January 30th, 2011
by: Flor Jackson
Naval, Biliran – Women in Biliran who are members of the different women organizations in their respective municipality look forward to the annual Provincial Women’s Congress set on March 17 and 18 this year to highlight Biliran’s celebration of March as Women’s Month.
In an terview with Mrs. Aurora Sabitsana, Treasurer of the Provincial Council for Women’s Welfare, Incorporated (PCWWI), she said women in the province are very much enthusiastic about their participation to this big gathering of women in the province because the activity will free them from the regular chores at home like taking care of their children and the entire family, cooking food and wash clothes for the family and many other tasks of a mother and housewife.
The activity will also give them an opportunity for bonding with other women from other municipalities in the province and comparing notes of how they carry out their tasks of guiding their children in becoming good members in the community where they belong”, she said.
This year, there will be 15 women per barangay in the 132 barangays and dominant sitios of the province who will be joining the provincial women’s congress, same number as last year’s participants.
Dr. Cecil Espina, President of PCWWI, said, “much as we wanted to allow more women participants but because of limitations in budget, the participants are set at 15 per barangay and sitio.
The holding of the annual provincial women’s congress is a joint undertaking of the PCWWI and the provincial government of Biliran led by Governor Gerryboy Espina.
In a meeting of the officers and members of PCWWI at the Governor’s Hall at the provincial capitol the other day, all activities have already been finalized, details of which were discussed thoroughly.
To beef-up the budget allocation for the two-day activity, raffle tickets will be sold by PCWWI to help defray expenses to be incurred during the congress.
It was also discussed during the meeting that instead of the usual three-day activity, the provincial women’s congress was reduced to two days, hence some of the skills trainings have to be done in other schedules, not during the tow day gathering of Biliran women.
“It’s all systems go for the Provincial Woemn’s Congress in Biliran come March 17 and 18, this year”, the officials of PCWWI led by Dr. Cecil Espina, said.
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