11 March 2012
DavSur women urged to help protect the environment
DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur–Governor Douglas Cagas, during the local government’s commemoration of the 102nd International Women’s Day on Thursday, called on his women constituents to cooperate and support the local government’s endeavors in protecting the environment, saying that women are the most affected especially those who are left at home.
Cagas urged them to lead and actively participate in the clean-up drive in their respective communities, join in tree planting activities, and support other environment programs in the province.
The governor has raised this call and encouragement for women’s involvement in environment concerns
About 350 women leaders from the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina-Davao del Sur Chapter and from other sectors in the province celebrated Women’s Day which was anchored on the theme: Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility.”
The inputs on Magna Carta for Women were also discussed during the event.
Cagas further urged the women to continue upholding and asserting their rights as declared in the Magna Carta for Women, saying that this serves as their protection including the children.
The women who represented the ten municipalities of the province and the city of Digos also showcased their talents in singing and dancing presentations. They also partook in the Search for Ginang Kalipi 2012 and joined in the raffle draw that gave away packs of rice and plastic wares which were prepared by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. (PIO-DavSur/PIA-XI)