PCW conducts GADtimpala Validation for shortlisted agencies

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) conducted a three-month long (March-May) validation activity for eighteen (18) national government agencies and government-owned and controlled corporations that were shortlisted to vie for the GADtimpala 2023.

Courtesy Call with DOLE Secretary Bienvenido Laguesma

PCW Executive Director Atty. Kristine Rosary Yuzon-Chaves courtesy call with PAF Lt Gen Stephen Parreno

PCW GADtimpala Validation Committee visits COA Commissioner Mario Lipana

PCW GADtimpala Validation Committee with COMELEC Commissioners Socorro Inting and Nelson Celis and GFPS TWG Head Atty. Esmeralda Amora-Ladra

The GADtimpala, which stands for Gender and Development (GAD) Transformation & Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Agenda, Linkages & Advocacies, is the established awards and incentives system established by PCW in 2013 to give recognition to deserving entities, national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs) and other governmental instrumentalities “for their outstanding achievement and/or performance in upholding the rights of women and effective implementation of gender-responsive programs”.

For the GADtimpala 2023, there are two (2) award categories, namely: (1) the GADtimpala for Outstanding Gender-Responsive Government Agency, and (2) the GADtimpala for Exemplary GAD Focal Point System (GADtimpala AlaGAD).

Eighteen agencies were shortlisted for the GADtimpala for Outstanding Gender-Responsive Government Agency, and these are the following:

  1. Bureau of Internal Revenue
  2. Commission on Audit
  3. Commission on Elections
  4. Commission on Filipinos Overseas
  5. Department of Labor and Employment
  6. Department of National Defense
  7. Department of Public Works and Highways
  8. Department of Science and Technology
  9. Government Service Insurance System
  10. Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Regulatory Office
  11. National Housing Authority
  12. Philippine Air Force
  13. Philippine Army
  14. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
  15. Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization
  16. Philippine Rice Research Institute
  17. Privatization and Management Office
  18. Social Housing Finance Corporation

PCW Executive Director, Atty. Kristine Rosary E. Yuzon-Chaves, Deputy Executive Director for Operations Kristine G. Balmes, OIC Deputy Executive Director for Management Services Honey M. Castro, Division Chiefs Anita E. Baleda and Nharleen Santos-Millar led the Validation Committee, composed of technical officers from the Policy Development, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PDPMED), Sectoral Coordination Division (SCD) and the Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division (TSRCD). They facilitated the screening and validation process for the shortlisted agencies.

PMO GADtimpala Validation Committee

PMO GADtimpala Validation Committee

Validation Committee examines documents presented by BIR staff

BIR Deputy Commissioner Teresita Angeles delivers the Welcome Message

PCW GADtimpala Validation Committee at BIR

PCW GADtimpala Validation Committee and the CFO Representatives

PDPMED Chief Anita Baleda explains the GADtimpala Validation process at CFO

PCW GADtimpala Validation Committee visits Commissioner Mario Lipana

GADtimpala Validation discussion at COA


GADtimpala Validation Committee at DND

Agencies presented relevant documents to the Validation Committee and responded to their queries based on the accomplished Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework (GMEF) tool and the GAD Focal Point System Functionality Assessment Tool (GFAST), which they submitted to the PCW.

The validation activity also included site visits to the agency’s GAD-related facilities, such as daycare centers, breastfeeding stations, gender-neutral comfort rooms, GAD corners, etc.

GADtimpala validation at DOLE

PCW GADtimpala Validation Committee and DOST GFPS

Validation Committee members examine the documents presented at DOST

GADtimpala Validation Committee with DPWH officials led by USec Maria Catalina Cabral

DPWH GADtimpala documents and gender-neutral comfort room

GADtimpala Validation Committee conducts site visit at GSIS

Sample brochure and Guidelines on the use of GSIS Lactation Station

GADtimpala Validation Committee with the MWSSRO GFPS led by Deputy Administrator Claudine B. Orocio-Isorena

MWSSRO Deputy Administrator Claudine B. Orocio-Isorena and the lactation room

GADtimpala Validation Committee and NHA GFPS led by Atty. Maria Magdalena Siacon

GADtimpala Validation Committee with PA officials led by BGen Steve D. Crespillo

GADtimpala validation discussion and GAD corner at PA

Agency officials, GFPS Executive Committee, GAD Technical Working Group (TWG) members, and representatives from divisions/units of the agencies participated in the validation process. The validation activity started on March 16 and ended on May 19, 2023.

Child-minding facility of PAF

PCW Executive Director Atty. Yuzon-Chaves-Courtesy Call with Lt Gen Stephen Parreno

PAGASA Administrator Dr Vicente Malano delivers a message

PHILMECH Focal Person Ms. Helen Martinez

GADtimpala Validation Committee with PILMECH GFPS led by Director Dionisio Alvindia

PhilRice GAD section and daycare facility

Conferment of the GADtimpala will be on August 14, 2023, during the Celebration of the 14th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

GADtimpala Validation Committee conducts site visit at PhilRice

GADtimpala validation at SHFC

GADtimpala Validation Committee with SHFC GFPS led by Atty. Maria Rosalie Taguian

The theme for the celebration is “MCW@14: Strengthening and Recognizing Government Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives towards Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls”