“Empowering women to boost the economy”

VICE presidential candidate and mayor of Davao, Sara Duterte-Carpio. Photos by John Orven Verdote

VICE presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio stressed the importance of women’s economic empowerment as the country pushes for post-Covid economic recovery.

A longtime champion of women’s empowerment, Duterte-Carpio highlighted the need to address the lack of economic opportunities for women in communities, saying they are good community partners, especially in boosting the economy. from the country.

“Alam natin ang mga kababaihan sa mga komunidad isa sa mga sektor na minsan est hindi nabibigyan ng pagkakataon na maaging parte ing ating paglago o progresso – kahit pa man alam din natin na malaki ang kanilang potensyal and papel sa usapin ng kaunlaran (We all know that women in our communities are sometimes part of the sectors that have not had economic opportunities, even though we all know that they have great potential and a great role in our development), ” she said in her video message at the Go Negosyo Women Entrepreneurship Summit 2022 on Thursday.

Duterte-Carpio, the only female candidate in May’s vice-presidential race, cited “the countless women who are leading the way, with power and in power” in the country.

“The contribution of women in our society is enormous in the fields of culture, arts, education, science, medicine, business, media and politics. The list is endless. to communities, to institutions, to the rest of the world, women are everywhere, and everywhere women are making history and meaningful change,” she said.

The Mayor of Davao City then asked the public to honor Filipino women as the country celebrates National Women’s Month.

“Honour the women who have chosen to build relationships and foster unity instead of hate and division. Honor the women who have chosen to fight for gender equality and inclusion instead of discrimination. Let us honor the women who have chosen the paths of empowerment”, Duterte- said Carpio.

“Let us honor the women who are our sources of strength, inspiration and love. Let us honor the women in our lives who have made us who we are today – for all the lessons and blessings they have given us Let’s honor ourselves,” she added.

Considered an influential woman and recognized as a high-performing local government official, Duterte-Carpio has built landmark projects for women who often do not have the same opportunities as men.

She was proud of Davao City’s flagship project “Mag Negosyo Ta Day (MTD)” because of the great “importance of women in development”.

MTD is a women’s program aimed at addressing gender inequality in the labor and economic sector in Davao City.

Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, said women have now reached greater heights and continue to hold influential positions in society.

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