1st Philippine Congress on Women and Sports
November 25, 2002
The Philippine Sports Commission's Gender and Development Program held the 1st Philippine Congress on Women and Sports last November 21 to 24 at Tagaytay City.
The conference was touted to be a one of a kind convergence of women leaders in sports and women involved in various sports disciplines, and as a manifestation of the Filipino women's continuous pursuit for empowerment and professional growth through continuing education and training.
Atty. Katrina Legarda, the country's leading legal expert on family law and an advocate for women causes, led the impressive array of lecturers and presenters.
The battery of resource
speakers also included Bong Coo, the only Filipina bowler who has won
world titles and record five Asian Games gold medals (From Bowling
to Business), two-time Asian Games sprint queen Lydia de Vega-Mercado
(From Athletics to Politics), champion tennis player Dyan Castillejo
(From Tennis to Media), equestrienne Mike Cojuangco-Jaworski (Playing
and Motherhood) and TV and movie star Jackielou Blanco (From Movies
to Fitness Buff).
In other technical
sessions of the Congress, Dean Nieves Confesor of the Asian Institute
of Management delved on "How to Ensure Progress through Targets
and other Measurable Objectives," Dean Maria Concepcion Alfiler
of the National College of Public Administration and Governance expounded
on "The Formula Behind the Making of Filipino Women Leaders in
Public Governance" as UP Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
and noted sports media specialist Prof. Tessa Jasminez spoke on "Getting
Media to Support Your Cause."