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Thursday, 14 March 2024

Women's Month kicks off in Tandag City

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur (PIA) -- The city government of Tandag successfully launched the grand celebration of the National Women's Month in the city, embracing the empowering theme, “Lipunang Patas sa Bagong Pilipinas: Kakayahan ng Kababaihan, Patutunayan,” on March 11 at the Vicente Pimentel Gymnasium in Tandag City.

After shades of violet filled the city streets in a motorcade, City Mayor Roxanne Pimentel, together with City Vice Mayor Eleanor D. Momo, ably represented by City Councilor Maria Lourdes Kharin C. Momo, Sangguniang Panlungsod members John Paul C. Pimentel and Gay Geraldine G. Tan, actively led the celebration and honoring of Tandaganon women during the opening ceremony.

In her keynote speech, Atty. Allen L. Montenegro-Gasulas, assistant city prosecutor of Tandag City, recounted the struggles that women faced in securing their basic rights and emphasized the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Incident in New York City saying, “the incident ultimately paved the way for the recognition of the rights of women that we enjoy today. Indeed, a good plan for the future demands a good grasp and understanding of the past.”

A comprehensive State of Women's Address was then given by Mayor Pimentel, where she enumerated the various projects and privileges being enjoyed by the women in Tandag City. She also presented her visionary roadmap on women empowerment, inclusivity, and equal opportunities, and culminated with the Pledge of Support and the signing of Pledge of Commitment.

The celebration was participated by the Provincial Government of Surigao del Sur, led by Provincial Governor Alexander T. Pimentel, national government agencies (NGAs), government-owned and controlled corporation (GOCCs), religious sector, the academe, the local council of women officers and members, the 21 barangay local government units (BLGUs) with their senior citizens federation, persons with disability federation, violence against women (VAW) desk officers, children development workers, barangay health workers, barangay nutrition scholars, Sangguniang Kabataan council and women cooperative groups.

“Kalandrakas” followed shortly after the ceremony, where free services from the city offices on health and nutrition,  while the mayor ‘s office provided free haircut and the RCP group's free massage were also given to the general public.

Winners were also awarded in their participation in the dance and singing contests, including the competition on Kinilaw and Ginataang Gulay with Root Crops Making, which added an extra layer of joy to the grand celebration.

Here's to the strength, potential, and determination of women  who prove that their capabilities are key to the progress and prosperity of our community. (City Government of Tandag/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)