The Magna Carta of Women (Republic Act No. 9710) defines Gender and Development Program (GAD) as the development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices and contends that women are active agents of development, not just passive recipients of development.

GAD focuses on Gender Mainstreaming or a strategy for:

  • Making women’s as well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies, programs and projects in all social, political, civil, and economic spheres so that women and men benefit equally.
  • Assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programs in all areas and at all levels.

gad officers

a. gad focal points system officers & members

DEPARTMENT ORDER NO. 2021-026

RECONSTITUTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT FOCAL POINT SYSTEM (DOT-GFPS)

  • Section 2. Functions of the DOT- GFPS Executive Committee The DOT-GFPS Executive Committee shall:
  • Provide direction and give policy advice to the DOT Secretary to support and strengthen the DOT GFPS and DOT’s Gender and Development (GAD) mainstreaming activities;
  • Direct the identification of GAD strategies, programs, activities, and projects based on the results of the gender audit, gender analysis, and according to the identified priorities of the DOT in response to the gender issues faced by its clients and employees;
  • Ensure the timely submission of the DOT’s GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) Accomplishment Report (AR), and other GAD-related reports to the PCW and to the Department of Budget and Management(DBM);
  • Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the DOT’s GAD programs, activities, and projects, and the judicious utilization of the DOT’s GAD budget;
  • Build and strengthen the partnership among the DOT, PCW, GAD experts, advocates, women’s groups and other stakeholders in pursuit of DOT’s gender mainstreaming;
  • Recommend approval of DOT’s GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) and GAD Accomplishment Reports (ARs); and
  • Recommend the recognition of outstanding institutional GAD programs, activities and projects and/or GAD Focal Point members.

Section 5. Functions of the DOT-GFPS TWG and DOT-GFPS Secretariat. The TWG and Secretariat shall assist the DOT-GFPS in the implementation of GAD activities and shall:

1.Facilitate the implementation of the gender mainstreaming efforts of the DOT through the GAD planning and budgeting process;

2.Prepare  technical  reports/inputs  for  the  DOT-GFPS  to  effectively  discharge  its functions and consolidate the DOT-GAD AR;

3.Provide technical and secretariat support to the DOT-GFPS in the implementation of GAD mainstreaming efforts and conduct of gender advocacy/training; programs and projects within the DOT;

4.Monitor the implementation of GAD-related programs, activities, and projects;

5.Provide regular updates and recommendations to the DOT Secretary and/or Chairperson of  DOT-GFPS  on  the  activities  of the DOT-GFPS  and the  progress of DOT’s GAD mainstreaming activities based on the feedback and reports of the various units of the DOT;

6.Maintain the DOT GAD databases and recommend criteria and indicator for monitoring and evaluating the DOT-GAD mainstreaming efforts;

7.Perform such other functions, duties, and responsibilities under this Order as may be assigned by the DOT-GFPS.

UNDERSECRETARY EDWIN R. ENRILE

Chairperson, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

OIC- ASSISTANT SECRETARY MILAGROS Y. SAY

Vice-Chairperson, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

OIC- UNDERSECRETARY VERNA ESMERALDA C. BUENSUCESO

Member, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

UNDERSECRETARY ROBERTO P. ALABADO III

Member, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

UNDERSECRETARY MYRA PAZ V. ABUBAKAR

Member, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

OIC-UNDERSECRETARY CHRISTOPHER V. MORALES

Member, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

ASSISTANT SECRETARY HOWARD LANCE A. UYKING

Member, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

ASSISTANT SECRETARY MARIA RICA C. BUENO

Member, DOT-GFPS Executive Committee

Dir. Carlos L. Magnaye

Chairperson TWG/ Head GFPS Secretariat

Ruth T. Eequin

Frances Cristie C.Balayon

b. regional gad focal and Atlernative focal persons

Harriet S. Gasatan

Focal

Hillary Ann B. Abuel

Alternate

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN AND BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2021

SUBMISSION OF DOT GAD ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2021

GAD AGENDA PREPARATION
May 19, 2021

The Philippine Commission on Women - Sectoral Coordination Division (PCW-SCD) conducted an Orientation Activity on how to operationalize GAD Agenda Development last 19 May 2021 via zoom platform. The Orientation Activity is in reference to PCW issued Memorandum Circular 2018-04: Revised Guidelines for the Preparation of the Gender and Development Agenda in response to the need for creation of concrete guidelines on the GAD Agenda formulation.

Five (5) members of the DOT GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) namely Dir. Carlos L. Magnaye, Dir Milagros Say, Dir. Virgilio Maguigad, Atty Jen Olba and Ms. Ruth T. Elequin attended the PCW’s Orientation Activity and participated in the workshop that identified the next steps in formulating the Department’s GAD Agenda.

The GAD Agenda aims to address the challenge agencies often face in coming up with an endorsable PCW GAD plan and aims to facilitate that process so that they may will have a long term reference on the GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) process.

GAD FOCAL POINT SYSTEM FUNCTIONALITY ASSESSMENT TOOL
March 23, 2021

DOT GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) conducted a zoom meeting on March 23, 2021 to discuss the DOT’s answers to the PCW’s GFPS Functionality Assessment Tool and pre-evaluation form. The GFPS members present were Dir. Carlos L. Magnaye, Dir. Susan Nagtalon, Dir Milagros Say, Atty Jen Olba, Ms. Ruth T. Elequin and Dimple Santos.

The tool seeks to determine the status and level and functionality of an agency GFPS, identify weak and strong points in its establishment and gather lessons to improve and strengthen its implementation.

The DOT garnered a score of 79 and level of functionality is equivalent to fully functional, definition is that the agency has satisfied all the indicators of the Functionality Assessment including the Indicators on Core Competencies of the GFPS Members.

1. DOT GFPS General Assembly, Feb.26-28, 2020
2. GAD Planning and Budgeting (GPB) Seminar, Nov. 16-17, 2020
3. Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework(GMEF) Webishop, Nov. 19- 20, 2020
4. Program Assessment Webishop using the Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines, Nov. 24-25, 2020
5. Online Training on Gender Statistics (1st Run), Nov. 25-27, 2020
6. Gender Sensitivity Training (1st Run), Dec. 3-4, 2020
7. Webinar on Anti-Sexual Harassment Law, Dec. 7, 2020
8. Online Training on Gender Statistics (2nd Run), Dec. 7-9, 2020
9. Gender Analysis (GA) Webishop, Dec. 10-11, 2020
10. Webinar on Safe Spaces Act, Dec. 7, 2020 11. Gender Sensitivity Training (2ndRun), Dec 17-18, 2020

Memorandum

  • Office Circular No. 2014-03
    Re-constituting the Inter-Agency Committee on Gender and Development (IC-GAD)Technical Working Group (TWG) into Inter-Agency Committee on Gender and Development Focal Point System (IC-GFPS), 28-Jan-14

  • Department Order No. 2017-42
    Constituting of GAD Focal Point System, 31-May-17

  • Department Order No. 2017-93
    Prescribing Guidelines on Gender and Development Budget, 23-Oct-17

  • Memorandum Circular No. 2017-05
    Prescribing Guidelines on Gender and Development Budget, 23-Oct-17

  • Department Order No. 2019-06
    Reconstitution of GAD Focal Point System, 9-Jan-19

  • Department Order No. 2019-34
    Collection and Maintenance of Sex-Disaggregated Database, 17-Apr-19

  • Department Order No. 2019-35
    Guidelines in Mainstreaming Gender and Development in the Programs, Activities and Projects of the Department, 17-Apr-19

  • Department Order No. 2019-54
    Guidelines for the Department of Tourism's Gender and Development, Women and Child Safe (WoCS) Tourism Desk, 31- May-19

  • Department Order No. 2019-75
    Constituting the Department of Tourism Gender and Development (DOT-GAD) Agenda Planning Team, 31-Jul-19

  • Department Order No. 2021-26
    Reconstitution of the Department of Tourism Gender and Development Focal Point System (DOT-GFPS), 31-Mar-21

  • Department Order No. 2021-79
    Prescribing the Use of Gender Sensitive Language in All Official Documents, Communication, and Issuances of the Department of Tourism, 8-September-21

Laws on Women

    • RA 9262 - Anti VAWC
    • RA 7877 -Anti Sexual Harassment Law  
    • RA 11313 - An Act Defining Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in Streets, Public Spaces, Online, Workplaces, and Educational or Training Institutions, Providing Protective Measures and Prescribing Penalties
    ● JMC-2013-01 - Guidelines on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women
01: GUIDELINES ON THE LOCALIZATION OF THE MAGNA 4CARTA OF WOMEN
    ● Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines
    ● Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework
    ● Training Guide on Formulating the Gender and Development Agenda 
    ● Enhanced Gender Mainstreaming Evaluation Framework
    ● Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025
    ● Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Plan 2019-2025
    ● Women’s Empowerment, Development and Gender Equality  Plan (2013-2016)
    ● Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022
    ● Gender and Sustainable Goals in the Philippines Development Plan 2017
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