Joy Belmonte signs covenant for women’s welfare

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Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte has vowed to uphold women’s rights and welfare in the city by signing a covenant with local women leaders.

The covenant signing took place on March 8 during the Quezon City Women Convention.

Speaking before the women leaders, Belmonte pledged to implement the programs listed in the group’s ten-point agenda, which includes district hospitals with specialty clinic for women illnesses and mental health, district colleges or technical vocational center with state-of-the-art facilities; and a livelihood, training and showcase center for the women entrepreneurs.

The vice mayor has also vowed to create shelters and homes for abandoned senior citizens; special discount and privileges for solo parents and persons with disabilities (PWDs); a health and wellness center; free maintenance medicines; scholarship and financial grants; child-minding centers; a 24 hour emergency hotline; and a holistic anti-drug education campaign.

“As a leader, I stand with all the women in our city by promoting programs that support women’s rights and welfare. Maaasahan po ninyo ako na ako ang unang titindig para sa mga programang kailangan ng kababaihan sa ating lungsod,” Belmonte said.