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Press Release

02 March 2021

The Philippine Consulate General in New York
Kicks Off National Women’s Month Celebration

Personnel of the Philippine Consulate General in NY wore the color purple in honor of National Women’s Month. (Photo by NYPCCG).

02 March 2021, New York – In support of the strides that women continue to make to achieve gender equality and to recognize the accomplishments of women throughout history, personnel of the Philippine Consulate General in New York (PCGNY) wore the color purple on 01 March, the start of National Women’s Month. Purple has been historically associated with women empowerment.

To celebrate Women’s Month, PCGNY invited women in the Fil-Am Community to participate in a contest to share how they empower other women to be agents of change. Winning entries will be featured on PCGNY’s social media by the end of the month. In addition, PCGNY will be holding two virtual events to recognize and honor Fil-Am women: the Distinguished Filipino Women and Fil-Am Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum.

“A milestone in women’s empowerment, achieved by the Philippines, in recent history, was when the people elected their first woman president,” said Acting Head of Post, Deputy Consul General Kerwin Orville C. Tate. “And we are proud to see numerous milestones being achieved since then, most current of which is seeing our heroic Fil-Am nurses and doctors on the frontlines of battling this pandemic.”

Mabuhay ang ating mga kababaihan! END.

“We Make Change Work for Women” Contest sponsored by PCGNY, encouraging Fil-Am women to share their insights on women empowerment. (Photo by NYPCCG).

In purple are PCGNY consular encoders (above), and Assistance-to-Nationals desk officer, Ms. Rizza Sheila DLR Cuartero (below), entertaining clients (Photo by NYPCG).

In In purple are PCGNY consular processors (above), and SSS Representative, Ms. Celenia Dimaano Lacro (below), entertaining clients (Photo by NYPCG).

A strategic place at the lobby of the Philippine Center, has been devoted to increase public awareness on National Women’s Month (Photo by NYPCCG).