ANGELES CITY – Some 1,871 female Persons Deprived of Liberty at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology here received hygiene kits as part of the city government’s celebration of Women’s Month.
Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. wants to ensure the health and welfare of the people inside the jail, while also promoting environment-friendly materials.
The kits, which include washable sanitary napkins, were turned over on Wednesday morning, March 16, 2022 by Gender and Development Officer Mina Cabiles to SJO4 Caroline Sanchez.
“Our city government under the leadership of Mayor Lazatin wants to promote proper oral hygiene and raise awareness on how communities can protect themselves,” Cabiles said.
Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel meanwhile said that aside from the washable sanitary napkins, inside the hygiene kits are toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, face towel, and bath soap.
“We are encouraging the use of washable sanitary napkins because they are environment-friendly and healthier to use,” Manuel shared.
“The use of reusable sanitary napkins is also part of our ongoing programs to protect and preserve the environment,” she added.
Also part of the lined-up activities for this year’s celebration of Women’s Month are a visual art exhibit titled Óbrang Bábáyi showcasing the artworks of 19 Angeleñas at SM City Clark until March 31, 2022; financial assistance to 660 women from the 33 barangays last March 8-9, 2022, where beneficiaries are indigent women, solo parents and Violence Against Women and Children survivors; and seminar on Safe Space Act and on Gender Sensitivity and Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children (March 22 and 24, respectively).
To recall, this is not the first time that the city distributed hygiene kits with reusable sanitary napkins to female PDLs.
In 2021, 179 units of hygiene kits were given by the city government in partnership with Beautederm Corporation prepared by Beautederm Ambassadors Manuel and Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and its President and Chief Executive Officer Rei Anicoche-Tan.