Last July 6-7, 2023 and  August 2, 2023 the provincial government, through the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Point System (PGFPS), conducted the revision of the Gender and Development Code of the Province of Davao del Sur at View Point Hotel, Digos City, Davao del Sur. It was attended by the (PGFPS) Executive Committee members and selected members of the PGFPS Technical Working Group (TWG). The activity was spearheaded by SP Member Shiela B. Cagas, SP Chair of the Committee on Women, Family, Children & Senior Citizens and EnP Foramel A. Sabio, Provincial GAD Focal Person. Other GFPS Execom members who participated were representatives from the SP IPMR, DepEd Davao del Sur Division, PNP-DSSPO Women & Children Protection Desk Officer, PNP-DSSPO FJGAD Non-Commissioned Officer, PWD representative, Davao del Sur State College GAD Focal Person representing the academe, KALIPI and Provincial Prosecutor’s Office. The TWG members who participated were the GAD focals of the pertinent provincial offices implementing GAD programs and projects, such as OPAg, PHO, PESO, PPDO, PBO and SP.

          The revision process was thorough and the deliberations were comprehensive considering that gender development encompasses almost all aspects and sectors in the community. The draft of the revised GAD Code was already submitted to the sangguniang panlalawigan for approval and adoption.  


Province Conducts Gender Mainstreaming Seminar-Workshop

             The two-day Seminar-Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in Local Government conducted by the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur on September 27 and 28, 2023 at Megan Function Hall, Digos City,  through the Provincial GAD Focal Point System (GFPS), was a success. The activity was attended by the members of the GFPS Executive Committee and TWG, and the GAD focal persons of the different municipalities in the province. The resource speaker, Mr. Erwin S. Dalog, former Assistant Regional Director of POPCOM XI and a strong GAD advocate, competently discussed the topics and ably stirred the minds of the participants especially during the workshop.

          The activity aimed at capacitating the provincial GAD advocates with the necessary knowledge and skills in integrating and mainstreaming gender and development in all plans, programs and activities of the provincial government. In so doing, the GAD advocates have to know and understand the concepts and importance of gender mainstreaming, its tools, levels and enabling mechanisms so that all undertakings of the provincial government will become gender responsive.

Province of Davao del Sur Joins 18-Day Campaign To End VAW


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Provincial Government Celebrates Men’s Day


             As provided in the Gender and Development Code of the Province of Davao del Sur, the province celebrates Men’s Day every 19th day of November. This year, Men’s Day was celebrated on November 17, 2023, since November 19 fell on a Sunday, at Megas World Hotel, Digos City, Davao del Sur.

            The celebration was done through a Symposium on the Prevention and Management of Men’s Lifestyle Diseases and Salient Features of the Anti-VAWC Law, led by the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS). Male employees of the Provincial Government of Davao del Sur aged 35 years old and above participated in the activity. SP Member Sheila B. Cagas, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Chair of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Affairs opened the activity.

            On men’s lifestyle diseases, Mr. Jaypee C. Malibiran, RN, medicine nurse at the Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital, impressively discussed the different lifestyle diseases that men encounter as they age. These includes hypertension, diabetes, liver diseases and others. He also included sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS since based on statistics these diseases are higher among men than women.

          Atty. Jeff Kevin D. Antala, Attorney V at the Provincial Legal Office, discussed informatively the salient features of RA 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Law. Usually, discussion on VAWC is only attended by women. This is the first time that men were the audience in the VAWC discussion.

      Interestingly, the open forum was very vibrant because almost all participants enthusiastically asked questions on both topics. The activity ended with all the attendees gained significant and useful information. 



The Provincial Government of Davao del Sur joins the whole
nation in the 2024 Women's Month Celebration

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