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Lapu-Lapu City creates womenâs commission
Mayor Junard Chan is set to sign an ordinance creating the Lapu-Lapu City Women’s Commission as the entire nation celebrates March as Women’s Month.

Lapu-Lapu City creates women’s commission

Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - March 3, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  The Lapu-Lapu City government will soon have its own Commission on Women.

Mayor Junard Chan is set to sign an ordinance creating the Lapu-Lapu City Women’s Commission as the entire nation celebrates March as Women’s Month.

“One of the highlights of the Women’s Month celebration which we are looking forward to is the approval of the ordinance creating the Lapu-Lapu City Women’s Commission (LLCWC) from the Sangguniang Panlungsod and the signing of the said ordinance,” read the letter of Cindi King-Chan address to the mayor.

King-Chan is the vice-chair of the LLCWC core group and is also the chairperson of the Tourism, Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission (TCHAC).

A series of scheduled activities for March in celebration of Women’s Month in the city includes switching the lights on March 5 for the “First Lady Cindi Ladies Cup”, a tennis competition at the city’s tennis court.

This will continue the next day, Saturday, until Sunday which is the grand championship.

While on March 7, is the men’s derby for tennis aficionados and on March 8 is Women’s D-Day wherein women wearing purple shirts will post at the women’s lane to serve women and clients at the City Hall.

This month’s celebration has a theme, “We make Change work for Women,” with special focus on “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!

In line with this, the Department of Social Welfare and Development-7 will conduct various activities to advocate the rights of the women.

The department will also conduct a national orientation among its personnel on the Safe Spaces Act or the Bawal Bastos Act which is a landmark legislation that aims to protect all individuals from sexual harassment in physical or online spaces.

Undersecretary Luzviminda C. Ilagan, chairperson of DSWD-Gender and Development, in a statement said that this year’s Women’s Month celebration is a reminder to continue upholding the strong and steadfast advocacy of advancing gender equality, strengthening the protection of women’s rights, and promoting women empowerment.

She added that the celebration also serves as a tribute to the many women who continue to provide services amid the threat of the pandemic. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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