The beginning of the celebration for Women’s Month Celebration last March 1, 2013 started with the “Hataw and Funwalk” from the City Boulevard to the Provincial Sports Complex of Surigao Del Norte. The theme for this year is “Kababaehan gabay sa pagtahak sa tuwid na daan.”
The event was participated by both the Local and National Government Agencies. Provincial Center for Women’s Training and Development’s Provincial Women’s Coordinator and same time Provincial GAD Focal Person Ms. Florian T. Trinidad led the activity. Also, the activity was in cooperation with the Board Member and Chairperson of Gender Advocacy and Development (GAD) Hon. Regina G. Alaan.
Provincial Vice Governor Hon. Arturo Carlos A. Egay Jr. joined in walking around the Provincial Sports Complex oval ground preceding the simple opening program set by the provincial officers and staff. Hon. Peñaflor A. Laxa, Sangguniang Panlungsod was also present in the activity and gave an inspirational talk.
Another activity was held last March 8, 2013 at the Provincial Gymnasium for the Women’s/GAD Bazaar. From the said activity, DAR set up a Legal Free Clinic as an“one-Stop-Shop.” Aside from the Clinic assistance, DAR-ARC products were also displayed and sold to the public. Many line agencies also participated like the Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agriculture, and other suppliers in the city. The Culmination activity of the month long celebration was held last March 22 at the Provincial Convention Center.