by: Roma A. Belano, CDS II
Rinconada District, Camarines Sur – Cooperatives in the District V of Camarines Sur held their respective activities in celebration of Women’s Month. Women as we know, play a vital role in the development of cooperatives more so in nation building. Simple gestures to show appreciation and recognition of their essence and efforts were captured in celebration of womanhood!
In Baao, the Baao Parish Multi-Purpose Cooperative provided simple gifts to women-members who transacted in their office last March 15, 2023. The BPMPCO employees and staff also wore purple signifying its support to gender equality and women empowerment.
Stickers as marks of reminding about woman’s worth is the way the Baao Municipal Officials and Employees Credit Cooperative celebrated. A sticker showing women empowerment was given to all women-members.
The Federation of Baao Women (FBW) Multi-Purpose Cooperative commemorated women’s month jointly with their silver anniversary as a recognized federation in the municipality. The celebration was graced by honored guests and heightened with a boodle fight.
In Bula, the San Agustin-San Ramon AR Cooperative (SARFC) spearheaded a healthy and girly activity for their members to celebrate women’s month. A Zumba para kay Juana was participated by several women to ensure fitness achieved through togetherness. Also, a free manicure, pedicure and eyebrow shading were given for free!
In Nabua, the Nabua Municipal Employees Cooperative (NAMEC) collaborated with the LGU and the Municipal Welfare and Development Office for a two-day activity, March 27 and 30, 2023, in celebration of women’s month. A training on meat processing of tocino and longganisa facilitated by Food Processing Specialist Rosalie R. Axinto which also discussed salient features of Magna Carta on Women. It was participated by women solo parents, PWDs and VAWC desk officers coming from the 42 barangays of the municipality. A Symposium on GAD Related Laws on Women and Solo Parents was also held with Prosecutor Roberto Jr. M. Jocom as resource person. In addition, a Capacity Awareness on GAD Related Laws for LGU Employees was discussed by Ms. Maria Daisy G. Geolin, RSW.
Indeed, cooperatives are not only partners for community development but these proves how coops provide opportunities for women which contribute to their empowerment and growth!
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