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Two Cotabato women cited rural achievers 2008

by A Mampen

RICC Cotabato City (14 October) -- Two Cotabato women won the Search for Outstanding Woman Rural Achievers 2008 of the Department of Agriculture through its Gender and Development Program in an evaluation, which started on Sept. 8, 2008.

Victoria A. Motril of Tupi South Cotabato and Luisa B. Balagot of North Makilala Cotabato were the nominees of Department of Agriculture Region 12. Mrs. Motril along with Mrs. Olive Gamboa of Valencia, Bukidnon received first prize while Mrs. Balagot as special awardee.

The search aims to give due recognition to all women rural achievers of the country giving significance to the contributions they had done for the improvement of their personal life, family, and community through the projects that helped the lives of the people living in rural areas with the assistance from Department of Agriculture and Local Government Units.

This activity is in line with the National Rural Women's Day Celebration this October 2008, in which out of the 24 contenders all over the nation only nine made it to the top awards.

The awarding ceremony will be on October 20, 2008 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall, Diliman, Quezon City. The winners will be given cash and plaque of recognitions.

With this search, rural women will be encouraged to participate in government activities and show their abilities to contribute for the development of the country. (RICC Cot. City) [top]

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