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Honoring the Solo Parents of ITDI

Distinguished keynote speaker, Mr. Philip Amiel Lopez, Planning Officer lll from the Commission on Population and Development and member of the GAD Resource Pool, gave the talk about solo parenthood. Mr. Lopez expounded the context of the RA 8972 or the Solo Parents Welfare Act of 2000 and its implementing rules and regulations, before defining what and who a solo parent is. He then gave a comprehensive explanation on the provisions for solo parents, in which he highlighted the provision of the solo parent ID, the documentary requirements needed, and the process for application. Mr. Lopez also gave a short overview of the Expanded Solo Parents Welfare Act.

 ITDI Celebrates Women's Equality Day

Two keynote speakers from the Women Business Council  Philippines (WomenBizPH), an advocacy group composed of the country’s top women business leaders and entrepreneurs, which seeks to promote women-led and women-owned enterprises through networking and through the use of technology, were invited to deliver the requested topics. Ms. Mylene Abiva, chairperson of WomenBizPH, discussed how Innovation and Market Participation Transform Women's Lives.

Gender Sensitization of DOST-ITDI

Ms. Christine De Leon, a Local Government Operations Officer VI of DILG-Bulacan, and a GAD Resource Pool Member (GRP) recognized by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) gave the talk about Gender Sensitivity. In her presentation, Ms. De Leon differentiates gender equality from gender equity. She also discussed the transition of Gender and Development to Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI), which addresses different needs, perspectives, and experiences of women, men, people with disability, elderlies, ethnic minorities, and other socially excluded people in all aspects of program and policy assessment, design, implementation, and evaluation. Ms. De Leon also discussed the governing policies on children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

 

Talking About Fatherhood at DOST-ITDI

As part of the celebration of Father’s Day last 19 June 2022, the Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI) Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (FPS), led by Deputy Director for ATS and GAD FPS Technical Working Group (TWG) Chairperson, Dr. Zorayda V. Ang, has organized the Webinar on Paternal Care on 30 June 2022, via Zoom teleconference platform. Attended by 78 staff of the Institute, the webinar was dedicated not only to the patriarchal figures in ITDI, but also to single parents who diligently raise their own child/children and act the dual role of mother and father.

 

Online Echo Webinar: RA 11313 or The Safe Spaces Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulation

Led by Deputy Director for ATS and GAD TWG Chair Dr. Zorayda Ang, the ITDI GAD Secretariat conducted an echo webinar entitled "RA 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act and its Implementing Rules and Regulations". Held via Zoom platform in the afternoon of May 30, 2022, it was well participated by the ExeCom and personnel of ITDI.

Online GAD Training: The Law and IRR of the Safe Spaces Act

Last 1 April 2022, Center for Global Best Practices (CGBP) conducted another online GAD training entitled “The Law and IRR of the Safe Spaces Act”. Five (5) GAD FPS members including the GAD FPS TWG Chairperson Dr. Ang, had attended the 3 hour training where they learnt the Implementing rules and regulations of the law, and forms of Gender-Based Sexual Harassment.