MANILA –The Philippine Army (PA) said it is committed to empowering its female personnel as the country celebrates Women’s Month this March.
“We push forward in our continued advocacy to further create the platforms where our women soldiers are empowered to achieve their fullest potential and continue to be a valuable asset of the organization,” said PA vice commander Major Gen. Robert Arevalo in a statement.
With the theme “WE Make Change Work for Women,” this year’s celebration emphasizes the significance of women’s participation in bringing about positive change in the Army and stresses the importance of women empowerment.
Among the highlights of the Army’s month-long celebration are the Gender, Peace and Security Seminar, and the Forum on Women Empowerment.
The PA will also open a Gender and Development Photo Exhibit at the Philippine Army Museum. It will include inspirational stories of women in the Army, both of the soldiers and civilian employees.
The Philippines has been observing the month of March as the National Women’s Month for 27 years starting 1990.