CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – The 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division, Philippine Army joins the celebration of International Women’s Day with the international theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”, as female officers and enlisted women led the troops in today’s Monday flag raising ceremony held at Headquarters 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, Camp Evangelista, Brgy Patag, Cagayan de Oro City around 7:30 o’clock in the morning, March 9, 2020.

In line with this, the Philippine Commission for Women celebrates this with the theme “We make change work for women”. The Diamond troopers adheres to the government’s international commitments on gender development and as well as promote and advocate women’s rights.

The 4ID leadership recognizes the importance and contribution of the female soldiers in a male-dominated organization. As such, the female officers and enlisted women led the troops during the regular Monday flag raising ceremony. This activity reflects how women of this Command are also equally capable of leading, as men do.

“The essence of Gender Development and Women Empowerment, means we are ensuring that we give equal opportunity to everyone, to make them lead and excel in their respective fields. We make our women here in 4ID as agents for change,” MGen Franco Nemesio M Gacal AFP stated.