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Women solidarity program set

About 1,000 advocates of gender equality and women empowerment are expected to attend a caravan and solidarity program on Friday in Bacolod City, led by the Provincial Council for Women-Negros Occidental and the Development Through Active Women Networking Foundation Inc., in line with the Women’s Day celebration.

Women’s right advocate Rina Jimenez-David, national chair of PILIPINA and Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist, has been invited as guest speaker in the solidarity program at the Bacolod Arts, Youth and Sports Center.

Silay Councilor Marie June Pavillar-Castro said David will discuss the Women’s Month theme of “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan”.

Castro, program officer of DAWN Foundation, and chair of both the PCW-Negros Occidental and PILIPINA-Bacolod, said they have invited Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to also give solidarity messages.

The program will feature a mini-bazaar and inter-LGU contests in binalaybay, composo, and on-the-spot poster and slogan making contests.

The celebration will be attended by officers and members of the Local Women’s Councils from the cities and towns of the province; elected women leaders of different LGUs and Bacolod-based women civic clubs and organizations, and GAD advocates from the 61 barangays of Bacolod.

The caravan will assemble at 8 a.m. on March 8.*GPB

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Rotary district gab, induction
of RF alumni officers slated

The annual conference of Rotary District 3850 will be conducted today until Saturday, with the induction of officers and members of The Rotary Foundation Alumni Association of Negros Occidental (TRFAANO) at L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, 7 p.m. tomorrow, a press release from the association said.

District Governor Biboy Jocson and DisCon chair Louie Gonzaga will be the guests of honor at the induction of the alumni officers, led by Jundad Legislador as president, Leilani Alba - vice president, Zara Jeryl Mapa - secretary, Ma. Socorro Sy - treasurer, Carmela Gamboa - public information officer, and Louie Gonzaga and Rose Depra, Jose Miguel Montinola, Gerry Grey and Manny Montelibano as board directors, the press release also said.

Legislador is encouraging all TRFAANO alumni to attend the activity as he said it has been years since the association was created but after the first induction in 2007, not much had been heard about it since.

The activity aims to reactivate TRFAANO, and encourage alumni from Panay and Mindanao, who are attending the district conference, to also form their own groups, he said.

There will be an assessment fee of P500, and attendees are urged to wear barong tagalog for men and long gown for the ladies. For more information, those interested may contact Legislador at 0920-9517136, the press release added.*

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