Saturday, July 23, 2011
GAD represents Gender & Development.
Empowering office in the Angeles City local government unit, GAD aims to promote, support and inspire development policy and practice which boosts up the goal of equality between women and men.
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Leading the office is MS. Poyen Pineda David. Stirring up the women, she asserts the following:
“Providing women with the highest possibilities in terms of economic livelihood, health care and social networking is our clear, crystal and confident vision. Ultimately, spreading, shaping and stirring women’s rights is the excellent springboard of our call to service.
Women walk on the unique pathway of being workers, citizens, family nurturers and community leaders. Working in offices, thriving in factories, securing their homes, boosting up learning skills in schools and colleges, truly, they stand tall on the hill of productivity and progress.
Like you and me, they yearn to be well-educated, healthy and economically independent. Flourishing as equal partners with their male counterparts. Galvanizing the varied environs of family, barangay, Angeles City and Philippine society, they profile nobility.
Our call is this. Today and for all times, as sisters, daughters, wives or bachelorettes, denizens, leaders, let us uphold the banner of idealism, Philippine nationalism and benevolent global unity.”
Thus, Ms. Poyen David lighted up the lamp of excellence.
What a great message.
Kudos to GAD Officer Poyen David. May her industrious staff, also, reap the harvest of their empowering work for women.
You and I are one in our yearning for success, service and sense of accomplishment.
Seeing the distinguished work of the Angeles City GAD Office, I am reminded of the great saint who lighted up 20th century – famous Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Encircling humankind with love, she was a gift to everyone in the past 20th century. Up to the present times she is an inspiration in this 21st century.
Let me share with you her noble words:
“:It is not how much we do,but how much love we put in the doing.It is not how much we give,but how much love we put in the giving.
Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.” Our ‘thank you’ to Mother Teresa.
Concomitantly, we gracefully recall the words and actions of Helen Keller. Enkindling, energizing and enlivening the lives of many women from New York to New Mexico, from Los Angeles California to Angeles City in the Philippines, we recall her influence. Herein is her eternal sentiment:
“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.”
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 24, 2011.
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