Rotary Club Mandaluyong Uptown Collaborates with Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach for Empowering Girls’ Day and Book Signing Event


In a remarkable collaboration, Rotary Club Mandaluyong Uptown, in conjunction with several other esteemed Rotary Clubs from District 3800, proudly hosted an inspiring event - Empowering Girls’ Day and Book Signing with Pia Wurtzbach. The initiative, held last December 01, 2023, at Greenhills Mall aimed to support the livelihood training of Mary Help of Christians – Calapan. This project specifically targets the empowerment of fisherfolk’s wives, Out-of-School Youth (OSY), and the Mangyan community.

The event poised to be a convergence of influential figures, including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, DOT Region 12 Director King Arina, Atty. Nikki de Vega, and First Filipina Chess Grand Master Janelle Mae Frayna. These distinguished individuals has shed light on Rotary International’s key area of focus for the year: Empowering Girls.

Mary Of Christians Calapan

The proceeds from the Book Signing event will benefit Mary Help Of Christians – Calapan, a Salesian Sister school dedicated to uplifting marginalized communities. The funds raised will be channeled into livelihood training, providing essential skills and opportunities for sustainable growth among the targeted beneficiaries.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, a revered advocate for charitable causes, expresses her enthusiasm for being a part of this meaningful project. Wurtzbach states, “Empowering girls and supporting communities in need have always been close to my heart. I am honored to join hands with RC Mandaluyong Uptown and other District 3800 Rotary Clubs in this meaningful endeavor.”

DG Ronald "Pope" Solis

In the special message delivered by DG Ronald "Pope" Solis,  he mentioned that the event aligns seamlessly with Rotary International's commitment to empowering girls. By focusing on education, skill development, and sustainable livelihoods, the Rotary Clubs aim to make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

Deegee M. de Guzman

HCP Deegee M. de Guzman, President of RC Mandaluyong Uptown, emphasizes the power of collaboration and community service. "We believe in the power of collaboration and community service. By coming together with like-minded individuals and organizations, we can create positive change and uplift those who need it the most," states de Guzman.

Rotary District 3800

This collaborative effort promises to be a memorable occasion, bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds for a shared purpose. Attendees not only have the unique opportunity to meet Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach but also contribute to a cause that will make a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable communities. The event is not just a book signing; it's a celebration of empowerment and positive change.