By Jill Esther Parreño
The Municipal of Los Baños will officially launch its celebration of National Women’s Month 2019 next Monday, March 4, says the Los Baños Gender and Development Office (GADO).
The Women’s Month Kick-Off will begin at 7:30 am and will be held at the Municipal Hall parking space. It will be hosted by the GADO, who will discuss the policies they passed and the programs they conducted last 2018. The office will also discuss the programs it has planned for this year.
After the Kick Off, GADO will hold a Rural Improvement Club (RIC) Cook Fest for mother-child tandems. This is the first in the series of programs the GAD office has planned for Women’s Month.
Karen Mercado, head officer of the LB GADO, said that they wanted to acknowledge the roles and contributions of Los Baños’ local women in society this month.“Bakit mo papalakasin ang isang sektor lang or ang isang grupo lang, kalalakihan [lang] dapat? Pero kung gusto mo talaga ng full-blown na development, talagang lahat buo. Lahat talaga gagawing part,” Mercado said.
From the years 2017 to 2022, the theme of National Women’s Month is “We Make Change for Women.”
The list of events for the Los Baños’ GAD Office National Women’s Month Celebration 2019 are as follows:
March 5 – Opening of 1st Inter-Agency and 5th Inter-Juana Women’s Volleyball League, at Plaza Agapita to Batong Malake Covered Court
March 6 – Buntis Congress at Activity Area, Municipal Building
March 8 – International Women’s Day Celebration Walk for a Cause from Olivarez Plaza to Municipal Building
March 8 – Serbisyo Para kay Juana and IWD Treat at Activity Area, Municipal Building
March 11 – General Assembly of Breastfeeding Support Group at Multip-Purpose Room at 3rd Floor, Municipal Building
March 14-15 – Gender Sensitivity Training & Orientation on Women Related laws for VAW Desk Officers, Conference Room at 3rd Floor, Municipal Building
March 15 – Mrs. Los Banos at Activity Area, Municipal Building
March 16 – Mainstreaming GAD in Cooperative at Activity Area, Municipal Building
March 18 – Health, Wellness and Pampering Day for Municipal Employees at Activity Area, Municipal Building
March 20 – Womentrepreneur Day (Search for the first Palengke Queen) at Batong Malake Public Market Activity Area
March 22 – Women’s Month Culminating Activity – General Paciano Rizal Park