The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office No. 02 (DOST RO2) conducts JUANA Take the Lead: Webinar Series to support the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration last March 9, 11, 12, 2021 via zoom conferencing.

March 09, 2021- Dr. Anabelle Suguitan-Paguirigan, Medical Officer IV at DOH Region 02, gave a lecture on Reproductive Diseases of Men and Women especially on Common Reproductive Health Concerns for both sexes. Discussion on causes/risk factors, signs and symptoms, and prevention and management for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction (ED), and Prostate Cancer were tackled as potential risks of infertility, unproductiveness and many more.

March 11, 2021- Atty. Maria Cleofe Gettie C. Sandoval Lawyer/Consultant on Policy, Gender and Law Faculty, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, lectured on the Bawal BASTOS: Salient Features of RA 11313 (Safe Spaces Act). She discussed specifically on the context on why sexual harassment happens, what is it, and the responses in policy: RA 7877 and RA 11313. She also highlighted Gender-Based Sexual Harassment (GBSH) in the Workplace and suggested to strengthen any agency’s (CODI) Committee on Decorum and Investigation. Her discussion also included the different forms of GBSH in the Workplace and penalties for employers when they fail to implement their duties under the safe spaces act.

March 12, 2021- Marketing Specialist of and Science Research Specialist I, Ms. Verlyne O. Gorospe, talked about Social Media Advertising in her lecture on Effective Market Place in the New Normal. She highlighted the importance of this new way of marketing in strategizing good market at low cost to your convenience. The webinar was also very essential to MSMEs in order to maximize their time and effort through selling at their homes, without any face-to-face interactions.