In line with the Women's Month Celebration with the theme "Juana ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong", the ERDB joined the"Walk for A Cause" held on March 8, 2014 in Los Baños, Laguna. The local theme was "Tulong Sagip Buhay sa mga Biktima ng Kanser".
Fifty (50) ERDB employees participated in the said activity with six (6) participants coming from the Technology Development Division (TDD). 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. A short program followed after the parade.
Honorable Mayor Caesar P. Perez gave the opening remarks and message. He emphasized that the women play important roles in the society particularly in providing health care and services for the family and local people of the community. He mentioned that there are several programs undertaken to address the issues and concerns on health services in which they are actively involved, i.e. monthly check ups, vaccination of flu and pneumonia, blood sugar monitoring, information and campaign program for dengue.
An intermission number was shown through dances of the school children of the VEA School Los Baños and the group of barangay health workers. Then, closing remarks was delivered by Atty. Genalyn A. Bagon-Soriano, Municipal Administrator. She gave thanks to all the participants of the different agencies and local people of the Los Baños community in joining this activity and providing cash donation for health development and services. The cash raised amounted to approximately P40,000. Aurora S. Jose, UERD