NAPOLCOM RO1 celebrates Women’s Month

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With the annual celebration of the Women’s Month Celebration, the National Police Commission Regional Office No. 1 celebrated the 2021 National Women’s Month Kick-Off with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”, which serves as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary Juanas in society as trailblazers and harbingers of change. This year’s campaign is entitled, “Juana Laban sa Pandemya: Kaya!,” which aims to feature inspirational stories and messages from women who managed to lead and thrive in our fight against the pandemic.

In line with the celebration, the Webinar on Women Leadership with the theme “Know your Worth” was conducted on March 9, 2021 at 9 o’clock in the morning. Said webinar aimed to empower women as active contributors and claimholders of organizational development and management in our community.

There were 77 participants who actively joined said webinar. Among the participants were 27 NAPOLCOM RO1 employees and 50 Police Officers from the Police Regional Office 1 and Police Provincial Offices of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan.

During the program, Ms. Jamila Brianna Leslie R. Ordoño, Administrative Assistant III led the invocation followed by an opening message of Atty. Mary Hazel D. Gavina-Bela-o, Chief of Legal Affairs Unit. After which, Ms. Fatima S. Alviarne, Chief of Human Resource Management Section, acknowledged the participants. Ms. Marivic R. Marzan, Acting Planning Officer III introduced the Resource Speaker.

Ms. Myra G. Gahid, RPsy, RPm, Clinical Psychologist at Psychstart Psychological, Academic and Art Services presented Women Leadership myths and facts, what women do differently and empowering women to be leaders. She emphasized that regardless of the gender, influencing others to achieve organizational goals and objectives defines leadership. She also stressed that women leaders have goals to get things done with grace, overcome challenges and still have time for themselves, admire other women leaders and are willing to share tips and help, live, laugh and love unapologetically and surprises people and themselves.

Atty. Allan D. Ancheta, Chief of Technical Services Division, concluded said program with a quotation, “It is better to suffer the hardships of education than to suffer a bitterness of ignorance.”

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