The Department of Labor and Employment – National Capital Region (DOLE-NCR) joins the observance of International Women’s Month, which is held every March.

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) leads the observance of the 2021 National Women’s Month in the country with this year’s theme, “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”, which encapsulates their call on women empowerment and gender equality amid the pandemic.

Some of the DOLE-NCR field offices also observed the women’s month by holding orientation on DOLE programs and services or by giving flowers to its women workforce as a token of appreciation for their valuable contributions and sacrifices during these uncertain times.

DOLE-NCR Field Office in PAPAMAMARISAN held a TUPAD orientation for the Acacia Women’s Club on March 7, 2021 while field offices in CAMANAVA and MUNTAPARLAS recognize the #WonderJuanas in their respective areas.

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CAMANAVA Field Office Recognize #WonderJuanas

Juanas can work and inspire others to continue serving the public even amid the pandemic—with caution.

The DOLE-NCR CAMANAVA Field Office observed the International Women’s Month—the “new normal” way—on March 8, 2021. After holding the Women’s Month themed Flag Ceremony, its employees offered a prayer of “Oratio Imperata” to ask for protection against the COVID-19 pandemic as led by Senior Labor and Employment Officer / Labor Inspector Joseph Gil E. Cabrera. The activity was followed by viewing a short video documentary highlighting women empowerment and its legal bases as presented by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).

Supervising LEO Maria Luisa Khristina C. Oliveros led the awarding of certificates of recognition for the noteworthy traits of the following employees: Rachel H. Roldan of Employment Section received the “Juanang Masikap Award” for being the female employee with perfect attendance even during the transportation restrictions caused by the pandemic; Jenilda R. Dimapilis of Labor Relations Section received the “Juanang Masinop Award” for being the female employee who consistently maintain the most orderly workstation; Marilyn G. Galaites of Employment Section for being the female employee who has rendered the longest year of service in DOLE-NCR CAMANAVA; and Field Office Director Rowella V. Grande received the “Juanang Masigasig Award” for her outstanding leadership and for setting a good example to the employees of said office.

Afterwards, the female employees, job orders, and government interns received chocolates as a token of appreciation for their commitment to serve the public as front liners.

In her closing message, Director Grande said: “May this year’s International Women’s Month reminds us all to be gender unbiased, to show compassion, to be protective and nurturing towards one another, especially, during this difficult time.”

Strict observance of the health and safety protocols such as maintaining air ventilation, physical distancing, wearing of face masks, and sanitizing with alcohol were strictly followed during the said activity.

END / Angelica Fresnoza