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LGU-Tacurong amps up gender equality campaign with women’s month kick-off

“Women these days are even with men in so many ways.” This is the encouragement of City Councilor Lalaine Montilla, Chairperson on Gender and Development, as the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Tacurong kicked off the 2021 National Women’s Month with the theme “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”, March 8, 2021 at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center.

Last year’s celebration was ceased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so this year the LGU makes another attempt to advocate women empowerment and gender equality through a series of forthcoming activities within the month led by the City of Tacurong Council for the Development of Women (CTCDW).

CTCDW President Janet Collado eagerly spoke on the contributions of Tacurongnon women in the society that proved that gender does not set boundaries to what an individual can do. These were evident in the remarkable work of women awarded with the Tacurong Women Achiever Award last December 7, 2020.

City Mayor Angelo O. Montilla stressed his gratitude towards the women and dubbed them as ‘the real champions of the government and the community’. He also called on for the continuous and active participation of the women on the programs of the LGU to achieve a clean and transparent governance.

Furthermore, the LGU reached out assistance to the Tacurong City Jail Female Dormitory and Tacurong Women – Persons With Disability Association by handing out books and hygiene kits as assisted by City Councilor Lalaine and City First Lady Cora Montilla, Honorary Chairperson of CTCDW.

The first and only female City Mayor of Tacurong yet, former Mayor Lina Montilla, also graced the program in support of the undertaking.

Representatives from various agencies and offices such as the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) ,City Schools Division of Tacurong, and Sultan Kudarat Water District were also in attendance. (DEC, LGU-TacInformation)

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Women in Tacurong showcased talent in Women’s Congress

This year’s National Women’s Month Celebration in Tacurong City culminated with a Women’s Congress on March 27 at the Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center .

The event was participated by hundreds of women from both the private and public sectors of the community. Sector representatives joined in the song solo and pop dance competitions, which aimed to showcase the talents of women in the city.

Sheryll Donne Garcia of Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative, also a Tawag ng Tanghalan alum, was hailed champion of the song solo contest while the energetic ladies of Sultan Kudarat Water District bagged the first prize for the pop dance competition.

Grocery items and appliances were also raffled to the attendees.

Special guests for the event were City Councilors Lalaine Montilla and Psyche Sucaldito.

The National Women’s Month celebration in Tacurong City was orchestrated by the City of Tacurong Council for the Development of Women headed by its chairwoman, Mrs. Jocelyn Panizales.(YMR, LGUTac-Info)

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Women of Tacurong City celebrate International Women’s Day

With the theme “Kapakanan ni Juana, Isama sa Agenda”, hundreds of women from the different organizations of Tacurong City gathered to observe the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016. Starting with a motorcade at around 7 o’clock in the morning, the participants then proceeded to the Tacurong City Sports and Cultural Center for the opening salvo of the 2016 International Women’s Month Celebration.

This year’s celebration was organized by the City Government of Tacurong through the Tacurong City Women’s Council. The participants included women from organizations and offices including the Tacurong-PNP, LGU-Tacurong, LGU Women Solo Parents Association, Violence Against Women Desk Officers, Day Care Workers’ Association, women with disabilities, Samahan ng mga Biyuda, Rural Improvement Club, Daughters of Mary Immaculate International, Girl Scouts of the Philippines, City Schools Division, Philippine Statistics Authority, National Food Authority, TESDA, Sultan Kudarat Water District, SUKELCO, SILOAM ABC Learning Center, SKSU, 601st Brigade, 33rd Company, and the different barangays of the city.

In her message, City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, who is also the very first woman chief executive of Tacurong, highlighted the contributions of Tacurongnon women in building Tacurong to what it is today.

Further, during the program, the participants delighted the crowd with their lovely performances as a showcase of women talent. Some rendered a song, others performed well-choreographed dances, while others led the crowd in a community dance.

The resource speaker for the event was Dr. Teresita L. Cambel, a highly accomplished and multi-awarded woman professor whose achievements in the academe world are well-regarded all over the world. During her speech, she tackled the role of women in Philippine society and economy, how there is little to no disparity between the sexes in the Philippines in terms of economic opportunity and education, but how little representation women have in government positions. In closing, she said that it is a challenge for future administrations to completely close the gap of the remaining gender inequality issues we are experiencing in the country.

Republic Act 6949 declared March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day while Proclamation No. 227 series of 1998 provides for the observance of the month of March as Women’s Role in History Month. The International Women’s Day and International Women’s Month celebrations run accord with the said statutes. (Yen Robles, Tacurong-LGU)

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