'Wonder Juanas' of Imus city celebrate activity-filled Women's Month

The Women's Trade Fair is one of the City of Imus' various activities slated for Women's Month.

IMUS CITY, Cavite, Mar. 25 (PIA) --The Imus City Government through the Gender and Development (GAD) Unit prepared various activities in recognition of the remarkable women in the city in line with the celebration of the National Women's Month amid the ongoing health crisis.

A kick-off ceremony for the month-long celebration was held with the attendance of all women employees of the city government, the Imus PNP, Imus BJMP, BFP Imus FS Cavite, and the GAD Unit during a recent Monday flag-raising on March 1

City Council Secretary and GAD Focal Point Person Jem Yulo Guinto together with VAWC Team held the distribution of food packs to indigent women, buntis kits containing alcohol, cotton balls, maternity pads, etc. that can be used by expectant mothers, and washable face masks to the employees in the different offices of the city government.

Likewise, the  March 8 flag ceremony featured the female employees of the BFP Imus FS Cavite facilitating the program in celebration of Women's Day.

The 3rd City Government Women Employees' Forum was then conducted on March 12 with the participation of female employees of the offices of the city government wherein the challenges faced by women in different sectors of society were discussed, and the various projects in support of the campaign for gender equality and ending violence against women and children were reported.

Another scheduled activity was the holding of the Women's Trade Fair in partnership with the Imus First Women Cooperative on March 18 at the Activity Center of The District Imus headed by the City's First Lady and wife of Mayor Maliksi, Jelyn Laosantos Maliksi that showcased the unique products and services of the different ImuseƱa entrepreneurs.

And most recently, the Women's Month Job Fair was held by the City of Imus Public Employment Services Office (PESO) at the Robinson's Place Imus with City Mayor Manny Maliksi and his wife, Mrs. Jelyn Maliksi, facilitating the program. Several companies and business establishments operating in the city participated in the job fair to look for qualified candidates for their manpower requirements and to give an opportunity for employment to female jobseekers in the city.

Several upcoming actitivities and events are to be expected in the coming days in continuation of the Women's Month celebration this month in support to all Wonder Juanas of the city of Imus. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with reports from the city government of Imus FB page)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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