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DOLE Bicol Celebrates Women's Month

Legazpi City, Albay – It’s amazing how woman have positively changed the world throughout time.

Wearing violet shirts, employees of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bicol celebrated Women’s Month by availing of the free services offered to them under it’s Gender and Development (GAD) program held last March 10, 2020 at the Activity Center of DOLE 5 bldg.; Old Albay Legazpi City. 

With the theme “We make change Work for Women”. DOLE Bicol highlighted the empowerment of women as active contributors to and claimholders of development. This pursuit of development is also anchored on the commitment of “Malasakit at Pagbabago “or True Compassion and Real Change.

Assistant Regional Director Imelda Romanillos said that women and girls should be agents of change – to contribute in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of all women.

“Women and their role continue to evolve thru times. But one thing remains constant: they are always instrumental in ensuring that our community will always be livable, secured, and progressive,” she stressed.


During the program, various significant GAD-related topics were discussed. 

Atty. Arlene O. Alanco, regional director of the Commission on Human Rights talked about the RA 9262 “Anti-Violence Against Woman and their Children Act of 2004”.


It was followed by the discussion on RA No. 11313 “Safe Spaces Act” which addresses gender-based sexual harassment by Atty. Ma. Karina P. Trayvilla, director of the DOLE-BWSC.

On the other hand, Mr. Juan Miguel L. Alzaga of DOH Bicol together with the City Health of Legazpi oriented the participants on things to know in blood donations. Some of the employees donated blood after the talk.

In the afternoon, most of the employees lined up to avail of free manicure, pedicure, foot spa and hair cut offered by the Evegate Salon and Day Spa. While some got a free massage.

It was followed by a Zumba activity led by Mr. David Secretario of DOH Bicol.


Meanwhile, Ms. Mary Dinghie Delos Reyes, GAD-focal of DOLE Bicol had a Q & A on 2020’s Women’s Month.###/ISO PR Code:2020_gud_March_13_ DOLE Bicol celebrates Women’s Month; Employees enjoy ‘Pamper Time’







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