The Vice President was in Bulacan for some events.
At 1:00 pm, she attended the Ahon Laylayan Koalisyon Planning Session in Brgy. Batia, Bocaue. The planning session aimed towards helping the various civil society organizations in attendance to formulate People’s Agenda and activities for their respective sectors. The participants came from 17 sectors: women, transport, labor, farmers, fisherfolk, 4Ps faith-based groups, PWD, cooperatives, NGO’s youth, senior citizen, urban poor, vendors, LGBT, academe, and professionals.
At 3:00 pm, she had a dialogue with women leaders at the Bustos Municipal Hall. It was organized through the help of Bustos Mayor Arnel F. Mendoza.
In her message, the Vice President mentioned the importance of providing opportunities for women to help them expand their capabilities and eventually be able to support themselves. “Kaya iyong sabi ko, parating iyong kampanya namin economic empowerment ng mga kababaihan—bigyan ng hanapbuhay, bigyan ng paraan para may sariling kita iyong mga kababaihan kasi kapag kumikita siya, lalong malakas iyong loob niya para itaguyod hindi lang iyong kaniyang mga anak, pero iyong sarili niya.”