PLGU spearheads Women’s Day celebration

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Mar. 5 (PIA) -- The provincial government spearheads this year’s celebration of the National Women’s Month in the province on March 8 with the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women.”


The celebration starts with the parade for a cause in support to patients undergoing dialysis at the Bontoc General Hospital. A minimum voluntary contribution of P30 shall be collected from individual per office or per organization which will be submitted to the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Point System.

Participants are requested to wear their respective uniforms or violet shirt and to bring their identifying banners and slogans relative to the celebration.

The program at the Provincial Plaza will have Acting Police Provincial Director, PSSupt. Allen Ocden as the guest speaker.

There will also be presentations from various women’s organizations and wellness activities.

Governor Bonifacio Lacwasan, Jr. has issued Executive Order NO. 7, series 2018 enjoining all government agencies and local government units to participate in the Women’s Day celebration and to authorize their employees in the provincial celebration.

The governor also issued another EO directing all women officials and employees in the province to be excused from performing their regular office functions on 08 March 2018 to allow them to actively participate in all fitting activities during the provincial celebration of Women’s Day.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Obstetrical Gynecological Society (POGS) , Inc. Mt. Province Chapter in cooperation with the  provincial government, Bontoc General Hospital and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office join in the celebration of the 15th National Araw ng Buntis on March 9 with the theme “ Kaagapay ni Buntis sa Panahon ng Kalamidad at Krisis.”  

Lecture series will be conducted for women that include topics on self defense, disaster preparedness and risk reduction of “Buntis” in times of calamities and crisis by Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer lawyer Edward Chumawar; disaster preparedness by Miguela Angwani of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office; violence against women and children by Atty. Mariane Sumacbay of the Public Attorney’s Office; maternal nutrition by Dr. Nani Leah Wadingan and prenatal care by Dr. Janice Paredes.

Aide from lectures, Dr. Tannao S. Kanongkong, Chief of Bontoc General Hospital, said free ultrasound and urinalysis will also be offered to pregnant women. Juliet Saley (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.