Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson led in honoring Negrense rural women who excel in agricultural productivity and support to food security of the province, during the Provincial Women Summit and Awarding Ceremony held at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City, Thursday, November 25.
The activity is a collaborative program of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, GAD Focal Point System, and Rural Improvement Club.
The awardees are Rural Improvement Club members and officers from the different cities and municipalities of the province.
They are Dolores Ceralbo of the Don Salvador Benedicto, Outstanding Rural Women; Rizalian Women’s Association, San Carlos City, Outstanding Rural Improvement Club; Beverly Ordinario of Valladolid, Outstanding Rural Women Entrepreneur; and Aida Gando of San Carlos City, Outstanding Women Practicing Fisheries Activity. Each received P10,000 cash prize, certificates and tokens.
Lacson said that women can do more for the agriculture sector if they are properly empowered and are given proper access to the resources they need like education, skills training and market knowledge.
“These awards are affirmations of what you are doing right. May this event renew our commitment and inspire us to do more for “cultivating food for all”, he added.
He urged everyone to continue the generous dedication in uplifting the lives of our farmers through the establishment of programs, linkages and networks that promote women’s empowerment and productivity.*