Gov. Imee says “it’s women’s time”
ILOCOS Norte Governor Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos graced the opening of the Philippine Sports Commission-Women Sports Congress yesterday.
“It’s about time we gave women a chance,” Marcos said in her speech in front of around 150 women leaders, athletes and national sports association officials from all over the country together with PSC Commissioner Celia Kiram, former Olympian and PSC Commissioner Gillian Akiko Thomson and renowned International Communication Coach Gabriela Müller at Century Park Hotel in Manila.
“Women have not been allowed the same involvement as men in sports. I hope that through the PSC and this congress, we will have greater opportunities to push sports for women even at the barangay level,” added Marcos.
Müller, who also led the women congress for the PSC in 2016, also expressed her excitement for the two-day event.
“Our target is to grow in leadership and improve what we’ve started in 2016. We are here because we believe we can make a better world,” said the Swiss-national speaker.
Kiram thanked everyone in attendance and assured that the PSC will continue to promote activities on women in sports, as mandated by law through Republic Act 9710, also called the “Magna Carta of Women”.
“Thank you for being one with the Commission in building a better environment for women in sports,” concluded Kiram.
Another set of Women Sports Congress is scheduled for Indigenous Women in Sports in Bongao, Tawi Tawi in July.