PVAO GAD Updates
Proclamation No. 224 "Declaring the First Week of March of Every Year as Women's Week and March 8, 1988 and Every Eear Thereafter as Women's Rights and International Peace Day; Proclamation No. 227 "Providing for the Observance of the Month of March as Women's Role in History Month" signed by the former Pres. Corazon Aquino on March 17, 1988; and Republic Act No. 6949 "An Act to Declare March Eight of Every Year as a Working Special Holiday to be known as National Women's Day" as signed by former President Corazon C. Aquino on April 10, 1990 This year, we would like to celebrate it more meaningfully in line with this year's theme: "Magna Carta of Women, Philippine CEDAW: In support of the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs). This year's celebration is anchored on the importance of RA 9710 of the Magna Carta of Women, the national translation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women or the CEDAW, to the achievement of the 8 Millenium Development Goals, namely:
Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty
Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
Goal 5: Improve maternal health
Goal 6: Combat HIV and AIDS, malaria and other diseases
Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development
1. Monday Flag Raising:
Date: March 21, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Rissa Hontiveros-Baraquel of the Anakbayan Partylist
Date: March 28, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Anthonette Velasco-Allones
Exec. Director, Career Executive Service Board
2. Forum on RA No. 9710 "Magna Carta for Women"
Date: March 23, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN at the PVAO Covered Court
Resource Speaker: Ms. Beatriz Sanga Committee Secretary of the Committee on Female and Gender Equality, House of Representatives
3. Health Fair:
Free FBS, Cholesterol and BP Screening
Date: March 22, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 NN
Conducted by: Novartis Drug Company
Reproductive Health Forum: "Cancer in Women"
Date: March 25, 2011; 10:00 AM at the PVAO Covered Court
Resource Speaker: Dra. Teresita Cardenas
Head, Dept. Of OB-Gyne, VMMC
Anti-flu vaccination for PVAO and support personnel
Date: March 2011
Let's all take part in this celebration of womanhood by participating actively in all these activities.
Woman, stand up and be counted!
PILAR D. IBARRA, M.D.
PVAO GAD FOCAL PERSON