Secretary, DILG
E-mail: emanodilg@dilg.gov.ph
Undersecretary for Local Government
E-mail: mcsacendoncillo@dilg.gov.ph
Regional Director
E-mail: mliringan@dilg.gov.ph
Assistant Regional Director
E-mail: aasanjose@dilg.gov.ph
CONTACT NO#: (074) 422-6339


Updated as of Aug 6, 2020


Pursuant to RA 9710 known as the Magna Carta of Women and Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01 dated October 21, 2011 issued by the Philippines Commission on Women, the DILG-CAR GAD Focal Point System is hereby reconstituted as follows:


Chairperson: ARD Araceli A. San Jose, CESO IV


  • DC Shirley Evangeline V. Mon, FAD
  • DC Daisy A. Payang, LGMED
  • ADC Ofelia L. Claudio, LGCDD


Chairperson: SAO Gerry C. Balang


  • AO V Norman I. Barnachea, Human Resource & Records Section
  • AO V Iris B. Esden, Budget Section
  • PLO III Fe S. Binay-an, ORD
  • LGOO V Marie Cris L. Rimando, LGMED
  • LGOO V Mary Jheama Rachine Canullas, LGMED
  • LGOO IV Sherwin Ray O. Daep, LGCDD
  • ITO 1 Zaldy B. Papat-iw, RICTU


  • Provincial/City GAD Focal Persons
  • LGOO V Elisabeth L. Layugan, DILG-Abra
  • LGOO V Joan-ana Dumalsin, DILG-Apayao
  • LGOO III Jereille Gayaso, DILG-Baguio City
  • LGOO V Juliet Gumangan, DILG-Benguet
  • LGOO II Valentine Atuan, DILG-Ifugao
  • LGOO II Lyka Asbucan, DILG-Kalinga
  • LGOO V Jennifer Licyayo, DILG-Mt Province


  • ADA IV Joe Pablo Gernale
  • ADA IV Kylee Russel Bognadon


The GFPS shall perform the following functions:

1) Lead in mainstreaming gender perspective in agency/department policies, plans and programs. In the process, they shall ensure the assessment of the gender-responsiveness of systems, structures, policies, programs, processes, and procedures of the agency based on the priority needs and concerns of constituencies and employees and the formulation of recommendations including their implementation.

2) Lead in setting up appropriate systems and mechanisms to ensure the generation, processing, review and updating of sex-disaggregated data or GAD database to serve as basis in performance-based gender responsive planning;

3) Coordinate efforts of different divisions, offices, units of the agency and advocate for the integration of GAD perspectives in all their systems and processes.

4) Spearhead the preparation of the agency annual performance-based GAD Plans, Programs and Budget in response to gender issues of their constituencies and clients and in the context of their agency mandate, and consolidate the same following the format and procedure prescribed by the PCW, DBM and NEDA in Joint Circular 2012-1. The GFPS shall likewise be responsible for submitting the consolidated GAD Plans and Budgets of the department/agency, and as needed, in responding to PCW’s comments or requests for additional information.

5) Lead in monitoring the effective implementation of GAD-related policies and the annual GAD Plans, Programs and Budget of the agency;

6) Lead the preparation and consolidation of the annual agency GAD Accomplishment Report and other agency GAD Reports that maybe required under the MCW;

7) Strengthen the external link with other agencies or organizations working on women’s rights and gender and development to harmonize and synchronize GAD efforts in the agency;

8) Promote and actively pursue the participation of women and gender advocates, other civil society groups and private organizations in the various stages of the development planning cycle; and 9) Ensure that all personnel of the agency including the finance officers (e.g. Accountant, Budget Officer, Auditors) are capacitated on GAD. Along this line, the GFPS will recommend and plan an appropriate capacity development program on gender and development for its employees as part of and implemented under its regular Human Resource Development program.


Functions of the GFPS-TWG:

1) Facilitate the implementation of the gender mainstreaming efforts of the agency through the GAD planning and budgeting processes;

2) Formulate agency GAD Plans, Programs and Budget in response to the gender gaps and issues faced by their clients and constituencies, women and men employees, following the conduct of a gender audit, gender analysis, and/or review of sex disaggregated data;

3) Assist in the capacity development of and provide technical assistance to the agency, and as needed, to officers in the other offices or units. In this regard, the TWG shall work with the human resource development office on the development and implementation of an appropriate capacity development program on gender equality and women's empowerment for its employees, and as requested or deemed necessary, for other offices under the agency, as the case may be;

4) Coordinate with the various units of the agency including its regional and attached agencies and ensure their meaningful participation in GAD strategic and annual planning exercises. The TWG of the GFPS of the central agency shall coordinate with the GFPS of its attached agencies, bureaus and regional offices especially on the preparation, consolidation and submission of GAD Plans and Budgets;

5) Lead the conduct of advocacy activities and the development of IEC materials to ensure critical support of agency officials, staff and relevant stakeholders to the activities of the GAD Focal Point System and GAD mainstreaming activities; 

6) Monitor the implementation of GAD PAPs and GFPS activities;

7) Prepare and consolidate agency GAD accomplishment reports; and;

8) Provide regular updates ad recommendations to the head of agency GAD mainstreaming activities based on the feedback and reports of the various units of the agency.


The Secretariat shall have the following functions:

  • Prepare the following documents, namely:
    • Agenda of the meeting
    • Minutes of the meeting and
  • Follow-up commitment of each GFPS - TWG member
  • Provide support to the GFPS TWG


25 GAD Accomplishment Report CY 2019
Endorsed GAD Accomplishment Report CY 2019 of DILG-CAR Dec 11, 2019 
24 MOV / GAD Activities 2019 DILG-CAR Year-End-Review 2019 with GAD Orientation  
23 GAD Meeting Feb 13, 2020 DILG-CAR Year-End-Review 2019 with GAD Orientation Feb 13, 2020
22 3rd Qtr GFPS TWG Meeting Nov 21, 2019 3rd Qtr GFPS TWG Meeting Nov 21, 2019 Attendance Nov 21, 2019
21 2nd Qtr GFPS TWG Meeting Sept 17, 2019
2nd Qtr GFPS TWG Meeting Sept 17, 2019 Attendance Sept 17, 2019
 20 Special GFPS Meeting Sept 4, 2019
Special GFPS Meeting Sept 4, 2019 Attendance Sept 4, 2019
 19 Regional Training Order Aug 5, 2019
Attendance to the Second GAD Focal Point System Summit
Aug 5, 2019
18 Profile / Directory 2019 GAD Focal Point System Profile / Directory 2019 April 2, 2019
 17 Poster for March 1 - 31, 2019
"We Make Change Work for Women 2019" March 1-31, 2019 Poster
March 1-31, 2019
16 Regional Training Order 035-2019 March 7, 2019
Attendance to the Flash Mob Dance During the Session Road in Bloom 2019
March 7, 2019
15 TWG Attendance Meeting January 28, 2019
DILG-GAD Focal Point System TWG Meeting January 28, 2019 Attendance
January 28, 2019
14 GFPS Distributed T-Shirts 2018 GFPS Distributed T-Shirts Children's Month 2018
Dec 31, 2018
13 GFPS TWG Members dtd June 14, 2018 GAD Focal Point System TWG Members dtd June 14, 2018 June 14, 2018
12 GFPS TWG Members dtd March 26, 2018
GAD Focal Point System TWG Members dtd March 26, 2018 March 26, 2018
11 Activities Participated as of Dec 31, 2018
DILG-CAR GAD Activities Participated as of December 31, 2018
Dec 31, 2018
10 Sex Disaggregated Data (SDD)
DILG-CAR Employees Sex Disaggregated Data (SDD) Oct 8, 2018
9 2nd Quarter 2018 Minutes of Meeting DILG-GAD Focal Point System-TWG Minutes of Meeting 2nd Quarter 2018 Meeting June 21, 2018
8 1st Quarter 2018 Minutes of Meeting DILG-GAD Focal Point System-TWG Minutes of Meeting 1st Quarter 2018 Meeting March 28, 2018
7 Regional Training Order No. 139-2017 Attendance to the Training on Assessing the Gender-Responsiveness of DILG
Nov 6, 2017
 6 2nd Quarter 2017 Minutes of Meeting
DILG-GAD Focal Point System-TWG Minutes of Meeting 2nd Quarter 2017 Meeting
June 30, 2017
5 1st Quarter 2017 Minutes of Meeting
Minutes of Meeting 1st Quarter 2017 Meeting cum Action Planning January 6, 2017
4 Regional Order No. 126-16 Reorganization of the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) January 3, 2017
3 Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2016-01 Amendments to PCW-DILG-DBM-NEDA JMC No 2013-01: Guidelines on the Localization of Magna Carta of Women January 12, 2016
2 Regional Administrative Order No. 102-2013 Reorganization of the Gender and Development Focal Point System
Aug 20, 2013
1 Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01 PCW-DILG-DBM-NEDA JMC No 2013-01: Guidelines on the Localization of Magna Carta of Women 2013



DILG-CAR GAD Focal Point System-Technical (GAD-GFPS) Working Group 2nd Qtr Meeting for CY 2018: GAD-GFPS TWG attended the 2nd Quarter Meeting for CY 2018 last June 21, 2018 at the DILG-CAR Conference Hall. In attendance were Chair SAO Gerry Balang and members LGOO V Marie Cris Rimando, PLO III Fe Binay-an, ITO 1 Zaldy Papat-iw, AO V Norman Barnachea, AO V Iris Esden, LGOO V Juliet Gumangan, LGOO IV Sherwin Ray Daep & LGOO III Joan-ana Dumalsin. Discussed during the meeting was the targeted GPB 2019 of the DILG-CAR Region which is duly revised under the GMMS portal of the PCW. Said GPB 2019 is "Under Review" for final approval by Planning Service of the DILG Central Office and PCW.

"Matino, Mahusay at Maaasahan"
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