GAD, women council turn over ‘Dia de las Mujeres’ checks PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 May 2015 14:07

The City Government’s Gender and Development Focal Group together with the Local Council of Women the other day turned over to 3 women groups and organizations, financial donations representing proceeds of the Dia de las Mujeres activity last March 12.

The GAD through Councilor Myra Paz Abubakar, GAD vice chair and Dr. Mila Fernandez, Local Council of Women chairperson together with other GAD members turned over a check each to the Parole and Probation group, Women Breast Cancer Association and the Women of Hope association based in Suterville.

The Parole and Probation received P15,000, the Women Breast Cancer Association got a total of P30,000 and the Women of Hope received P15,000. The turnover was heldThursday, April 30 in simple rites.

The group is also set to turn over checks to other identified beneficiaries – the Ward 9 of the Zamboanga City medical Center, Women Crisis Center and the women inmates at the City Reformatory Center.

The Dia de las Mujeres held last March 12, was marked by the Baile de las Mujeres, a fund-raising campaign intended to drum up awareness on breast cancer, given the increasing number of breast cancer cases in the city. — Sheila Covarrubias