Women’s month activities slated

MGB organizes ‘hataw’, cook fest

Hataw1In celebration of the Women’s Month this March, the Mines and Geoscience Bureau Regional Office No. II (MGB R0II) has lined up activities for the National Women’s Month.

Lined up activities include: Zumba dance dubbed as hataw exercise; cook festival to be participated by the female employees of the bureau; floral arrangement, and fun games.

With the theme: “We Make Change, Work for Women,” Felicitas V. Piligan, Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person emphasized the importance of recognizing the contribution of women in the society through the conduct of activities that highlight the important roles of women in the society.

MGB Regional Director Mario A. Ancheta discussed during the Monday convocation held on March 13, 2017 the rationale of conducting activities for the women’s month celebration.

He said that the event is a venue to restore camaraderie among employees of the bureau despite their gender differences.

“The cook festival to be participated by female employees of MGB will highlight the vital roles of women in the kitchen, it gives us greater awareness that working women are also great cooks,” RD Ancheta added.

The GAD focal person likewise made emphasis that the hataw exercise is a good activity both for men and women that will encourage healthy lifestyle for the employees.

The conduct of National Women’s Month is embodied in Proclamation 222, series of 1998 that provides for the observance of the month of March as women’s role in history month. #LRSB