TACLOBAN CITY- As an advocate on women’s welfare particularly domestic violence and human trafficking, Tacloban City Councilor Cristina Gonzales Romualdez joins women in the entire world and nation in celebrating the March 8, 2014 International Women’s day.
The city’s event kicked off with an early morning fun walk around its main streets followed by a short program at the City Hall grounds.
This year’s Women Month celebration has “Juana, ang tatag mo ay tatag natin sa pagbangon at pagsulong,” for its theme.
In her speech, Councilor Romualdez enjoins women to know their rights and empower themselves so as not to be abused and fight for their families’ rights and welfare.
She informed them that Tacloban has a shelter home facility for domestically abused mothers and children where they can seek temporary shelter with social welfare experts and medical professionals to assist them.
According to Councilor Romualdez, the women shelter located just at the foot of Kanhuraw Hill, where the City Hall is located, and is a few meters away from the Tacloban City police station.
The facility was established four years ago with the full support of her husband Mayor Alfred Romualdez.
In the country, every March is women’s month and the whole nation had its own set of activities to boost women power. The city of Tacloban together with women cause-oriented groups celebrate women’s month with livelihood programs in every barangay, medical missions, maternal child care health programs to include awareness campaign on women’s health. (GAY B. GASPAY)