05 March 2012

Happy International Womens Day:"Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty"

c/o http://www.internationalwomensday.com
    Greetings for the women of the 20th century! Indeed we have already proven that women of this century are bolder, stronger and wiser. Of course, we owe this to the women of the past. We are now versatile and can move in a men's world. We are now given the chance to be active in politics and military and are given equal rights to education and health services. Thank you to the various laws amended in our own country (Philippines) that we are empowered. As a review, hereunder are some of the Proclamations and RA's released in the Philippines in connection with the celebration of the Women's Month.

Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988
    DECLARING THE FIRST WEEK OF MARCH OF EVERY YEAR AS WOMEN’S WEEK AND MARCH 8, 1988 AND EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER AS WOMEN’S RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY,

Proclamation No.227 s. 1988
     PROVIDING FOR THE OBSERVANCE OF THE MONTH OF MARCH AS “WOMEN’S ROLE IN HISTORY MONTH”,

Republic Act No 6949
     AN ACT TO DECLARE MARCH EIGHT OF EVERY YEAR AS A WORKING SPECIAL HOLIDAY TO BE KNOWN AS NATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY,

Proclamation No 1675 s. 2008
     DECLARING THE MONTH OF MARCH OF EVERY YEAR AS “NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEART HEALTH MONTH” and,

Republic Act No 9710
     AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE MAGNA CARTA OF WOMEN.

     To all the women in the world, this is our month. Celebrate it! Happy Women's Month everyone!

Chikita