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Bulacan empowers women and community
By: PPAO
Thursday, 01 August 2013
CITY OF MALOLOS - The Five Pillars of Justice in Bulacan has lined up activities that will empower the women and the community in line with the celebration of the Five Pillars of Justice Month which will kick off on August 5, 2013, 8am at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said this year’s celebration is anchored on the theme “Pagpapalakas ng Kababaihan at Komunidad: UGAT NG KATARUNGAN” which aims to promote equality and justice particularly to the women and to equip the community with knowledge and understanding on substantive and procedural legal regime and laws.

Alvarado said that the activities included in the month-long celebration are seminars on RA 9262, RA 9208, RA 9344, Katarungang Pambarangay specifically execution and Rules on Inquest to be held in Santa Maria, City of San Jose Del Monte, Calumpit, Plaridel and Norzagaray on August 6, 13, 16, 20, and 23 respectively wherein close to 800 community officers including barangay captains, councilors and women desk officers as well as executive officers are set to participate; outreach programs at the Epesus and Bahay Pangarap Women’s Center Foundation, Inc in Tabe, Guiguinto and Tahanang Mapagpala ng Immaculada Concepcion Foundation, Inc. in Bulihan, Malolos City; livelihood programs like flower arrangement, fish deboning/relyeno making, malunggay noodles and candy making to be participated by women jail inmates at the Bulacan Provincial Jail; and cycling event to be participated in by around 1,000 members of the PNP or police and cyclists on August 24.

Hon. Natividad G. Dizon, chairperson of Board of Pardons and Parole is expected to grace the kick off ceremony as the guest speaker.

The 5 Pillars of Justice are composed of the Prosecutor’s office headed by Fiscal Renato Samonte, Jr.; Philippine National Police headed by PSr./Supt. Joel Orduna; Regional Trial Court headed by Executive Judge Ma. Theresa Mendoza-Arcega; Probation and Parole Office consisted of CPPO Teresita Mascuñana, CPPO Cezar Lopez Jr., and CPPO Ramon De Leon; and the community which is composed of the Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Alvarado and Integrated Bar of the Philippines led by Atty. Purificacion Bernabe. ###

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