Gender and Development


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Pursuant to Section 36 of Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), all government departments, including their attached agencies, offices, bureaus, state universities and colleges, government –owned and –controlled corporations, local government units and all other government instrumentalities shall adopt gender mainstreaming as a strategy to promote women’s human rights and eliminate gender discrimination in their systems, structures, policies, programs , processes, and procedures;

Section 37-C of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the MCW provides that all concerned government agencies and instrumentalities mentioned above shall establish or strengthen their GFPS or a similar GAD mechanism to catalyze and accelerate gender mainstreaming within the agency… READ FULL TEXT OF MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2011-01 dated 21 October 2011 addressed to All Government Departments, including their Attached Agencies, Offices, Bureaus, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs), and All Other Government Instrumentalities.

PCW/NEDA/DBM JOINT CIRCULAR NO. 2012-01: Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual

Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Reports to Implement the Magna Carta for Women READ

COA Circular No. 2014-001 dated 18 March 2014: Revised Guidelines on the audit of Gender and Development (GAD) funds and activities in government agencies READ

PCW Memorandum Circular No. 2014-04: Preparation and Online Submission of FY 2016 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets READ

PCW MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2015-03 dated 19 May 2015: Guidelines on the Review and Endorsement of Water District Annual Gender and Development Plans and Budgets READ

PCW MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2016-05 dated 30 September 2016: Preparation and Online Submission of FY 2O18 Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and FY 2016 GAD Accomplishment Reports and Other Matters READ

PCW MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2016-06 dated 10 October 2016: Extension of the Moratorium on the PCW Review and Endorsement of Local Water District Annual Gender and Development Plans and Budgets READ

National Women’s Month Celebration 2024

National Women’s Month Celebration 2022

 To make our services more gender-responsive, the Infanta Quezon Water District (IQWD) strengthens its efforts in implementing Gender and Development (GAD) by upholding gender equity in celebration National Women’s Month 2022 through various activities:

  1. Hanging of tarpaulin about National Women’s Month Celebration and uploading the banner design on our website and social media pages. view (Hyperlink to picture of Tarpauline with Ms. Myra
  2. Distribution of reading material on Magna Carta of Women.
  3. The use of All-Women Cast Lupang Hinirang Video on March Flag Raising Ceremonies.
  4. #PurpleTuesdays or #PurpleYourIcon. Wear purple on Tuesdays of March to signify support for women’s empowerment and gender equality and or purple the icons in social media accounts. (hyperlink to pictures of female employees in purple uniform
  5. Libreng sakay for female concessionaires paying water bills from IQWD office to Infanta Town proper on due dates (March 16-24, 2022) (Hyperlink to picture of concessionaires in tricycle)
  6. Showing of VAW orientation Seminar of IQWD employees conducted last November 2021 to concessionaires during dues dates at the concessionaires waiting area and other video materials that empowered women, girl-child and women with disability.
  7. 3hrs Disaster preparedness for women and children webinar by PCW experts


RA 8425 : An Act institutionalizing the Social Reform and Poverty Alleviation Program

RA 8505 : An Act providing Assistance and Protection for Rape Victims

RA 8504 : An Act Promulgating Policies and Prescribing Measures for the Prevention and control of HIV/AIDS

RA 6728 : Provision for Assistance to Students and Teachers

RA 9262 : Anti Violence against Women and their Children Act of 2004

RA 7877 : Anti Sexual Harassment Act of 1995

RA 8353 : Anti-Rape Law of 1997

RA 9208 : Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003

RA 10354 : The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

RA 9710 : The Magna Carta of Women

EO 273 : Philippine Plan for Gender-Responsive Development, 1995-2025 (8Sept1995)

RA 7192 : Women in Development and Nation Building Act of 2009

GAD Focal Point System Chairperson

Engr. Alejo G. Gonio

Executive Committee:

Dir. Manuel M. Maniebo

Dir. Felix P. Astoveza

Dir. Mercedes R. Esteves

Dir. Ludgero R. Recio

Dir. Arsenio G. Navarro

Technical Working Group:

Ms. Naida S. Evasco

Ms. Jannette O. Dimaculangan

Mr. Alex R. Malubay

Mr. Arrold C. Fortunado


Ms. Levonne S. Tena

Ms. Grace Dela Cruz-Cua

News and Events

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IQWD Employees proudly participated in the 126th Philippine Independence Day parade and activities, celebrating freedom and unity.Click the icon:Click the icon:


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