ORMOC CITY- Even soldiers agree that women deserve equality.
Thus said Colonel Dinoh Dolina, commanding officer of the 802nd Infantry Brigade based this city as they joined this year’s Women Month’s celebration.
And to ensure this equality, the military, at least in his area of responsibility, will implement the GAD (gender and development) to the fullest.
Colonel Nedy Espulgar, commander of the 19th IB, vowed to campaign gender equality not only during the women’s month celebration which is observes every March.
It was in 1997 when the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) first accepted female cadet, as the national law dictates to admit at least 10-percent female to the so-called men’s world. Presently, seven out of 12 PMA scholars are women, Col. Dolina went on.
Capt. Salvacion Evangelista, of 802nd Brigade accepted that women’s strength cannot compete with men but they could be of equal in other aspects.
The brigade appreciates a lot the works done by female officers that sometimes men find hard to perform. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)