To rev up the Employees’ Compensation Commissions’ (ECC) knowledge on Gender and Development (GAD), the ECC Committee on GAD has undergone an extensive training for its agency’s Programs and Projects (PAPs) on September 21 and 22 at Novotel Manila, Quezon City.

The two-day training on Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) aims to ensure that the proposed PAPs undertaken by the agency in its various stages are gender responsive and have a proper budget allocation. The formulation and development of HGDG was initiated in order to guide companies and various agencies in conceptualizing gender-sensitive programs and projects.

Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Undersecretary and Chairperson Sandra Sanchez-Montano led the group in the discussion on Gender Sensitivity and Gender Audit. She also guided the ECC team in aligning its GAD Agenda with its budget proposal for the remaining months of 2023 and for the Fiscal Year 2024. The said preparation and submission of GAD Plans and Budget was recapitulated by Commissioner Amielyn M. Limbona of PCW in a separate discussion. The training/workshop appraised the ECC GAD Committee of technicalities that may be encountered, especially with the budget allotment.

To ensure inclusiveness in all aspects of GAD PAPs process, the ECC GAD Committee Head, Atty. Jane E. Baron, vowed to involve all ECC employees in its GAD Planning and Budgeting process.


E. De Guzman – C. O.