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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau

Women’s Month celebration It’s an all-women plenary session at the House
13 March 2023 06:30:31 PM

IN celebration of women’s month, the House of Representatives on Monday featured an all-women ensemble of officers—from the presiding officer to the majority leader---leading the plenary session as the leadership’s gesture of recognition of the significant role women play in our society.

“It is an honor to be present today (Monday) with fellow women who work tirelessly to make the Philippines a better place for our countrymen. Women are powerful agents of change, and the advancement of women in the society, including increased leadership and decision-making roles, is a positive indicator of progress for all of us,” said Tingog Party-list Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez, who gave a brief opening remark before plenary sessions.

Pursuant to Section 15 (H), Rule IV of the rules of the House of Representatives, Speaker Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez has designated Rep. Yedda Romualdez, Reps. Rep. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, Florida “Rida” P. Robes, Rosanna “Ria” V. Vergara, Lorna C. Silverio, Anna York P. Bondoc, Ma. Lucille L. Nava, M.D., Ruth Mariano-Hernandez, Midy N. Cua, Ysabel Maria J. Zamora, Margarita “Atty. Migs” B.
Nograles as presiding officers during Monday’s session.

Rep. Romualdez noted that today different facets of society are becoming more aware of the significant benefits of gender balance and diversity, recognizing that societies thrive where women are given equal opportunities and respect.

“Today, in line with our celebration of all womanhood this National Women’s Month, I welcome you all in this year’s all-women Session here in Congress. May this simple gesture of handing over power to the
women be the platform for positive change as we continue to lead our nation to a kinder and gentler world for the next generation of women,” added Rep. Romualdez, who also chairs the House Committee on Accounts.

She pointed out that throughout the world, women have been shattering glass ceilings and laying down a path for other women to walk on, from fighting for the right of suffrage to now being able to lead nations and influence economies.

“Women have become trailblazers and powerful figures in their own fields of specialization and the world can no longer deny us of our rightful place in society’s leadership,” she further said. (END)