In celebration of the Women’s Month, the Department of Social Welfare and Development – Field Office I (DSWD-FO1) organized and led the “Community Outreach Program cum Information Caravan” and the “Orientation on the Programs and Services for Filipino Women Migrant Workers and Blood Letting Activity” recently.
The “Community Outreach Program cum Information Caravan” event is in partnership with the Department of Health, PhilHealth and the Local Government Unit of San Gabriel, La Union to personally explain and inform about the programs and services offered by the said government agencies.
Policy and Plans Division Chief Anniely J. Ferrer also oriented the participants on the salient features of “Magna Carta of Women” while Ms. Shirley Cabanig from DSWD Haven for Children exhibited homemade Peanut Butter making for possible additional income.
“Adu ti naadal ko ditoy Community Outreach Program cum Information Caravan kasla kuma iti family planning ken karapatan ti babbai. Sapay la kuma ta maulit to manen (I have learned a lot in this Community Outreach Program cum Information Caravan like family planning and the rights of women. I hope the activity will be repeated)”, said Cristy Agsaoay of Brgy. Lipay Sur, San Gabriel, La Union.
Meanwhile, the DSWD-FO1 “Orientation on the Programs and Services for Filipino Women Migrant Workers and Blood Letting Activity” together with the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – Regional Welfare Office 1 and Philippine Red Cross was also conducted at DSWD-FO1 Panlipunan Hall, wherein, more than 50 DSWD staff were oriented and 34 DSWD staff voluntarily and successfully donated various blood types in order to give someone another chance at life.
Further, inter-agency activities for the celebration of Women’s Month was also participated by DSWD-FO1 employees like the “Walk for Gender Equality” and the “Cheering Competition” with the theme: “We Make CHANGE Work for Women.” (by: Jaymante Pearl B. Apilado, Administrative Assistant III, NHTS-PR/Listahanan)