Hundreds of women leaders and advocates joined the holy mass at the Dumaguete Cathedral, street parade and program at the Quezon Park, Friday, to welcome the month of March designated by law to highlight the role of women in nation building throughout the country.

Councilors Lilani Ramon and Alan Gel Cordova as well as the members of the Local Council of Women spearheaded the activities to recognize the contributions of the women and count the gains of a movement under the theme: we make change work for women.