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Gender and Development Corner

Welcome to the Gender and Development Corner of the Municipality of Pura!

This complies with Executive Order No. 273, directing all national government offices and instrumentalities and local government units to take appropriate steps to ensure full implementation of the policies, strategies, programs, and projects outlined in the Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development and in accordance with Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01 approving the implementing Rules and Regulations on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women.

This initiative of the LGU aims to inspire and support development policy and practice for social justice, gender equality, and women empowerment.


 “A gender-responsive and a gender-sensitive local governance which upholds equity, equality, respect, and dignity for all.”


“To be truly committed to ensuring Gender and Development is mainstreamed in the Municipality through promoting, preserving and fulfilling women’s rights towards the attainment of women empowerment and gender equality in the locality.”


  • Integrate gender perspectives in local policy-making, programming, planning, budgeting, project development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation;
  • Ensure the recognition of gender issues continuously;
  • Disseminate information, education, and communication materials regarding gender-related problems and concerns; and
  • Promote gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing gender-responsive capability-building programs and conducting gender-related activities and training.


The Gender and Development perspective is designed to contribute to the full recognition of women. It hopes to ensure equity and equality so that women and men can participate in, benefit from, and control resources and activities to develop a better community. It is founded on the philosophy of equal opportunity, which aims to lessen inequality and discrimination in the various aspects of life in the local community.

What is Gender and Development?

Gender and Development (GAD) – refers to the development perspective and process that is participatory and empowering, equitable, sustainable, free from violence, respectful of human rights, and supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potential. It seeks to achieve gender equality as a fundamental value that should be reflected in development choices. It contends that women are active agents of development, not just passive recipients of development. (Philippine Commission on Women)

GAD Calendar of Activities 2023

 GAD Calendar of Activities 2023

1st Quarter

• GFPS Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting for F.Y. 2024 / Presentation of GAD Accomplishment Report 2022 and GAD Plan and Budget 2023
• 2023 National Women’s Month Celebration
• Rabies Awareness Month
• Oral Health Month
• Psychiatric and Psychological Services
• Educational Assistance Program
• Project KIDS (Kindness-Independence-Discipline-Satisfaction)

2nd Quarter

• Buntis Party
• TB Itinerant Activity
• Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
• Circumcision Activity
• MASA MASID Program
• Supplemental Feeding Program

3rd Quarter

• Nutrition Month Celebration
• Nutrition Evaluation (MELLPI-Pro)
• National Lung Month Celebration (TB Programs)
• Educational Assistance Program
• Distribution of IEC Materials (Gender-Based Violence)

4th Quarter

• One Day Feeding Program
• Mental Health Awareness Activities
• Bloodletting Activity
• World AIDS Day
• Year-end Assessment of Barangay VAWC Officers and Barangay Nutrition Scholars
• 18-day Campaign to End VAW/Seminar on Gender-Based Violence (GBV)

Downloads (Information, Education and Communication Materials)

Magna Carta of Women4:35 pm 04/23/2020551.7k

RA 78774:35 pm 04/23/202043.2k

RA 83534:35 pm 04/23/202046k

RA 92084:35 pm 04/23/202043.5k

RA 92624:35 pm 04/23/202047.6k

VAW Flyer4:35 pm 04/23/202092.1k

Legal Mandates

  • Local Ordinances and Policies

    • Municipal Ordinance No. 001 Series of 2015. An Ordinance Enacting the Gender and Development Code (GAD Code) of the Municipality of Pura
    • Executive Order No. 004 Series of 2015. An Order Creating the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality of Pura
    • Executive Order No. 009 Series of 2016. An Order Reconstituting the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality of Pura
    • Executive Order No. 006 Series of 2018. An Order Establishing the Gender and Development Monitoring and Evaluation Team (M&E Team) of the Municipality of Pura
    • Executive Order No. 006 Series of 2019. An Order Reconstituting the GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) of the Municipality
    • Municipal Ordinance No. 004-14 Series of 2014. An Ordinance Enacting the Children’s Welfare Code of the Municipality of Pura, Tarlac
    • Executive Order No. 2013-022. Constituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2016-1a. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 2019-07. An Order Reconstituting the Committee on Anti-Trafficking and Anti-Violence Against Women and Children
    • Executive Order No. 06 Series of 2016. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children
    • Executive Order No. 07 Series of 2019. Reorganization of Local Council for the Protection of Children
  • Philippine Laws and Policies

    • The 1987 Philippine Constitution
    Provides that “…the State recognizes the role of women in nation-building, and shall ensure the fundamental equality before the law of women and men” (Art. II, Sec. 14). It also provides that “…the State shall protect working women by providing safe and healthy working conditions , taking into account their maternal functions, and such facilities and opportunities that will enhance their welfare and enable them to realize their full potential in the service of the nation” (Art. XIII, Sec.14).
    • R.A. 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991 which mandates LGUs to promote the general welfare and provide basic services and facilities to constituents.
    • R.A. 7192 or the Women in Development and Nation-Building Act which promotes the integration of women as full and equal partners of men in development and nation-building.
    • R.A. 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women provides a comprehensive women’s human rights framework.
    • PCW-DILG-DBM-NEDA Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01 or the Guidelines on the Localization of the Magna Carta of Women
    • Executive Order 273 mandating all government agencies to adopt a Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development (PPGD) 1995-2025
    • Local Budget Memorandum No. 28 which directs local government units to mobilize resources to mainstream and implement gender and development programs using the five (5) percent of development fund.
    • Section 28 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) from 1995 to 2000
    • Joint Circular 2012-01 of the PCW-NEDA-DBM or the Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Report to Implement the Magna Carta of Women
  • International Commitments

    • CEDAW, known as the International Bill of Rights of Women, the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women is the only human rights treaty which affirms the reproductive rights of women and targets culture and tradition as influential forces shaping gender roles and family relations. It affirms women’s rights to acquire, change or retain their nationality and the nationality of their children.
    • Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA). An international commitment adopted during the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, it seeks to remove obstacles to women’s full and equal participation in all spheres of life, protects women’s human rights, and integrates women’s concerns in all aspects of sustainable development.
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): 17 Goals to transform our world. This is also known as the Global Goals.
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