Training-Workshop on Gender Analysis and
GAD Planning and Budgeting for LWUA Reviewers

Development Academy of the Philippines
Tagaytay City
August 1-5, 2016


In compliance with the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Memorandum Circular No. 2015-03 establishing the “Guidelines on the Review and Endorsement of Water District Annual Gender and Development Plans and Programs, the “SEMINAR/WORKSHOP ON GENDER ANALYSIS AND GAD PLANNING AND BUDGETTING FOR LWUA REVIEWERS” was conducted on August 1-5, 2016 at the Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay City through the initiative of the LWUA GAD Focal Point System (GFPS).

The said seminar was attended by thirty five (35) LWUA Advisors/TWG, four (4) from Dasmarinas Water District and six (6) from Silang Water District for a total of fourty five (45) participants. The invited resource persons were Ms. Reina P. Olivar and Ms. Katherine C. Vinegas, both are experts and consultants of PCW.

During the first day of the seminar Atty. Elena R. Te (GAD Chairperson) presented to the participants the importance of the seminar and gave emphasis on the role of LWUA advisors/reviewers to the water district’s GAD plans and budget wherein their initial review prior to submission to the PCW is very vital. Through the activity on “Levelling of Expectations” the participant’s impressions and ideas about the seminar was transpired and presented. The participant’s expectations are 1) to gain knowledge on GAD 2) to learn the formulation of GAD Plans n Budget and 3) to develop capacity building.

The resource person discussed to the participants the course objectives and the topics for the five-day seminar:

Course Objectives:

1. To gain appreciation on the gender and development concepts, mandates and knowledge;
2.   To acquire knowledge on doing gender analysis and using gender analysis tools such as the Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) and Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG); and
3.   To gain knowledge on GAD Planning and Budgeting using gender analysis/gender audit results.

Course Program/Topics

1.    Presentation of Capacity Development Framework for WD Reviewers;
2.    Basic GAD Orientation, Agents of Socialization;
3.    Manifestation of Gender Bias;
4.    Gender mainstreaming mandates;
5.    Gender Development as a Development Perspective;
6.    Introduction to Harmonized GAD Guidelines (HGDG);
7.    Introduction to HGDG Project Design Checklist;
8.    Strategizing to Integrate GAD in PAPs;
9.    Introduction to HGDG Project Implementation, Management & Monitoring
Evaluation; and
10. Plotting GAD Activities on GPB Template

During the workshop on the Introduction to Gender Analysis, Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF), the actual case of Dasmarinas Water District was set as an example. The participants were divided into four (4) groups and assigned to the following categories:

Group 1 (Luzon North)            -           Policy Organizational Assessment
Group 2 (Luzon South)            -           People Organizational Assessment
Group 3 (Bicol & Visayas)       -           Enabling Mechanism
Group 4 (Mindanao)               -           Programs/Activities/Projects (PAPS)

Each group output was presented and assessed by the co-participants together with the resource person. The result of Dasmarinas Water District’s GMEF Scoresheet as to their overall level of the GAD mainstreaming efforts was discussed.

On the fourth and last day of the seminar the Introduction to Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) was tackled. During the workshop the actual case of Silang Water District   was adopted and evaluated.

During the last day and graduation day of the seminar, Mr. Macario Jusayan, Division Chief of Monitoring and Evaluation Division of PCW updated the participants with the latest status and issues on GAD. The LWUA Acting Senior Deputy Administrator, Mr. Edgardo C. Demayo was also invited and delivered his challenging closing remarks.

On the overall, the conduct of the said seminar was indeed successful. The course objectives and participants’ expectations were achieved. Lastly, the advisors/reviewers’ skills and knowledge were enhanced.   


August 1-5, 2016
DAP Tagaytay City



1.         Atanoc, Marilou M.
2.         Baltazar, Edgardo T.
3.         Basilio, Danilo T.
4.         Briones, Ludwin M.
5.         Diaz, Romeo M.
6.         Gravador, Anabelle C.
7.         Marcelino, Cristina L.
8.         Policarpio, Rosalina P.
9.         Quinitio, Ma. Ruby M.
10.       Soriano, Marlon F.
11.       Teodoro, Venice V.


12.       Banares, Rose Marie S.
13.       Bernardo, Rei B.
14.       Catabui, Quintin C. III
15.       Censon, Maria Eda Emma B.
16.       Comia, Ajerco C.
17.       Ella, Flordeliza A.
18.       Englisa, Gemma B.
19.       Magno, Rodrigo P.
20.       Marquez, Rosemarie C.
21.       Ocampo, Emougene C.
22.       Paalencia, Antonio Ronelo C.
23.       Ruiz, Charito B.
24.       Ordono, Ramon A.


25.       Aguilar, Joven P.
26.       Bulicatin, Alexander P.
27.       Canlas, Ma. Lourdes B.
28.       Lao, Aristeo D.
29.       Santiago, Mercy G.
30.       Serafica, Gigi S.
31.       Villoria, Esmeraldo L.


32.       Francisco, Agnes G.
33.       Arriola, Marita N.
34.       Javier, Belinda M.
35.       Taquiso, Mercedes F.


36.       Serrano, Crisanto R.
37.       Moratalla, Prencesita G.
38.       Cantada, Evelyn H.
39.       Geda, Generosa D.


40.       Dela Cruz, Bonifacio B.
41.       Resurreccion, Alberto L.
42.       Dela Rea, Joanne April M.
43.       Sinsin, Ma. Kristel V.
44.       Malicse, Wilson C.
45.       Castro, Oliver B.



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