Comval women shine in 15th PFLCW General Assembly

REPRESENTATIVES from different women councils and organizations from Compostela Valley attended the Philippine Federation of Local Councils of Women held last November 15-17, at The Mansion in Iloilo City.

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The delegation was led by Provincial Women’s Development Council President Sholai Lim. Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan: Joanna Gentugaya, Marie Jude Lopoz, Vivencia Secuya and Felipe Masambo attended the gathering.

It was also composed of members from the local women councils of the eleven municipalities of the province.

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Guest speakers of the convention include Vice President Leni Robredo, entrepreneur Cory Quirino, former Dipolog Mayor Evelyn Uy and actor Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes.

Sholai Lim was also invited to speak about the Liwanag ng Pamilya Program, the PWDC’s flagship program on social enterprise and food security.

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Lim was the only head of a local council invited to speak before the general assembly. In her message, she underscored the importance of women involvement in the pursuit to end hunger and secure food sufficiency in the households.

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“If women primarily suffer from the miserable condition of malnutrition among their children, then it is only fitting that they should play a role in this goal to end hunger. To able to do this, the home should be an economically thriving and sufficient place”, she said.

Aside from speaking engagement, Compostela Valley was also hailed as the biggest delegation of this year’s general assembly. They also bagged the first prize in this year’s cultural show.

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Lim expressed gratitude to the active women population in Compostela Valley. She also thanked the Provincial Government for their continued support to the programs and initiatives of the PWDC.

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“I thank the women of Compostela Valley for their active involvement in whatever we do. I also want to thank the PLGU-Compostela Valley led by Gov. Tyron Uy for always supporting our endeavors. The women population can always count on him”, Lim said. (PR/COMVAL)

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