PH Embassy in Riyadh Holds GAD Lecture-Forum


First Secretary and Consul Mary Jennifer D. Dingal delivers her lecture of Magna Carta of Women. (Riyadh PE Photo)

RIYADH 17 May 2018 – As part of its 2nd Quarter GAD Activity, the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh held a program entitled Women Inspiring Women: The Magna Carta for Women and Stories from a Woman’s Heart” on 30 April, attended by officers and staff and their female spouses.

First Secretary and Consul Mary Jennifer D. Dingal, also designated as GAD Focal Person, gave a lecture on Magna Carta of Women (R.A. 9710) and the role of Foreign Service Posts in ensuring that rights of women migrant workers, especially those in distress are protected.

Five empowered women of the Philippine Embassy namely: Attaché Gloria Jean Castaño Zafra, Cultural Officer; Attaché Janis Mahalia Orbita-Lantud, Legal Officer; Maricel A. Deloria, Social Welfare Attache; First Secretary and Consul Mary Jennifer D. Dingal, and Madam Jo C. Alonto, wife of Ambassador Adnan V. Alonto, shared to the audience their journey towards their empowerment as women in the various aspects and stages of their life.

After the speakers have shared their respective stories, Attaché Allan Manggis, ATN Case Officer handling rape cases; and Ambassador Adnan Alonto gave their reactions and also shared their experiences and views on how they contributed to the empowerment of women in their respective roles.


Ambassador Adnan V. Alonto shares his thoughts on the empowerment of women in his own family and his Maranao tribe. (Riyadh PE Photo)

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