QUEZON CITY – The Human Settlements Adjudication Commission joined the Philippine Commission on Women in celebrating the National Women’s Month this March.


This year’s celebration hopes to highlight the gains achieved for women and girls, assess actions towards gender equality and look forward to steps that must be taken to ensure progress in empowering women.


The Women’s Month festivities kicked off with a virtual flag raising ceremony on Monday, 07 March 2022, at the HSAC Central Office in Quezon City. Executive Commissioner Melzar P. Galicia, who opened the program, said, “Women make history everyday. If we list down all the other achievements of Filipinas, we’ll realize that women contribute significantly to the society.”


This was followed by the opening of the photobooth and the freedom wall, where employees can freely express their thoughts and opinions.


All employees were encouraged to participate in “Purple Tuesdays,” a PCW movement inviting everyone to wear purple, to signify support for women’s empowerment and gender equality during all the Tuesdays of the month.


The central office also held Zumba fitness classes, led by General Services Division Supervising Administrative Officer and certified Zumba Instructor Frederick Allan M. Ligsay, for central office employees, and was streamed online for Regional Adjudication Branch employees. It also distributed purple-themed giveaways, and opened a special lane in assisting its female clients.


HSAC RABs also joined the celebration of the National Women’s Month, through the display of the campaign’s official banners in its offices, and the conduct of series of events, such as webinars, outreach programs, fitness and wellness programs, and art therapy activities.


RAB NCR employees pose with their National Women’s Month shirts


RAB CAR employees pose with the campaign’s official banner


RAB No. I employees observe “Purple Tuesdays”


RAB No. II employees pack gifts for the Regional Haven for Women


RAB No. III conducts a group workout


RAB No. IV-A employees pose for their photobooth


RAB No. IV-B employees with their art therapy kits


RAB No. V employees celebrate International Women’s Day


RAB No. VI shows off their National Women’s Month giveaways


RAB No. VIII employees pack freebies for the National Women’s Month


RAB No. IX poses for a photo with their resource speaker, Atty. Althea Marie B. Pepito-Garcia


RAB No. XII staff take a quick selfie during their webinar on disaster preparedness for women, children, youth, students, and senior citizens