TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Tourism (DOT) in the region led the National Women’s Month Celebration and International Women’s Day at the Robinsons Place Tacloban dubbed as “Trailblazer.”

The celebration features achievements of women in various fields, from literary arts, visual arts, music, business, architecture, and fashion whose talents, perseverance, and innovation defines the tourism, arts, and creative industry.

“We gather not just to celebrate achievement but foster a community united in pursuit of a future where every woman’s contribution is acknowledged and valued,” DOT 8 Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes said.

Joining the DOT-8 in the celebration of the National Women’s Month Celebration and International Women’s Day on March 8 were women leaders from various national government agencies in the region.

The National Women’s Month Celebration is rooted in the International Women’s Day celebrated every 8th of March, a date of celebration for the accomplishments of women in the 20th century.

National Women’s Month is celebrated every year to spread a message of gender equality creating a better environment for both men and women erasing gender biases on both sexes in various fields.

“Look at us today, women are present in various fields, in engineering, doctors, (and) heads of national government agencies. It is very important because we as women, have a certain touch, a certain intuition, and there are learnings that we look on the different point of view from men and most women are mothers, so we have that caring personality,” Tiopes said, responding to a question by reporters why there is a need to celebrate women’s month.

Moreover, in relation to the celebration, the provincial government of Samar has ordered the San Juanico Bridge static lights to use purple, the color associated to women, for the entire month of March.