The Month of March has been declared by The Philippines Congress as Women's Month.
This is to provide wide-latitude for women all over the country to implement awareness, advocacy and action activities in their communities and uplift the status of women.
The Negros Museum celebrates the achievements of the Women's Movement in the past years, now and in the future in partnership with women's organizations.
March 10- Forum: Women's Laws That Impact on Women's Lives
March 17- Japan: Tea Ceremony / Ikebana
March 24- Reproductive Health / Mobile Clinic
March 25- Korean Culture - Kimchi
March 31- "Kababayin-an sa Pulitika sang Negros"
For inquiries, contact Niña or Israel at (034) 708-5080 or (034) 433-4764. The Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Bacolod (Php2500++, round trip, 45 minutes). From Bacolod-Silay Airport, you can take a shuttle (Php75-100 per head) going to the city proper. You can also take a cab from the airport but this is a bit expensive (Php400++).
If you're already in Bacolod City, the landmarks would be the Provincial Capitol Building of Negros Occidental and the Hall of Justice. It is just located beside the Hall of Justice and a 3-minute walk from the Provincial Capitol Building.
Facts from The Republic of the Philippines Official Gazette:
• 2011 Women's Month celebration - A February 21, 2011 press release by the Philippine Commission on Women;
• Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988 - Declaring the first week of March of every year as Women's Week and March 8, 1988 and every year thereafter as Women's Rights and International Peace Day;
• Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988 - Providing for the observance of the month of March as "Women's Role in History Month";
• Republic Act No. 6949 - An Act to declare March eight of every year as a working special holiday to be known as National Women's Day;
• Proclamation No. 1675 s. 2008 - Declaring the month of March of every year as "National Women's Heart Health Month";
• Republic Act No. 9710 - An act providing for the Magna Carta of Women.