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Women Doing “Men’s Work”

by Irish Corpuz

Binibini

(n.) A strong and brave woman imbued with grace.

What makes an empowered woman? Empowered women find strength and courage from other women. They inspire each other to rise, speak, and show the world they are not inferior to anyone. They are not damsels in distress who need to be saved. They can take care of themselves and, in fact, are able to save others. Here are some amazing women from our Patrol Group who are fierce and confident in showing their strength.

Patrol Khate Sabado

“I wow them with my charm and wit showing them that tasks can be done with enough will power and determination.”

Patrol Khate Sabado grew up in a male-dominated environment. Even as a little girl, she has been used in doing male activities together with his father and was even mistaken to be a tomboy. As she grew older, she got interested in taking up an Engineering course and Crimonology, eventually joining the military. How cool is that?

Eyebrows were raised but that did not stop her; rather,  it made her move even further. Eventually, when she started working as a Patrol Officer and as an Investigator, though doubtful eyes were still on her, she showed them that whatever a man can do, a woman  can do better. With her wit and strong determination, she was able to wow everyone with her charm, radiance, and unwavering determination.

Patrol Mylene De Leon

“Hindi importante kung ano ang trabaho kung pambabae or panlalaki man ito dahil ang importante po may marangal na trabaho na nakakatulong para mabigyan ko po ng magandang kinabukasan ang mga anak ko.”

Patrol Crew Myrene B. De Leon is a 38-year-old mother of two and married to Mr. Ronald De Leon. Before she became part of the patrol crew, she was already working with MIB (Men in Black) security for 5 years. She was given the opportunity to work as a patrol crew in 2017.

Although this is job was traditionally designated for men, just like Patrol Crew Khate Sabado, there is no stopping Patrol Myrene from taking the job and serving the people. She said that it does not matter whether the job is dominated by men as long as you enjoy what you do, nothing can be too difficult. Moreover, as she said, “Hindi importante kung ano ang trabaho kung pambabae or panlalaki man ito dahil ang importante po may marangal na trabaho na nakakatulong para mabigyan ko po ng magandang kinabukasan ang mga anak ko.” There were times that she had to sacrifice her quality time with her children, but she keeps in mind that all these sacrifices that she must take is for their future.

Kudos to this adorable lady Patrol Crew of NLEX!


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