MANILA CITY – The Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) Human Resource Unit, Administrative Division conducted a webinar on empowering women on their human rights entitled “BABAE KA, Hindi Babae Lang!” held last 18 October 2022 via Zoom, which was participated by the officials and employees of the BLGF Central and Regional Offices.  

Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Director of the Administrative, Financial and Management Service (AFMS) Ma. Florizelda A. Enriquez, in her opening message, emphasized the importance of women empowerment and upholding human rights in the workplace and personal lives.  

“I hope that this forum will remind us of our unique position to educate and empower women to be mentors and role models with the liberty to exercise one’s choices and raise priority issues that will eradicate the cultural stereotypes and social pressures”, Director Enriquez said.  

Ms Herminia S. Arcanghel, Social Worker Officer IV of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – National Capital Region (NCR), served as resource person for the webinar and shared her expertise on the Republic Act (RA) No. 9710, also known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on the comprehensive women’s rights to eliminate discrimination and violence against women and the marginalized sectors.  

The “BABAE KA, Hindi Babae Lang!” webinar is part of the series of HR interventions in the month-long celebration of the 35th milestone anniversary of the BLGF.