Calapan’s Sangguniang Panglungsod pushes for the establishment of Local Women Council
The Calapan City Council is pushing for the passage of an ordinance that will create a local council for women to uplift their lives and to protect them from discrimination.
The Sangguniang Panglungsod yesterday held a committe hearing on the proposed “Ordinance Creating the Council for Women of the City of Calapan and for Other Purposes.”
The hearing was presided by City Councilor Fay Ilano, Sangguniang Panglungsog Committee Chairwoman on Women and Family.
“Ang Memorandum Circular No. 2006-125 ay nagamyenda sa DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2002-167 dated 10 October 2002 (GUIDELINES ON THE PROCEDURES AND STRUCTURES FOR THE CREATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS OF WOMEN) upang mas patatagin ang operasyon ng naturang konseho para sa kababaihan,” the city said.
According to the city, the LCW was established to strengthen anf uplift the lives of women and protect them from any form of discrimination.
“Ang Local Council of Women (LCW’s) ay itinatag upang palakasin at maiahon sa kahirapan ang mga mahihirap na kababaihan sa pamamagitan ng malayang pakikilahok at walang diskriminasyon sa kanilang hanay,” the city said.
“Ang LCW’s na itinatatag sa bawat munisipalidad o lungsod ay binubuo ng 9 members of Board of Trustees, 7 from the NGO’s/PO’s/ Professional Group, 1 representative from LGU, and 1 representative from the National Council Women of the Philippines (NCWP). Mula sa 9 na miyembro ay ihahalal ang magiging opisyales nito,” it added.