Dar-logo Ice-logo

January 16, 2008




SUBJECT    :     Reconstitution and Strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points Prefatory Statement:

         In pursuance of the provision of the Constitution, Republic Act No. 6657, Republic Act No. 7192, Executive Order No. 348 and other related issuances, the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) issued Memorandum Circular No. 04, series of 1992, providing for the rules and regulations to build mechanisms to integrate women and pursue a non-bias gender consciousness for CARP implementation. Likewise, Memorandum Circular 01 series of 2005 was issued to effectively put in place the policies, support systems and structures to carry out the operationalization of the Philippine Plan for Gender and Development (PPGD) and for better integration of gender concerns in the policies, programs and projects of the Department. In order to further refine and tune up its structures in accordance with the present organizational structure of the Department, the DAR-GAD focal points at the national, regional and provincial levels are hereby reconstituted:    cHDAIS

National GAD Steering Committee:


Chairperson : Atty. Nestor R. Acosta Undersecretary

Special Concerns Office

Vice Chairperson : Asst. Sec. Patricia Rualo-Bello DARAB

Atty. Jim G. Coleto OSEC

Members : Dir. Erlinda M. Manluctao SCS

Dir. Susan E. Leones BARBD

Dir. Nelia Manahan BARIE

Dir. Martha Carmel C. Salcedo PSRS

Dir. Herminia Fe B. San Juan PDMS

Dir. Teresita L. Panlilio FIMAS

Dir. Erlinda Aragoncillo BLD

Dir. Rodolfo BM. Bueno BLAD

Dir. Norma L. Padigos PAS

Dir. Atanacia M. Guevarra PARC

Dir. Aurita C. Carlos -do-

Dir. Letecia N. Damole Planning Service

Dir. Ma. Consuelo F. Sotalbo Legal Service

Dir. Nelson G. Genito Admin Service

The National GAD Steering Committee shall have the following functions:

1.         Serve as technical adviser on gender and development concerns of the Department;

2.         Ensure the operationalization of GAD programs in the respective bureaus;

3.         Monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Philippine Plan for Gender and Development of the agrarian reform sector;

4.         Liaise with NEDA and NCRFW on matters pertaining to R.A. 7192 and its implementing rules and regulations;

5.         Conduct resource mobilization and accessing to support the implementation of GAD programs;

6.         Collaborate and work closely with existing employee organizations within the Department in advancing GAD issues and concerns.    SATDEI

National GAD Technical Working Group (TWG):


Chairperson : Dir. Erlinda M. Manluctao SCS

Vice-Chairperson : Ms. Perla E. Gunzon DARLA-SAKA Pres., FOG

Members : Romana Adina MIS

Melinda Dizon Planning

Aurora Narciso PSRS

Marnie Pebrada BARBD

Lourdes Cruz BARIE

Arlene Cando Personnel

Nelia Soriano FMAO

Liberty Magno Admin Service

Lilian Dionisio Budget

Cristita Pacis FOO

Feicisima Viola BLAD

Francis Gadrinab BLD

Resurrecion Arcaina Legal Service


GAD-TWG Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:    SHDAEC

The Director of Special Concerns shall be the head of the National Technical Working Group assisted by a Secretariat headed by the CARPO, SSPID. Among the duties and responsibilities of the GAD-TWG are the following:

1.         Convene the TWG bi-monthly to assess and plan GAD programs and projects;

2.         Prepare reports for NCRFW and for the top management of DAR;

3.         Develop and implement mechanisms which shall ensure the sustainability of GAD in CARP;

4.         Establish coordinative mechanisms with DAR employees towards the achievement of GAD issues and concerns;

5.         Undertake/facilitate women's month activities pursuant to NCRFW directives.    AECacT

Regional GAD Focal Point

Chairperson: Regional Director

Vice-Chairperson: DARLA-SAKA Regional President

Members: One representative from all existing units of the regional office

Secretariat: One permanent representative each from the Planning and Administrative Units

Provincial GAD Focal Point

Chairperson: Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer

Vice-Chairperson: DARLA-SAKA Provincial President

Members: One representative from all existing units of the provincial office    cDTSHE

Secretariat: One representative from the Planning and Administrative Units

The regional and provincial GAD focal points shall serve as the implementing mechanism of the GAD programs and projects at field level. It shall also ensure the operationalization of the agrarian reform sector of the Philippine Plan for Gender and Development.

This Memorandum Circular takes effect immediately and revokes all orders inconsistent herewith.

January 16, 2008, Diliman, Quezon City.



Department of Agrarian Reform
Elliptical Road, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Tel. No.: (632) 928-7031 to 39

Copyright Information

All material contained in this site is copyrighted by the Department of Agrarian Reform unless otherwise specified. For the purposes of this demo, information are intended to show a representative example of a live site. All images and materials are the copyright of their respective owners.