Pursuant to the Philippine Commission on Women Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01, known as the “Guidelines for the Creation, Strengthening, and Institutionalization of the GAD Focal Point System”, the Nayong Pilipino Foundation GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) is hereby established and shall be comprised of the following officials and personnel:

A. Executive Committee
Chairperson:Gertrudes Duran – Batocabe
Members: Atty. Joyce Ann Caigas
                   Dr. Laya Boquiren-Gonzales
                   Ms. Rose Alvidale Ladlad
Focal Person: Mr. Florimel King Padillo
I. The Executive Committee shall:
  1. Provide direction and give policy advice to the Executive Director to support and strengthen the GFPS and agency’s GAD mainstreaming activities;
  2. 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 agency in response to the gender issues faced by its clients and employees;
  3. Ensure the timely submission of the agency GAD Plan and Budget, Accomplishment Report and other GAD-related reports to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM);
  4. Ensure the effective and efficient implementation of the agency GAD programs, activities and projects and the judicious utilization of the GAD Budget;
  5. Build and strengthen the partnership of theagency with PCW, GAD experts, advocates, women’s groups and other stakeholders in pursuit of gender mainstreaming;
  6. Recommend approval of agency GAD Plans and Budgets, and GAD Accomplishment Reports (ARs);
  7. Recommend awards or recognition to outstanding institutional GAD programs, activities and projects and /or GAD FP members; and
  8. Coordinate with PCW and Department of Tourism (DOT) Inter-Agency GAD initiatives and projects, with the GAD Focal Person as lead.
B. Technical Working Group
Chairperson: Dr. Laya Boquiren-Gonzales
Members: Ms. Joni Maria Serrano
Ms. Eliza Dizon
Mr. Jay Edward Motas
Ms. Marivic R. Gutierrez
Secretariat: Ms. Christel Marie Castillo

II. The Technical Working Group (TWG) or Secretariat shall:

  1. Facilitate the implementation of the gender mainstreaming efforts of the agency through the GAD planning and budgeting process;
  2. Formulate agency GAD Plans, Programs and Budget in response to the gender gaps and issues faced by its 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 Resources and Talent Development Unit (HRTDU) on the development and implementation of an appropriate capacity development program on gender equality and women’s empowerment for its employees;
  4. Coordinate with the various units of the agency and ensure their meaningful participation in GAD strategic and annual planning exercises;
  5. Lead the conduct of advocacy activities and the development of Information, Education and Communication (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-related programs, activities and projects in their respective offices and suggest corrective measures to improve implementation of GAD Projects, Activities and Programs (PAPs) and GFPS activities;
  7. Prepare and consolidate agency GAD ARs; and
  8. Provide regular updates and recommendations to the Executive Director or Executive Committee on the activities of the GFPS and the progress of agency GAD mainstreaming activities based on the feedback and reports of the various units of the agency.