January 15, 2009
Pinay In Action 2009: Calendar of Activities
The Pinay In Action Team led by Senator Pia S. Cayetano is jumpstarting the year with a number of exciting activities and is inviting everyone to join.
Forum and Exhibit: Role of the Legislature in Advancing the MDGs (Millennium Development Goals)
Date / Time: January 20, 2009 (Tuesday) / 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Pecson Rm, 2nd Floor, Philippine Senate, Pasay City
As the deadline to attain the millennium development goals approaches, the Office of Sen. Cayetano, together with the United Nations Millennium Campaign and the United Nations System in the Philippines will hold a joint exhibit and forum which will be open to the public.
Everyone is invited to see the exhibit and join the forum which aims to engage experts in a discussion on the status of the MDGs and proposed strategies to help the government meet these targets by 2015.
The country’s commitments include: eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; attainment of universal primary education; promotion of gender equality; reduction of child mortality; improvement of maternal health; combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; environmental sustainability; and forging a global partnership for development.#
8th Bike for Hope – Davao
Date: January 31, 2009 (Saturday)
The 8th staging of Bike for Hope will be held in Davao Region from January 29-31, 2009. The event is organized by Sen. Pia S. Cayetano in coordination with the provincial government of Davao del Norte led by Gov. Rodolfo P. del Rosario, the Agenda for Games and Recreation: “Kabataan Ilayo sa Droga” or AGR Kids Program led by Hon. Anthony G. del Rosario, and the offices of Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte and Vice Mayor Inday Sara Duterte.
From January 29 to 31, Sen. Cayetano and resource speakers will be holding community seminars in Davao City and several towns in Davao del Norte on various topics including breastfeeding, violence against women and children and the Pinay In Action running and fitness clinic for public high school students. Other activities include seminars on Hepatitis-B vaccination for barangay health workers by Sanofi and public awareness against fake drugs by the Samahan Laban sa Pekeng Gamot.
Highlighting the event is a 100-kilometer bicycle ride on January 31 from Davao City to Tagum City, Davao del Norte to be led by the lady senator. Hundreds of local bikers and cycling enthusiasts from the South are expected to join.
The ride starts at 6:00 AM at the Maa Shell Service Station in Davao City and will end at the RDR Gymnasium in the provincial capitol compound of Davao del Norte. Prizes will be given to chosen participants at the culminating program.
Bike for Hope is an advocacy ride for health and the environment which was started by the lady senator in memory of her late father, Compañero Rene L. Cayetano.
For more information, you can contact event coordinator Vib Marabut at mobile # 0917-8374801. You can also register online at www.cayetanofoundation.com.
Forum and Photo Exhibit: Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
Date / Time: February 27, 2009 (Friday) / 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Venue: University of Makati, Makati City
The Office of Sen. Pia Cayetano, in partnership with the Inner Wheel Club, Rotary Club of Makati and the Makati City Government will be holding an educational forum and exhibit to raise awareness on women’s rights in observance of International Women’s Month in March.
The Educational Forum and Exhibit on Anti-Violence Against Women and Children will be held on February 27, Friday, at the University of Makati from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon. The forum and exhibit will focus on Republic Act 9262, the landmark law passed in 2004 protecting women and children from all kinds of abuse. The United Nations Development Fund for Women or UNIFEM’s “Say no to violence against women” signature campaign will also be launched at the activity. #
Pinay In Action Annual All Women’s Run
Date: March 29, 2009 (Sunday)
Venue: Mall of Asia grounds, Pasay City
To mark the International Women’s Month of March, women of all ages and from all walks of life will be making a different kind of statement for empowerment at the country’s biggest and only all women’s run.
Pinay In Action, now on its fourth year, is inviting women to join the annual advocacy run which aims to continuously empower women by promoting their rights and health. Men who support the event’s objectives may also join but will not be eligible for the awards and prizes at stake.
This year’s event will also showcase booths on women’s rights, empowerment, health and wellness.
Stay posted for more details on these events and future activities. #