The National Women’s Month Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). With this celebration, the Municipal Government of Tanay, Rizal, headed by Hon. Rex Manuel C. Tanjuatco conducts programs and activities in line with women empowerment and creates platforms for the female employees.
The Malacañang Palace initiated Presidential Proclamations and Republic Acts to further the cause for women empowerment. The following issuances serve as legal bases for the annual activity:
• Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 declaring the first week of March each year as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day;
• Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March as Women’s Role in History Month; and
• Republic Act (RA) 6949 s. 1990 declaring March 8 of every year as National Women’s Day.
In lieu of this program, the Municipal Government of Tanay, Rizal administered programs that will lift the spirit of women working in the municipality. Programs that will boost the physical and morale of women. This activity includes free breakfast, giving of roses, Gender Sensitivity Training and health and wellness activities the includes massage therapy, nail care, and Zumba.
During the Kickoff Event, Mayor RM Tanjuatco recognized female employees’ roles in the LGU’s daily work in serving its constituents. In this activity led by the Elected Officials, roses are given to women to say thank you for the effort they gave in fulfilling the agency’s mission and goals. Afterward, a simple breakfast is served while everyone is serenaded by a couple of employees that sang beautiful songs. What a great morning to start a week of service to the people of Tanay.
Knowledge in women’s rights and roles in the society will deeply affect a woman’s perspective in life with more opportunities waiting, protection on many untoward incidents and empower them in the society. LGU Tanay organized a training regarding laws, rules, and regulations that will help women understand their roles in the society and identify laws pertaining to women’s rights.
Female employees gather for a training/seminar themed: “We Make Work Change For Women”. With Dr. Herminigilda F.Cabanting, MSWD Officer and GAD Focal Person of LGU Tanay, as resource speaker, participants went through a very informative and fun seminar that everyone enjoyed. They danced, sang and act gracefully as if no one is watching. Observing these women in that event had a great time is truly a wonderful sight to behold.
On March 17, 2018, the Women’s Week Celebration of LGU Tanay ended with a relaxing, beautifying day for the female employees of this municipal government. Together with TESDA Tanay’s Massage Therapy and Nail Care trainees, the participants enjoyed stress releasing body massage the soothes the tensed muscles and relaxed their bodies. Wanting to have a new subtle look, women gathered to let their nails have a new aura that makes them feel younger and fresher. And to those who are waiting for their turn, movie playing will ease their excitement before they sit and make their nails done or lay and have a relaxing massage.
This Municipal Government aims to make every employee have a healthy and active lifestyle. One of its goals is the well-being of the employee, to ensure everyone is in tip-top shape in terms of his or her health. In connections with Health and Wellness Program and Women’s Month Celebration, the Municipal Mayor, Rex Manuel C. Tanjuatco, initiated a Zumba activity targeting not only women but every municipal employee to have a better lifestyle and to promote physical fitness. This activity was enjoyed by not only municipal employees but by constituents also.