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03/03/2017: EMBASSY LAUNCHES WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION IN DC

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-09-2017
03 March 2017

Mr. Raymond Salvana, Alternate Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point Officer of the Embassy reads the Philippine Government’s Statement on the Women’s month celebration at the Romulo Hall on 27 February 2017.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – To gear up for the worldwide observance of International Women’s Day on March 8, the Philippine Embassy launched its National Women’s Month celebration after its flag-raising ceremony at the Romulo Hall on 27 February 2017.

This year’s celebration theme, “We Make Change Work for Women,” captures the key foundations of partnership for change and full implementation of the Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act 9710).

After the flag ceremony, Mr. Raymond Salvana, Alternate Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point Officer of the Embassy, read the Philippine Government’s statement on Women’s Month to all Embassy personnel followed by an announcement of the events and activities lined up for the month of March.

“The Philippine Embassy joins the international community in celebrating women empowerment, and at the same time recognizes Filipino women as catalysts of positive change all over the world,” said Minister Patrick A. Chuasoto, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Philippine Embassy.

This month, the Embassy will host events highlighting the role and contributions of women in various fields.

The Consular section will also set up a special lane for female applicants on 08 March 2017, International Women’s Day.

Philippine Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 provides for the annual conduct of the National Women’s month celebration in March to recognize the contributions of Filipino women in the society. ###