Surigao City – As part of the campaign on “Violence Against Women” (VAW), the Department of Tourism (DOT) Caraga milunsar giant shoes in Surigao City program “Your Orange Icon for 18 days”.
The “Orange Icon Your” Initially it created the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) as the nation’s first program in 2015 to engage the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW), in partnership agreement with programs in the United nations which is “Unite to End VAW Campaign. The color of the icon to be landmarks in the country said that it will provide insight into the people pertaining to power Anti-VAW advocacy.
So, was chosen the color orange to people around the world because it is described in positive light and to give hope and to be free from violence and rape of women.
The whole Caraga region, the Department of Tourism chose the giant shoes of the city as a regional icon in this project “Your Orange Icon” to support the program in 18 day Campaign on Violence Against Women.
According to the shoes donated by a woman named former First Lady Imelda R. Marcos, the wife of former president Ferdinand Marcos in Surigao City which had been originally color orange. He said because of the color of orange and women also donated it became appropriate program “Orange Your Icon” which this present orange changing color, and also cause here in the city gilunsar DOT Caraga the program .
The launching of this region “Orange Your Icon” made it to Surigao City on December 1, 2016 which was attended by the Officers of the city and province of Surigao del Norte and some officials in the region.