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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, March 8, 2012
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City GAD marks
women’s month

The Bacolod City Gender and Development Council is celebrating 2012 Women’s Month on the theme “Women Weathering Climate Change: Governance and Accountability, Everyone’s Responsibility.”

The celebration highlights the responsibility of the people, especially women towards the environment and disaster preparedness, a press release from the Office of Councilor Em Legaspi-Ang said.

The GAD Council chaired by Ang has lined up activities that include clean-up drives, “potting session” or seedling preparation, mangrove planting, medical missions, solid waste management campaign and feeding program, the press release said.

A forum on “Integrating Gender Perspective in Disaster Risk Reduction, Policies Plans and Program” will be held at the SP Session Hall of the Bacolod City Government Center today with the head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as resource speaker, it added.

The Gad Council will also sponsor a seminar on “Barangay Protection Order” to orient all barangay officials, children and women’s desk and police personnel on the implementation of the BPO under Republic Act No. 9262., the press release said

An orientation on HIV/AIDS will also be conducted while a Reproductive Health Mobile Clinic, Mental Health Outreach program and a forum on “Kababayin-an sa Pulitika” will be sponsored by the Negros Cultural Foundation, it also said.*

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