It has been the advocacy of the Local Government of Baliwag, thru the leadership of Mayor Ferdinand V. Estrella to implement gender sensitive and empowering programs and projects to all Baliwagenyos. Because of this, the Baliwag Gender and Development Focal Point System was organized through the supervision and mentorship of the Department of Interior and Local Government, lead by Mrs. Lydia M. Baltazar, LGOO-VII, who facilitated the training and workshop of the said Focal Point System, towards a more effective planning of all sectoral programs and activities that are aligned with the Gender and Development Code of Baliwag, GAD Sensitive plans were made and assured to be implemented to ensure high participation rate of both male and female sex groups.
Members of the team are Esther Cabigao (HRMO), Jayfie Nasarro (MLGOO), Josefina Tanggol (Mun. Budget Officer), Rhea Diana Payuran (Mun. Accountant), Mary Joan Dinlasan (MHO), Alvin Lee Asuro (MDRRMO), Brenda Bernardo (NutriPop), Gerard Mhel Tolentino (MSWD/SWO-III), Edgar Luna (MENRO), Jinky Bernardino (CAO), Jennelyn Marcelo (PESO), Anthony Dilig (Accountant 1), Ma. Renalyn Lumabas (Adm. Officer V), and Noah Almario (Engineering Office).
The team underwent a two day seminar and workshop at Widus Hotel, Clark, Pampanga last January 30-31 2018. The training workshop were composed of a series of learning theories, concepts and policies and workshop on Gender Sensitivity, Gender and Development, use of HGDG tool and GeRL that will further enhance all the offices PPAs to streamline GAD in all their programs.
It is expected to further increase the participation rate in both men and women in the Local Governments program and services, as well as mobilising all offices and departments to implement revised and improved PPAs aligned with the Municipality’s GAD Code. GST and GAD training to all the employees and to the grass root level is scheduled by the Focal Point System to further strengthen the advocacy of the Municipality to be more Gender Sensitive, a lead, champion in streamlined services towards a Gender Sensitive Locality, in the province.
“Serbisyong May Malasakit” alay sa bayat Baliwagenyo!