Dgte honors ‘Juanas’ to mark Women’s Month

DUMAGUETE CITY, April 7 (PIA) -- Several outstanding women who shared their talents and passion for service were recognized by the city government at the Rizal Boulevard’s Pantawan on Easter Sunday to mark the culmination program of the Women’s Month celebration this year. 

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Councilor Lilani Ramon, and Local Council of Women President Maelyne Rose Mariano conferred the awards to the winners and recipients with barangays with functional Violence Against Women (VAW) Desk Office for 2020, namely: Calindagan, Candau-ay, Cantil-e, Daro, Mangnao, Poblacion 2, Poblacion 6, and Poblacion 8.

Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo (center) leads the awarding of winners of different competitions in celebration of Women’s Month. (Contributed photo)

For the winners of "Luto ni Nanay contest" under the salad category, 1st place went to Elizabeth Laro of Brgy. Junob, 2nd place to Ma. Linda Unto from Mangnao, and third place to Maria Imelda Lomoljo of Mangnao.

Under the main dish category, Fannie Sabate of Poblacion 7 bagged 1st place; Mariechel Salvoro of Bantayan, 2nd place; and 3rd place went to Ruffa Mae Gadiane of Bajumpandan.

As the city is promoting backyard gardening, awardees for "Tanom ni Nanay sa Tugkaran Contest" raise-bed garden went to the following winners: 1st place- Jelyn Infante of Banilad; 2nd place, Maria Helen Ortega of Candau-ay; and 3rd place to Rosalina Noblefranca of Cantil-e.

For containerized garden, the city also gave credit to 1st placer Mary Grace Manalo of Balugo; Elizabeth Cordura of Banilad, 2nd place; and Evelyn Herbst of Candau-ay, 3rd place. 

This year's Women’s Month celebration gives tribute to #SuperJuanas who fulfill various roles during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We honor ordinary Juanas who became trailblazers and harbingers of change despite the circumstances,” Remollo said. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)

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

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