by Jan Albert K. Araña
MISAMIS ORIENTAL (PIA)–Misamis Oriental Gov. Peter M. Unabia underscored the importance of women in society and its development as the province formally opened its Women’s Month Celebration, March 6.
In line with Presidential Proclamation No. 227 Series of 1988, which made March Women’s Month, and Republic Act 6949, which made March 8 International Women’s Day, the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental put together a number of programs for their employees to recognize and celebrate the important role that women play in the economic, cultural, political, and social development of the country.
“We acknowledge the roles of women in the attainment of our developmental goals and objectives, the PAGLAUM development agenda,” Unabia said.
The governor also said that even after Women’s Month is over, the provincial government will still support and value the role women play in the development of the province.
In promoting trust
Meanwhile, Unabia urged all the provincial employees to gain the trust of all the Misamisnons and serve the public truthfully, especially those who are in need and marginalized.
He emphasized that the province must work to change the negative perception of the government and that those who are going through hardship should receive more assistance from the government.
“Atoang sabton nga ang mga taong naglisod negatibo na daan, kay sa ilahang kinabuhi negative na sila. And yet, sa ato dili pa nato saktohon ug tabang sa ilaha. Busa akoang hangyo na kuhaon nato ang ilang pasalig towards us,” he expressed.
(We need to understand that those who struggle already have a negative notion of life. And yet, we cannot help them in the right way. So, I request that we gain their trust towards us)
Unabia acknowledges that gaining the trust of some Misamisnons towards the provincial government is a challenge and that his administration will try its best to give the highest quality of service that each Misamisnons deserves, being true to its PAGLAUM programs and slogan, “Pamilyang Misamisnon Unahon.” (JAKA/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)