Malabon highlights role of women in Women’s Congress
INQUIRER.net / 04:51 PM April 08, 2021
The Malabon Gender and Development Center recently held a “Women’s Congress” to end this year’s celebration of Women’s Month, which acknowledged the role of women in the city’s progress and transformation.
Giving inspiring messages of support, Malabon Mayor Lenlen Oreta and District II Councilor Enzo Oreta, joined the celebration and emphasized the role of every woman in the betterment of the society.
“Nagagalak ako na mayroon tayong Women’s Congress dahil dito maipapakita natin ang pagpapahalaga sa ating mga kababaihan na tunay naming malaki ang naitutulong sa pag-unlad ng minamahal natin na Malabon,” the mayor said.
Attended by hundreds of participants from various sectors, the event this year carries a theme “Kabadyanihan ng Kababaihan, Pagkakapantay-pantay at Pag-asenso sa Kabila ng Pandemya.”
Different sectors also presented the key agenda centered on women’s rights, safety, welfare, livelihood, and competence.
To highlight the event, five representatives from various organizations signed a commitment wall to signify their dedication in pursuing these goals for the benefit of women in Malabon.
The participants also took this opportunity to acknowledge how programs from the Local Government over the years became instrumental in empowering women.
According to Meliza Pili of Samaka-Kalipi — one of the largest women groups in the city— apart from medical, financial, at educational assistance, efforts like E-Nanay, TUPAD, Balik Trabaho Program, other livelihood projects continue to be of great help in uplifting women especially now during the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Councilor Oreta, who is currently the Committee Chairperson on Women, Family, and PWD, encouraged everyone to rally behind these women and their contribution in attaining progress for the City.
“Itong Women’s Congress ay isa ding pagbibigay-pugay sa inyong walang-kapantay na paglilingkod sa inyong kapwa. Lagi pong tandaan na basta’t sama-sama at tulong-tulong, kaya nateng ipagpatuloy ang pag-asenso ng Kababaihang Malabonian,” he added.