Advocates for women’s rights in Tabuk City wore purple to commemorate Women’s Month, which began with a motorcade and a program under the City Hall canopy.
The festival strives to showcase women’s achievements and encourage women to become active contributors to our society’s progress, with this year’s theme “We Make Change Work for Women.”
Various government sectors, including the CLGU, PNP, BFP, PLGU, KSU and DTI, demonstrated their support for improving women’s rights and gender equality, led by the Society of Women in Action in Tabuk City (SWATC).
Mayor Darwin Estranero showed his unwavering support for all strong women who have persevered in the face of adversity while working harder to provide for their families.
He also honors his duty as a caring father and mother to his children, which parallels his role as the father of the city who is willing to provide assistance and supervision to people in need.
Ms. Jovita Saguibo, the program’s guest speaker, also emphasized the importance of women’s roles in society, underlining different related regulations that can safeguard today’s Juanas from perpetrators.
In addition, Acting Vice Mayor Zoraida Wacnang emphasized gender equality to the participants, describing how it has broadened their horizons in terms of what they can do in society to avoid gender-based prejudice.
Women in many institutions, especially survivors of domestic abuse, were exhorted to empower and uplift themselves in order to achieve equality and eliminate stereotypes.
By Ruth Cupang and Ian Jeffrey Addatu