In line with the National Women's Month Celebration with the theme "Juana Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na", the ERDB joined the "Walk For A Cause" held on March 8, 2015 in Los Baños. The local theme was "Sama Ka! Ibangon at Tulungan ang mga Kababaihan Biktima ng Kanser" and "Los Baños is Rising -One Billion Rising through Strike/Dance/Rise" campaign program.

 

Twenty-six (26) ERDB employees participated in the said activity. The different barangays of the municipality, government and non-government agencies and organizations also joined the parade. The parade started at 6 o'clock in the morning from Olivarez Town Mall to the Ecological Park of Los Baños.

During the program, Honorable Mayor Caesar P. Perez gave the opening remarks and message. He emphasized that the women play important roles in the society. He also provided information on the statistics of violence against women cases in the town which is at a decreasing rate. He also launched the campaign to organize women brigade composed of more than 500 women coming from different barangays and institutions.

An intermission number was shown through dances of the school children of the VEA School Los Baños and the Los Baños National High School. A special number was also presented by the group of CCP Ballet dancers.

As a closing ceremony, there was a call to "End the Violence Against Women (VAW)". Finally, they gave thanks to all the participants of the different agencies and local people of the Los Baños community in joining this activity and providing their cash donation for health development and services. Aurora S. Jose, FERD/UERD