Dipolog City Mayor Evelyn T. Uy has signed Executive Order No. 2015-01 on February 15,2015 reconstituting the Dipolog City GAD ( Gender and Development) Focal Point System (DC-GFPS) defining its organization, functions and for other purposes .
The GFPS is tasked to ensure and sustain the LGU’s critical consciousness in supporting gender and development, women’s empowerment and responding to gender issues pursuant to Magna Carta for Women (MCW) IRR.
The new DC-GFPS Executive Committee is composed of Chairman- Mayor Evelyn Uy, Vice-Chairman Rosemarie P. Miranda and Sangguniang Panlungsod members Praxides Rubia –Chairman of the Committee on Appropriation , Jasmin N. Pinsoy Chairman of the Committee on Women , Children and Family and Janus I. Yu ABC president. All heads of the different offices of the City Government of Dipolog are also members of the DC-GFPS.
Other members of committee are representatives of civil society organizations , the private sector and the academe. They are Josephine A. Leyson representing the Local Council of Women in Dipolog, Manuel Huang , Dipolog Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Enrico V. Montano of CESCOD, Alicia Maglinao, representing the Indigenous Peoples , Rosario Daymiel, president of Persons with Disability, and Evelyn Luna representing the academe sector.
The DC-GFPS will spearhead the preparation of the annual and performance –based LGU GAD Plan and Budget in response to the gender issues and concerns of the locality and in context of the LGU mandate; and consolidate the same following the prescribed form and procedures
The DC-GFPS will also promote and actively pursue the participation of women and gender advocates, other civil society groups and private organizations in the various stages of development planning cycle giving attention to the marginalized sectors and ensure that all personnel of the LGUs are capacitated on GAD.
Executive Order No. 2015-01 was issued in compliance with women’s empowerment and gender equality pursued in the Local Government Code of 1991 (RA 7160), the General Appropriations Act (GAA) and other international commitment particularly the Convention and Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the Beijing Platform for Action (BPA); and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). (CIO/ebp).

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