The Sangguniang Panlungsod approved SP Resolution No. 2022-0666, requesting the employees of the City Government of Malaybalay to wear something purple every Friday for the month of March 2022.
In Proclamation No. 224 Series of 1988 declares that in every first week of March is a Women’s Week and March 8 is a Women’s Rights and International Peace Day.
Republic Act No. 6949 also declares that every March 8 is a Special Working Holiday to be known as National Women’s Day.
Every year the Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 and purple is a choice of color for International Women’s Day which signifies justice and dignity and also to bring attention to women’s right and push for equality.
On February 24, 2022, during 117th Regular Session of the 8th Sangguniang Panlungsod, the said resolution sponsored by Councilor Kathleen Cecille C. Pagaling has been approved and duly seconded – requesting the employees of the City Government of Malaybalay to wear something purple every Friday for the month of March 2022. This is to show support and join the call to advance women’s rights and gender equality.
The City of Malaybalay joins the celebration to support and advocate women’s rights.