Beng gives out wheelchairs, Qur’an on Women’s day PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 March 2014 11:04

To fittingly celebrate International Women’s Day, March 8 (Saturday), Mayor Beng Climaco made the rounds of various barangays in District II to meet with different groups and distribute copies of the Holy Qur’an and wheelchairs.

The copies of Qur’an, which is the Islamic sacred book, believed to be the word of God as dictated to Muhammad by the archangel Gabriel and written down in Arabic, were provided by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

They were turned over to Madrasah principals and masjeed imams for use in their religious activities. A box of Qur’an was also handed over to the IDP Volunteers Action Center during the information caravan at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex in Baliwasan Thursday, March 6.

On the other hand, the wheelchairs were turned over to indigent out-patients and form part of the mayor’s social welfare programs.

Among the barangays visited by the mayor were Curuan, Sangali, Lansones and several others.

“Let us respect people and women’s rights. We protect girls and women in evacuation centers, in barangays and ask all to ensure their safety from violence and exploitation,” the mayor declared.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, the City Government through the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal point in cooperation with the Local Council of Women will initiate a walk for a cause dubbed as “Marcha de las Mujeres” with the theme “Mujer: El Fuerza Dituyo es el Fuerza de Todo para Levanta y Adelanta”.

The walk will be participated by the cross-section of the community and is in line with the observance of National Women’s Month this March.

The walk will start from Ledesma Street at 6:30am enroute to Paseo del Mar. It will be followed by the women’s human symbol forming and Zumba and later the program and bazaar/wellness launching at the Centro Latino.

Councilor Myra Paz Abubakar, GAD Vice Chairperson and LCW Chairperson Dr. Milagros Fernandez are spearheading preparations for the event. — Sheila Covarrubias