The Local Government Unit of Calamba, Misamis Occidental commemorates the nationwide celebration of Women’s Month on March 17, 2008 held at Mateo Matunog Gymnasium with this year’s local theme “KAKUGI SA KABABAYEN-AN ALANG SA KALAMBUAN”. The celebration of the Women’s Month is promulgated under Proclamation No. 224, law declaring first week of March of every year as Women's Week and March as the Women’s Month. For the whole month of March the celebration of the Women’s Month is being observed every year. Furthermore, the celebration of the Women’s Month not just only in the country but also globally.
The observance of Women’s Month in the municipality started with a civic parade, thousands of women from different sectors marched from the Municipal Plaza towards the streets of Barangay Southwestern Poblacion, Don Bernardo A. Neri, Solinog and Northern Poblacion at 8 o’clock in the morning and which were participated by women from all sectors like Women in Government Service (WINGS) from the Local Government Unit of Calamba, Misamis Occidental and Calamba District Hospital, Organized Women from the 19 Barangays of Calamba, Rural Improvement Club (RIC), Local Council of Women (LCW). Then a proper program and coronation of Mutya ng Kababaihan 2008 follows.
After the parade a dance contest was held and which was participated by members of Women’s Organization from the different barangays. The dance contest was formally started with an opening salvo from the Federated Women headed by Committee Chairman on Women and Sangguniang Bayan Member JUDELYN E. BOLOTAOLO. The crowds were cheering of their favorite dance groups.
Mutya ng Kababaihan 2008 Coronation is one of the highlights of the celebration that also add color to the occasion. Mrs. ANGELINA C. BUENO of Barangay Solinog was crown as Mutya ng Kababaihan 2008
The ceremonies were attended by the Municipal Officials headed by the Municipal Mayor Dr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr., MNSA, Municipal Vice Mayor Jesus C. Enerio, members of the Sangguniang Bayan and Board Member Edelma C. Bulawin as guest speaker.
Hon. Edelma C. Bulawin Board Member of the 1st District of Misamis Occidental graced the occasion and in her message she tackled the importance and contribution of women in the family, community and the country. Women are partners in the development of their respective barangay and through Women’s Organization women contribute ideas that were very useful to the community. Women play an important role in their husband’s life and family especially in raising the children to be a good citizen in the community and guiding the children to have a better future. Women bring light, happiness and inspiration to the family. Women are models in their own family and barangays so she should set as a good example. Aside from that she also tackled the Republic Act 9262. REPUBLIC ACT 9262 - an act defining violence against women and their children, providing for protective measures for victims, prescribing penalties therefore, and for other purposes. She also added that we should organize programs that will enhance the women not only in the government service but also women from all walks of life.
The event likewise is the place where women from all walks of life were gathered together to celebrate the special day. Lots of dance and song presentations. Members of the Women’s Organization from the 19 Barangays of Calamba were present that day.
According to Municipal Mayor Dr. Luisito B. Villanueva one of the guests and in his message he said that women play an important role in the government and one of the proof is our President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Most of the employees of private and government agencies are women. Women also contributes to the growth of our economy were most of the OFW were women and part of the labor force. Furthermore, Mayor Villanueva also talked the purpose of promoting women’s empowerment.
The success of the occasion through the efforts of the Local Government Unit of Calamba, Misamis Occidental spearheaded by the Office of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development.
| Drum Corp of Calamba Comprehensive High School||SWP Women’s Association|
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|Women Welfare Association from Langub, Calamba, Misamis Occidental||Don Bernardo A. Neri Women’s Association (DBANWA)|
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|Rural Improvement Club (RIC)||Women in Government Service (WINGS) from Calamba District Hospital|
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|(From Left to Right) Municipal Vice Mayor Jesus C. Enerio, Brgy. Captain Laganson and ABC Pres. Ezel T. Villanueva||Brgy. Women Presidents with Committee Chairman on Women and SB Member Judelyn E. Bolotaolo (Center)|
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|DON BERNARDO A. NERI WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION |
1st Prize winner of dance contest Poblacion Category
|NORTHERN POBLACION WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION |
2nd Prize winner of dance contest Poblacion Category
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|SOLINOG WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION |
3rd Prize winner of dance contest Poblacion Category
|SALVADOR WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION |
1st Prize winner of dance contest Barangay Category
|LANGUB POBLACION WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION |
2nd Prize winner of dance contest Barangay Category
|CALARAN POBLACION WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION |
3rd Prize winner of dance contest Barangay Category
CORONATION OF MUTYA NG KABABAIHAN 2008
| Municipal Mayor Dr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr., MNSA and Board Member Edelma C. Bulawin crowned the Mutya ng Kababaihan 2008||Municipal Vice Mayor Jesus C. Enerio and Engr. Ezel T. Villanueva donned the cape of Mutya ng Kababaihan 2008|
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|Turn-over of scepter from Ms. Liezel M. Gaspin (Mutya ng Kababaihan 2007) to Mrs. Angelina E. Bueno (Mutya ng Kababaihan 2008)||Board Member Edelma C. Bulawin|
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|Women in Government Service (WINGS) from Calamba District Hospital||Municipal Mayor Dr. Luisito B. Villanueva, Jr., MNSA|
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|Women in Government Service (WINGS) from LGU-Calamba, Misamis Occidental||Awarding of dance contest winners with ABC Pres. Ezel T. Villanueva|