Issue of March 11, 2018

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Baguio cops wear heels in honor of women
by Gaby B. Keith / PIO

MEN IN HEELS -- Police and jail officers wear sandals and high heels in support of the Women’s Month celebration and to promote gender sensitivity, as they also join the government and private sector in the global call for women empowerment. -- Redjie Cawis

It was a sight to behold as 10 male police and three jail personnel wore high heels and other women’s shoes during the city’s launching of Women’s Month at the City Hall grounds.

The brave men said they borrowed their shoes from their wives, mothers, sisters, relatives, co-workers, and girlfriends.

They joined local officials headed by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and newly inducted officers of the Outstanding Women Leaders (OWLS)  of Baguio in unfurling the festival’s list of month-long activities.

OWL officer Patti Gallardo said the male police and jail personnel were requested to wear women’s shoes as an adaptation of the international award-winning “Walk a mile in her shoes” project that started in the United States in 2001.

The project asks men to literally walk one mile in high-heeled shoes to experience the difficulties that women have to deal with on a daily basis.

“It is not easy walking in women’s shoes and it gets people talking about gender relations, the seriousness of domestic violence, rape and men’s sexualized violence against women. It demonstrates that men who walk in women’s shoes are willing and courageous partners of women in making the world a safer place,” Gallardo said.

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Baguio Country Club
Department of Tourism – CAR
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Congressman Mark O. Go
Department of Health – CAR
Kings College of the Philippines
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Narda’s Handwoven Arts & Crafts Inc.
Philex Mining Corporation
Pines City Colleges
Province of Benguet
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
Social Security System

Assumption Medical Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Central University
Baguio Heart and Lung Diagnostic Center Inc.
Baguio Memorial Chapels Incorporated
Baguio Water District
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – CAR
C & Triple A Supermart
Congressman Ronald M. Cosalan
Curamed Pharmacy
Data Center College of the Philippines of Baguio City Inc.
Department of Agriculture – CAR
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Trade and Industry – CAR
Department of Transportation – CAR
Easter College Incorporated
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Fast East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Friendship Association of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
Immigration Network Services, Inc.
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Romeo K. Salda
MMS Development Training Center Corporation
Mother Earth Deli Basket
National Economic & Development Authority–CAR
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration
Philippine Science High School – CARC
R.A. Gapuz Review Center
Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board – CAR
Solibao – Ganza Restaurant
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority
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