“The month of March is the National Women's Month. We, in DENR 6, already institutionalizes the role and participation of women in the organization. We put premium value on woman's worth and their great contribution in formation building. We have women leaders holding key positions in this region. Their strong presence in the work force have contributed a lot to the successful achievement of our targets year-in and year-out,” DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Livino Duran said.

RED Duran emphasized that for DENR Region 6, the key positions held by women officials in different divisions has fostered a gender inclusive workplace and has strengthened camaraderie among the employees. Both men and women of DENR Region 6 has successfully worked hand in hand in achieving their goal and in promoting policies and programs for the environment.

“The world will never be happy without women. Equally, women are men's inspiration and partners. At the DENR, we need them as our foresters, forest rangers, forest protection officers, enforcers, clerks, lawyers, and so much more. We are happy, God created women,”  he added.

This year’s National Women’s Month theme: “Agenda ng Kababaihan, Tungo sa Kaunlaran,” According to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), focuses on including women’s concerns in the government agenda and enabling more women to implement and at the same time, demand programs and services that can bring the country closer to narrowing the gender gaps and moving towards sustainable and equitable development.

The National Women’s Month is celebrated every March as "Women’s Role in History Month" under Proclamation No. 227, series of 1988.