Vice Presidential aspirant Sara Duterte says women are good community partners especially in driving a lively economy. Duterte was in Guiguinto, Bulacan to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, along with Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and UniTeam senatorial bets. (HNP photo)
GUIGUINTO, Bulacan – Vice Presidential aspirant Sara Duterte on Tuesday honored Filipino women and recalled the bravery of Trinidad Tecson in celebration of International Women’s Day.
“Napaka-makabuluhan po na ang celebration ng UniTeam ng International Women’s Day ay dito sa Bulacan dahil ang isa sa mga Pilipina na may napakalaking naitulog sa ating kalayaan sa bansa ay taga-probinsya ng Bulacan. Si Trinidad Tecson na Ina ng Biak na Bato ay galing sa probinsya ng Bulacan,” Duterte said before thousands of UniTeam supporters gathered here.
Tecson was from San Miguel de Payumo, Mayumo, Bulacan. She earned the name “Ina ng Biak-na-Bato” from General Emilio Aguinaldo whose headquarters for the revolution sits on an area called Biak-na-Bato. Tescon was also named the “Mother of the Philippine Red Cross” for her nursing services to the Katipuneros.
The Davao City mayor said women are good community partners especially in driving a lively economy.
“Lagi ko pong sinasabi sa mga kababaihan doon sa Davao na napakalaki ng kanilang maitutulong sa mga komunidad,” she said. “Lagi ko pong ginagawa doon ang pangangampanya at adbokasiya ng pagnenegosyo o entrepreneurship ng mga kababaihan.”
In Davao City, Duterte launched the Magnegosyo Ta Dai (MTD) program, which provides entrepreneurial training to Dabawenyas to encourage the sector to engage in small-scale businesses.
Duterte is currently in Bulacan along with Presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos and UniTeam senatorial bets. (PR)