May 2016

Public Orientation on the Commission on Higher Education Memorandum Order No. 01, S. 2015 “Establishing the Policies and Guidelines on Gender and Development in the Commission on Higher Education and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)”

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED IV-A), in coordination with the Cavite State University Gender and Development Focal Point System conducted  Public Orientation on CHED Memorandum Order No. 01, S. 2015 “Establishing the Policies and Guidelines on Gender and Development in the Commission on Higher Education and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)” on May 11, 2016 at S.M. Rolle Hall, CvSU.

The activity aims to orient the stakeholders of HEIs both private and public on the CMO on GAD; increase the capacity of HEIs to carry-out the role in advancing gender and development in all areas of the institutions’ programs,  projects, and activities; and address issues and concerns of HEIs regarding the CMO on GAD.

In behalf of Dr. Divinia C. Chavez, University President, Dr. Myleen P. Legaspi, Dean, Graduate School and Open Learning College welcomed the participants. She expressed the continuous support of the university on GAD endeavor.

The message of Dr. Emmylou B. Yanga, Director of CHED IV-A was read by Ms. Renifer Francisco. She emphasized that as we work together in the attainment of a Gender Mainstreamed Higher Education Institution in the Province of Cavite, we can also aspire to make the CALABARZON the epitome of Gender Inequality Free region in the country.

Ms. Delia M. Rodriguez, CHED Education Supervisor II, GAD Focal Person oriented the participants on Establishment of the GAD Focal Point System of CHED and HEIs, Curriculum Development, Gender Responsive Research Program, Gender Responsive Extension Program, and Sexual Harassment and Other Related Sexual Offenses.

Moreover, Ms. Renifer R. Francisco, CHED Education Supervisor II, and Philippine Commission on Women, National GAD Resource Pool discussed Gender Mainstreaming and GAD Integration in HEIs. She challenged the participants to mainstream GAD in the institutions.

Dr. Nelia C. Cresino, Director, GAD Focal Committee, Cavite State University and Prof. Maria Theresa A. Hernandez, Asst. Director, Gender and Development, Batangas State University shared their GAD Best Practices.

The orientation was attended by 24 male and 55 female or a total of 79 participants , namely: Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Principals, Directors, College Dean, Vice-Dean, Department Heads,  Registrars, Assistant Librarian, faculty members, GAD Coordinators, Extension Coordinators, Guidance Associate, Guidance Counselors, and OSA Coordinators of different HEIs in Cavite, such as : STI College Santa Rosa, NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, Saint Paul Seminary, Card MRI Development Institute (CMDI), Colegio de Porta Vaga, Cavite West Point College, Lyceum of the Philippines University- Cavite Campus, De la Salle University Dasmariñas, Southern Philippines Institute of Science and Technology, STI College- Rosario Campus, Granby College of Science and Technology, Emilio Aguinaldo College, University of Perpetual Help- Molino Campus, Olivarez College Tagaytay, Imus Institute, PUP Maragondon, Amore College, Trece Martires City College, PIMSAT College Bacoor, NCST Dasmariñas, MIST Dasmariñas, Asian Institute of Science and Technology, ISHRM, De La Salle Health Science Institute, St. Joseph College, Cavite City, and STI College Tagaytay. The GAD focal persons of Laguna State Polytechnic University, Southern Luzon State University and Batangas State University was also present during the orientation.

Dr. Mary Jane D. Tepora, Director, Administration,  in her Closing Remarks stressed that “Let us continue to help each other by sharing our best practices, including those of CvSU, Batangas State University and from other educational institutions so that we can strengthen the ties and advocacy that bind us as GAD champions and experts of higher learning institutions”.