Dads laud Baguio women leaders
POLITICAL leaders in the country’s Summer Capital lauded the important role women play in our society during the observance of the 110th Women's Day.
"I believe in you women, and in your capacity to make a difference in our community, our nation and the world," said Baguio City Representative Marquez Go.
Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan also recognized women's contribution to the various areas.
"I am not here if it were not for a woman! That alone tells us the importance of our gathering here today. The day for all of us, not only for women but for men to recognize the achievements that women have been playing in our development in the political and economic arena. This is why we need to sustain their contribution to society,” said Domogan.
Domogan added this year’s theme "We Make Change Work For Women” serves as a venue to highlight women’s achievements and discuss continuing and emerging women’s empowerment and gender equality issues and concerns, challenges and commitments.
Retired Judge Delilah Muñoz pointed how women have taken the challenge with big leaps from their traditional ways and old concepts of being the so called weaker sex.
"To what women are
today, women are now professionals, leaders, public officials, women that are now heads and chiefs of offices. If we want to change for the better, the time is now even if the meaning of better is relevant. Change in attitude is the key to make change work," said the judge.
Muñoz attributed simplicity as the ultimate indication by staying with the basic to respond to the challenging world by being the positive change in society.
The retired judge reiterated how God created women by stating "it is true in the biblical story that God created man first. But my dear women of God, don't be sad because there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece. All women are beautiful because they are the masterpiece."
Five outstanding women leaders of Baguio were also honored during the women’s day celebration namely Philian Louis Weygan-Alan for spiritual and socio cultural leadership, Flora Balaba for highlighting the rights of senior citizens, Elizabeth Mamanglo for uplifting women and family through cooperativism, Jocelyn Mariano for cooperativism, and Sonia Gonzales Mina for organizational management.