Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Villar Cites Role Of Women In ‘Nation-Building’

MANILA MAGAZINE

Villar Cites Role Of Women In ‘Nation-Building’

Spotlight

How do you feel about this story?

Like
Love
Haha
Wow
Sad
Angry

Senator Cynthia A. Villar has acknowledged the significant role of women in nation building and lauded the National Federation of Women’s Clubs of the Philippines (NFWCP) for helping empower them.

Through the decades, Villar said the NFWCP has been at the forefront of women empowerment, enabling them to take greater part in national development.

“The gender and development issues in the Philippines have made remarkable decisive steps for women’s welfare with the help of the NFWCP,” noted the senator.

The Philippines is the highest-ranked country in the Asia Pacific on gender and equality.

Established in February 5, 1921, the organization has united the Filipino women through the promotion of general welfare, mutual understanding and cooperation. It now at has around 5,000 active members nationwide.

Aside from pushing women’s right to vote in the country, Villar said the NFWCP had embarked on education for adult and children.

Since 1935, the NFWCP has been establishing nursery and kindergarten in schools. They were also involved in putting up the Girls Scouts of the Philippines.

Villar also said NFWCP has also pushed for inclusion of women in the police force and the armed forces, improvement of the welfare of women deprived of liberty through the establishment of the Correctional Institute for Women. It is also on the forefront of commemorating Women’s Month.

“NFWCP shall be forever etched with the many lives that you have touched,” she emphasized in her speech during the 101st anniversary celebration of NFWCP.

“At present, NFWCP works for environmental protection, education of the young through scholarships, and the extending credit to cooperatives,” added Villar.

Source: http://www.senate.gov.ph

Latest News

Spotlight

The Talk

More Stories

Vice President Sara: China Inspires PH To Be Economically Aggressive

Vice President Sara Duterte emphasized that China became an inspiration for the Philippines to have a better economy.

Department Of Labor And Employment: 9K Aspirants Flock To 3-Day PH Tourism Job Fair

The Department of Labor and Employment recorded over 9,000 applicants were present during the three-day initial leg of the “Trabaho, Turismo, Asenso" job fair.

Over 66K Booster Doses Given On 1st Day Of Special Vax Week

The Department of Health was able to give more than 60,000 Covid-19 booster shots to residents in Visayas and Mindanao at the start of the Special Vaccination Week.

VP Sara Sends Prayers For Typhoon Victims After Meeting Japanese Prime Minister

After meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Vice President Sara Duterte offered her prayers to those who were affected by Typhoon Karding.

Davao Region Logs 677 New Covid-19 Cases

The Department of Health based in the Davao region has recorded more than 600 new Covid-19 cases in the province.

Entertainment