Secretary Mark A. Villlar graced the occasion as the keynote
speaker during women’s celebration in behalf of his mother
Senator Cynthia A. Villar on Wednesday, March 14 held at the
Activity Center, Capitol Grounds, Calumpang, Naval, Biliran.
of Biliran DEO participate 23rd provincial women’s congress
March 21, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
Women employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Biliran District Engineering Office participated the 23rd Provincial
Women’s Congress on Wednesday, March 14 held at the Activity Center,
Capitol Grounds, Calumpang, Naval, Biliran.
There were an estimated
3,000 women-participants coming from the 132 barangays, 49 sitios,
and 186 chapters of Women for Rural Development – Katipunan ng
Liping Pilipino (WORD-KALIPI) province-wide, Provincial Council for
Women's Welfare, Incorporated (PCWWI) officials and members, women
legislators and other women sectors in the province who joined the
The event started with a
holy mass followed with a parade going to the provincial capitol
grounds for the opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Trade
Fair and the opening program.
One of the highlights of
the celebration was the plenary session/ discussions on interesting
topics to provide participants with knowledge on promoting gender
equality and empowerment.
There were also slogan
writing contest, dance contest and skills training simultaneous with
the plenary sessions: skirting, stage decoration, marcotting and
grafting, make-over and vermin composting.
Other activities during
the celebration includes the trade fair which showcased the
livelihood projects of women.
DPWH Secretary Mark A.
Villlar graced the occasion as the keynote speaker during women’s
celebration in behalf of his mother Senator Cynthia A. Villar.
Senator Villar is known
for providing livelihood programs to the people. Biliran Province is
one of the beneficiaries of her legislation under Republic Act No.
10861 otherwise known as An act for the establishment for provincial
fisheries and aquatic resources training, development, and product
On his speech, the DPWH
Secretary highlighted the strong support of her mother to the group
of women. He also vowed to continue supporting the Biliran women’s
organization especially when it comes to infrastructures and
The National Women’s
Celebration every March is part of the worldwide observance of the
International Women’s Day pursuant to R.A. 6469 series of 1996.
This year’s celebration is
in adherence with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women which
shall be used from 2017- 2022.