PENRO-MARINDUQUE CELEBRATES WOMEN’S WEEK WITH A THEME “WE MAKE CHANGE WORK FOR WOMEN”
On March 09, 2020 the Provincial of Environment and Natural Resources-Marinduque headed by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENR Officer joins the celebration of Women’s Week with a theme “We Make Change Work for Women”. This is accordance with Proclamation No. 224 which declares every first week of March as Women’s Week and March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day. A total of seventy four (74) participants, 41 male (55%) and 31 female (45%) participated in the celebration.
Engr. Cynthia U. Lozano, Vice Chairperson of PENRO Marinduque GAD FPS highlighted during her opening remarks that the 2017-2022 theme “We Make Change Work for Women” stands for Women Empowerment for the word “WE”. The word “MAKE CHANGE WORK FOR WOMEN” symbolize/denote the Magna Carta for Women and the word “CHANGE” indicates Compassionate and Harmonized Actions and Networks for Gender Equality. To spread the advocacy online, she encouraged updating of profile pictures in the social media accounts and use of hashtag #WomenMakeChange in all posts related to the celebration.
She also mentioned that through the implementation of laws on Gender and Development women are now partners of men in development and nation building.
For. Mary Grace P. Maniquiz, Secretariat of PENRO Marinduque GAD FPS had a brief lecture on the Magna Carta of Women and Gender and Development. She elaborated how integration of women as full and equal partner in the financial, social and economic development of her own family.
As part of #SerbisyoParaKayJuana, the Seikatsu Company -Better Health Greater Wealth represented by Mr. Jay Suñiga, provided free therapy services to the participants using “High Potential Therapy” machine. Prior to the therapy session, Ms. Jenelyn Ayuste and Ms. Princess Mae Erandio, staff of Seikatsu gave a short briefing on the benefits and the eligible participants who may only avail the therapy. The participants felt relaxed, comfortable and rejuvenated after a 30-minute therapy.
OIC-PENR Officer Imelda M. Diaz awarded the Certificate of Appreciation to Seikatsu Company for providing therapy session as Serbisyo Para Kay Juana. For. Gemma Delos Reyes, Chairperson of Plans, Programs and Budget of PENRO Marinduque expressed her gratitude towards the organizers, partner company, participants and On-the-Job Trainee (OJT) of Marinduque State College MSC) who contributed to the success of the event.
PENRO-MARINDUQUE CELEBRATES 2020 NATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH WITH A THEME “WE MAKE CHANGE WORK FOR WOMEN”
On March 03, 2020 the Provincial of Environment and Natural Resources-Marinduque headed by Imelda M. Diaz, OIC-PENRO Officer celebrated the 2020 National Women’s Month with a theme “We Make Change Work for Women”.
PENRO-Marinduque personnel of the Technical Services Division, Ms. Daisy R. Rosales and Ms. Maria Aivy H. Sol hoisted the Philippine flag while Mrs. Menchita D. Radovan led the singing of the national anthem. Mrs. Maria Lourdes P. Lastra recited the Panunumpa sa Watawat ng Pilipinas and Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno. This is to inspire and empower women to be agents of change in promoting gender equality towards the nation building.
Thereafter the DENR-personnel took part in the Zumba activity.
Help Clean Boac River: World Water Day 2019
WATER FOR ALL. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
This World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
World Water Day reminds people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources' management. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
Leaving no one behind
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. For 2019 this is: 'Leaving no one behind'. This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.
Today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
Water for all
When the 2030 Agenda was adopted in 2015 by the UN, all countries and stakeholders set out an ambitious agenda envisaging a world free of poverty, hunger and disease. A world where all life can thrive and where no one is left behind.
At a time of immense global challenges – poverty, inequalities, natural disasters, humanitarian crises and forced displacement – the 2019 edition of World Water Day looks at why people have been left behind and how access to water and sanitation and sustainable water management can be drivers of change.
Water for all implies that also elderly, disabled, marginalized and poor people get access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation, as is meant with universal access in Sustainable Development Goals #6.1 and 6.2.
Rivers for Life: 2019 World Water Day Celebration in Marinduque
World Water Day 2019 coincides with the launching of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)’s program, the “River for Life”, which includes a simultaneous clean-up of one river system per province.
For Marinduque, the Boac River is the subject for clean-up activity spearheaded by PENRO Marinduque. To join this river clean-up activity on 22 March 2019, call PENRO at (042)332-0727 or (042)332-1490 or send them an email at denr@firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo grabbed from: Agrea PH