Commission on Appointments GAD (CA-GAD) Focal Point…the Creation!
June 3, 2010 saw the initial coming together of the Commission on Appointments’ (CA) GAD Focal Point to organize itself. Referring to the Department of Budget and Management(DBM), National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) Joint Circular No. 2004-1, directing all government agencies to prepare an Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budget and Accomplishment Report to implement the section on Programs/Projects related to GAD in the General Appropriations Act (GAA), the Commission on Appointments, upon the directives of the CA Secretary Arturo L. Tiu, who designated Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs Agustinus V. Gonzaga as GAD Focal point Chairperson, convened a meeting to put in order the CA GAD Focal Point. This also marked the designation of the GAD Focal Point members; the definition of its functions as a technical committee for GAD; and the assignment of the GAD Focal Point Secretariat as support staff.
Since its conception in 2010, the GAD Focal Point already saw two transformations in its leadership when in 2012, the GAD Focal Point Chairperson Gonzaga, then, handed down the reins of Chairmanship to his successor, the present GAD Focal Point Chairperson, Atty. Milaluna D. Ignacio, the Director of the Legal Service.
Now running on its fourth year as an enabling arm for gender mainstreaming within the organization, the CA GAD Focal point continues to serve and deliver its functions for the men and women behind the Commission.