Congratulations to Mrs. Rowena Dela Cruz-Francisco of Pulo, San Rafael, Bulacan for being the recipient of this year's Matagumpay na Ginang ng OFW (Outstanding Wife of an Overseas Filipino Worker).
In line with the celebration of Women’s Month, Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy Alvarado recognized Tuesday morning the outstanding contributions of “Bulakeña” women through the “Gawad Medalyang Ginto” awards ceremonies.
“This program aims to acknowledge and give due recognition to the important contributions and worthy achievement of the women of Bulacan. We also hope that this will serve as an inspiration to our young generation of Bulakeña women to continue to mark a difference in their own chosen fields,” said Alvarado.
Before the formal awarding ceremony, the governor called on the podium Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima, who was the occasion’s honored guest and speaker under the theme, “Bulakeña: Kayang-kaya Kung Sama-sama.”
De Lima discussed women’s rights issues and gave her congratulations to the awardees.
Vice Governor Daniel R. Fernando said the awards were given under sectoral categories such as “Matagumpay na Babaeng Makakalikasan (Outstanding Woman Environmentalist),” “Matagumpay na Ginang ng OFW (Outstanding Wife of an Overseas Filipino Worker),” “Matagumpay na Babaeng Mangangalakal (Outstanding Woman Trader), and Matagumpay na KPK.
The “Medalyang Ginto (Gold Medal)” was awarded to the “Natatanging Babae (Outstanding Woman of Bulacan)” who received a cash prize of P10,000 and the “Natatanging Samahang Pangkakabaihan (Outstanding Women’s Organization)” that received a P20,000 prize, he said.
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