Olongapo SubicBay BatangGapo Newscenter

Monday, July 13, 2009


The City Social Welfare and Development Office has spearheaded the launching of Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere (MOVE), an organization in Olongapo City of men who are advocates of violence against women and commenced in partnership with joint local Inter-Agency Council for Anti-trafficking and Violence Against Women, Women’s Council and other programs.

“ We make a difference here in Olongapo, and I’d like to congratulate the men of our city in pursuit to eradicate gender violence and discrimination,” Mayor James Gordon, Jr. said during the flag raising ceremony on Monday, July 13, 2009.

MOVE is an organization of principled men from various sectors of society whose primary aim is to actively contribute to the advocacy to eliminate Violence Against Women (VAW) everywhere. For the past two years, MOVE has participated in a number of advocacy activities, both local and international, initiated capacity building undertakings, established its organizational structure and internal mechanisms and formulated its plan of action.

“We are encouraging men to join and be a part of this organization, let us show that Olongapo City is a place where women can live in a violence-free environment,” CSWDO head Gene Eclarino said.

It can be recalled that the Center for Women of Olongapo City is the first city government-run women’s center in Region 3. This was constructed in response to the spirit of Republic Act 9262 or Anti-Violence Agaisnt Women and their Children.

As of this date MOVE has already gathered 30 members and still increasing. Abused women may get in touch with CSWDO and Jimmy Mendoza, MOVE coordinator at telephone number 224-8390 loc. 4123.

Mayor James Gordon, Jr. listens attentively while Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere (MOVE) advocate Pastor Albert Anciano shares his thoughts about the newly organized group in the city on Monday July 13, 2009 at the Rizal triangle Multi-Purpose Center. Other male advocates lined up at the back part of the photo.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home


This is a joint private blog of volunteers from Subic Bay. It is being maintained primarily to collate articles that may be of importance to decision making related to the future of Subic Bay and as a source of reference material to construct the history of Subic Bay.

The articles herein posted remains the sole property of original authors and publications which has full credits to the articles.

Disclaimer: Readers should conduct their own research and due diligence before using any article herein posted for whatever intended purpose it may be. This private web log will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a reader's reliance on information obtained from volunteers of this private blog.

www.subicbay.ph, http://olongapo-subic.com, http://sangunian.com, http://olongapo-ph.com, http://oictv.com, http://brgy-ph.com, http://subicbay-news.com, http://batanggapo.com 16 January 2012