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Calapan City awards Gender Responsive Barangays

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The City Government of Calapan has recognized recently the barangays which showed importance to grassroot-level gender development pursuant to Republic Act 9710 also known as the Magna Carta for Women.

The City awarded the Gender Resposive Barangays last December 19 at the Cafe Angela Hotel which was attended by Mayro Arnan C. Panaligan and the City council.

“Based on Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, it is obligatory that all Government Units including barangays to implement Localization of Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710) in all programs, projects and activities. And one of the best way to assess the implementation of gender mainstreaming in the barangay level is the Search for Gender Responsive Barangay,” the City said.

Based on the said memorandum, the city conducted the ‘GERL ka ba? Barangay Level.”

“Ilan sa mga pangunahing layunin na maipakita ang husay ng mga barangay kaugnay sa Gender and Development issues at maisulong ang mga polisiya, programa, proyekto at mga gawain kaugnay ng Gender and Development sa lungsod,” the City said.

Othera who attended the event were Hon. Fay Ilano,SP-Committee Chair on Woman and Children, Hon. Lorybelle Tanyag-Panaligan, Hon. Mylene de Jesus, Hon. Marian Tagupa-Brucal, Hon. Charles Pansoy, Hon. Rafael Panaligan Jr.,and Hon. Hector Africa.

The members of the Technical Working Group (TWG) led by Dr. Ma. Teresita Bolor, MD, GAD Focal Person, Ma. Nanette Geronimo,GFPS-TWG Chair, Ma.Victoria del Rosario, City Local Government Operation Officer, and Elsa Morales, Planning Officer I were likewise present.

For this year, Barangay Baruyan was named first place Gender Responsive Barangay and bagged P30,000 cash prize. Second place was Barangay Sta. Maria Village with P20,000 prize and third place went to Barangay Malad with P10,000.