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Celebrating womanhood and greater gender equality, the Pangasinan State University Gender and Development (GAD) unit spearheaded a culminating activity for National Women’s Month on March 25 at the Dr. Telesforo N. Boquiren Convention Hall.

In collaboration with the National Service Training Program (NSTP) headed by Dr. Romary R. Lincod and the Students and Alumni Affairs Office headed by Prof. Celeste T. Mercado, the festive celebration and lined activities circled on Philippine Commission for Women’s (PCW) 6-year (2016-2022) theme, ‘We Make Change Work for Women.’

VP for Research, Extension, and Innovation, Dr. Paulo V. Cenas, GAD Director, Dr. Gilbert P. Moralista, and NSTP Director, Dr. Romary R. Lincod led the event, which was participated by PSU-SC’s GAD Coordinator, Dr. Janelle D. Rosal, Univesity officials, and the PSUnian community.
“PSU has always upheld women’s rights and acknowledged them as agents of change. The program also highlights the gains and achievements of women as the country works towards the achievement of gender equality and women empowerment,” Dr. Moralista underscored.

Among the guests invited were prominent figures in the province and staunch advocates of women’s empowerment, including former GMA 7 anchor and recently appointed JCI-Dagupan President, Hon. Charisse Mae C. Victorio with Urdaneta City’s pride creative director, Ms. Glademir Echavarre.
2022 NWMC culminated through a rich showcase of talents and prowess through a cosplay competition featuring remarkable women in Philippine history, a musical composition and rendition contest, and the highlight of the event, Search for Miss GAD Advocate.

“Let us work for a stronger world and a better future for all with equal rights for men and women and inter-sex,” a solid quotation uttered by Dr. Romary Lincod as she gave her closing remarks.

PSU through its GAD and NSTP remains a stalwart institution in advancing women empowerment reflected in its successive university-wide activities, creating platforms for active virtual and facilitated discussions of relevant issues concerning gaps and issues among women in society.

PSU stands firm in its advocacy in continuously empowering women as prime movers of sustainable and responsive development, and as builders of a society where gender equality permeates as a shared value and not a means of tolerance.