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The Bureau of Labor Relations conducted a Joint Clean and Green Drive and Information Campaign to End Violence Against Women and other forms of domestic violence on December 18, 2015 at Brgy.658 Intramuros, Manila.

The joint “Clean and Learn” activities were conducted inconsonance with the Green Our DOLE Program (GODP) which focuses on mainstreaming green principles, improving delivery and quality of DOLE programs and services to its major stakeholders/clientele and with its GAD program on the Campaign to End VAWC, in which both activities aimed of creating a greenbelt and violence free communities surrounding the DOLE offices.

The activities were highlighted with the turnover of cleaning materials which the BLR donated to Barangay 658 through its Barangay Officials and a Learning Session consisting of a lecture on the topic the Rights of Women and Video presentations entitled “Introduction to Violence Against Women”; “The “Philippine Climate Change” and “Sapat na ang ating kaalaman sa Climate” Change”. Thereafter, the BLR personnel distributed food packages to the barangay residents.

The activities culminated with the presentation of certificate of appreciation to the speaker and distribution of certificate of participation to the participants of the learning session and messages of gratitude and appreciation delivered by Kagawad Ricky Martinez and Mr. Ramil Paguirigan for the successful conduct of the said activities. Paguirigan stressed that the true service of the people does not need high level of intelligence or degree of education but a heart that is willing to serve and feel the people’s needs just like what BLR personnel have shown to us and to our people in Brgy.658.