Joseph Ejercito Estrada



1998

SIGNIFICANT EVENT


NCRFW’s focus has been on poverty alleviation, along with the advancement and protection of women’s human rights, promoting women’s economic empowerment and promoting gender-responsive governance.



LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES


RA 8425: Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Act, which provided women’s representation in the National Anti-Poverty Council

RA 8505: An Act Providing Assistance and Protection for Rape Victims, Establishing for the Purpose a Rape Crisis Center in Every Province and City

RA 8551: promoted equal opportunities for women in the Philippine National Police

1999

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS


Issued Civil Service Memorandum No.8 for equal representation of women in promotions to top level positions in government 1


The NCRFW developed tools for effective GAD planning and budgeting. Among the tools developed were GAD Mainstreaming in the Philippines, Gender-Responsive Planning Towards Proper Implementation of the GAD Budget Policies, GAD Mainstreaming at Subnational Levels. 2

2000

LEGISLATIVE VICTORIES


RA 8972: Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000 aims to develop a comprehensive program of social development and welfare services for solo parents and their children

Executive Order No. 220, s. 2000: Creating an Executive Council to suppress trafficking in persons, particularly women and children

1998-2000

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS


Helped make women more bankable through a Memorandum of Understanding between the NCRFW and Landbank, Development Bank of the Philippines and other financial institutions to expand law windows and relax lending procedures for women.3


Completed a bilateral project between the Philippines and Belgium to educate and train the public on preventive actions against trafficking in women, and provide social and legal assistance to victims of this crime.4


Played a key role in the finalization, adoption and implementation of the Framework for the Integration of Women in Asia-Pacific Economic Participation.5


Instituted a Management and Information System on GAD and Human Resource Development Program within NCRFW. 6


Adopted an affirmative action program to train more women in the Philippine National Police Academy and to adopt lateral entry into the service command. Nationwide, some 400 women’s desk have been established, with desk officers trained to deal effectively with cases of violence against women and children.7


Completed the project on “Policy and Development Advocacy for Women’s Health” pertaining to women’s health and population concerns, as well as violence against women



Cited Sources:

1 National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women. (2001). Making Government Work for Gender Equality.
2 National Commission on Women Silver Jubilee. (January 2000).
3 National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women. (2001). Making Government Work for Gender Equality.
4 Ibid.
5 Ibid.
6 Ibid.
7 Ibid.