The Regional Gender and Development Technical Working Group (RGAD-TWG) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau-IX launched the "Un Dia de Alegria Para Con Juana", in celebration of the International Women's Day.
This activity was conceptualized to honor the women of MGB-IX personifying an empowered woman especially amidst the global crisis and challenges under the New Normal. Every "Juana" of MGB-IX was gifted with a Gift Certificate that she can use either to treat herself or her family. Meanwhile, three female Utility Workers were also rewarded with grocery items for the hardwork they do in order to keep MGB-IX Office premises a clean and healthy working environment especially for women.
Showing their support and appreciation, the men of MGB-IX headed by RD Hernani G. Abdon cheered as every MGB-IX "Juana" were called and recognized for their well-deserved "Day".
The National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) is capping its six-year recurring theme: WE Make CHANGE Work for Women and is focusing on this year's ub-theme: Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran, a celebration of women exercising their choices, taking chances to make their voices heard, and benefitting from and trailblazing changes. It is also a celebration of Filipino women’s power to take the narrative, raise priority issues that matter to them, and call for concrete actions (https://pcw.gov.ph/2022-national-womens-month-celebration). MGB-IX has also adopted its own theme dubbed as "Responsableng Pagmimina: Tungo sa Paghubog ng Bukas ni Juana", with the aim of highligting the role of mining in shaping the future of every Juana.