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  • NCRFW hails move to curb child trafficking

    NCRFW hails move to curb child trafficking The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) has welcomed the recent signing of an agreement that would curb the activities of child trafficking syndicates in the country. NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao said that there is really a need for an effective mechanism to verify continue reading : NCRFW hails move to curb child trafficking
  • Magna Carta to enhance women’s economic rights

    Magna Carta to enhance women’s economic rights The Magna Carta of Women, which was signed by President Macapagal-Arroyo on August 14, 2009, will promote the economic rights and well-being of women, especially those in the marginalized sectors. Chairperson Myrna T. Yao of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), said that the continue reading : Magna Carta to enhance women’s economic rights
  • President signs the Magna Carta of Women

    President signs the Magna Carta of Women President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs the Magna Carta of Women in Malacañang on August 14, 2009. The President is flanked by Speaker Prospero Nograles (right) and Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri. Witnessing the signing (seated from left) are PATAMABA President Olive Parilla, former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani and Justice Leonor Ines continue reading : President signs the Magna Carta of Women
  • NCRFW to oversee implementation of Magna Carta of Women

    NCRFW to oversee implementation of Magna Carta of Women The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), which has been renamed as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), will act as the main policymaking and coordinating body for women and gender equality concerns. It will also serve as the oversight body tasked to continue reading : NCRFW to oversee implementation of Magna Carta of Women
  • PGMA to sign Magna Carta of Women

    PGMA to sign Magna Carta of Women President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is scheduled to sign on August 14 the Magna Carta of Women, which will give due recognition to the social, economic, and political rights of Filipino women. The signing in Malacañang will be witnessed by members of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, continue reading : PGMA to sign Magna Carta of Women
  • NCRFW backs total war vs. drugs

    NCRFW backs total war vs. drugs The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) has expressed its full and unqualified support for the total war against illegal drugs as ordered by President Macapagal-Arroyo. NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao said that the illegal drug trade that has now become a national menace has been continue reading : NCRFW backs total war vs. drugs
  • NCRFW lauds Cabral on drive vs fake marriages

    NCRFW lauds Cabral on drive vs fake marriages The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) today lauded Secretary Esperanza Cabral of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for her firm action against foreigners engaged in trafficking of Filipino women in the pretext of marrying them. NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao continue reading : NCRFW lauds Cabral on drive vs fake marriages
  • Women On-Air

    Women On-Air National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (right) and National Nutrition Council (NNC) Nutrition Officer II Maria Cecilia “CES” Rosario V. Sta. Ana(left) discussing “Wastong Nutrisyon Kailangan, Lifestyle Diseases Iwasan,” during the July 3, 2009 episode of “Tinig Ng Kababaihan!” via DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan 738 continue reading : Women On-Air
  • Men as partners in advancing women’s human rights in RP

    Men as partners in advancing women’s human rights in RP 21 June 2009, MANILA – The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) salutes all the fathers on Fathers’ Day as it recognizes the role that men play in our society to advance women’s human’s rights. “Men are invaluable partners of women in continue reading : Men as partners in advancing women’s human rights in RP
  • Joining Hands vs Global Economic Crisis

    Joining Hands vs Global Economic Crisis NCRFW Chair Myrna T. Yao (middle, standing) joined forces with delegates of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Symposium on SME Strategies to Manage the Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis recently held in Taipei, Taiwan. The APEC leaders proposed viable alternatives to cope with the financial crisis affecting the continue reading : Joining Hands vs Global Economic Crisis
  • Women and work

    Women and work National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (left) and Commissioner Flor Cabatingan prepare for the taping of the “Kalayaan sa Paggawa” episode of “Tinig Ng Kababaihan!” which will aired on June 26, 2009 via DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan 738 Khz. The radio program, jointly initiated continue reading : Women and work
  • Women-owned Enterprises and the Financial Crisis

    Women-owned Enterprises and the Financial Crisis Speech delivered by Ms. Myrna T. Yao, Chairperson of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women during the APEC Symposium on SME Strategies to Manage the Impacts of the Global Financial Crisis held last June 8-9, 2009, Taipei, Taiwan. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:   BEFORE I GO TO continue reading : Women-owned Enterprises and the Financial Crisis
  • NCRFW On-Air

    NCRFW On-Air The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) is now on-air via “Tinig Ng Kababaihan,” the first radio program of the Commission in partnership with the Bureau of Broadcast Services. The radio program airs through DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan 738 Khz every second and last Friday of the month. Shown in continue reading : NCRFW On-Air
  • Gender Talk

    Gender Talk NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (2nd from left) receives the Certificate of Appreciation from Assistant Secretary Ma. Eleanor F. Dela Cruz of the DOF (2nd from right). Also shown in photo are Assistant Commissioner Leonor S. Villalon-Rogers of the BIR (extreme left) and Revenue Region XIII Regional Director Rodita B. Galanto (extreme continue reading : Gender Talk
  • “Education is vital in fight vs cervical cancer in RP” — NCRFW

    “Education is vital in fight vs cervical cancer in RP” — NCRFW 03 June 2009, MANILA – Ten Filipino families lose their mothers, sisters, wives or friends daily due to cervical cancer. Data from the Philippine Cancer Society revealed that cervical cancer is the second killer disease among Filipino women as it continues to claim continue reading : “Education is vital in fight vs cervical cancer in RP” — NCRFW
  • NCRFW joins fight vs human trafficking in RP

    NCRFW joins fight vs human trafficking in RP 21 May 2009, MANILA – The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government’s machinery for women’s advancement, joins the Visayan Forum, MTV-EXIT Philippines and its partners in the fight against human trafficking in the Philippines. Millions of women worldwide are victimized by illegal continue reading : NCRFW joins fight vs human trafficking in RP
  • NCRFW goes healthy

    NCRFW goes healthy The Wellness Series Seminar hosted by Datin Zara Jane Juan of the Royal Order of Sulu and Saba (right) visited the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women recently to talk about “wellness in body, spirit, environment and economics for peace and nation building.” The event was supported by Welch’s 100% continue reading : NCRFW goes healthy
  • Radio Promotion of Tinig Ng Kababaihan

    Radio Promotion of Tinig Ng Kababaihan National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (left) visited DZRM Radyo Magasin anchor Rey Sampang (right) to promote the first NCRFW radio program “Tinig Ng Kababaihan” which is aired via DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan 738 Khz every second and last Friday of continue reading : Radio Promotion of Tinig Ng Kababaihan
  • BBS family warmly receives NCRFW

    BBS family warmly receives NCRFW The Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) warmly welcomes the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) into its family as it partners with the NCRFW in the conduct of a bi-monthly radio program dubbed as “Tinig Ng Kababaihan” which will air over DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan 738 Khz. continue reading : BBS family warmly receives NCRFW
  • NCRFW now on-air

    NCRFW now on-air 14 May 2009, MANILA – Women’s issues and advocacies will now be heard on-air as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government’s machinery for women’s advancement partners with the Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) for a twice a month radio program on women’s concerns. The initial broadcast continue reading : NCRFW now on-air
  • NCRFW celebrates Mothers’ Day with appeal for safe motherhood

    NCRFW celebrates Mothers’ Day with appeal for safe motherhood 10 May 2009, MANILA — The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the Philippines’ machinery for women’s advancement, appeals to government leaders to ensure safe motherhood for all women noting that 162 out of 100,000 Filipino women die during pregnancy and childbirth. “As continue reading : NCRFW celebrates Mothers’ Day with appeal for safe motherhood
  • Gender Justice Awards II

    Gender Justice Awards II Taking off from the Gender Justice Awards instituted by the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the University of the Philippines-Center for Women’s Studies Foundation Inc. (UPCWSFI) and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) in 2003, the “Gender Justice Awards II” aims to highlight the important role that continue reading : Gender Justice Awards II
  • GAD Resource Network Discusses CDP Guidelines

    GAD Resource Network Discusses CDP Guidelines Liza Marie Elum of the Department of Interior and Local Government leads the discussion on the Comprehensive Development Planning (CDP) Guidelines including GAD Code formulation and operationalization among members of the GAD Resource Network. The activity spearheaded by the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women is one continue reading : GAD Resource Network Discusses CDP Guidelines
  • NCRFW launches PhilGAD Portal, the country’s gateway to Gender and Development

    NCRFW launches PhilGAD Portal, the country’s gateway to Gender and Development The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women has recently unveiled the PhilGAD Portal which aims to be the country’s electronic gateway to Gender and Development. The PhilGAD Portal was conceptualized to become the NCRFW’s online knowledge base for information on GAD activities continue reading : NCRFW launches PhilGAD Portal, the country’s gateway to Gender and Development
  • The NCRFW Anti-VAW Awards search goes on

    The NCRFW Anti-VAW Awards search goes on MANILA -The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) has announced that it will continue to accept nominations for its two anti-violence against women (VAW) awards. The awards aim to strengthen the awareness of public officials in handling cases involving women’s rights and give merit to continue reading : The NCRFW Anti-VAW Awards search goes on
  • Capacity development series on women’s economic empowerment and local economic development

    Capacity development series on women’s economic empowerment and local economic development NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa addresses Luzon local chief executives and GREAT Women Project technical working group members in the Capacity Development Series on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Local Economic Development at Hotel Stotsenberg in Clark Field, Pampanga. Supported by the GREAT Women Project, continue reading : Capacity development series on women’s economic empowerment and local economic development
  • Women power

    Women power More than 5,000 participants from government agencies, non government organizations, private sector and civil society gathered to celebrate the biggest women’s summit dubbed as “Go Negosyo: Babae, Yaman Ka ng Bayan!” on March 2, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The Summit is one highlight of the Women’s Month Celebration. 
  • Magna Carta of Women strengthens protection of women against all forms of violence

    Magna Carta of Women strengthens protection of women against all forms of violence Women will soon be further protected from all forms of violence once the Philippine government signs into law the proposed Magna Carta of Women (MCW). The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government’s machinery for women’s advancement, is continue reading : Magna Carta of Women strengthens protection of women against all forms of violence
  • NCRFW bats for economic empowerment to boost women’s rights

    NCRFW bats for economic empowerment to boost women’s rights Women and men as partners in steering the society’s economic development is the core of this year’s celebration of the National Women’s Month. The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government’s machinery for women’s advancement, focuses on the promotion of women’s economic continue reading : NCRFW bats for economic empowerment to boost women’s rights
  • Joining Forces

    Joining Forces NCRFW Chair Myrna T. Yao (left) and Mr. Joey Concepcion, Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship and Founding Trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, briefs the media during the Bulong Pulungan in Hotel Sofitel recently to promote Go Negosyo: Babae Yaman Ka ng Bayan!, the biggest women entrepreneurship summit of the year, to be continue reading : Joining Forces
  • NCRFW promotes women’s economic empowerment

    NCRFW promotes women’s economic empowerment The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) are organizing the biggest women’s entepreneurship summit on March 2, 2009 from 9 am to 6 pm at the World Trade Center in Pasay City as highlight of 2009 Women’s Month Celebration. Dubbed continue reading : NCRFW promotes women’s economic empowerment
  • Women leaders fight for their rights

    Women leaders fight for their rights Senator Jamby Madrigal consults the women leaders for the amendments of the Magna Carta of Women bill during the Senate deliberations recently. From left to right are WomanHealth Philippines National Coordinator Ana Maria Nemenzo, Sen. Madrigal, NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa, NCRFW Commissioner Elsie De Veyra (partly hidden) continue reading : Women leaders fight for their rights
  • From Oslo to Philippines

    From Oslo to Philippines Broadcast journalists Vegard Munthe (left) and Anna Blix (second from left) from Radio Orakel, an alternative radio station based in Oslo, Norway visited the NCRFW office recently to interview Commissioner Evelyn Dunuan (2nd from right) and Commissioner Florencia Cabatingan (extreme right) on the functions and accomplishments of the agency. The Oslo continue reading : From Oslo to Philippines
  • NCRFW welcomes Senate approval of Magna Carta of Women

    NCRFW welcomes Senate approval of Magna Carta of Women The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government’s machinery for women’s advancement, welcomes the passage of the Magna Carta of Women bill at the Senate of the Philippines. “This is a victory of the Filipino women! We are delighted with this development continue reading : NCRFW welcomes Senate approval of Magna Carta of Women
  • NCRFW partners with Go Negosyo for 2009 Women’s Month celebration

    NCRFW partners with Go Negosyo for 2009 Women’s Month celebration The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government’s machinery for women’s advancement, has collaborated with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) for the “Go Negosyo: Babae, Yaman Ka ng Bayan!”, a women entrepreneurship summit which will be held on March 2, continue reading : NCRFW partners with Go Negosyo for 2009 Women’s Month celebration
  • NAPC-NCRFW MOA signing

    NAPC-NCRFW MOA signing NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa and NAPC Secretary and Forum Lead Convenor Domingo Panganiban signed a Memorandum of Agreement at the Forum on Hunger Mitigation, Population Management and Poverty Reduction last 29 January 2009 at the ISSI Building of the University of the Philippines in Diliman. The National Commission on the Role continue reading : NAPC-NCRFW MOA signing
  • NCRFW eyes immediate Senate approval of Magna Carta of Women

    NCRFW eyes immediate Senate approval of Magna Carta of Women The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government machinery for women’s advancement, is pushing for the immediate Senate approval of the proposed Magna Carta of Women bill, a landmark legislation that seeks to protect Filipino women from all forms of gender continue reading : NCRFW eyes immediate Senate approval of Magna Carta of Women
  • Women talk

    Women talk Senator Pia Cayetano and NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa discussed the status of the proposed Magna Carta of Women bill pending before the Senate. The Magna Carta of Women bill is envisioned as the omnibus law to eliminate discrimination against women and to recognize, respect, protect, fulfill and promote all human rights continue reading : Women talk
  • MOVE Congress

    MOVE Congress NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao (in red pants) led the pinning of white ribbons to men who pledged to be advocates and partners in ending violence against women (VAW) during the National Congress of Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere (MOVE) held at the Sulu Hotel last December 5, 2008. In photo are Secretary continue reading : MOVE Congress
  • Launching of the VAW-Responsive LGU Awards

    Launching of the VAW-Responsive LGU Awards NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao and DILG Undersecretary Austere Panadero unveil the poster on the Search for Outstanding VAW-Responsive LGUs during the launch held on November 25, 2008 at Astoria Plaza in Pasig City. The year-long search is open to all barangays, municipalities and cities with policies, programs, services continue reading : Launching of the VAW-Responsive LGU Awards