The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) – Rizal Provincial Statistical Office held a culminating activity for the 2022 National Women’s Month Celebration on March 30 and 31, 2022 at Thunderbird Resorts, Binangonan, Rizal.

       Yra B. Sibug, Chief Statistical Specialist (CSS) of PSA Rizal, thanked the Gender and Development (GAD) Committee for leading the event and recognized everyone’s support for the month-long celebration. In her welcome remarks, she pointed up the importance of celebrating women. “It is also good that through this kind of celebration we are reminded that women are important, our contribution to the society, and how we are able to better deliver our role as women in the society”, CSS Yra emphasized.

       GAD Committee organized various activities for the culminating event which included a training workshop on Stress Checkup and Management by Ms. Riyan Portuguez MP, RPm, RPsy of Your Millennial Psychologist (YMP) Learning and Development Solutions OPC, film showing, and interactive activities for PSA staff and personnel.

       The Women’s Month Celebration, observed annually every month of March, highlighted the gains achieved for women and girls, assessed actions towards gender equality, and anticipated the steps taken to ensure progress in empowering women. It was a celebration of women exercising their choices, taking chances to make their voices heard, and benefitting from and trailblazing changes. This year’s celebration anchored the theme “We Make Change for Women”.