As part of the National Women’s Month Celebration, two female lawyers from the Office of the Solicitor General of the Philippines (OSGP) graced the Bicol University Human Resource Management Office (BU-HRMO) sponsored ‘Women Inspiring Women Forum’ on March 10, 2017 at the AVP Function Hall Legazpi City.
Atty. Ma. Lourdes Leones, OSGP Senior State Solicitor and Atty. Camille Buhain, OSG State Solicitor, were invited to share their empowering messages to more than 40 participants, mostly women.
Anchored on the theme “We Make Change Work for Women”, the event aimed to empower, inspire and encourage women to be active drivers in promoting awareness in bring about positive changes and that they should reap from development efforts as what was emphasized on the said theme.
Leones enlightened the participants about the laws protecting women. Leones also shared the struggles that she faced before she became a lawyer and how she battled cancer way back in 2006.
Likewise, Leones shared the 10 guidelines that she follows in her life such as hard work, focus, patience, honesty, being realistic, always having back-up plan, knowing when to give up, thinking others, respecting everyone, and praying.
Similarly, Buhain talked about her mother, the person whom she highly look up to. Buhain also focused on how today’s empowered women should act and fight for their rights.
Dr. Maria Della Rañeses, BU College of Nursing faculty; Prof. Marlyn Padre, BU Polangui Campus faculty; and Elsa Dagoy, BU personnel and a mother, also gave their messages and shared their inspiring stories to the participants. (Joshua Pacleta/CPRO)