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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Albergo Hotel and Residences
Baguio Country Club
University of Baguio
Venus Parkview Hotel

Baguio Central University
Benguet Electric Cooperative Inc.
Cong. Mark O. Go
Cong. Ronald Cosalan
Department of Education – CAR
Department of Health – CAR
Gov. Crescencio Pacalso
Lepanto Consolidated Mining Company
Narda’s and Sunflower Ridge
National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
Pines City Colleges
Sangguniang Panlungsod
SM City Baguio
University of the Philippines Baguio

Assumption Medical and Diagnostic Center
Baguio Center Mall
Baguio Water District
BSBT College, Inc.
Bureau of Internal Revenue
BVS Colleges
C &Triple A Supermart
Councilor Edgar M. Avila
Curamed Pharmacy
Department of Environment and Natural Resources – CAR
Department of Interior and Local Government – CAR
Department of Public Works and Highways – CAR
Fabulo Beauty and Image Salon
Far East Pacific Commercial
Filipino–Japanese Foundation of Northern Luzon, Inc.
GMS Technology
John Hay Management Corporation
King’s College of the Philippines
La Funeraria Paz, Inc.
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan
Mother Earth Deli Basket
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration – CAR
Philex Mining Corporation
Police Regional Office – CAR
STI Baguio
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