PH Consulate General in Los Angeles celebrates 2014 Women’s Month

By on April 5, 2014


(Top photo left) Acting Head Consulate General Imelda Panolong addressing the audience and seated (Left to right) Grants and Communications Manager Jessy Needham, MOTHER, President Rosemarie Mejia and MOTHER, Founder Perla Ryes; Ms. Jessy Needham presenting; (Middle photos) MOTHER Board Members (in blue) Mr. Jess Espanola and Mr. Nestor Ylagan demonstrating simple Self-Defense techniques; (Bottom photos) 5th frm L-R) Grants and Communications Manager Needham, Cultural Officer Wilma Bautista, MOTHER Founder Reyes. Acting Head of Post Panolong, MOTHER President Mejia with members of MOTHER and personnel of the Consulate General
(Top photo left) Acting Head Consulate General Imelda Panolong addressing the audience and seated (Left to right) Grants and Communications Manager Jessy Needham, MOTHER, President Rosemarie Mejia and MOTHER, Founder Perla Ryes; Ms. Jessy Needham presenting; (Middle photos) MOTHER Board Members (in blue) Mr. Jess Espanola and Mr. Nestor Ylagan demonstrating simple Self-Defense techniques; (Bottom photos) 5th frm L-R) Grants and Communications Manager Needham, Cultural Officer Wilma Bautista, MOTHER Founder Reyes. Acting Head of Post Panolong, MOTHER President Mejia with members of MOTHER and personnel of the Consulate General

 

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles honors 2014 Women’s Month in support of the theme set by the Philippine Commission on Women and the Civil Service Commission at the Rizal Hall on March 27.

Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Grants and Communications Manager, Ms. Jessy Needham, participated in the celebration of Women’s Month, and addressed issues of domestic violence and child abuse in the community, especially in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  This was followed by MOTHER (Movement to End Rape and Other Child Abuses) holding a Leadership Training with a Self Defense Training highlighting the event.

The event was attended by members of the community and personnel of the Consulate General.

Press release and photos courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs, 01 April 2014.