To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8 and International Women’s Month in March, several Philippine institutions are offering freebies to females and transgender women.

As the country marks its top 75 ranking for best working environments provided to women in the latest World Bank Report on Women, Business, and the Law, Good News Pilipinas listed these 8 offerings to the nation’s hard working Filipinas – working women, mothers, wives, sisters, and girls as announced by the Philippine Commission for Women:

1. Free LRT-2 Rides
March 8, 2019
7:00-9:00 AM
5:00-7:00 PM
Offered by: Department of Transportation – Philippines through the Light Rail Transit Authority

2. Free MRT-3 Rides
March 8, 2019
7:00-9:00 AM
5:00-7:00 PM
Offered by: Department of Transportation – Philippines through the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3

3. Free Pasig River Ferry Rides
March 8, 2019
7:00-9:00 AM
5:00-7:00 PM
Offered by: Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA)

4. Free National Planetarium FullDome Shows
March 8, 2019
10:00 Am – 5:00 PM
Offered by: National Museum

5. Free Entrance to Intramuros and Rizal’s Bagumbayan Light and Sound Museum
March 8, 2019
First 100 female visitors
Offered by: Tourism Infrastructure And Enterprize Zone Authority (TIEZA)

6. Free Admission to Casa Manila Museum, Baluarte De San Diego and Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila
March 8, 2019
Offered by: Intramuros Administration

7. Free Ombudsman Clearance
March 8 to 15, 2019
Offered by: Office of the Ombudsman

8. Free Film Screenings at CCP
March 14, 28 – Various Film Screenings
March 15, 16 from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Women Plays Readathon at Silangan Hall
Offered by: Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)
For inquiries on film screenings, call the FBNMD at 832-1125 local 1702/1704. For the Readathon on Women Plays, call the Intertextual Division at 832-1125 local 1707

The Philippines has declared the first week of March each year as Women’s Week with March 8 as Women’s Rights and International Peace Day (Proclamation No. 224 s. 1988).

March 8 is National Women’s Day (Republic Act 6949 s. 1990).

The whole month of March is observed as Women’s Role in History Month (Proclamation No. 227 s. 1988).

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With reports from John Zedrick Simeon

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