𝐏𝐑𝐒π₯. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐒𝐬𝐬𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 π–π¨π¦πžπ§ 𝐯𝐒𝐬𝐒𝐭𝐬 π‚πšπ­π’π”

Category : Gender and Development Services | Sub Category : GAD Posted on 2022-06-07 23:58:35


𝐏𝐑𝐒π₯. 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐒𝐬𝐬𝐒𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 π–π¨π¦πžπ§ 𝐯𝐒𝐬𝐒𝐭𝐬 π‚πšπ­π’π”

Replete with a lot of development projects and activities, CatSU remains faithful to its commitment to soar higher and become more relevant to the community it serves with the able leadership of CatSU President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza. In line with his vision of HOPE, a Seminar-Workshop entitled β€œWomen at the Forefront of Sustainable Covid-19 Recovery” was spearheaded by Dr. Maria Edna R. IΓ±igo, Vice-president for Administrative & Financial Affairs (AFA) and Prof. Reashilea L. Khan, Gender Mainstreaming Monitoring System officer of the Gender and Development (GAD) services, in coordination with the Philippine Commission on Women.


Hon. Amielyn Limbona, PCW Commissioner on Culture Sector, and Hon. Judy Angeles Calimutan, PCW Commissioner on Business and Industry were welcomed at the CatSU Auditorium on May 31, 2022 as Resource Speaker for the 2-Day Seminar Workshop. In attendance were women from the different local government units and instrumentalities, national agencies and private organizations in the province as well as CatSU management staff and faculty members. Both commissioners discussed relevant gender regulatory laws such as the Safe Spaces Law (RA 11313) and the Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Law (RA 9262), Gender Mainstreaming and the Preparation of the GAD Plan and Budget and GAD Accomplishment Report.


Recovery from the devastations brought by the covid-19 pandemic requires the strong participation of all genders. The men and their leadership in many sectors are certainly required to propel the rebound of economic activities from the cataclysmic effect brought by the necessary restrictions imposed by the Inter-Agency Task Force. The emerging genders, on the other hand, need to spring back from both the anxiety and losses, and resume to the renormalization of routines. The women similarly must do their share.


The seminar focused on the discussion of Women’s role during the pandemic that was designed to bring to the consciousness to the participants the roles that women played. It grounded the purpose of convening all the participants in one venue at this moment when the world is recovering. The active interaction during the open forum gave better appreciation of what they have accomplished together and can do to hasten our recovery.