By Helen Castano | 04:16 PM March 19, 2021

Vanessa Aumentado, wife of Bohol 2nd district Rep. Aris Aumentado, delivered a stirring speech on women empowerment during the Women’s Month celebration in Talibon town Wednesday.

The celebration which was organized by Talibon Council of Women (TCW) was attended by women from different villages in Talibon.

“Woman, you are beautiful! You are strong and powerful! Your voice matters,” Aumentado said in her rousing speech.

Aumentado shared that today there are many women empowering other women in the communities including Kamala Harris who became the first female vice president in American history who broke the glass ceiling in politics for women in the executive branch.

“As a woman, we should make a stand. Kinahanglan kanunay kitang mubarog sa saktong baruganan, mo-decision para sa atong kaugalingon nga indepediente kita. Pero naay panahon nga paminawon sab nato atong bana o partner sa kinabuhi para walay lalis o away,” the former Miss Bohol said.

“Know your worth. Kahibaw ta kanus-a mutingog ug kanus-a muhilum,” she added. Aumentado continued, “Empowering yourself is empowering other people. ”

Ultimately, Aumentado encouraged women to uplift each other—and themselves.

“When you empower people, you’re influencing not only them, but also all the people they will influence in turn through their leadership. That is empowering. We women, we don’t build walls, we build bridges,” she said.

Talibon Mayor Janet Garcia, Councilor Jocelyn Amba, ABC President Imelda Artiaga and TCW President Aurea Labrada also attended the event.

By Bohol Island News

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