SCENE CITY| ZONTA Club Cagayan de Oro holds Anti- Human trafficking forum

AS AN active civic organization which has long existed in Cagayan de Oro City, Zonta Club remains to be in the forefront of community concerns which need attention. This volunteer organization of ladies happened to hold a forum on Anti-Human Trafficking when this writer was on a weekend trip to the “City of Golden Friendships”.

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ZONTA CDO II President Teresa Liceralde-Celdran

A group of friends who come to visit Davao were around at my Uncle’s Housewarming inviting me us the forum which was to take place on December 12 at the Grand Caprice function Hall. Invited to speak was Cecile Flores Oebanda-Pacis, the first Asian awardee of the Anti-Slavery Recognition given as the founder of Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc., which was founded 26 years ago to fight abuses in the human trafficking and other related crimes against women and children.

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SOROPTOMIST International Cagayan de Oro attend the Anti-Human Trafficking Forum, pose with Marinela Velez and Cecilia Oebanda Flores-Pacis

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ZONTA Club Officers and members pose with an “Ifight pose with Cecilia Oebanda Flores-Pacis

President of Zonta Cagayan de Oro II is Davao-born Teresita Liceralde-Celdran. Vice President is Vinny Navarro-Velez; Secretary – Verbe Bitara; Asst. Secretary – Isel V. Makapugay; Treasurer – Ma. Consuelo Tan. Board of Directors: Marinela “Girlie” Velez – Former Zonta Cagayan de Oro President; Melissa Diawatan, Esper Dacudao, Vicky Abogado, Ely Gabor-Pedrajas, Lindy Patriana and Sol Ucab.

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IFIGHTERS with Zonta CDO Club officers wiith Cecilia Oebanda Flores-Pacis of Visayan Forum Foundation Inc.

Zonta Club Cagayan de Oro II is in partnership with Visayan Forum and Ifight , a movement composed of high school students fighting against human trafficking.

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