(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 17 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, 21 February 2024

LGU - San Miguel goes to Davao City to benchmark on gender, development

SAN MIGUEL, Surigao del Sur (PIA) -- The local government unit of San Miguel headed by Mayor Michael T. Corilla, together with the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (GFPS), conducted a training workshop on Gender Analysis Tools; Use of Statistics for Gender-Responsive Planning and Critiquing of the Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget for the fiscal year 2025, as well as the GAD accomplishment report for the fiscal year 2023 at the Brokenshire Hotel and Convention Center, Davao City from February 12 to 15.

The four-day activity was enriched by resource speakers from the Commission of Human Rights (CHR), Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Surigao del Sur Field Office and Integrated Gender and Development Office of Davao City, as they imparted their knowledge on Gender Analysis Tools and sex-disaggregated data (SDD) and critiquing of LGU’s GAD programs, projects, activities (PPAs).

Aside from the training workshop, a reputable GAD learning hub accredited by the Philippine Commission on Women, the Davao City Integrated Gender and Development Division (IGDD) being recognized nationally for best practices in GAD with its innovative structures, mechanisms, and programs that address gender gaps, and has been sustained by the LGU through the years was benchmarked by the members of LGU San Miguel GFPS.

The visiting group was welcomed by the Davao City IGDD team headed by Lorna Bercilla-Mandin, and Riena Grace Ureta who presented the city’s outstanding GAD initiatives, and its inspiring journey as a model in mainstreaming GAD and carrying out gender-responsive programs, especially for the vulnerable sectors of its community such as the  women, senior citizens, solo parents, children and youth.

The city government of Davao has maintained several facilities that support gender-related issues such as violence, abuse, neglect, and health and social welfare concerns including disaster preparedness, peace, and security.

Through the indulgence of the city government of Davao, the municipal government of San Miguel had the opportunity to see and experience the GAD facilities and interact with officers and staff in the community-based child-minding center for working mothers/parents, special office on violence against women (VAW) that handles cases for emergency response to all victims of accidents, abuse or disaster, City Anti-Drug Abuse Council Office, GK-Ray of Hopes for Female Detainees and Integrated Gender and Development Division Office.  

With this significant journey, the LGU will ensure the implementation and integration of gender and development perspectives in the workplace. It will also nurture the LGU employees to be strong community partners in promoting gender and development in San Miguel. (Earl Adam S. Lambaco, IO-LGU San Miguel/NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)