Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Saturday, 19 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << October 2019 >> 
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

San Jose de Buenavista holds 3rd Gender and Development Congress

by Deo Orquejo

San Jose de Buenavista, Antique (15 March) -- The Municipal Government of San Jose de Buenavista in partnership with the Antique Human Development Program held the 3rd Gender and Development (GAD) Congress recently with the theme "Gender and Development Mainstreaming in Local Governance".

The congress aimed to orient Gender and Development Council with gender principles, concepts and mainstreaming strategies. Secondly, it aimed to instill to the GAD Council members their roles and responsibility as stipulated in the approved Municipal Gender and Development Code. It also has a goal of giving knowledge about the allowable allocations under the GAD Budget, and consequently, formulation of a GAD plan and budget proposal for their respective Local government Unit.

The Congress was participated by Barangay Officials (Punong Barangays and Kagawad in charge of the Committee on Social Services) as well as the Municipal Officials and Employees of San Jose de Buenavista.

In his speech during the congress, Sangguniang Bayan Member and OIC-Municipal Mayor Elmer Untaran stressed the premium that the present administration is giving to champion gender and development. He also pointed out the notable accomplishment of the Municipal Government to mainstream Gender and Development in Local Governance. Among its biggest achievement as far as Gender and Development is concern is the passing of the Municipal Ordinance No. 2009-02 also known as the Gender and Development Code of San Jose de Buienavista. The mentioned code provides for the promotion of equal rights in the provision of services, protection of the vulnerable sectors of the community and creation. The same code also reinforces the need to appropriate the GAD Budget for the planning and implementation of related project. The code itself is above and beyond the continuing services for social welfare, health, protection from gender based violence and livelihood programs that the LGU oath to provide for the alleviation of the lives of its constituents.

The output of the congress was the passing of four (4) congress resolutions that if materialized will intensify the Municipality's efforts towards achieving gender equality: Resolution for the Construction of Crisis Ward for the Mentally-ill in San Jose de Buenavista, Resolution for the Establishment of a Family Court in the municipality, Resolution for the Establishment of Temporary Holding Center for Children in Conflict with Law, and Resolution to Fast Track Construction of the Provincial Crises Centers for Victims of Violence Against Women and Children, and Victims of Trafficking. These congress resolutions will be forwarded to concerned government agencies for appropriate action. (SJdBA/PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Mindanao leaders urge immediate release of P10-B calamity fund
»6 of 10 Caraganons hooked into illegal gambling 'Swertres' - study
»AusAID projects beef up Northern Mindanao port operations
»Hiligaynon News: Pagpasakop sa Earth Hour ginhingyo
»Hiligaynon News: Obligasyon sa pagbayad sang buhis ginpahanumdom sang BIR
»Maasin boxing fans exited early in latest Pacquiao triumph
»Waray-Waray News: Pagpadukwag han edukasyon, teknolohiya gintatagan duon han nabibilin nga termino ni PGMA
»Waray-Waray News: Malakanyang, abre han suhestyon nga magpadara hin observers an US ha pinili-ay
»Cebuano News: PGMA nagtutuk sa kalamboan sa edukasyon ug teknolohiya sa nahibiling bulan sa iyang termino
»Earthquake shakes Tandag City
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines