Mandaluyong city. In commemoration of Women’s Month, PCSO honored Gender and Development (GAD) every Monday during its flag ceremony, and PCSO welcomed several awardees from various government entities. To conclude the month-long celebration, PCSO Vice-Chairperson and General Manager Royina Marzan Garma invited the month’s final honoree and awarded guest speaker Commission on Audit (COA) Roland Café Pondoc, who is also the Chairperson of the Gender and Development Focal Point System Executive Committee of COA, on March 28, 2022, at the Conservatory Building in Shaw Boulevard during the fourth week of March.
PCSO began with a flag ceremony that included a prayer, singing the national anthem, and reading the “Panunumpa ng Linkod Bayan.” Following the normal ceremony, PCSO honored and presented Commisioner Roland Café Pondoc as our GAD honoree, and he offered his message to the PCSO family, stating, “If you want something spoken, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” Both men and women have equal opportunities, particularly in terms of career growth. PCSO recognized and awarded Vice-Chairperson and General Manager Royina Marzan Garma, and Assistant General Managers Julieta F. Aseo of Charity Sector, Remeliza Jovita M. Gabuyo of Administrative Sector, and all women department heads namely Ma. Cristina J. Gregorio of Accounting and Budget, Atty. Anna Liza P. Inciong of Human Resources, Belen E. Baltazar of Treasury, Atty. Rosalyn C. Cortes of Legal, Atty. Marissa O. Medrano of Charity Assistance, Ma. Teresita V. Carbonel of Internal Audit Services, Josefina S. Aguas of NCR, Ma. Lourdes S. Soliman of NCL, Agnes S. Ibera of Corporate Planning , Irma Guemo of STBR, Gloria C. Ybanez of Visayas and Laila D. Galang of Product and Standard Development. These are the women who received the awards for exemplifying excellence in women persona in making change work in our society. “Men and women are both unique persons who work hand in hand for a better society,” stated GM Garma. The essence was gender equality; it wasn’t about men or women, but about offering equal opportunities in life and work for a better society for all genders.
The PCSO also acknowledged and congratulated the “Juana” lottery agents for their remarkable sales success in the celebration’s final segment. As a result, these outstanding females became Lotto Outlet owners who outperformed their sales targets. The list of awardees who attended the ceremony were Heidi V. De Guzman, Catherine Ann L. Loseriaga, Stepania B. Blanco, Reah C. Viloria and Julie U. Uy, Maria Caridad S. Singson, Elena Y. Gutierrez, Teresita P. Espiritu, Evangeline P. Dorao and Susana M. Uy, Myrna Buenaventura Uno, Mercelita Q. Arcigal, Yolanda P. Carandang, Adora D. Mercado and Joylyn S. Lauderes, Evelyn C. Pedere, Maria Victoria R. Cablao, Mary Ann Concepcion C. Tan, Roselyn E. Paras and Gloria I. Gomez, Flora Narcisa F. Bacani, Remedios Atinen, Jessica Marie B. Teves, Erich Q. Tan and Angelica M. Maravilla. To summarize, the end of March does not mean the end of Women’s Month. This month is a great reminder to all of us to treat women fairly and respectfully. All genders are distinct; by working together, we can build a better society.