Catbalogan Buntis Congress gathers for Women’s Month celebration

Almost 200 pregnant mothers flocked Barangay Guinsorongan Covered Court this morning, March 21, 2018 for the Buntis Congress in celebration of the 2018 Women’s Month led organized by this city government through the Catbalogan Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System.

Led by no less Catbalogan City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, she emphasized her administration’s commitment of delivering accessible and available basic services to all Catbaloganons anchored on her “City Hall at your Doorstep” program.

Before giving out buntis kits that contained essential items for mothers, Mayor Step strongly encouraged the mothers to avail of the free maternal services being offered at the City Health Office, which banners one of her pillars of development dubbed as “Serbisyo panlawas papakusgon”.

Attendees of the said congress were also able to avail of free manicure, pedicure, massage and haircut courtesy of TESDA Samar; free seedlings were also distributed by the City Agriculture’s Office; free negosyo assistance service courtesy of DTI.Samar; live birth registration through the City Civil Registrar’s Office; orientation on prenatal services, expanded program on immunization and postnatal services by the City Health Office; and an orientation on responsible parenthood and family planning courtesy of the City Population Office.

Anchored on this year’s Women’s Month celebration, the theme “We Make Change Work for Women” highlights the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development as well as anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago” or True Compassion and Real Change.

(Photos by Roldan John Larios and Bambie Espino; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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