The Philippine Commission on Women
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is the primary policy-making and coordinating body on women and gender equality concerns. As the oversight body on women’s concerns, PCW acts as a catalyst for gender mainstreaming, an authority on women’s concerns, and a lead advocate on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and women’s human rights.
The PCW, formerly known as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), was established on 7 January 1975. It was renamed Philippine Commission on Women and its mandate was expanded through Republic Act 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), which was signed on August 14, 2009.
To be the premier policy-making and oversight agency successfully influencing development efforts towards gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Create an enabling environment for government and other stakeholders to be more responsive in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
Passion for Excellence, Professionalism, Integrity, Teamwork, Accountability
Feedback and Redress Mechanisms
For our Clients and Partners:
We value your opinion and feedback on the services we provide. Please help us improve our services by giving us your feedback using any of the following means:
- By accomplishing the Client Request and Feedback Form (CRFF); and /or
- Sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quality Policy Statement
PCW, a policy-making and coordinating body on gender equality and women’s empowerment, commits to sustain the promotion of women’s socio-cultural, economic, civil, and political rights thru the provision of:
• Relevant and responsive policy development, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation; and
• Appropriate and strategic technical assistance.
As public servants working in PCW, we strive to develop competence and expertise on Gender and Development (GAD) and deliver our products and services through efficient, inclusive, and innovative processes. To achieve these, we shall continually improve the effectiveness of our Quality Management System (QMS) and our products and services to the satisfaction of our clients and relevant interested parties, in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
PCW is committed to provide the following major frontline services to help the general public, the private sector, and our clients in the national government and local government sectors.
I. Response to the Queries/Requests for Information on GAD;
II. Referral to the Service Providers regarding concerns on Women’s Human Rights; and
III. Response to the Requests for Technical Assistance on Gender Mainstreaming from National and Local Government Sectors.
|Type of Frontline Service||Fee||Form||Turn Around Time (TAT)||Person/s In-charge|
|I. Response to the Queries/Requests for Information on GAD||None||Client Request and Feedback Form (CRFF)||Walk-in:
3 working days (WD)
|Information Desk Officer – Corporate Affairs and Information Resource Management Division (CAIRMD)|
|II.Referral to the Service Providers regarding concerns on Women’s Human Rights||None||CRFF||
3 working days (WD)
|Information Desk Officer – CAIRMD|
Inter-Agency Council on Violence against Women and their Children (IACVAWC)
|III.Response to the Requests for Technical Assistance onGender Mainstreaming from National and Local Government Sectors||None||CRFF||
– within 3 working days for a simple requests
-within 7 working days for complex requests
-with 20 working days for Highly Technical Transactions
Officers from the following Divisions:
1) Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division (TSRCD)
2) Sectoral Coordination Division (SCD)
3) Policy Development, Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Division (PDPMED)
I. Response to Queries/Information Assistance on GAD
|Schedule of Availability of Service||Who May Avail of the Service||What are the Requirements||Turn Around Time (TAT)||Person/s In-charge|
|Monday to Friday|
without noon break
None (for walk-in clients and phone inquiries)|
Letter requests (for email and/or website queries)
a. For walk-in clients:|
b. For phone queries:
c. For email and/or website queries:
3 working days
|Information Desk Officer- CAIRMD|