The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) and the UP Center for Women’s Studies Foundation, Inc. (UPCWSFI), with the support of the Embassy of Canada in the Philippines through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) and the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines through the Angat Buhay Women, presented the second batch of fellows of the Angat Bayi Women’s Political Empowerment Fellowship Program on 19 February 2020 at the Office of the Vice President, Quezon City.
The second batch of Angat Bayi Fellows are Councilor Rhaetia Marie C. Abcede-Llaga of Lucena City, Quezon Province; Councilor Aileen Rhoda I. Acal of Candon City, Ilocos Sur; Councilor Louella Marie R. Agcaoili of San Mateo, Isabela; Mayor Ma. Rosario C. Avestruz of Barugo, Leyte; Vice Mayor Precious Joy D. Baguio of Batuan, Bohol; Councilor Ma. Karen A. Baldonado-Guillermo of Andres Bonifacio, Diffun, Quirino; Councilor Kristine Jane P. Barison of General Trias City, Cavite; Board Member Mila Perpetua A. Catabay-Lauigan of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Councilor Gecelle M. Fainsan of Odiongan, Romblon; Mayor Trina Alejandra Q. Firmalo-Fabic of Odiongan, Romblon; Vice Mayor Marissa V. Hao of Nabua, Camarines Sur; Board Member Margielou Orange D. Humilde-Versoza of the First District of Pangasinan; Councilor Mardella D. Matba of Languyan Tawi-Tawi; Councilor Vanessa Lyn U. Mercader of Las Navas, Northern Samar; Mayor Fely P. Pedrablanca of Tubajon, Dinagat Islands; Board Member Thea Faith T. Reyes of Roxas City, Capiz; Board Member Abegail V. Sable of Cordon, Isabela; Councilor Mayfair B. Sibug of Orani, Bataan; Councilor Rowena Verona S. Silvederio of Santa Barbara, Iloilo; Board Member Rosary Gracia P. Tababa of Urdaneta City, Pangasinan; and Councilor Maria Mylene Victoria G. Yaranon of Baguio City, Benguet.
Angat Bayi aims to develop and support current women leaders at the city and municipal levels who will carry and advance a people-centered, rights-based, gender-responsive, participatory, empowering, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable development agenda.