Catbalogan Women’s Congress celebrates womanhood

More than 1,000 Catbaloganon attended the Women’s Congress held today, March 22, 2018 at Provincial Covered Court as part of the 2018 Women’s Month Celebration organized by the City Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System.

The one-day affair involved discussion on relevant topics concerning women such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Federalism, which was discussed by Atty. Ryan Legisniana Estevez who is currently the Undersecretary for the House of Representatives under the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office of the Office of the President along with Ms. Maria Marjorie Jaramilla of PDP-Laban in Region 8.

Free services were also offered such as blood pressure monitoring, diabetes screening, ferrous sulphate supplementation, which were offered by the City Health Office; family planning services by the Provincial Department of Health (DOH); as well as free services offered by TESDA, Philippine Red Cross – Catbalogan City, Western Samar Chapter, Social Security System, and other government agencies.

An oath-taking among members of the Local Council of Women was also conducted during the said congress led by no less than City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, who is a strong advocate of women empowerment.

Mayor Step encouraged everyone especially fellow women to be strong partners, not just of their respective families but of the community as well further emphasizing the important role that women play in our society.

She further emphasized that this activity was part of her commitment to Catbaloganons of bringing in closer the social services that the local government is mandated to deliver to all people through her “City Hall at your Doorstep” program.

(Photos by Roldz Larios; Article by Ador Hurtado)

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