Gender and Development


The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) MIMAROPA Gender and Development (GAD) Corner features the GAD-related initiatives and GAD mainstreaming efforts and activities of the regional office as well as the Regional GAD Committee through news articles, publications, laws, issuances, policies, guidelines, forms, tools, and information, education and communication (IEC) materials.

GAD News and Events
GAD Laws, Issuances,
and Policies
GAD Infographics
GAD Tools and Forms
Contact Information

GAD News and Events


The NEDA Regional Office MIMAROPA (NRO MIMAROPA) Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (GFPS) was created in pursuant to Republic Act No. 9710 (Magna Carta of Women (MCW) and in accordance with the provisions of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 2011-01.

The NRO MIMAROPA GFPS is composed of representatives from all its divisions to lead in mainstreaming gender perspective in agency/department policies, plans, and programs and 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.


2021 Work Plan


The Regional Gender and Development Committee MIMAROPA is a coordination mechanism that provides technical assistance and support on the implementation of gender-responsive programs, projects, and activities and on the acceleration of gender mainstreaming at the regional and local levels in MIMAROPA.


Destination of choice where women and men attain gender equality and justice toward inclusive growth and sustainable development by 2025.


RGADC MIMAROPA commits to be the prime mover of gender and development (GAD) through acceleration of gender mainstreaming at the regional and local levels by providing technical assistance and support in the development, implementation, and monitoring of gender and culturally responsive programs, projects and activities.


Strategic Plan




RA 6725 Strengthening the Prohibition on Discrimination against Women and Amendment to Article 135 of the Labor Code

RA 6949 National Women’s Day

RA-7192 Women in Development and Nation Building Act

RA-7610 Special Protection of Children against Child Abuse Exploitation and Discrimination Act

RA 7610 IRR

RA 7877 Anti-Sexual Harassment Law

RA 7882 An Act Providing Assistance to Women Engaging in Micro and Cottage Business Enterprises

RA 8353 Anti-Rape Law

RA 8353 Anti-Rape-Law and RA-8505 Rape-Victim-Assistance

RA 9208 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

RA 9208 Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 IRR

RA 9262 Anti-Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004

RA 9710 Magna Carta of Women and its Implementing Rules and Regulations

RA 11313 Safe Spaces Act


PCW MC 2011-01 GAD Focal Point System

JMC-2016-01 Guidelines for the Creation, Strengthening and Institutionalization of a Regional Gender and Development Committee under the Regional Development Council

JMC-2016-01-Amendments to PCW-DILG-NEDA-DBM-Guidelines on localization of MCW

Investment Coordination Committee Memorandum on the ICC Policy on Integrating the HGDG in the ICC Process

CSC Guidelines on MCW Leave-Benefits

GAD Infographics

Staff Profile of NEDA MIMAROPA

GAD Tools and Forms

Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines

The Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines is a tool used to ensure that programs and projects undertaken by the government in their various stages are gender responsive. It was formulated in 2004 through the initiative of NEDA, Philippine Commission on Women and Official Development Assistance-GAD Network to set the standard in determining the gender responsiveness of programs and projects.

HGDG for Project Development, Implementation, and M&E

HGDG for Project Development, Implementation, and M&E Training Manual

Guidelines on the Certification of the Regional Pool of GAD Resource Persons (RPGRP)

The guidelines specify the processes of application, shortlisting, and certification of GAD resource persons in MIMAROPA. It also includes the terms of reference, GAD technical assistance referral process, and the roles of the RGADC and PCW in the accreditation of GAD pool of experts. The guidelines were developed by the MIMAROPA RGADC and adopted by the Regional Development Council in MIMAROPA.


MIMAROPA RPGRP Training Needs Assessment Form

GAD Mechanisms Profiling and Inventory of GAD Policies Form

The GAD Mechanisms Profiling and Inventory of GAD Policies Form was developed by the RGADC MIMAROPA to be used to gather information on the preparation and submission of GAD plan and budget (GPB) and GAD accomplishment reports (AR), formulation of GAD code/agenda, establishment of GFPS, and development of GAD database, and adoption and implementation of GAD policies. It was also approved and adopted by RDC MIMAROPA and all government instrumentalities in the region are enjoined by RDC to accomplish the said form.

GAD Mechanisms Profiling and Inventory of GAD Policies Form

Contact Information

NEDA MIMAROPA GFPS Chairperson Bernardino A. Atienza
(043) 288-6115/288-6118
NEDA MIMAROPA GFPS GAD Focal Person Jayvee G. Menguito
(043) 288-6115 loc. 210
RGADC Chairperson (DSWD MIMAROPA) Fernando R. De Villa Jr.
RGADC Co-Chairperson Juvelyn V. Gumal-in
(Private Sector Representative, PMUI )
RGADC TWG Team Leader (DepED MIMAROPA) Nicolas T. Capulong
RGADC Secretariat (NEDA MIMAROPA) Agustin C. Mendoza
(043) 288-6115 loc. 302
  Emerson Kim J. Lineses
(043) 288-6115 loc. 411
  Aprille Joy A. Delica
(043) 288-6115 loc. 419