Capitol joins Women’s Month with Day Off

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO-  The provincial government joined  the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in Women’s Month Celebration which carries the theme,” We Make Change For Women,” as they kicked off  with a “ Women’s Day Off”, fun run and Zumba Dance in front of the Capitol in this city.

Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda led the celebration with other board members, Atty. Andres S. Pangilinan Jr, department heads and employees of the Capitol.

During the flag ceremony, Attorney Pangilinan announced that the women employees will be given the chance to celebrate with their families through a half-day Women’s Day Off.

The Provincial Government of Pampanga led by Gov. Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda and Vice Gov.Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda joins the celebration of National Women’s Month with the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members. (Jun Jaso Photos)

The “Women’s Day-off (It’s a girl thing) of lady employees of the Capitol signaled the start of 2019 national women’s month celebration in the province.

The lady employees were offered different services to pamper themselves for a day treat.

Capitol heads and employees led by Provincial Administrator Atty. Jun Andres Pangilinan Jr. (Jun Jaso Photo)

Services like body massage, eyebrow trimming, and hair cut were all provided for free to give the ladies a break from work and time for relaxation.

Evelyn Jose, a lady employee from Dr. Andres Luciano District Hospital, expressed her gratitude to the provincial government for extending projects to support women empowerment.

Evelyn also shared her excitement for the free services offered to them. “Sobrang saya ko kasi first time nagkaroon ng ganitong activity sa Kapitol,” she said.

She said that this women’s day off means a lot to lady employees as they are given the chance to relax even for a day.

Josefina Pineda, chairperson of the Technical Working Group (TWG) said that this year, they prepared a lot of activities for women in the community to spread awareness affecting women’s health and lifestyle.

Among the other activities for women’s month include Gender Sensitivity Seminar for Male and Female Capitol employees on March 11 at the Benigno C. Aquino Hall and Forum on “Ending Child Marriage” among 300 Aeta young mothers, teenagers, mothers, and elderly on March 12, 15, and 19 at Floridablanca, Porac, and Mabalacat City respectively,

During the month, there will also be an Aeta Summit 2019 to be attended by some 500 Aeta leaders on March 22 at Clarkfield Picnic Grounds; ‘Babayi Summit’ to be participated in by Violence Against Women (VAW) desk officers, youth and women, PWD leaders on March 28 in this city, and Orientation of VAW Desk Officers on Gender And Development (GAD) for VAW desk officers on March 25. (LUISSE RUTAO/LEAH ISIDRO DE FIESTA)

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