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The Department of Labor and Employment Rizal Provincial Office (DOLE RPO) takes part in the National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) this year through various activities and digital campaign.

With its recurring theme for six years, “WE Make CHANGE Work for Women”, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) encourages its stakeholders and government agencies to promote the progress that the country achieved in terms of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE).

This 2022, with its sub-theme “Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran”, the PCW along with other government offices conduct simultaneous activities that highlights the capacity of every Juana in exercising their rights to choose--that they could also be leaders, mentors, artists, and agents of change if they want to.

Having most female employees in their roster, DOLE Rizal values their contributions to the Department.

To recognize their efforts in public service, employees of DOLE-Rizal joins PCW on their #PurpleTuesdays Advocacy. Every Tuesday, each employee is encouraged to wear anything purple to show their support to women empowerment and gender equality.

In addition to that, DOLE-Rizal launched its first digital campaign, #BilangBabae, a 10-day campaign that features female employees of the Provincial Office and give them a platform to share the message of hope to their fellow Juana on the digital space.

Labor and Employment Officer III Mary Ann Isidto shared her gratefulness for the initiative of the office in creating this campaign this women’s month.

"Bilang isang babae, nakatataba ng puso na binibigyang pagpupugay ang mga babaeng katulad ko. Malaking tulong ito (campaign) upang mapalakas ang loob ng mga kababaihan,” Isidto expressed.


To cap off the celebration of the National Women’s Month, the staff of DOLE-Rizal watched the film entitled “Sinandomeng” by Byron Bryant. This film showing activity is part of the enrichment programs for Gender and Development of DOLE Regional Office No. IV-A.

The film revolves on the story of a woman who lost his farmer husband and decided to take over the farm to support the needs of her family. Being a daughter of an old farmer, Sinang is a strong-willed person who cannot be shaken once she made a decision. While her sisters tried to sell the portions of their land to a developer, Sinang refuses to sell her part. Instead, she pushed herself to plow the part of her field and plant rice seeds.

Though the process was a bit rough for her, Sinang thrived. In the end, their love for one another and for their farm prevails. This story is very closed to the hearts of the Filipinos.

Livelihood Development Specialist Marecris Agasid shared her realizations after watching the film.

“Hindi titigil ang mundo dahil lang sa walang malakas na magtataguyod sa pamilyang iniingatan mo. Minsan, lakas lang ng loob ang baon ng kababaihan kahit mahina ang katawan. Sa dulo marerealize mo na kaya mo rin pala,” Agasid shared.


Equality in the Workplace

Though the country celebrates tSShe month of women this March, DOLE-Rizal along with other government agencies continue to its best to bridge the gap and maintain the good practices in Gender and Development.

DOLE Rizal ensures that the equality in the workplace is present despite the difference in number of male and female employees in the office.

Rizal Provincial Director Marivic B. Martinez admitted that she gives equal treatment to both male and female employees for she acknowledged their capacity to perform their respective duties.

“I make it a point na talagang equal ang treatment ko sa kanilang lahat. Because I do believe, kapag kaya ng lalaki, definitely kaya din ‘yan ng babae. Though, sa pagmamanage sa kanila, talagang pinipilit kong mailabas nila ‘yung best asset nila sa lahat ng binibigay nating assignment sa kanila,” Martinez said.


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