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Monday, June 13, 2022

Agusan del Norte celebrates Pride Day of LGBTQ+ Community

BUTUAN CITY -- The Province of Agusan del Norte under the administration of Governor Dale B. Corvera, on Monday celebrates the Pride Day 2022 for the LGBTQ+ Community at the Provincial Capitol Covered Court, this city.

The Pride Day 2022 is a program recognizing diversity and equality amongst gender facilitated by the office of the Provincial Human Resource and Management under the Gender and Development [GAD] Program, as mandated thru Provincial Ordinance No. 604-2021, celebrates the occasion every year. 

Among the free services offered during the celebration include manicure, pedicure, massage and haircut from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), free HIV test from Provincial Health Office and a photo booth. 

Present were Provincial Board Member Elizabeth Calo, Provincial Social Welfare and Department Officer Silver Joy Tejano and Edson B. Alijo of the Commission on Human Rights as speakers. Alijo tackled the issues on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Expression and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) orientation, biological characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV awareness. 

According to Board Member Calo, the province would like to institutionalize the Pride Day of Agusan del Norte, to ensure that activities recognizing the LGBTQ+ in the province and its development is sustained.

“Ipakita ang mga contribution sa LGBTQ+ sa province para mahatagan og pagatagd ang ilang mga needs (We will show the contributions of the LGBTQ+ to the province, to be recognized and we will also consider their needs,” board member Calo said. 

The event was also attended by the Garbo representatives from the different City/Municipalities of Agusan del Norte which later on participated in the different competitions in the part of the program dubbed as “Garbong Agusanon” (LGU Agusan del Norte/PIA Agusan del Norte)