Women's groups help LGUs in greening, cleaning programs

April 1, 2015 5:33 am 

SAN MATEO, Isabela, March 31 — The local council of women here is helping the local government of San Mateo in its intensified solid waste management and tree planting activities to support the national government’s environment protection program.

San Mateo Local Council of Women president Zenaida Remigio said 22 women's organizations in the town are supportive of the LGU-San Mateo in implementing programs and projects particularly on the greening and cleanliness of the town.

“Our women's organizations in the barangays are themselves practicing waste segregation, planting trees at their backyards and helping the barangay leaders in the beautification program,” Remigio said.

She admitted though that the groups are organized primarily to help them provide livelihood assistance to increase their family income while the program on environment protection is their secondary obligation.

Remigio said that since she assumed the leadership as president of the Local Council of Women in San Mateo in 2010, the women's organizations of San Mateo have been involved in tree planting, solid waste management and beautification activities.

“Since I assumed the leadership as president of Local Council of Women of San Mateo, our women's organizations have been into greening and cleaning our town,” Remigio said.

She said the president then of the Local Council of Women is now the local chief executive of San Mateo, Mayor Crispina Agcaoili, who is very active in the promotion of welfare of women and also involved in environment protection helping his husband Roberto Agcaoili while he was the local chief executive.

Remigio said that even without awards to receive, the council of women of San Mateo will continue its goal of providing quality service, promoting the welfare of women and helping the locality in environment protection. (PNA)

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