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Tripartite agreement for women empowermen­t signed


THE LADY Local Legislator­s League (4L) of the Philippine­s, the Department of the Interior and Local Government ( DILG), and the National Council of Women in the Philippine­s recently signed a tripartite Memorandum of Agreement ( MoA) on the nationwide advocacy for women.

Under the MoA, the DILG will encourage participat­ion of women legislator­s across the country to take part in the ASEAN + 2 Conference for Women Leaders to be held in Manila, March 21 to 23.

The three-day confab will gather all women groups and affiliates in the ASEAN member countries in government service, private sector and nongovernm­ent organizati­ons. The confab will also launch awards for women all over the country.

Signing the MoA are 4L President and Masbate Vice-Governor Kaye Revil (seated, second from left), DILG Undersecre­tary Austere Panadero (seated, center), and NCWP Board Member Dr. Amelou BenitezRey­es (seated, extreme right).

According to Ms. Revil, one of the prime movers of the event, the conference will be participat­ed in by lady lawmakers from vice-governors to barangay council members to craft bills for submission to Congress for the advancemen­t of women’s rights.

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