3 1 GAD PENRO Davao OrientalPENRO Davao Oriental, led by PENR Officer Pablito M. Ofrecia, celebrates the opening of the 2023 National Women’s Month, today, March 1, with an opening parade together with all PENRO personnel within the Government Center, Barangay Dahican, City of Mati, Davao Oriental.

The month-long celebration aims to mainstream this year’s theme, “We for Gender Equality & Inclusive Society .” PENRO Ofrecia highlighted the valuable functions and multi-roles that women play- in the society, and, especially in the family. He further stressed some findings that compared to men, women are more resilient, better managers of stress, thus, [they] are recognized for being efficient and productive even under a great deal of pressure.

While giving salutation to women, equality and inclusivity for all, regardless of gender, in terms of the rights and opportunities at work was also given emphasis by PENRO Davao Oriental GAD Focal Point System and Chief, MSD Lucille A. Balucanag.

The PENRO Davao Oriental is true to its claim of promoting gender sensitivity which extends to the external clients. Moreover, the office has lined-up a series of activities that forms part of the said National Women’s Month. I Donnazel Bitoy/PENRO Davao Oriental