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Mt Province town organizes local council for women

by Juliet B. Saley

Sabangan, Mt. Province (7 July) -- To ensure women having equal rights and opportunities with men in society, RA 7192, otherwise known as the "Women in Development and Nation Building" mandates all government agencies to involve the women sector in the implementation of their programs and activities particularly planning and legislation.

Pursuant to this Act, the municipal government of this municipality organized the Local Council for Women.

With the new administration and new personalities in this local government unit, Mayor Donato L. Danglose issued Executive Order No. 004-08, an executive order reorganizing this Council.

This Council is chaired by Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Brigida C. Mangay-at. Members include Municipal Treasurer Caroline A. Astudillo; Felicidad P. Danglose -MOSAI president; Marianita B. Altaki of BIR-Sabangan; Luz L. Bernardez-Records Officer of Sabangan LGU; Municipal Health Nurse Elizabeth T. Billao; Municipal Agriculturist Eveline L. Dalog; Juanita L. Lampac-Secretary to the Local chief Executive; NGO representatives Felipa Gasmena and. Juliet O. Palicos; SB Secretary Pauline M. Padsoyan; Municipal Health Officer Dr. Zaida Chel P. Danag; RIC Federation President Janet Z. Dominguez; Carmen Lardizabal-Senior Citizen representative; Theodore M. Velasco - Local Legislative Staff Officer; Municipal Budget Officer Robert K. Beke; and Municipal Planning and Development Officer Salvador O. Decoy.

The Council is tasked to lead more women to get involved in the social, civic and political activities in the municipality; to serve as a vehicle in the mainstreaming of women in the pursuit of peace, equality and sustainable development; to prepare plans and projects integrating the plans and activities of the council. It also serves as Steering Committee in the observance of the women's month/day; and to take actions on matters relating to the welfare of women especially on information education campaign involving laws protecting women. (PIA-MP) [top]

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