Welcome Remarks by Mayor Sara Duterte for the Implementing the Magna Carta of Women Project Launch

Welcome Remarks by Mayor Sara Duterte

Implementing the Magna Carta of Women: Enabling and Empowering Women on the Ground to Actively Participate in Politics and Governance Project Launch

14 November 2012Felis Resort Complex, Davao City

(read by Councilor Leah Librado)
On behalf of the City Government of Davao, it is my honor to welcome everyone to this launching of the Implementing the Magna Carta of Women: Enabling and Empowering Women on the Ground to Actively Participate in Politics and Governance project, and we commend the WeGovern Institute and the British Embassy in Manila for spearheading this project.

 
I believe that the empowerment of women at the grassroots level is the most effective method of encouraging more women to participate in politics and governance. For as women leaders, while we are called to address the concerns of women, we also have a shared responsibility of contributing to good governance and accountability in our respective barangays and districts.

 
And so it is my hope that through this project, and the training that will follow later today, we may be able to encourage more women to take a more active role in politics and governance, and help usher in a better tomorrow for Filipinos. Makiglambigit, mangusog, ug maghiusa tang tanan aron atong mapalambo ang atong katungod isip babaye dinhi sa atong Siyudad sa Dabawug sa atong nasod Pilipinas. Daghang salamat ug maayong buntag kaninyong  tanan.