Camarines Sur 3rd district Representative Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo will grace the first Executive Session on Gender and Development (GAD) for Local Chief Executives (LCE) on August 27, 2013 at La Breza Hotel, Mother Ignacia, Quezon City.
Robredo, the widow of late Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse, is set to share the practices and principles of engendered leadership lead by her husband, who was known to be a champion of good gender-responsive governance.
Ms. Rebecca Baylosis of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) discusses the roles, functions and advocacies of the agency before the participants of the first “Women in Rice Farming” Open Dialogue and Exhibit on August 8, 2013 at International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Headquarters at Los Baños, Laguna.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) commends the Manila Electric Company (Meralco)’s move to break their 110-year self-confessed gender insensitivity by pioneering a training program of linewomen.
In a statement, Meralco Senior Vice President Ramon Segismundo said this paradigm shift challenges the gender assumption that utility industries are exclusive to men.
He added that the said training program, which is somewhat similar to a military training, is the first in Southeast Asia.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA), will hold the first "Women in Rice Farming" Open Dialogue and Exhibit on August 8, 2013 at IRRI headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
The event will gather leaders from different sectors and will showcase exhibits on state of the art rice technologies, IRRI's contribution on Gender and Development (GAD), climate change and environmental sustainability.
Ronavelle Amen of Pavia, Iloilo produces home-style salty and sugar-coated peanuts, peanut spread and peanut butter in her hometown. Before, she just earns small profit in her business but with the assistance of the local government in Pavia she is now able to develop and expand her business.
Men opposed to violence against women everwhere- Aklan condemns the recent violence inflicted to our Filipino women seeking for a better life abroad despite the risks attendant to their plight. We empathize with their dreams and sacrifices by not seeing loveones for years, give up roles as nurturing parent/relative, alienated from family and friends. But the recent revelations of supposed victims in the “sex in exchange of free flight” to the Philippines deserves our utmost condemnation.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and other forms of violence against women (VAW) and warrants proper action to Philippine officials who may be involved in the alleged “sex-for-fly” activities in the Middle East.
Bongabong, June 8, 2013 –Momtrepreneurs, together with Barangay Health (BHW) and Day Care Workers, and members of Rural Improvement Club (RIC), attended a two-day Business Clinic and Product Development Seminar conducted by the PCW-AECID project in partnership with the Center for Strategic Reforms of the Philippines (CSR Philippines) held in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro.
The two-day activity was facilitated by Raymond A. Abrea, founding president of the Abrea Consulting Group and CSR Philippines together with CSR representative Angelito Niño Verzosa.
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s policy making and oversight body for gender equality and women’s empowerment, has opened the cal for nominations for the NGO Commissioners to be appointed to the PCW Board.
Government media policies should be gender fair and government programs should promote gender mainstreaming. This was the call of the P-Noy administration as it issued Memorandum Circular No. 48, on May 30, signed by Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa, Jr., directing all concerned government agencies to adopt the Gender Equality Guidelines.