March is National Women's Month

@staria (2782)
Philippines
March 3, 2011 2:03am CST
I stumbled upon the government's website and found out that they have declared that March is National Women's Month in the Philippines. I am happy that they give utmost importance to the women. The following are observed during this month in the PH: *Declaring the first week of March of every year as Women’s Week and March 8, 1988 and every year thereafter as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day; *Providing for the observance of the month of March as “Women’s Role in History Month”; *An Act to declare March eight of every year as a working special holiday to be known as National Women’s Day; *Declaring the month of March of every year as “National Women’s Heart Health Month”; *An act providing for the Magna Carta of Women. I have to react though to the 3rd one, they should push a non-working holiday for this.
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@wuliaode (92)
• China
3 Mar 11
Right ,no holidays are not holidays,and holidays in order to reflect the Government's sincerity
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Yeah, why dont they announce it as a non-working holiday? At least for all women? lol!
@rameshchow (5284)
• India
3 Mar 11
I just came across some sites about the "Philippine commission on women", it is ready to celebrate the 2011 Women's month Celebrations. It is glad to listen about the women rights and freedom. I always highlighting in my discussions. And the authoritative links for your title are: http://www.ncrfw.gov.ph/index.php/event-womens-month-2011 http://www.ncrfw.gov.ph/index.php/ncrfw-press-releases/395-news-pcw-wm-kick-off-success http://www.gov.ph/2011/03/03/national-womens-heart-month/
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
It's nice that more women are into claiming their rights and equality. They are more open now and fearless. Cheers to the empowered women worldwide!
• India
5 Mar 11
Yeah, its a stepping stone to women success... I always ready to encourage the women in all fields.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
That's a great goal you have there. We should at least somehow share our part to help each other, we as women. :)
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Very good tht woman are getting reaconized for a change!
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
yes for a change, as most of the time women are abused!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Mar 11
yup they are IF they let theirselves be. but ya have to stick up for yourself in the work place. last place I worked I saw this feller make the women cry and they soon would quuit Not me I didnt let him get to me and it got to wher we talked alot even when I snuck out to smoke for I was alaways ahead on my work. he would walk out then keep e talking for along time but to he knoew I would catch up or be so far ahead I would have to wait on the others to get up to me. I also bugged him for the things I needed to work with!
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
Indeed, you need to assert yourself w/ this kind of people. Women need to know how to protect themselves, be it at home, work or in public.
• United States
4 Mar 11
This is great and also celebrated in the US also, what I would be looking forward more so is if they would allow women to have something like free screenings during the month. Screenings like for mammograms and pap-smears would be an incentive to appreciate the women with a health focused day. But I suppose if they did this then something would need to be created for the men also, after all equal rights come to mind. But still I feel honored though as a woman myself.
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@anna18 (142)
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
screening such as mammograms and pap-smear s far better than whatever celebration th government can offer. at work, there is not such thing as free annual check up to all employees :c
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• United States
4 Mar 11
Yes you are right as screening could help and assist many with perhaps early detection and preventative measures. Welcome aboard as I see you are farily new to myLot!
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Yeah, I actually thought that even during this day, there will be offerings for women-related activities such as examination/checkups for women-related diseases. These can really help a lot as many women do not/cannot prioritize their health anymore because they are tied up w/ household chores, taking care of the baby and work.
• Malaysia
3 Mar 11
Good to know about the Philippines government really concerned on women's day for National Women's Month. There should be a special blog domain like blogger.com for women in the Philippines to freely voice-out their rights and things related to it.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
That's could really be a good idea. I am not really sure if we already have that, but yes some place where that women can voice out their rights, complains and ideas. Sometimes it is hard to gain support from the govt when it comes to right violation, so thru these blog sites, some women org can read and attend to their needs right away.
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• Malaysia
5 Mar 11
I love very much my "Zamboanga City" (ZC) and Zamboangans; although I am not a Pinoy but in between 2009 - 2010, I traveled monthly for a-week-stay in Zamboanga City. I'll visit again because ZC be my selected place in producing my "Apple-iPhone Tourism Video Program".
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
Wow, that's great. Ive never been to Zamboanga. But I would love too if given the chance. PH is consists of a thousand plus islands, so there's a lot to explore. :)
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
11 Mar 11
Yes, i know about the 8th march, international women's day. I'm glad ot have such a day because it shows our importance to the world, no matter where we are, and what we are doing. WOmen has rights too, and we have to stand up for our rights. We have to fight for it and stand by our rights. HOw i wish 8th march can be declared as a non working day, for women only, because it's a day dedicated to us, women.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
11 Mar 11
I am actually unaware about it or that it exist here in our country. That's why I shared it here. :)
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
A special non-working holiday for women? What about a special non working holiday for men, a special non working holiday for children 1 year old, then a special non working holiday for 2 year old, and so on?
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
8 Mar 11
haha! it is a working holiday, we still need to work today. hey, everyone's entitled to their own holidays right?
@gtdonna (1740)
5 Mar 11
March 8 is International Women's Day all around the world. While for some countries it is not a holiday, many countries honor their women on that day. In Italy, women get flowers (mimosa) and in Bermuda they honour 100 outstanding women eahc year on that day. Other countries may have other activities as well
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
7 Mar 11
Wow! Well good for Italy and good for those countries that really recognizes the works of women. The PH govt should come up w/ such activities so that this holiday can really be felt and would not just be another word of mouth and a "display" that we are observing this day as a women's day, yet nothing's happening.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Oh..that is nice! I could go for the non working holiday too...lol. We need to have that here.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Everyone's really after the off day! lol! But well, we all deserve it! Cheers
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
I am happy to hear that. There are more and more women who are involved in more productive community activities. Knowing that a month long celebration for womanhood is now being observed in the Philippines is indeed a much welcome news for me. Why is it not that visible though? I only got the info here in mylot. I often watch the news and is updated on what is the newest updates. It might not be properly announce or that no posters or tarpaulins are displayed to inform the others about this. I agree with you that women are so busy that we are entitled to a non-working holiday but that would surely draw reaction from the men.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
I agree, they are not broadcasting it that much. I never heard this from the news, I just stumbled upon the govt page thru twitter and that's it! Yeah, our men would surely ask for their own holiday, lol!
@gra2011 (35)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
At last the government give importance to the women. They should declare it a non working holiday and have activities for all women.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Yeah, they should have some activities that will enlighten all women that this holiday truly exist. We might not know that this holiday is existing for a couple of years already, because it is just another plain holiday and nothing else.
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
I'm happy that our government give importance of the roles of women in our country. Without women, I don't know how our men and our children can succeed. I mean they rely always on their decisions and their activities to their mothers. Maybe because we are a matriarchal country. I believe 80% of our men and children are very dependent on their mothers. I agree with you; it should be a non-working holiday so mothers can have day-offs.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
I agree, they are dependent to a woman. There's a saying that behind every man's success is a woman. And I believe that.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 11
March 8th is the Women's Day. However, it doesn't have a big effect on me because I still have to work and it is just like an ordinary day. Not every woman will have a day off work in this holiday. It depends on. Although I really hope that this festival can be official and therefore all of us will have a day off work. I love China
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Yeah, it'll be more great for us if it is a non-working holiday and they would let us spend some quality time w/ our families instead.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
3 Mar 11
March is also Women's Month in the U.S. I have mixed reactions, though. If you have a Women's Month, I think you should also have a Men's month. If you want to show equality, don't you think that would be fairer? (Oh, and I'm a woman.)
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Right! Haha! They should also come up w/ a men's month and give credits to our hardworking men! ;)
@sexyice (874)
• Latvia
3 Mar 11
Hi staria :) I live in Latvia and at our March 8 is the total day for the all women. On this day men pampers us with flowers sweets and all kinds of other good things. We women can enjoy this month which is beginning of spring. How nice, however, be a woman. And we even once a year have their own day, if anything more would be the following day:)
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Hi! That's better than what we have here really! March 8 here is announced as working holiday. It's a holiday but we still need to work, how's that for a holiday! lol! Well, it is still good to know that they give importance to the women of this country.
@SIMPLYD (79610)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
Yes, i agree and there should be activities or maybe programs for women only on that day.
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@sy0712 (156)
• China
4 Mar 11
Yes,Marth 8 is the international women's day,belongs to all female compatriot festival,we ought to proud as women,we are very powerful ,we don not need rely on others.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Yeah, we women can do so much w/o additional help. Though we still need our partners to be w/ us, women nowadays dont tend to rely as much as before.
@anna18 (142)
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
womens month. thumbs up to that. what the government can do for the women is something we have to wait and see.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
WE need to see and feel more than just announced holidays.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
3 Mar 11
Well it's a step in the right direction for acknowledging women! Good for them. There are many countrys where women aren't recognized att all!
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Correct, some countries think that women are just plain housewives and do not even recognize their rights.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
thank you very much for the info. i hope they give women discounts too har har har. in japan there is a specific day where woman can go to movies with discounts. i hope someday philippines will have something like that too. i hope the government can have more things that gives privileged to the people. so far all we have are not so good news, and this one is a breath of fresh air.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
5 Mar 11
Cheers to that! Discounts and freebies! We need a break lol! But would be better if they'll give medical discounts too. Check-ups/meds are really expensive nowadays, so unfortunate ones can really benefit on this if they will come up w/ something like it.