Angeles LGU awards gender-sensitive and responsive barangays, personnel
THE local government of Angeles City, through the Gender and Development (GAD) office, recognized various gender-sensitive and gender-responsive villages during a ceremony held December 18 at Robinsons Place Angeles.
The 2017 Search for Most Outstanding Gender-Sensitive and Gender-Responsive Barangay and Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) Desk Personnel aims to enforce gender-responsive local governance in Angeles City, especially at the barangay level. GAD Officer Purita David said the purpose of the competition is to recognize best practices, excellence and innovation at the barangay level, making gender-responsive governance in the city effective and efficient. During the ceremony, David named 10 most gender-sensitive and responsive villages in Angeles. The list include Balibago (winner), Pulungbulu, Salapungan, Pandan, Claro M. Recto, Tabun, San Jose, Pulung Maragul, Pampang and Pulung Cacutud. The top 10 outstanding VAWC Desk personnel include Fe Macayanan of Pulungbulu (winner), Julita Panaligan of Balibago, Arlenes Jalmasco of San Jose, Flordeliza Pineda of Margot, Derline Valentin of Salapungan, Vilma Bamba of Claro M. Recto, Marivic Dela Vega of Pandan, Luzviminda Calaunan of Pulung Maragul, Presentacion Recabar of Tabun, and Gloria Meneses of Sto. Cristo.
A dance competition, dubbed Women’s Convergence, also showcased the talent of various barangay-based women organizations and desk personnel. Winning the said competition are Barangay Cutcut, San Nicolas, and Sto. Domingo. Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan lauded the efforts of the GAD office in taking the forefront in continuously cultivating the culture of gender equality in the city. Pamintuan also hopes to have more projects and programs in the future that will support and benefit not only the women of Angeles City but the community as a whole. He also urged all barangays in Angeles to document their anti-VAWC initiatives on GAD programs and share their experiences and best practices with other villages. (PR)