The city government urges everyone, regardless of gender preference, to join the Purple Walk on 8 March 2014, 4:00AM.
Purple Walk is the city’s opening salvo for the Women’s Month which is celebrated from March 1 to 31 nationwide.
Members of public and private organizations will gather at Tacurong city hall grounds to start the walk. Each Purple Walk participant will pay a P20.00-registration fee. Funds generated through this activity will be used to buy raincoats and umbrellas for indigent pupils.
A Zumba workout session and an opening program will follow the Purple Walk.
In 2013, the city government through the Local Women Development Council and the City social Welfare and Development Office gave 200 raincoats and umbrellas to pupils in Barangay D’Ledesma and New Passi. LGU-Tacurong started Purple Walk in 2013.
A forum on the role of women in times of disaster, conflict, and calamity will be conducted on March 28. Women will also enjoy free medical check-up, eye check-up, and dental check-up with extraction on the said date. Check-ups will be offered by women members of the Philippine Medical Association and Philippine Dental Association.
This year’s Women’s Month theme is Juana: Ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong. The theme puts women empowerment in the context of the Filipino’s struggle to rise above disasters and calamities. According to the Philippine Commission on Women, this year’s celebration of Women’s Month pays tribute to the strong and resilient “Juanas” who brought inspiring changes here in the country and across the globe. (LGU-Tacurong City Information)