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MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte , Mar 30 (PIA) – The city government of Maasin through the City Social Welfare Services office in cooperation with the different stakeholders and the women's groups conducted a culmination activity for the Women's Month celebrated this March.

"We recognize and highlight women's key roles and accomplishments in leadership, power and in decision-making," PNP Senior Police Officer 3 Jennifer Pagula said during her inspiring message at the culmination program held March 25, 2015 at the city gymnasium.

She said that this year's theme dubbed as, "Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!, aims to pay tribute to all women leaders who passionately lead and continue to advance women's advocacies.

The lady officer who heads the Women and Child Protection program at the PNP-Maasin City reminded that women contribute a lot to the nation such as during calamities through the promotion of the protection of children, old aged persons, mentally challenged individuals, among others who need help; women in uniform who also provide protection to women and children who are victims of abuse and women Overseas Filipino Workers who sacrifice themselves to give support to their families, among others.

The culmination activity started with a parade around the city proper participated by different groups of women, then a celebration of the Holy Eucharist, a short program followed and a display of women's products in their assigned booths.

The undertaking was also graced by Mayor Maloney Samaco who delivered his message saying that "women are very important in decision-making basing on its theme."

Among other stakeholders present were the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and some local officials and employees.