Benguet pushes women’s welfare


LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: Benguet Governor Nestor Fongwan underscored the need to further improve and reinforce the social benefits, health and well-being of women, which he said are oftentimes neglected. Fongwan said the provincial government is allocating a yearly budget for women’s concerns lumped in the yearly allotment of the Office of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development (OPSWD) for trainings, livelihood assistance of viable projects, financial assistance, advocacies on women’s concerns, and also for overseeing women’s organizations. A Bahay Pag-asa building, a haven for women and children, was also constructed under his administration. The governor also announced the ongoing procurement of a mammogram for the early detection of breast cancer, to be installed at the Benguet General Hospital. In addition, a CT scan machine requested by Fongwan from Health Secretary Janette P. Loreto-Garin in one of her visits in the Cordillera region, will soon be installed at BGH.


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