ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat — Some country’s women with outstanding achievements in various fields were honored by the officials and employees of the first district engineering office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Sultan Kudarat province during its flag ceremony today.
Engr. Marina P. Cognito, gender and development (GAD) focal person of the district office, said honoring women achievers is one of their prepared activities for the employees to celebrate femininity and women empowerment this “Women’s Month” celebration.
This year’s theme is “We Make Change Work for Women.” All the personnel of the Sultan Kudarat 1st District Engineering Office (SK1stDEO) of the DPWH, led by District Engineer Amer T. Pundag, MPA and Assistant District Engineer Alihar A. Mama, attended the short honor ceremony during its Monday’s flag ceremony held inside the district office compound in Isulan, the capital town of Sultan Kudarat province.
“We honored them because of their passion to achieve great achievements in their various fields” Engr. Cognito told DIYARYO MILENYO after the program.
Engr. Cognito said their month-long celebration kicked-off with today’s honor ceremony program and setting-up of “Women’s Photo Booth” at the lobby of the district office.
Also lined-up are the “Friday’s Purple Day” and “Women’s PEPTALK 2020,” where the district office invited a female DPWH official to render an “inspirational talk” before the employees of the first district engineering office on March 16, 2020.
Engr. Cognito said supporting the “Women’s Month” festivity is one way of the district office to show its persistent effort to empower women.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) said the National Women’s Month celebration in the Philippines every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day.
The PCW cited Proclamation No. 224 series of 1998 (declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day), Proclamation No. 227 series of 1998 (providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month) and Republic Act (RA) 6949 series of 1990 (declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day) as the legal bases of holding the celebration. (RAMIL H. BAJO/PHOTO CREDIT TO DPAIO-DPWH-SULTAN LKUDARAT 1ST DISTRICT ENGINEERING OFFICE)