Press Releases and Statements


  • Baybay City GAD LLHs: Programs toward Gender-responsive Planning and Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Baybay City GAD LLHs: Programs toward Gender-responsive Planning and Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Baybay City GAD LLHs: Programs toward Gender-responsive Planning and Women’s Economic Empowerment Baybay City was among the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW for its notable GAD programs in 2019 on the importance of collection and use of community-based data and efforts to improve women’s economic empowerment. With the …
  • Aklan Province GAD LLHs: Consolidated Efforts Towards VAW-free Community

    Aklan Province GAD LLHs: Consolidated Efforts Towards VAW-free Community

    Aklan Province GAD LLHs: Consolidated Efforts Towards VAW-free Community Aklan Comprehensive Center for Women The ACCW popularly known as Daeangpan it Mga Kababayen-an It Aklan, was established in 2001 as a 24-hour reception and action center for women and children in difficult circunstances.  The construction of the ACCW facility was …
  • Naga City GAD LLHs: At the Core of Setting up Gender-Responsive Facilities and Services for Women

    Naga City GAD LLHs: At the Core of Setting up Gender-Responsive Facilities and Services for Women

    Naga City GAD LLHs:At the Core of Setting up Gender-Responsive Facilities and Services for Women The City of Naga was among the five (5) pioneering LGUs recognized by the PCW for its notable GAD programs. Presently, the three (3) notable GAD programs of the City are as follows: Naga City …
  • Municipality of Abra de Ilog GAD LLH:  Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment and Participation of Indigenous Peoples

    Municipality of Abra de Ilog GAD LLH: Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment and Participation of Indigenous Peoples

    Municipality of Abra de Ilog GAD LLH: Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment and Participation of Indigenous Peoples  The Municipality of Abra de Ilog was one of the seven (7) LGUs recognized by the PCW in March 2019 for its notable efforts and sustained implementation of Likha Iraya, a program that promotes …
  • Gender and Development Local Learning Hub

    Gender and Development Local Learning Hub

    PCW-certified GAD LLH: Catalyzing Replication of Gender-responsive Programs in LGUs The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), through its Local GAD Resource Program (LGRP), developed the Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hub (LLH) as a certification program for local government units (LGUs). It aims to institutionalize the sharing and replication …
  • Philippines still best performing country in Asia despite slip by one notch in global gender gap ranking

    Philippines still best performing country in Asia despite slip by one notch in global gender gap ranking

    Philippines still best performing country in Asia despite slip by one notch in global gender gap ranking The Philippines drops one place in terms of gender equality but still remains the top performing country in Asia, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021. The country closed …
  • Profiling and Certification of GAD Training Programs

    Profiling and Certification of GAD Training Programs

    Profiling and Certification of GAD Training Programs The Philippine Commission on Women, as oversight body and authority on women’s concerns and lead advocate of women’s empowerment, gender equity and gender equality, is mandated by Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW) to ensure that government agencies are …
  • PCW Calls for Safe Spaces for Women

    PCW Calls for Safe Spaces for Women

    PCW Calls for Safe Spaces for Women The Philippine Commission on Women reiterates that sexual harassment is never acceptable. It is a detestable act as it is a manifestation of misogyny, sexism, and gender inequality. Under the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act (Republic Act 7877), all forms of sexual harassment in the …
  • PCW Tribute to Dr. Amelou Benitez-Reyes

    PCW Tribute to Dr. Amelou Benitez-Reyes

    PCW Tribute to Dr. Amelou Benitez-Reyes The Philippine Commission on Women expresses our sincerest sympathy on the passing of Dr.Amelia Lourdes “Amelou” Benitez-Reyes. We continue to honor her as a towering icon ofwomen’s empowerment. Dr. Reyes served as the Chairperson from 1998-2001 and Commissioner for Culture from 2001-2010 of the …
  • PCW Advisory on Extension of Closure of Office Premises until March 19, 2021

    PCW Advisory on Extension of Closure of Office Premises until March 19, 2021

    PCW Advisory on Extension of Closure of Office Premises until March 19, 2021 We are doing our best to continue to serve you better and safer. The PCW office will continue to be closed from March 17-19, 2021 due to confirmed COVID-19 cases. This will give us time to perform …