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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.

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  • 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
Related laws
  • 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
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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

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LWUA Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS)

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
 PRINCIPAL ALTERNATE
Acting Administrator (Chairperson) JECI A. LAPUS
Institutional Development Service (IDS) EILEEN L. DELA VEGA
Manager, Water and Sanitation Utilities Development Dept. (UDEV, Concurrent ADA, Institutional Development Service, IDS)
 MARIA ROSAN D. PEREZ
Manager, Loans and Water Rates Dept. (LWRD/IDS)
Engineering Service (ES) JUANITO M. PAGULAYAN JR.
Manager, Water Supply Construction Monitoring and Supervision Div. (Concurrent Construction Mgmt. Dept. and ADA Engineering Service, ES)
ROQUE S. ELEFAN JR.
Manager, Design Division / Water Supply Sanitation Planning and Design Dept./ES
Financial Service (FS) DIVINA D. FERRER
Manager, Accounting Dept. (AD, Concurrent ADA for Financial Service, FS)
REDENTOR C. TALAVERA
Manager, Treasury Department (TD/FS)
Administrative Services (AS) ALICE MARIE O. CRUZ
Manager, Human Resources Management Dept. (HRMD, Concurrent Acting Deputy Administrator, ADA for Administrative Services, AS)
CARNILO G. OREVILLO
Administrative Officer IV/ Building and Grounds Div./Property Management Dept. (PMD)/AS (Acting Manager, General Services Dept./AS)
TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP
 PRINCIPAL ALTERNATE
Office of the Administrator NIRA B. RAMISCAL
Technical Assistant A, OAD
ANTONIO B. RAMIREZ
Technical Assistant A, ODA-IDS
Concurrent, Corporate Board Sec. IV
Institutional Development Service (IDS) LUZ D. DELA TORRE
Cashier IV/Cash Mgmt. Div./TD/FS
 MAGDALENA D. SALONGA
Librarian/Technical Assistance Dept./IDS
Engineering Service (ES) FAIRLY R. FRANCISCO
Artist/Illustrator
MA. BLANDINA M. LOPEZ
Principal Draftsman
Financial Service (FS) LORELEI A. BUENAFE
Accountant III/ Transaction Processing Div./ Accounting Dept./FS
ANGELITA B. JOSE
Loans Mgmt. Chief A/Accounts Mgmt. Div. 2/Loans Portfolio Mgmt. Dept. /FS
Administrative Services (AS) NANETTE C. SAMANIEGO
Chief Administrative Officer, Procurement Div., GSD
REYNALDO C. MALLARI
Administrative Officer IV, Procurement Div., GSD
LEAP Representative MERCEDES F. TAQUISO
Transport Officer A/Motorpool Div./PMD/AS
MELITON C. SOBERANO
Instrument Technician A/Technical Support Div./ Water Supply Sanitation Planning Design Dept./ES
SECRETARIAT
 PRINCIPAL ALTERNATE
SEVILLA P. GUERRERO
Supervising Economist/
LWRDiv. 1/LWRD/IDS
AGNES C. ENRIQUEZ
Administrative Assistant III/
Construction Mgmt. Dept./ES

GFPS Chairperson designated Alice Marie O. Cruz as GFPS Vice-Chairperson and Carnilo G. Orevillo as TWG Chairperson

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