THE City of Bacolod joins the rest of the country in celebrating the 2019 National Womens Month.
Councilor Cindy Rojas, chair of both the GAD (Gender and Development) Focal Point System, and the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) Committee on Women and Gender, spearheaded the launching ceremony of the Bacolod celebration of the National Womens Month at the Bacolod City Government Center on March 7.
Joining her were First Lady Elsa Leonardia, and Councilors Em Ang and Ana Marie Palermo.
Also gracing the event were Barangay Taculing Kagawad Josephine Tamayo, who represented Councilor Lady Gles Pallen, who is also the barangay captain of Barangay Taculing; Sally Abelarde of the citys Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD), and representatives from the Bacolod City Police OfficeWomen and Childrens Protection Desk (BCPO-WCPD).
Representatives from various sectors, government agencies, barangays, and non-government organizations also attended the event.
Rojas said the Womens Month celebration aims to give recognition to every woman, and to remind all the women that we are capable of becoming the better version of ourselves.
Talisay City Social Welfare Officer Dionela Madrona, who was the guest speaker of the launching, said women should be active drivers in bringing about positive changes in the community.
This years theme of the National Womens Month is, We Make Change Work For Women.
Campaign theme for the International Womens Day celebration is #BalanceforBetter.
Other activities for the National Womens celebration in Bacolod are:
March 5-19 Training on Basic First-Aid/ Fire Preparedness Community Fire-fighting in 61 barangays
March 12 Self Defense Training for Grade 9 students at Negros Occidental High School
March 14 Self-Defense Training for Grade 9 students at the Bacolod City National High School
March 16 – Medical/Dental Mission in Barangay Taculing
March 18 Seminar-Forum on R.A. 9262 (“Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004”) at the Barangay Taculing Hall
March 19 Self-Defense Training for Tanods and Barangay Staff in Barangay Villamonte
March 20 – Zumba at the NGC grounds
March 21 Training on Kasambahay Law
March 22 Self-Defense Training in Barangay Mansilingan