DavNor holds livelihood, job fair for women
by DavNor Press Release on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 ·
by Noel Baguio
Davao del Norte – The Provincial Government of Davao del Norte held an employment and livelihood fair aimed at promoting women empowerment through greater income opportunities.
Nine government agencies and business sector participated in the event, giving the select group of women proper information and assistance on livelihood trainings and job openings.
The activity, with the theme “Women Stimulating the Economy of DavNor through Convergence of Government and Business Sector,” was part of the culmination program of the five-month Magna Carta of Women Caravan that visited all the 11 local government units of the province.
Governor Rodolfo del Rosario said that aside from honoring women as a potent player in the economy of the province, the event also showcased the public-private partnership thrust under his administration’s human-centered development agenda, P.E.O.P.L.E.
He revealed the provincial government intends to open up more employment and livelihood opportunities for women in order “to break the remaining stubborn walls shielding gender discrimination.”
“This we shall continue to endeavor until we are assured that all women in the province are employed or enjoy better income,” the governor said.
Gender and development (GAD) Provincial Coordinator Antonieta Dagala said the participants were invited based on their expressed desire to avail of livelihood trainings and job opportunities from government agencies and business establishments.
They have expressed their intentions in a survey made during the conduct of the caravan in all the LGUs.
Participants hailed the various lectures during the caravan, which they said transformed their views and perceptions on the traditional role of women in the home and society.
“We became more aware of our rights and privileges as women,” shared Arlene Abayon from the municipality of Carmen.
Del Rosario handed over certificates and token to the resource speakers, women leaders and LGU GAD coordinators in the province. Assisting him were Vice Gov. Victorio Suaybaguio, Jr., Board Member Shirley Belen Aala and OIC-Provincial Administrator Norma Lumain.
RDR @ women caravan.jpg Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario sets the mood at the culmination of the five-month Magna Carta of Women Caravan, where the province held a livelihood and jobs fair that aims to empower women through greater income opportunities.
Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario hands over the certificate and token to OIC-Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Norman Solis in recognition of his support being one of the resources speakers during the five-month Magna Carta of Women Caravan in Davao del Norte.
Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario, together with Vice Gov. Victorio Suaybaguio, Jr., Board Member Shirley Belen Aala, OIC-Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Norman Solis, Prosecutor II Atty. Regina Sison-Montiel and OIC-Provincial Administrator Norma Lumain, along with women leaders at the culmination of the Magna Carta of Women Caravan in Davao del Norte.
OIC-Provincial Administrator Norma Lumain, 2nd right, and DOLE Provincial Director Milagros Gutierrez, right, attend to the concerns of participants of the livelihood and jobs fair at the culmination of the Magna Carta of Women Caravan in Davao del Norte.
DOST Provincial Director Engr. Rogelio Corsino personally attends to the needs and concerns of participants at the the livelihood and jobs fair during the culmination of the Magna Carta of Women Caravan in Davao del Norte.
A personnel of the Technology and Livelihood Development Center (TLDC) assists participants at the the livelihood and jobs fair during the culmination of the Magna Carta of Women Caravan in Davao del Norte.
Participants check the products being showcased by the DavNor Pasalubong Center during the livelihood and jobs fair at the culmination of the Magna Carta of Women Caravan in Davao del Norte.
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