March is National Women's Month!

Set in the COVID-19 pandemic backdrop, this year's theme, "Juana Laban sa Pandemya, Kaya?" puts emphasis on women's participation and role in battling the pandemic as well as in confronting gender issues worsened by the health emergency.


The Philippine Consulate General in Agana joins the nation in appreciating women, the Juanas, and their various contributions in our society as well as supports systems and programs that address women's issues and promote their welfare amidst the pandemic.





As we celebrate Women's Month this March, we also find ourselves entering the first full year since the initial reports of COVID-19. Women in the Department of Foreign Affairs, including its 94 Embassies, Missions, and Consulates General around the globe and 36 Consular Offices in the country, played key roles in the nation's response to the greatest global health crisis in living memory. Throughout the month of March, it is the honor of "Humans of the DFA" to present some of their remarkable stories:


03 March 2021: Consul Mary Jennifer D. Dingal from the Philippine Consulate General of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

06 March 2021: Vice Consul Johaira C. Wahab-Manantan from the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia

08 March 2021: Ms. Rodelyn D. Ruales from the Philippine Embassy in Italy

10 March 2021: Ms. Scholastica Ross Y. Camba, Focal Point for Consular Matters of the Department Legislative Liaison Unit

12 March 2021: Ms. Jona Marie Romulo, Assistant Administrative Officer of the Philippine Consulate General in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

15 March 2021: Ms. Marita Diane Peña Montecillo, DFA-Mindanao, Former Consular Assistant (2014-2017) and Economic Section Assistant (2017-2020) in the Philippine Embassy in Singapore

17 March 2021: Tokyo Philippine Embassy Repatriation Team

20 March 2021: Consul Dyan Kristine B. Miranda-Pastrana of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, USA

22 March 2021: Ms. Violeta D. Bautista of the Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt Germany

24 March 2021: The women personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Beijing, China

27 March 2021: Ma. Teresita C. Daza, Philippine Ambassador to Chile

29 March 2021: Vice Consul Joan Macrise C. Corrado of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, USA

31 March 2021: Assistant and Attaché Pilar Melliza Presina T. Binuya of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations, Geneva