuine transformation, let’s unite to achieve our dreams for our family, community and the entire nation,” Cerilles exhorted.

Some 2,000 officers and members of the different women’s organizations in the city led by WEM-RIC Federated President Therence P. Pulmones participated in the celebration.