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TESDA-Caraga personnel joins 2017 Women’s Month celeb kick-off activity

posted Mar 12, 2017, 7:26 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 18, 2017, 1:56 AM ]

BUTUAN CITY, March 8 – Personnel of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Caraga joined today the kick-off of the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration in Caraga held here.

TESDA-Caraga personnel gracefully danced during the launching of the One Billion Rising featuring the “Break the Chain” dance in time with the kick-off activity of the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration in Caraga Region. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

The activity which started with a Mass at the Saint Joseph Cathedral was participated in by employees of the different National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) based in this city.

After the mass, a motorcade was conducted around the city which ended at the Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Covered Court where a short program was conducted.

In her speech, Agusan del Norte Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba ably represented by Sangguniang Bayan Member Elizabeth Calo emphasized the importance of women in nation-building. She pointed out that the role of women in the economic perspective of the country is commendable as they played equal role to the men who are leaders in the community. “This is the reason why there is a need to recognize the women,” she said.

Meanwhile, City Councilor Atty. Rema E. Burdeos underscored the equal opportunity of women in as far as working with the government sector is concerned. “I hope that someday, there will be 40% of women in the total workers in the government as mandated in the Magna Carta of Women,” she said.

TESDA-Caraga personnel is shown here with Atty. Rema E. Burdeos (seated, center) after the kick-off activity of the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

For the part of TESDA-Caraga, more than 40% of its workers are women which means that the agency has complied with the provisions stated in the magna carta, it was learned.

The kick-off activity ended with the launching of the “One Billion Rising” for whom TESDA personnel and the rest of the participants joined in the “Break the Chain” Dance led by dancers from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This year’s Women’s Month Celebration is anchored on the theme: “We Make Change Work for Women” and in-line with TESDA’s two-pronged strategy in poverty reduction particularly TVET for Social Equity as gender equality in the community is being promoted, addressing the disparities and uneven development across regions, provinces and sectors. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)