CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bearing the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women,” the City Government of Cebu headed by Mayor Tommy Osmeña thru the Women’s and Family Affairs Commission (CCWFAC) observes the Women’s Month celebration this entire month of March 2017.
Maricar Tariman of CCWFAC said that series of activities are lined-up in the 80 Barangays in Cebu City for the celebration.
Last March 1, as Opening Salvo, a Simultaneous Display of Banners and Streamers were conducted. This was followed by a Women’s Congress.
As part of the celebration, the “Istorya Ng Pag-asa” was launched in Cebu City Social Hall on March 4. It was graced by Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor "Leni" Santo Tomas Robredo.
Actress Monique Wilson led the “One Billion Rising” a dance event in the Plaza Sugbo on March 6, while STD-HIV-AIDS Forum was held on March 7 in the Cebu City Social Hall.
During the observance of the International Women’s Day celebration on March 8, CCWFAC launched an exhibit featuring empowered women in different fields and those who contribute to the advancement of other women in society. The exhibit is open to everyone for free held in the lobby of Cebu City Hall. It will run until March 31.
On March 10 a free pap smear for 150 women were given on a first come, first served basis, while on March 11 a Forum on Understanding Women’s Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Rights was conducted.
CEBU CITY, Philippines - With its commitment to help the job seekers and the employers in their manpower needs, the City Government of Cebu headed by Mayor Tommy Osmeña through its Department of Manpower Development and Placement (DMDP) will hold its 77th Mega Local and Overseas Jobs Fair on March 18, 2017, Saturday at the Cebu City Sports Center.
The quarterly program of the city is pursued in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in Region 7.
The activity which will start at 8 o’clock in the morning and will last until 5 o’clock in the afternoon will be participated by various local and overseas companies and agencies that will offer thousands of job vacancies available.
Job applicants are advised to prepare with their updated resume, wear appropriate attire and bring along with their employment certifications (For Previously Employed), High School Diploma (For High School Graduate), Transcript of Records (For College Graduate) and a Valid Passport if available.
For inquiries, job applicants can visit the city’s DMDP Office located at the 2nd Floor of Ramos Multipurpose Building, along F. Ramos Street, in Barangay Cogon Ramos this city or contact at Telephone numbers 253–9212 and 254–4348. (By: Greggy P. Senados/ City of Cebu, Public Information Office)
CEBU CITY, Philippines - The City Government of Cebu headed by Mayor Tommy Osmeña thru its City Agriculture Department (CAD) distributed Farm Inputs and Swine to the different Farmer's Organizations in Cebu City's Mountain Barangays on March 7, 2017 Tuesday held at the Cebu City Resource Management and Development Center (CREMDEC) located in Barangay Taptap.
“Ato gyong ehatag ang tabang sa mga mag-uuma labi na kadtong naapektuhan sa landslides, mao ni ang tinguha sa Cebu City Government nga gidumala ni Mayor Tomas Osmeña,” said Deputy Mayor on Agriculture, Cebu City Councilor Alvin Arcilla who represented Mayor Osmeña during the activity.
Arcilla likewise urged the farmers to continue good agricultural practices and share the new technologies and ways in yielding better crops and harvests to their fellow farmers, adding that if they have concerns just do not hesitate to visit him in his office or in the CAD.
CAD head Apple Tribunalo, for her part, underscored that the fertilizers and seeds of various vegetables and fruits, and also piglets are of great help to the farmers to augment their harvest and income.
Ofelia Pestano from Barangay Sirao and one of the beneficiaries shared, “Dako among pasalamat nga gihatagan mi og kaayohan. Dako kayo ni og tabang namo kaysa mopalit pa mi og seeds og fertilizers og baboy kini karon at least nay gihatag sa among organization.”
“Nanghinaot mi nga magpadayon ni atong programa alang sa kalampusan natong tanan og sa kaayohan sa 60 ka Farmer’s Organizations,” Emilio Secretarya, President of the Cebu City Farmer’s Federation also shared.
The activity was also graced by Joel Elumba, Regional Technical Director of the Department of Agriculture Regional Office 7, Cebu City Councilor Joy Augustos Young, and other officers of various Farmer’s Organizations in Cebu City. (By: Greggy P. Senados/ City of Cebu, Public Information Office)
CEBU CITY, Philippines – Undersecretary Ernesto Abella, presidential spokesperson of Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Rody Duterte highlighted the need for Filipinos to do their part in nation-building.
In the Central Visayas leg of the Nation Building Workshop #1 conducted by the Office of Presidential Spokesperson held at Santorini Function Room of Elizabeth Hotel on March 4 Saturday, Abella pointed out, “We the people are the true law, and we must hold ourselves accountable to our dreams, values and noble services for a better Philippines.”
The Presidential Spokesperson also shared that President Duterte won because the majority of Filipinos wanted him to put the Philippines in order by reducing poverty; by addressing corruption, crime and illegal drugs; and to have final and lasting peace inside and in our borders.
He further said that while Duterte is ultimately responsible it is actually the people, the citizens who would build our country.
The whole day event is part of the Cebu Roadshow last week of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) of Malacanang Palace which is conducted in the different regions of the country. It was attended by representatives from various sectors in Central Visayas Region.
Though he is the Presidential Spokesperson, Abella was the one who facilitated and served as speaker during the event.
He urged the over a hundred participants and every Filipinos to do what is right and make personal pledges towards a better, progressive and united Philippines.