Inter-Agency Committee on Rural Women Awards 2010 Search for Outstanding Rural Women

In observance of the International Rural Women’s Day, the IAC-RW led by its Chair, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and Co-Chair, the Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) recognized Ten Outstanding Women who contributed to the advancement of rural communities.

2010 Search for Outstanding Rural Women Grand winners with Board of Judges: (L-R): Ms. Dolores De Quiros-Castillo, Ms. Zenaida Mansiliohan (Mindanao winner), Ms. Preciosa Maturan (Visayas winner), Ms. Amelia Gresones (Luzon and National winner), Dr. Gelia Castillo and Dir. Adelina Apostol.

In photo are (L to R): PKKK National President Trinidad Domingo, Committee Co-Chair; Ms. Edita A. Dacuycuy of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte; Ms. Beniflor A. Guittap of Centro, Sta. Ana, Cagayan; Ms. Gloria L. Gutlay of San Miguel, Bulacan; Ms. Yolanda A. Elbancol of Baco, Oriental Mindoro; Ms. Amelia N. Gresones of Aborlan, Palawan ( Luzon finalists); Ms. Preciosa T. Maturan of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental (Visayas finalist); Rocaiya L. Kasan of Tupi, South Cotabato (represented by Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr., and SB Member Kagawad Noel J. Escobillo); Ms. Wenita F. Espartero of Dujali, Davao del Norte; Ms. Annie E. Sitjar of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur; and Ms. Zenaida P. Mansiliohan of San Luis, Agusan del Sur (Mindanao finalists); and PCW Deputy Director Lorenza A. Umali, Committee Chair.

The awarding ceremony was held on October 15, 2010 in Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM), Quezon City.