Senator Cynthia Villar eyes further empowerment of women, stoppage of gender bias and promotion of equality in the community as the country observes National Women’s Month.
“If half of the population of the Philippines are women and contribute to the betterment of the country, it will create a positive impact to our economy,” Villar said.In her inspirational message during the 2023 National Women’s Month Celebration at the Department of Agriculture Compound in Quezon on Monday, Villar underscored the need to empower and equip Filipino women to help us in food security and production.
A known advocate of women’s rights and welfare, Villar noted that when more women work or earn, the economy will grow.
For its celebration, the DA adopted the theme. “We for gender equality and inclusive society” and sub-theme: “Expanded Opportunities for Women Participation, Leadership and Benefits in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), ICT, Infrastructure and Energy”.
Villar said RA No. 6949 declares 8th day of March of every year as a special working holiday to ensure meaningful observance of holiday to all government offices. The senator said heads of government offices shall encourage sufficient time and opportunities for their employees to engage and participate in any activity conducted within the premises of government offices or establishments to celebrate National Women’s Day.