The Cordillera Regional Gender and Development Committee (CAR RGADC) received four awards from the Philippine Commission on Women in recognition of its exemplary performance in GAD mainstreaming.   The awards were conferred during the Second RGADC Summit on September 25 at Hive Hotel, Quezon City.

The RGADC CAR was commended for the successful implementation of the Cordillera GAD Focal Point System (CAR GFPS) Assembly. Conducted on May 30-31, the GFPS Assembly was participated by 112 institutions and around 250 GAD Focal Point System members from various RLAs, LGUs and CSOs in the Cordillera.  It provided the opportunity for the participants to share and acquire critical and strategic approaches and notable practices to address gender issues in the region, thereby invigorating the commitment of the RGADC CAR to implement and monitor GAD-related programs and fulfill its mandates under the Magna Carta of Women.

The Committee was likewise awarded a plaque of appreciation for its steadfast commitment to actively engage with national government agencies and other institutions to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality in the region.

NEDA-CAR Director Milagros Rimando was also one of four awardees of the Gawad AlaGAD Award in recognition of her exemplary leadership and steadfast support in advancing GAD in the Cordillera as the first Chairperson of the CAR RGADC. Meanwhile DOST-CAR, headed by Dir. Nancy Bantog, was likewise recognized as an Outstanding RGADC Secretariat for its exceptional effective and efficient technical and administrative support to the CAR RGADC, resulting in the successful implementation of its plans, projects, and activities.

The Committee has 41 members and is now headed by DOST-CAR Dir. Bantog as Chairperson, RDC Private Sector Representative Ferdie Gonzales as the Co-Chair, and POPCOM Director  Fortaleza as the Vice-Chair.