To mark the commemoration of their month, women in the city’s public service attended a whole-day empowerment seminar at the city hall audio-visual room on March 24.
The City Human Resource Management Office (CHRMO) headed by Ms. Cristina Apostol organized the seminar with Dr. Gigi Sunga as guest speaker.
Coming from various city departments, participants gathered and talked about challenges that present-day women face, especially on being innovative. To give the participants a first-hand experience of how to be innovative, the speaker challenged them to make a tower out of wafers.
She also gave guidance on family-life and relationships.
“Avoid misunderstanding in the family. It does not help you solve the more important problems you face,” said Sunga.
She encouraged participants to develop a forgiving attitude, both at home and at the workplace.
Aside from being a motivational speaker, Sunga is Asia-Pacific College of Advanced Studies’ dean of academic affairs. Some of the talks that she usually delivers are on improving study habits, connecting with people, and gaining new perspectives in the workplace. She also manages “Change for Life”, a website that publishes her philosophy.
She is soon to launch a book titled “How to Embrace Transformation” which she describes as a progressive step-by-step guide on how to achieve success in life and work.
Women on the Go
The City Government of Balanga has always been one with the whole nation in the annual commemoration of Women’s Month.
With its mission of creating a family-oriented community, Balanga abides with the national call of promoting gender-responsive management where women are given fair opportunities.
The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) is at the forefront of the city’s gender and development (GAD) initiatives, one of which is the EduChild Program. Under EduChild, parents, most of whom are mothers, receive training in child-rearing and home management. Arli Joshua Atienza