The City Government of Cagayan de Oro has lined up several activities that will highlight the month-long “Women’s Month” celebration in March this year, anchoring on the theme: “Women Education-Women Empowerment”.
An early morning mass at the St. Augustine Cathedral and a simple opening program on March 8 will kick off the celebration. On the same day, a simultaneous medical mission, feeding program for children, and free haircut for evacuees will be held in Calaanan Tent City and covered courts in barangays Kauswagan, Barangay 24 and Macasandig.
On March 14, members of the executive committee, to be led by city councilors Annie Daba, Nadya Emano-Elipe and Dante Pajo, will conduct a tree planting of ‘bakhaw’ and golden bamboo at the riverbank in Barangay 13, including the sowing of fingerlings in Cagayan de Oro River.
Barangay chairmen and members of the Barangay Women Development Councils (BWDC) from the city’s 80 barangays will also undergo a one-day seminar on local disaster risk reduction management at the City Tourism Hall on March 16.
A seminar on the Magna Carta of Women will also be held on March 21 at the Tourism Hall, to be attended by the barangay chairmen, department heads and gender and development focal persons in various offices at City Hall.
To determine the livelihood skills training needs of the evacuees, a two-week survey and cluster meetings will be held from March 9 to March 23 in various relocation centers all over the city.
Wrapping up the month-long celebration is a culmination program at the Calaanan Tent City on March 30, with the formal launching of the livelihood skills training program for the evacuees as the major highlight.