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Cagayan cops hold 1st Women’s Summit
POLICE Regional Office (PRO) 2 director, Brigadier General Steve B. Ludan this week opened the 1st Women’s Summit at the Cagayan Police Provincial Office (PPO) which aims to further empower policewomen in Cagayan Valley under the new normal.
The summit is a brainchild of Cagayan police director, Colonel Renell Sabaldica who underscored the important role being played by women in societal progress and achievement as they have been making waves in all crafts, whether it be arts, music, sports, science and technology.
“Women really excel alongside men and some even achieve greater heights than men and have proven their worth in nation-building,” said Ludan.
The summit was made possible through the efforts of the Cagayan PPO, the PRO2 Officers’ Ladies Clu and the Cagayan PPO Ladies’ Link. It had the theme “Babae Kahapon at Ngayon, Lumalaban sa Nagbabagong Panahon” and was held through video conferencing and broadcast on Facebook Live.
Sabaldica mentioned that women personnel are vital mobilizers in the realization of the vision of a highly capable, effective and credible Cagayan PPO and thus encouraged the participants to never be overcome by their fears of the unknown.
The summit was graced by Ludan’s wife, Mrs. Lizette Ludan, the adviser of the Cagayan Valley Officers’ Ladies Club who inspired the participants to strive more and to show the significance of an empowered woman in nation building and in the upliftment of the overall well-being of the community.
Lecturers including Shyne Deliso, Wendy and Junjun Gepilano and Dr. Maria Rachel Miguel shared their insights on Financial Management, Role of Women, and Coping with Mental Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic, among others.
PRO2 female personnel who have shown exemplary performance in the performance of their duties were also recognized with medals and commendations during the event.
Ludan lauded the empowered women police officers and ladies for initiating the activity.
“The important role of women in family and nation building can never be over-emphasized. In these trying times, women continue to shine as bearers of hope for the hopeless in the things they do, big or small. We must not forget to recognize their contributions because without them, our nation would not have prospered,” he said.