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NFWC Celebrates 102nd Founding Anniversary with the Million Trees Foundation
National Federation of Women’s Clubs of the Philippines (NFWC) President Linda P. Gonzalez led the officers and past presidents of the country’s pioneering women’s organization in commemorating the Federation’s 102nd Founding Anniversary on February 5, 2023.
The NFWC was founded on February 5, 1921 when more than 300 Filipino clubwomen gathered at the Manila Hotel to chart the future of the country’s women which would eventually lead to the enactment of one of the very first women suffrage legislation in 1937.
For this year’s founding anniversary, the NFWC leadership chose to undertake a tree planting activity and become a partner of the Million Trees Foundation Inc. at the foundation’s Million Trees Nursery and Eco Learning Center inside the La Mesa Watershed in Quezon City.
“This is a milestone project for NFWC as we observe our anniversary by planting trees and becoming a new partner of the Million Trees Foundation Inc. (MTFI) in our collective effort to save the watersheds that are sources of water and in our fight against climate change”, President Gonzalez said during her message.
The event was also attended by other NFWC and NFWC Foundation officials including Mary Jane Ortega, Ester Santa Ana, Vice President Erlinda Tiu, Vice President Merlinda Sualibios, Lariden Honorio, Marilyn Aggabao, Maria Theresa Timbol, Fe Soriano, and others.
Velasco added that staging this year’s NFWC Founding Anniversary event at Eddie’s Barn (dedicated in honor of FVR) or otherwise known as SMC Multi Purpose Center, is serendipitous since the NFWC credo runs parallel with FVR’s 4 Ms – Makadiyos, Makatao, Makabayan at Makakalikasan.
With photos and text taken from the Million Trees Foundation, Inc. Facebook Page/Post: https://www.facebook.com/milliontrees.org/posts/pfbid0uZxFwEfP8J8jyMz72WMhEvzH3DK8TgyBTniBnSr4wVQ3kcaqYNSoQzoUkHd2sByLl