GAD Resource Center holds 2nd GAD Research Conference; sponsors Seminar-Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in the University

The Cavite State University Gender and Development (GAD) Resource Center held its 2nd GAD Research Conference at the Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic Resources, Research, Development and Extension Consortium (STAARRDEC) Conference Room, 7 June.

In his welcome remarks, Dr. Ruel M. Mojica, OIC, Office of the Vice President for Research, Extension and Continuing Education (OVPRECETS), expressed his full support to all research and extension undertakings of GAD.

With the theme, “Strengthening Gender and Development in the University through Research”, eight research papers were presented, with five papers from the College of Criminal Justice (CCJ), two from the College of Economics, Management and Development Studies (CEMDS), and one from the College of Nursing (CON). The following research papers emerged as winners: “Gender-Based Differentiation among Coffee Growers in Selected Areas in Cavite”,by Marvelle R. Atienza, Shimitha Rose B. Ikuta, and Nelia C. Cresino – 1st Place and Best Paper Award; “Gender Analysis of Barangay Councilors in Selected Towns of District VII in Cavite”, by Sean FredrichSalting, Johnmer Salazar and Marietta C. Mojica – 2nd Place; and “Violence Against Women and Children in the Province of Cavite: A Spatio-Temporal Pattern”, by Karl Michael B. Imperial, Pearl Angela F. Mercado, Christine Paula R. Pante, and Famela Iza-Cabe Matic – 3rd Place.

The panel of evaluators was composed of Ms. Monette S. Santos, Ms. Caridad S. Merced, and Ms. Almira G. Magcawas, while 20 males and 40 females or a total of 60 GAD coordinators and alternates, students, and alumni attended the said conference.

Moreover, a ‘Seminar-Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming in the University’, also sponsored by the Center, was participated by the members of the Administrative Council, that took place at Hannah’s Garden Event Place, Calamba City, Laguna, 19 – 20 June.

University President Dr. Hernando D. Robles, in his welcome message, informed the Council that the University is on its way to gender mainstreaming.

The activity was divided into two parts: Gender Analysis Using Harmonized GAD Guidelines and Planning Workshop. Ms. Lovely S. Mores, NEDA Region IV-A senior economic development staff, started the first day with the discussion on Gender Analysis and Use of Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines. It was followed by a workshop on project identification and designing, project implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, and identification of the parts of program/project proposal and accomplishment report.

The second day was devoted on the presentation of the proposed organizational structure of the following major units: Academic Affairs by Dr. Camilo A. Polinga; Research, Extension, Continuing Education and Training Services by Dr. Ruel M. Mojica; Administrative and Support Services by Dr. Henry O. Garcia; External and Business Affairs by Dr. Julio G. Alava; and the Office of the University President by Dr. Hernando D. Robles.


The Cavite State University Gender and Development Resource Center spearheaded the conduct of Training of Trainers on Laws on Violence Against Women and Case Management of Victims of Abuses July 11-12, 2017 at the STAARDEC Conference Room, Cavite State University, Indang, Cavite.

The resource speakers during the training were Ms. Shirlyn M. Rom, GAD-RC Staff, (GAD Orientation), Dr. Susan G. Tan, GAD Chair for Extension (Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 and Anti-Rape Law of 1997), PSI Xelacor Marie C. Garcia, Committee on Women’s and Children Protection Center, Cavite Provincial Police Office (Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003), Ms. Precyl T. Ramos, Social Welfare Officer III, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (Case Management and Referral System), and Ms. Merlie C. Nahilat, GAD Coordinator of College of Arts and Sciences (Case Management in Handling Sexually Abused Women and Children).

The training was attended by 7 male and 32 female college/campus/ unit GAD Coordinators and Guidance Counsellors. (SMRom)


In line with the desire of Bulacan State University to strengthen their gender mainstreaming operations and processes, the university GFPS members conducted a benchmarking activity at CvSU-Gender and Development Resource Center on July 19, 2017. The activity was attended by 2 male and 10 female members of the Executive Committee, Technical Working Group, College/Campus Coordinators, and GAD Advocates.

Dr. Nelia C. Cresino, Director, GAD, oriented the BSU-GFPS team on the GAD Best Practices of CvSU with emphasis on the 4 entry points to gender mainstreaming such as policies, people, enabling mechanisms, and programs, projects, and activities. (SMRom)


In support for the National Disaster Consciousness Month, the Cavite State University conducted training-workshop on disaster preparedness on July 31 to August 2, 2017 at the SM Rolle Hall, Cavite State University, Indang Cavite.The training-workshop aims to assess the risks and vulnerabilities in the face of disaster, identify ways to respond to emergencies, mainstream gender in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, and develop a Gender Responsive Emergency Management Plan.

The training started with a message from the University President, Dr. Hernando D. Robles, he wanted to have a Disaster Free university and the need to organize a disaster risk reduction team.

Dr. Susan G. Tan, GAD Chair for Extension presented the results of the Assessment of Disaster Preparedness of Cavite State University, where she also asked a notable question “Are we prepared when disaster strikes?” She also added that as an institution, the University must develop pro- active security consciousness behaviour among faculty members, students and staff for a security is an everybody’s business.

Also, the Director of Gender and Development, Dr. Nelia C. Cresino, discussed how to Mainstream Gender and Development in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. She stressed that to mainstream gender it must be integrated in the structure, systems, procedures, processes, programs, projects, and activities of the university.

Moreover, Mr. Alvin S. Matabang, Director, Corporate Security/Safety, Global Business Power Corporation discussed Threat Identification, Safety Management, and Security Management.

On the second day, Director Danilo M. Pineda, Corporate Associate Director of Security, The Discovery Leisure Company, Inc. provided lecture on understanding crisis and templates for handling emergencies. He also trained the participants on how to a make a Business Continuity Plan/Roadmap.

The third day, Ms. Claudette Trixia M. Flores, Public Relations Officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office -Cavite Office of Public Safety discussed the Scenario and Impact of the Big One to Cavite. Also, Mr. Ronaldo D. Nouay and Mr. Rolando P. Sarmiento of PDRRMO discussed Earthquake Drills and Simulation.

Dr. Henry O. Garcia, Vice President for Administrative and Support services accepted the Business Continuity Plan of the participants and ask for the support of everybody to ensure the safety of the clientele and be the country’s partner in improving the lives of the people.