Wearing heels would never be the same again for males when they took the ramp at the University Gymnasium last Thursday, March 24 in commemoration of Women's Month.
The College of Human Sciences (CHumS) and the Gender and Development (GAD) office organized an informal pageant entitled, “In Her Shoes” to celebrate women’s contributions to all societies, and highlight women empowerment as an enabling principle of social equality and development.
Each contestant walked in high-heeled shoes as a symbol of support to stand up for women’s rights, break stereotypes, and shatter conventional ideas. They also answered different questions on the emerging issues of concerns about women.
Mr. Jonathan Morden (College of Arts and Sciences) hailed as the champion, followed by Mr. Kenneth Romano (College of Criminal Justice Education), and Mr. Rodrigo Castaneda (College of Teacher Education), and Jay R Soriano (College of Teacher Education), are runners-up. Each of them received a cash prize and a certificate of prizes in the event.
Further, newly-appointed Acting University President Dr. April Amihan M. Alcazar made her first public appearance before the university personnel.
She focused on the power and role of women in society.
“We can celebrate, in fact, the travails and tribulations, the weaknesses as well as the strengths of women. Rather than focusing on the difficulties of being a woman, we should concentrate on what are the different shades and characteristics of women which will enable us to differentiate ourselves from the men,” she said.