Gov, Gov’t Officials Recognize Women’s Role in Development

DAVAO ORIENTAL—Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang, along with other government officials here have recognized women’s role in local development during the women’s month celebration on March 9 at the Provincial Capitol Covered Court.

Women’s council from all towns and one city of this province took part in the said event.  

Bearing this month’s theme, “We make change work for women”, Governor Nelson L. Dayanghirang has cited the indispensable role of the women’s sector in making progress here.

Governor Dayanghirang said that women’s sector here has been empowered and even engage themselves in politics and in lawmaking. “Here alone in our province, we have six women who are currently the municipal mayors. We also have women in the provincial and city council. This only means that the women here are given equal rights with men,” he said.

Citing the national government’s continuous effort in protecting women’s right by passing laws, Dayanghirang has vowed to “continue supporting and protecting women here for the further development of the women’s sector”.

“On the occasion of the national women’s month celebration, let us continue to appreciate the women’s strength, independence and their exceptional determination to succeed. The women play an extraordinary role in our society. You play a very influential role every day in our lives,” he said.

Vice Governor Niño Sotero L. Uy has also committed his full support for the women’s sector of this province “being one of the most vibrant and most potent force of our society”.

He has also urged all women present during the event to complement efforts with the provincial government in promoting and protecting women’s right and welfare, saying that existing laws for women’s sector will be useless without their cooperation.

“We already have laws that promote and protect the women’s rights and welfare here in our country, yet if we are not united, if we are not focused, and if we are not committed in advocating it, government’s effort will be useless. That’s why we’d like to challenge all of you to be more focused and to be more synchronized and to harmonize all our efforts. Rest assured that we in the provincial government of Davao Oriental will always be supporting all of your endeavors. Let us continue to help one another for the good of everyone not just for the women’s sector,” the vice governor said.

Advocating at raising public’s awareness on the protection of the rights of the women and children, the first provincial symposium on violence against women and children was held in the afternoon.

Earlier in the morning, a motorcade took off from the Bay walk stage and ended in the Provincial Capitol Covered Court. The motorcade was joined by the provincial government employees. By Riza M. Golez/Photo by Joel Owano

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