|CSC Regional Initiatives|
||CSCRO 1 has been actively promoting
gender and development in
the region through the conduct of training, organization of GAD
focal points and training needs assessment for agencies.
In 2002, the office partnered with the National Economic Development
Authority (NEDA) for conduct of GAD training in the agency. They also
played an active role in the organization of Regional Advocates for
Gender and Equality (RAGE), an organization composed of GAD Focal Points
in the region.
With regard to gender mainstreaming in the office, designated Focal
Points consistently participate in Gender Analysis workshop for Program
implementors in Region I and strategic planning activities, related
trainings and regular meetings as well. Participation in the annual
celebration of Women’s Month has been a tradition for the CSCRO 1
personnel and is something that they look forward to each year.
CSCRO 1 plans to sustain GAD efforts through the continued conduct of
GAD orientation for new employees as well as through their continued
participation in GAD initiatives of other agencies in the region.•
||Answering the directive of the Central
Office in 2000 to intensify
the campaign on gender and development, the CSCRO 2 personnel
underwent GAD orientation workshops conducted by Director Ragucos and
Mrs. Jovy Miguel. Since then, the office has pursued continuing
education for its personnel through participation in various training
programs on GAD.
CSCRO 2 was the first in Luzon to conduct Anti-Sexual Harassment
Training program, which they conducted for the Department of Education
CODI members in July 2004.
Apart from their active participation in various GAD-related seminars
and programs of other agencies, CSCRO 2 also actively participates in
the annual celebration of Women’s Day in the region.•
||The Gender and Development programs of
the CSCRO 3 focused on
information dissemination through the conduct of seminar-
workshop, lectures, fora and symposia that aimed to increase awareness
of government personnel on the rights of women.
Among the efforts of the region were the organization of the Women
Against Graft (WAG) in 2001, followed by a forum on the role of women in
minimizing graft and corruption in government held later that same
Since the effectivity of Republic Act No. 1877 or the Anti-Sexual
Harassment Law in March 1995, CSCRO 3 has been actively pursuing
information campaign through series of seminars, orientations and
lectures. In the years 2002–2004, over 44 seminars on Administrative
Justice and Gender Empowerment were conducted. In 2004, a Seminar
Workshop on Anti-Sexual Harassment Law was held for the Department of
In 2003 and 2004, CSCRO personnel also served as resource speaker in
the annual GAD Seminar Workshop of the Department of Education and the
Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region 3.
For this March, the office is preparing a Forum on Women against
Violence for government employees and NGOs in Zambales and a lecture
series on Sexual Harassment for graduate school students in Olongapo
||Cognizant of the role of the Commission
as vanguard of
professionalism and to contribute to cleansing our workforce of the
vestiges of sexual harassment, the CSCRO 4 conducted Anti-Sexual
harassment training, Seminar Workshop on Administrative Discipline and
Administrative Justice in the different agencies in Southern Tagalog
with a total of 1,705 participants in the past five years.
The office has also participated in the annual celebration of Women’s
The office vows to continue the conduct of said training to foster
awareness of the policies among employees on sexual harassment cases in
||In pursuit of gender equality, CSCRO 5
has undertaken several activities and strategies within the modest
budget allocated for this purpose.
Various seminars on gender and development were conducted for CSCRO 5
employees. Among them were Seminar on Gender and Development Program and
As part of its information campaign, the office was able to conduct
fifteen (15) Administrative Justice and Gender Empowerment seminars
across the region with a total of 1,603 participants from the different
provinces in the Bicol region.
CSCRO 5 also participated in GAD initiatives of other agencies such as
“Gender Mainstreaming and Institutionalization” of the DBM Region 5 and
the Launching of Centennial Feminism Movement in the Philippines.
||The conduct of Gender and Sensitivity
Training for CSCRO 6
employees in March 1998 paved the way for incorporation of
gender and development concepts in several regular training programs
designed by the Human Resources Division.
Through the Mamamayan Muna, Hindi Mamaya Na On The Air over local
radio, the CSCRO 6 helped in advancing GAD awareness among local
residents. GAD advocates were invited as resource speakers on gender and
development issues. The office, in coordination with the Philippine
Information Agency Region 6, also co-anchored a TV program on the
Community Channel Network where basic concepts on gender were discussed.
CSCRO 6 has also maintained an active partnership with Ugsad, the
Regional Gender Resource Center for Western Visayas composed of GAD
Focal Persons in the region. The partnership has created an avenue for
gender issues to have depth and meaning in the workplace. In fact, CSCRO
6 played an active part in the formulation of Ugsad Strategic Plan
2005-2010, which hopes to effectively address the gender issues in the
CSCRO 6 hopes to sustain and further develop the GAD efforts through
continued participation and attendance in Ugsad activities. Extensive
conduct of Sexual Harassment seminars is currently underway.
||In support of the Gender mainstreaming
program of the Commission,
CSCRO 8 conducted various training, symposia, and orientation
programs. Among the regular programs conducted were Gender Sensitivity
Trainings, Orientations on Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual
Harassment and Seminars on Administrative Justice and Gender
Empowerment. The office also held a symposium on Gender Issues and
Concerns in 2002. Undertakings for 2004 included Gender Responsive
Planning and Budgeting, Anti Sexual Harassment Training for the
Department of Education officials and employees and Orientation on
Employment Related Benefits of Solo Parents.
The office also organized Gender Advocacy Networking Group (GANG),
Committee on Decorum and Investigation (CODI) and CSCRO 8 Women’s Club.
Among the partnerships established by CSCRO 8 for GAD were the Regional
Gender and Development Committee, Regional Development Council, Kadayao
Gender and Development Resource Center in UP Tacloban and Region 8 pool
of GAD Trainors.
||In response to the need for a resource
material for policies and rules
on Sexual Harassment, the Legal Service Division of CSCRO 9
compiled and produced a Manual on Sexual Harassment Policies and Rules.
The booklet has not only helped in increasing awareness and
accessibility of information on rules governing sexual harassment; its
production has also inspired other agencies to come up with their own
compendium of rules and regulations.
The office also came up with a handout on “how to avoid sexist
language” as part of information campaign on gender awareness.
To educate GAD Focal Persons in the region, the office designed a
two-day program that covers rules, procedure for investigation,
prosecution and resolution of sexual harassment cases in the public
sector. At the end of the program, the participants were expected to
echo what they learned through the promulgation or modification of rules
on sexual harassment in conformity with CSC rules and conduct of echo
seminars in their respective agencies.
Gender Sensitivity Seminars and Seminars Workshops on the
Administrative Disciplinary Rules on Sexual Harassment were regularly
conducted for various agencies in the region. Likewise, training
programs on gender and development were regularly conducted for CSRO
Aside from various initiatives undertaken during the celebration of
women’s month, the office also actively participates and supports GAD
initiatives of other agencies in the region.
||In an office where women take the lead
and make up the majority
of personnel, the CSCRO 12 boasts of being one of the most gender
sensitive offices in the area. It has gone beyond gender issues and has
transformed itself into a proponent of “Women Equality and
As advocates of GAD, the Office has conducted Seminars on
Administrative Rules on Sexual Harassment, Anti-sexual Harassment
Trainings for CODI members and Teacher’s Fora, in which sexual
harassment was one of the topics.
In 2001, the office stood as member of the Technical Working Group of
the LGSP-CIDA Regional Project Management Office for the “Development of
Gender Strategic Agenda for Local Government Units in Central Mindanao”
whose efforts resulted in the conduct of a “Gender Summit” attended by
Local Chief Executives, SB/SP Women chairs, Non-Government Organizations
(NGOs) and national line agencies.
In order to ensure the meaningful conduct of Women’s Month celebration
in the region, the Office has forged a partnership with Commission on
Population and the Local Government Support program (LGSP) – CIDA in
planning and implementing the annual event.
As part of the annual celebration, Dir. Macybel Alfaro-Sahi, instituted
a program called “Babae, Espesyal ka” where CSCRO 12 female employees
enjoyed a day off from work and were treated to fun games and
lecture/discussions on gender issues.
||In recognition of the importance of
Advocacy on Gender and
Development in identifying and responding to gender issues and
concerns, the CSCRO-CAR institutionalized the Women Employees in CARAGA
(WE-CARE). The association, with the continuous support of the
management, initiated appropriate activities for the purpose of unifying
efforts towards the advancement of GAD initiatives in the region.
In the past five years, the office has actively and diligently pursued
gender sensitivity, health-related seminars and skills training for
CSCRO personnel. Orientation programs on New Administrative Rules on
Sexual Harassment, gender sensitivity training, a seminar on
Organization and Management in Gender and Development and Anti-Sexual
Harassment Seminar were conducted for select clients in the region.
The Office also has designated GAD Focal Point members and organized a
Committee on Decorum and Investigation (CODI).
||The CSC-CAR has actively pursued GAD
advocacy campaign in the
office through the establishment of GAD Resource Center and
GAD Bulletin, encouraging gender-friendly language in the office and
conducting various seminars and workshops that aim to develop deeper
understanding of gender issues among employees. In pursuit of
gender-friendly working conditions, the office adopted the
implementation of flexible working hours and expanded the coverage of
regular annual medical checkup to include pap smear and mamography for
women and prostate check for men.
CSC-CAR played an instrumental part in establishing the GAD Focal
Points in the Cordillera Administrative Region as a legitimate
organization through assistance in developing the group’s constitution
During the celebration of the 11th National Statistics Month, the
CSC-CAR conducted a briefing on the value of gender-aggregated
statistics in agency operations and provided gender-disaggregated
statistics on the total number of personnel in the bureaucracy.
The CSC-CAR also established linkages with the Regional Organization of
GAD Focal Points (ROGFP) and the UP Kasarian-Baguio in the formulation
and implementation of GAD mainstreaming programs and projects in the
||In cooperation with ARMM line
agencies, the CSC-ARMM played host
to the 2002 celebration of Women’s month in the region. Apart from
the usual kick off activities such as parade and athletic events, other
activities were the conduct of ARMM Inter-agency Bowling and Dart
Tournament for women, a symposium on Women’s Empowerment in the Public
Service, and the Induction of WINGS (Women in Government Service) ARMM
As part of its continuing advocacy campaign for GAD in the region, the
office conducted an Anti-Sexual Harassment Seminar for Employees of the
Department of Education in ARMM.
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