Press Releases and Statements


  • Memorandum Circular 2020-05: Preparation and Online Submission of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets

    Memorandum Circular 2020-05: Preparation and Online Submission of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets

    Memorandum Circular 2020-05: Preparation and Online Submission of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets Date 11 September 2020 To All Heads of Executive Departments, National Government Agencies, Bureaus, Offices, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government Owned and/or Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), Legislative and Judiciary Branches, Constitutional …
  • 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. …
  • Call For Nominations: Non-Government Organization (NGO) Board Members

    Call For Nominations: Non-Government Organization (NGO) Board Members

    Call For Nominations: Non-Government Organization (NGO) Board Members The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), the government’s primary policy-making and coordinating body on women’s empowerment and gender equality is pleased to announce that the nominations for the following NGO Board Members representing the following sectors is now open: Sector Sector Labor …
  • 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 …
  • PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars

    PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars

    PCW prepares to offer online GAD webinars The Philippine Commission on Women gears up to offer its Gender and Development (GAD) seminars online, given the limitations on physical gatherings brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. PCW’s Technical Services and Regional Coordination Division (TSRCD) spearheaded the dry run of the GAD …
  • PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure (13-17 July 2020)

    PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure (13-17 July 2020)

    PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure (13-17 July 2020) We would like to inform our stakeholders that the PCW office will be closed from Monday, July 13, 2020 until Friday, July 17, 2020 to give way to a thorough disinfection of our premises, as part of health and safety protocols …
  • PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments

    PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments

    PCW honors former Chair Bucoy, lauds her accomplishments The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) honors Dr. Rhodora Masilang-Bucoy who recently resigned from her post as Chairperson of the agency, for her remarkable service and leadership in promoting women’s rights and pursuing gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) locally and internationally. …
  • PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl

    PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl

    PCW welcomes PNP leadership’s move to probe, possibly dismiss personnel tagged in harassment, murder of teenage girl The Philippine Commission on Women lauds the move of Philippine National Police Chief PGen Archie Gamboa to investigate and possibly dismiss two police personnel allegedly involved in the murder of a teenage girl …
  • PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence

    PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence

    PCW Statement On Threats of Rape and Sexual Violence The Philippine Commission on Women strongly condemns rape threats and “normalization of rape” hurled at women and girls. Such acts propagate the rape culture, which is unacceptable. In one incident which has gone viral in social media, a man told Ms. …
  • PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure

    PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure

    PCW Advisory on Week-long Office Closure We would like to inform our stakeholders that the PCW office will be closed from Monday, June 22, 2020 until Friday, June 26, 2020 to give way to a thorough disinfection of our premises, as part of health and safety protocols against COVID-19. All …
  • Advisory on Temporary Unavailability of PCW Telephone Lines

    Advisory on Temporary Unavailability of PCW Telephone Lines

    Advisory on Temporary Unavailability of PCW Telephone Lines We would like to inform our stakeholders that PCW’s landline telephone numbers are currently inaccessible. Our team is working with our telco provider to have them restored as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you may direct your inquiries or concerns to our official e-mail …
  • PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials

    PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials

    PCW reiterates “choice of clothes” not cause of sexual violence, calls for gender-sensitive info materials There is rape because there is a rapist. Rape and other forms of sexual abuse are never the victim’s fault. The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) reminds the public never to blame rape or sexual …
  • Advisory on PCW’s Implementation of Alternative Work Arrangements

    Advisory on PCW’s Implementation of Alternative Work Arrangements

    Advisory on PCW’s Implementation of Alternative Work Arrangements To our dear clients and stakeholders, Pursuant to Civil Service Commission Memorandum Circular No. 10, s. 2020, the Philippine Commission on Women is currently implementing Alternative Work Arrangements. Under this arrangement, a skeleton workforce is running our agency’s on-site operations, while other …
  • Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19

    Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19

    Joint Solidarity Statement on GBV during COVID-19 The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), Departmentof Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG),Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),Commission  on  Human  Rights  (CHR),  and the Commission  on  Population  and Development (POPCOM) strongly condemn all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) …
  • Memorandum Circular 2020-03: Adjustment and/or Implementation of the FY 2020 GAD Plan and Budget in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation

    Memorandum Circular 2020-03: Adjustment and/or Implementation of the FY 2020 GAD Plan and Budget in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation

    Memorandum Circular 2020-03: Adjustment and/or Implementation of the FY 2020 GAD Plan and Budget in view of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Date 27 April 2020 To: Heads of Departments, Bureaus, Offices, and Agencies of the National Government,Including Constitutional Offices, State Universities and Colleges, and Government-Owned or –Controlled Corporations; Legislative …
  • Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws

    Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws

    Sexual harassment has no place during ECQ, punishable under Safe Spaces Act and other existing laws Women face fear, uncertainty, heavier domestic care, limited movements, and economic constraints during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but instead of easing their burden, perpetrators of sexual harassment …
  • VAWC Hotlines during Community Quarantine

    VAWC Hotlines during Community Quarantine

    VAWC Hotlines during Community Quarantine Violence against Women and their Children (VAWC) chooses no time or place. During the enhanced community quarantine, let us remain vigilant to VAWC that happens in the confines the homes in our communities. If you are, or if you personally know someone being abused during …