ANGELES CITY – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan lauded the city’s Gender and Development (GAD) Office here for being recognized for its excellent implementation of programs for the empowerment of women.
The GAD, led by its head Purita “Poyen” David, received the Gintong Dangal ng Huwarang Kababaihan award in the field of Women Empowerment thru Efficient Service from the People’s Experimental and Environmental Research Society (PEERS).
David received this distinction last March 16, 2013 at the Jade Vine Executive Hotel in Ermita, Manila.
According to Pamintuan, this is another feather in the cap of Angeleños and the local government unit of Angeles City for its practices in good governance, especially in providing equal rights to women and allowing them to play their roles in society freely.
“Added to the fact that we have women leaders such as our very own Vice Mayor Vicky Vega-Cabigting and Councilor Maricel Marang Morales, this award is another recognition of the city government’s efforts to uphold equality within society by making the sector’s voice heard,” the mayor said.
For her part, David was very proud that they are now part of a chosen few who have been hailed for the project.
“This only goes to show that Angeles City is truly in its way to becoming one of the most gender sensitive cities in the country and one of the most progressive ones at that,” she said.
According to PEERS Project Director Joven L. Catriz, their private organization aims to recognize Filipino greatness and honors those deserving through their works and efforts which have brought pride and honor to the country and the Filipinos.
“By enabling global Filipino achievers, we allow our country to grow and preserve our commitment in keeping it free. These awards pay tribute to the men and women who utilize their skills and talents for the benefit of their fellowmen,” Catriz explained.
This is another achievement under the administration of Mayor Ed Pamintuan who has been chosen as one of the Top 8 mayors of the world by the City Mayors Foundation in London, one of the most outstanding mayors of the country by Superbrands Marketing Inc,. and a consistent recipient of the Seal of Good Housekeeping from the Department of Interior and Local Government thanks to its active participatory governance and good practices in transparency and accountability. CIO