To celebrate the Women’s Month this March, 200 seedlings of narra and oak (tugas) were successfully planted in Barangay Tibolo, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.
The activity was led by the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) headed by Kalipi Provincial Focal Person Angelita Cabrillos, PCPC Josephine Lumanog, and colleagues, in collaboration with the DSWD personnel led by DSWD Provincial Link- Davao del Sur John Edward Magbanua, RSW.
Under the leadership of the Federation President, Lyle Raut, women and officials from the Kalipunan ng Liping Pilipina from nine(9) municipalities and the city of Digos in Davao del Sur volunteered to help with the tree planting.
Following the said activity, the program proper held at Tibolo Gymnasium was attended by Municipal IPMR Elvira Lim, Tibolo Barangay Captain Henry Monon, IP Women of the barangay, Tribal Chieftain Datu Ernido Ayoc, and others.
Barangay Captain Monon expressed his gratitude to the Cagas Administration for supporting in the preservation of their upland areas, as well as the food packs provided by the Provincial Government as part of the program. Blankets, towels, and food packs containing rice and canned foods were distributed to approximately 150 IP women.
This year, the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur joined Governor Cagas in hosting National Women’s Month with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!”