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Lady Spear Troopers Join Juana Walk



CAMP ELIAS ANGELES. Pili, Camarines Sur- The 9th Infantry (Spear) Division’s female officers, enlisted personnel and civilian employees participated in the foot parade dubbed as “Juana Walk” held in the city streets of Naga, Friday morning, March 8.


The “Juana Walk” is conducted in connection with the celebration of National Women’s Day 2019 with the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”.


Aside from the female soldiers and civilian employees, the activity was attended by the officers and members of MOVE, Naga City Family Planning Council, Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Naga City Police Office, Naga College Foundation and University of Nueva Caceres.To add color to the celebration, a Zumba Dance and simple culmination program were held at Plaza Quezon.


The series of activities aimed to commemorate the inspiring roles of women globally in their fight to carve the path towards progress, to secure every woman’s right and to call for gender parity. As a part of National Women’s Day celebration the activity hopes to project the power of women to change and reshape the future.


Major Maria Nilda L Romero (NC), the most senior female officer of 9ID, shared her insights to other participants by recognizing the remarkable accomplishments of female soldiers currently deployed in combat and non-combat duties. In her message, she stressed that uniformed women also partake a great share in our quest for peace and societal development.


In line with National Women’s Month celebration, the 9th Infantry (Spear) Division vows to support, advocate and promote gender equality and empowerment to give women the stature they deserve both in organization and our society. It is also in this perspective that the Spear Division advocates the campaign for women’s rights and protection in Bicol region.