LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – “Thank you for your sacrifices, and your services to your family, the community, and to your extended family – the Local Councils of Women (LCW).”
In saying this during the Gayak 2.0 ‘Women Leaders for a Cause’ (Gumayak at Sumayaw sa Indak ng 70s at 80s), a benefit social event held recently at the Sison Auditorium, Governor Amado I. Espino, III urged women leaders of the LCW – Pangasinan Chapter to live up with their passion to sustain their flagship programs for women economic empowerment.
“You reaffirm your commitment to your families, and to your communities by staging this event,” said Governor Espino, who took pride of the accomplishments of the LCW Pangasinan under the leadership of Urbiztondo Vice Mayor Marilyn Sanglay-Sison.
Assuring the all-out support of the provincial government to the women organization, Governor Espino said that by becoming a bridge to extend a hand to the needy, the LCW serves its purpose as an organization of resourced women in the province.
In expressing gratitude to their development partners, LCW Provincial Chairperson Sison bared that the benefit social event Gayak 2.0 transcends its disco entertainment set-up as it serves as an opportunity for the women leaders to renew commitment for the flagship program launched by the LCW provincial federation which benefits the marginalized women.
The LCW – Pangasinan, according to Sison, adheres to its tenets: “By investing in women’s socio economic empowerment, we can reduce poverty, achieve gender equality, and promote women’s leadership in driving economic growth.”
Gayak 2.0 gathered the almost 400 women leaders – (incumbent and former) lady chief executives, lady vice mayors, lady councilors, lady village chiefs and barangay council members, and women empowerment advocates from all over Pangasinan.
Also present during the Gayak event, which was co-presented by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office led by Emilio Samson, and JCI Lingayen Liberation II were: 2nd district Representative Leopoldo Bataoil, 2nd district Board Member Raul Sison, and Urbiztondo Mayor Martin Raul Sison.
By Dexter A. See