• Guidelines for the creation, strengthening, and institutionalization of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System

    PURPOSE

    To provide guidelines and procedures for the establishment, strengthening, and institutionalization of the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) in constitutional bodies, government departments, agencies, bureaus, SUCs, GOCCs and all other government instrumentalities; and

    To clarify the roles and responsibilities, composition and structure of the GFPS to enable it to function as a mechanism for catalyzing and accelerating gender mainstreaming in the agency towards the promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

    How GAD Came About: Some Notes
    Know Your GAD Acronyms

    BPfA
    Beijing Platform for Action

    CEDAW
    Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

    GAD
    Gender and Development

    GAD AR
    GAD Accomplishment Report

    GFPS
    GAD Focal Point System

    GPB
    GAD Plan and Budget

    HGDG
    Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines

    MCW
    Magna Carta of Women

    PCW
    Philippine Commission on Women

    PPGD
    Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development

    WEDGE
    Women’s Economic Empowerment and Development toward Gender Equality

    POLICY GUIDELINES

    Pursuant to Section 36 of Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), all government departments, including their attached agencies, offices, bureaus, state universities and colleges, government –owned and –controlled corporations, local government units and all other government instrumentalities shall adopt gender mainstreaming as a strategy to promote women’s human rights and eliminate gender discrimination in their systems, structures, policies, programs , processes, and procedures;

    Section 37-C of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the MCW provides that all concerned government agencies and instrumentalities mentioned above shall establish or strengthen their GFPS or a similar GAD mechanism to catalyze and accelerate gender mainstreaming within the agency… READ FULL TEXT OF MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2011-01dated 21 October 2011 addressed to All Government Departments, including their Attached Agencies, Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), and All Other Government Instrumentalities.

    • PCW/NEDA/DBM JOINT CIRCULAR NO. 2012-01: Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Reports to Implement the Magna Carta for Women READ
    • COA Circular No. 2014-001 dated 18 March 2014: Revised Guidelines on the audit of Gender and Development (GAD) funds and activities in government agencies READ
    • PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2014-04: Preparation and Online Submission of FY 2016 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets READ
    • PCW MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2015-03 dated 19 May 2015: Guidelines on the Review and Endorsement of Water District Annual Gender and Development Plans and Budgets READ
    • PCW MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2016-05 dated 30 September 2016: Preparation and Online Submission of FY 2O18 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and FY 2016 GAD Accomplishment Reports and Other Matters READ
    • PCW MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2016-06 dated 10 October 2016: Extension of the Moratorium on the PCW Review and Endorsement of Local Water District Annual Gender and Development Plans and Budgets READ
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    • RA 8425 : An Act institutionalizing the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Program
    • RA 8505 : An Act providing Assistance and Protection for Rape Victims
    • RA 8504 : An Act Promulgating Policies and Prescribing Measures for the Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS
    • RA 6728 : Provision for Assistance to Students and Teachers
    • RA 9262 ; Anti Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004
    • RA 7877 : Anti Sexual Harassment Act of 1995
    • RA 8353 : Anti-Rape Law of 1997 … READ
    • RA 9208 : Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 … READ
    • RA 10354 : The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 … READ
    • RA 9710 : The Magna Carta of Women … READ
    • EO 273 : Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development, 1995-2025 (8Sept1995) … READ
    • RA 7192 : Women in Development and Nation Building Act of 2009 … READ

  • GAD Resource Pool Database

    Philippine Commission on Women

    Philippine Commission for Women Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System

    Gender and Development Statistics

    Philippine Initiatives on Gender-Responsive Governance

    Gender Concerns and Human Development

    Gender Equality in the Philippines

    GAD Planning and Budgeting Forum 2014

    Evidence-Based Advocacy for Gender in Education

    Sustaining Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equality

    Women in the Philippines

    UN Women: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

    Gender Analysis of Selected Economic Laws in the Philippines through CEDAW

    Social Institutions and Gender Index – Philippines

    Barangay Handbook for Violence Against Women

  • The LWUA Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS)

    POSITION IN THE GFPS  NAME OF THE FOCAL POINT COMMITTEE AND MEMBERS  DIVISION/UNIT/POSITION IN THE AGENCY

    GFPS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

    Chairperson Jeci A. Lapus  Acting Administrator
    Vice-Chairperson Alice Marie O. Cruz  Acting Manager HRMD (concurrent Acting Deputy Administrator for Administrative Services)
    Co-Vice-Chairperson Generoso L. Bolina  Head Executive Assistant
    Principal Member Josephine S. Miravalles  Acting Senior Deputy Administrator
    Principal Member Nestor G. Evangelista Acting Deputy Administrator for Area Operation
    Principal Member Redentor C. Talavera  Acting Deputy Administrator for Investment and Financial Services
    Assistant Member Rosemarie C. Marquez  Acting Department Manager Water District Development– Bicol/Visayas
    Assistant Member Reynaldo C. Mallari  Acting Department Manager Area Operations Mindanao
    Assistant Member Maria Rosan D. Perez  Acting Manager Loans Administration Department / Finance Services
    TWG Chairperson Carnilo G. Orevillo  Acting Department Manager General Services Division
    TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP
    Principal Member Nira B. Ramiscal  Technical Assistant A, OAD
    Principal Member Luz D. Dela Torre  Acting Manager Research Division
    Principal Member Fairly R. Francisco Artist/Illustrator
    Principal Member Lorelei A. Buenafe  Senior Corporate Accountant A
    Principal Member Nanette C. Samaniego  Acting Manager General Services Division
    Principal Member Mercedes F. Taquiso  Transport Officer A/Motorpool
    Assistant Member Gladys L. Cabardo  Assistant Board Secretary / Office of the Board Secretariat
    Assistant Member Magdalena D. Salonga  Senior Librarian/HRDD/HRMD
    Assistant Member Maria Blandina M. Lopez  Artist/Illustrator
    Assistant Member Angelita B. Jose  Loans Management Officer / Billing Loans Administration Department
    Assistant Member Roque S. Elefan Jr.  Acting Division Manager Building and Grounds Division
    Assistant Member Meliton C. Soberano  Procurement Assistant, GSD
    SECRETARIAT
    Principal Member Agnes C. Enriquez Secretary, OSDA
    Assistant Member Luzviminda R. Diomampo  Confidential Secretary B, OAD
    Assistant Member Sevilla P. Guerrero Senior Loans Analyst B/LWRED Area 6

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