Walk for a cause, pampering day held as part of International Women’s day

by Kathleen Princess Aldama, Albert John Enrico Dominguez, and Margaux Maureen Manalo
Wearing different shades of violet, women and men alike joined the Walk for a Cause this morning. The event was headed by the local government of Los Baños and the Philippine Commission on Women.


Women from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) of Los Baños, Laguna join the “Walk for A Cause: Lakad Mo, Tulong Mo” in celebration of the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018. Photo by KPAldama.

Women, along with children, of Barangay Baybayin, Los Baños, Laguna participate in the “Walk for A Cause: Lakad Mo, Tulong Mo” in celebration of the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018. Barangay Baybayin is one of the 14 barangays that joined the walk. Photo by KPAldama.

The theme for this year’s Walk for a Cause is “Lakad Mo, Tulong Mo”. All proceeds of the walk will go to the women cancer patients in Los Baños.

Students from different schools in Los Baños, Laguna join the “Walk for A Cause: Lakad Mo, Tulong Mo”, a support campaign for cancer patients in Los Baños, on March 8, 2018. Photo by KPAldama.

The walk started at the Olivarez plaza with 20 organizations, and 14 barangays joining the cause. The event was concluded at the New Municipal Hall with a short program introducing their event for the day “Serbisyo Para Kay Juana”.

Women from the organizing committee of the “Walk for A Cause: Lakad Mo, Tulong Mo” support campaign count the monetary support collections for cancer patients of Los Baños during the celebration of the International Women’s Day at Los Baños Municipal Hall, on March 8, 2018. Photo by KPAldama.

Councilor Josephine Baby Sumangil-Evangelista gave her opening remarks followed by Mayor Caesar Perez. It was mentioned during the program that the local government has been extending their support to women with cancer that is reproductive in origin.

Los Baños councilor Josephine “Baby” Sumangil-Evangelista gives her opening remarks during the program for the International Women’s Day celebration at the Los Baños Municipal Hall on March 8, 2018. Photo by KPAldama.

After the short program, activities were opened to women present in the event. The International Women’s Day Treat included free health checkups, pampering activities and legal service. The health check ups included blood pressure check, Hepa B screening, pregnancy and HIV tests and nutritional counselling. Free haircut, manicure, pedicure and massage services are also made available by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

Women of Los Baños register for “Serbisyo Para Kay Juana”, an International Women’s Day treat, as they arrive at the Municipal Hall on March 8, 2018. Photo by KPAldama.

The Generika Drugstore offers free blood pressure check for women during the program for International Women’s Day celebration at the Los Baños Municipal Hall on March 8, 2018. Photo by KPAldama.

Emily Indino, 46, from Barangay Anos, shared that she joined this year’s celebration of women’s day/month, in support of the cancer patients. While Glenda Garcia, 35, from Barangay Bambang, said that she sees the yearly event as a fun celebration where women get together.

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