Press Releases and Statements


  • 2021 GAD Webinar Series

    2021 GAD Webinar Series

    GUIDELINES In order to fulfill its mandate in providing Gender and Development (GAD) related technical assistance (TA) even in times of COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine Commission on Women launched its first GAD webinar series in 2020. It aims to provide members of GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) and other government …
  • Juana Laban sa Pandemya, Kaya! PCW Message for the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration

    Juana Laban sa Pandemya, Kaya! PCW Message for the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration

    Juana Laban sa Pandemya, Kaya! PCW Message for the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration As the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) leads the observance of the 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration, we are making our call for women’s empowerment and gender equality louder, as we look at this moment as …
  • 2021 National Women’s Month

    2021 National Women’s Month

    2021 National Women’s Month The 2021 National Women’s Month Celebration serves as a tribute, a platform, and a call to action that highlights the extraordinary roles of ordinary Juanas in the society as trailblazers and harbingers of change. This celebration is also a venue to discuss and address the issues …
  • Memorandum Circular No. 2021-01: Submission of FY 2020 GAD Accomplishment Report

    Memorandum Circular No. 2021-01: Submission of FY 2020 GAD Accomplishment Report

    Memorandum Circular No. 2021-01: Submission of FY 2020 GAD Accomplishment Report Date 20 January 2021 To Heads of Executive Departments, Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges, Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations, Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional Bodies, Other Instrumentalities of the National Government and All Others Concerned Subject Submission …
  • PCW at 46: Thriving amidst the pandemic, Rewarding outstanding employees

    PCW at 46: Thriving amidst the pandemic, Rewarding outstanding employees

    PCW at 46: Thriving amidst the pandemic, Rewarding outstanding employees  The Philippine Commission on Women celebrates its 46th anniversary reliving the challenges and accomplishments during the COVID-19 pandemic and rewarding employees who have shown exemplary work despite the circumstances.  Anchored in the theme, “Juana: BIDA sa Gitna ng Pandemya”, the …
  • PCW lauds LTO’s move to address policies related to the use of maiden name

    PCW lauds LTO’s move to address policies related to the use of maiden name

    PCW lauds LTO’s move to address policies related to the use of maiden name The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the action of the Land Transportation Office in addressing concerns in relation to women’s use of maiden name in the processing of licenses. In its Memorandum directed to its regional …
  • PCW calls for thorough investigation on mother-son killing, wants police officer’s daughter spared from condemnation

    PCW calls for thorough investigation on mother-son killing, wants police officer’s daughter spared from condemnation

    PCW calls for thorough investigation on mother-son killing, wants police officer’s daughter spared from condemnation The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) condemns the vicious killing of Sonya Gregorio  and her son Frank Gregorio in Tarlac in the hands of P/SMSgt Joniel Nuezca and calls for the thorough investigation of the …
  • PCW warns women of dangers in joining dating sites involving money

    PCW warns women of dangers in joining dating sites involving money

    PCW warns women of dangers in joining dating sites involving money The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) calls on women and the youth to be cautious in joining websites, e-groups, or apps claiming to offer opportunities for seeking romance and finance. Over the past weeks, several media outfits revealed the …
  • Guidelines on the Localization of the Safe Spaces Act

    Guidelines on the Localization of the Safe Spaces Act

    Guidelines on the Localization of the Safe Spaces Act 1. Background 1 .1 Since 1995, sexual harassment in the Philippines has been specifically prohibited under Republic Act (RA) No. 7877, otherwise known as the “Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.” However, the definition of sexual harassment under this law was limited …
  • PCW, Zonta Cavite ink deal on raising awareness on VAW

    PCW, Zonta Cavite ink deal on raising awareness on VAW

    PCW, Zonta Cavite ink deal on raising awareness on VAW The Philippine Commission on Women and the Zonta Club of Cavite signed a Memorandum of Understanding on raising awareness on Violence Against Women (VAW).  PCW Executive Director Atty. Kristine Yuzon-Chaves, PCW Chairperson Sandra Sanchez-Montano, and Zonta Club of Cavite President …
  • Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

    Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW

    Fighting the virus called violence: PCW Message for the 2020 18-Day Campaign to End VAW  Aside from COVID-19, we need to combat a scourge that has long afflicted our society: Violence Against Women (VAW).  If it were a virus, VAW can infect not only the woman, but also her family, …
  • PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate

    PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate

    PCW lauds passage of bill criminalizing child marriage at Senate The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the passage of the “Girls Not Bride Act” at the Senate and continues to call for its approval into law. Voting 21-0, the chamber approved Senate Bill No. 1373 which declares child marriages as …
  • PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence

    PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence

    PCW: Protect domestic workers, ensure freedom from violence Every domestic worker deserves respect, never violence. The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates the need to protect the life and security of Filipino domestic workers around the world. Domestic work is the dominant profession for migrant women. According to the International Labor …
  • PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials

    PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials

    PCW reminds gov’t agencies on gender-sensitive IEC materials The Philippine Commission on Women calls on all government agencies to ensure gender sensitivity in all information, education, and communication (IEC) materials, following the video material produced by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) Region III which features personnel doing the “It Really …
  • Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products

    Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products

    Unhampered Movement of Goods and Investment in Transport Logistics Needed to Help Women Entrepreneurs Move their Products A Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) rapid study on the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on women micro entrepreneurs (WMEs) conducted in mid-2020 revealed that the enforcement of community quarantine resulted in …
  • PCW condemns commodification of women

    PCW condemns commodification of women

    PCW condemns commodification of women The Philippine Commission on Women denounces all acts of commodification of women, in light of the issue surrounding a PhilHealth official. According to a Senate report, the PhilHealth executive supposedly received a woman as a “gift” from his staff members for his surprise birthday party. …
  • PCW brings GMMS training online

    PCW brings GMMS training online

    PCW brings GMMS training online The virtual shift continues as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) brings its training for government workers online, starting with the online orientation in using the Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System (GMMS). The PCW used to hold in-house GMMS User Training but to comply with government …
  • GAD Webinar

    GAD Webinar

    GAD Webinar One of the visions of the National Gender and Resource Program (NGRP) is to create a platform that is accessible, innovative and informative to increase awareness and knowledge of policymakers, public officers, gender trainers and even the public in gender mainstreaming. The rapid advances in information and communication …
  • PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website

    PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website

    PCW launches new, accessible, and mobile-friendly website The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) relaunches its website with a fresh new look, more accessible, mobile-friendly, and is packed with added features and content. Launched on the 11th anniversary of the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) on August 14, 2020, the new …
  • Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson

    Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson

    Montano takes oath as PCW Chairperson The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes Sandra Sanchez Montano as she assumes office as Chairperson of the agency. Montano took her oath before Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año in a short ceremony at the Camp Crame, witnessed …