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Collaboration of men and women contributes to better society, former mayor says

Collaboration of men and women contributes to better society, former mayor says

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MEN AND women should be equally empowered to achieve a better country, a former mayor of San Fernando, La Union and first recipient of UST's Sonia R. Lorenzo Award, told Thomasians in a forum. “[Women empowerment is important] so that you (men), our partners, would look up to us not as women who would be walking behind you but walking beside you... But if we walk together, shoulder to shoulder, we can do it together and we can have a better community, a better Philippines," Hon. Mary Jane Ortega said. Ortega said that "feminism is when you say nobody is good enough but women, but you say women empowerment, [you] say men are needed as much as women.” “They said men hold half of the sky up and so do the women. If you do not empower one sector of society, then you will have only ...