The Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Region 8 kicked-off the month-long celebration with a Zumba Wellness Exercise which was participated by men and women personnel. The activity was followed with the distribution of tote bags and arrozcaldo to all employees in the regional office.

Other activities lined up in observance of the celebration are as follows: wearing of purple colored T-shirt every Tuesday for the whole month of March, bloodletting, haircut, manicure and pedicure, among others.

National Women’s month is celebrated every year and is spearheaded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in recognition of the women’s role and contribution in nation building and as agents of national development.

The multi-year theme “We Make Change Work for Women” now focuses on the sub-theme for this year, “Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran”. It aims to highlight the advancement of the actions for all women ensuring its progress towards women empowerment and gender equality and other national issues such as climate crisis and COVID-19.