Organizational Structure

Organization chart of the PCW


The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is a government agency under the Office of the President. The Board of Commissioners, headed by the Chairperson, sets the policies, programs/thrusts and rules towards the achievement of the vision and mission of the Commission, while the Executive Director oversees planning and implementation of PCW operations. She is assisted by two (2) Deputy Executive Directors and five (5) Division Chiefs.

It has a Project Management Office (PMO) coordinating the PCW-United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Project on Strengthening Government Mechanism in Mainstreaming Gender in the Reproductive Health, Population and Anti-VAW Programs.


The Chairperson is vested with the responsibility of ensuring the over-all implementation of the policies and programs of the PCW. The Chairperson has the rank equivalent to an Undersecretary and directly reports to the President of the Republic of the Philippines.


The Board of Commissioners networks and establishes ties with government institutions, women organizations and encourages the participation of all sectors of women in endeavors promoting their welfare and development;

Major Functions:

  • Advises the PCW in the formulation of policies and implementing rules and regulations of laws pertinent to women;
  • Participates in the approval of the work and financial plan as endorsed by the Chairperson; and
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned by the Chairperson and attends to meetings called upon by the Chairperson.


"The PCW Board of Commissioner, sitting en banc, executes the functions and powers of the Board as defined in EO 208 and 268."


Major Functions:

  • Administers the day-to-day operations of the PCW.
  • Responsible for implementing the policies formulated by the Board of Commissioners.
  • Reporting to the Executive Director are the Technical Services Division (TSD),  Policy Development and Advocacy Division (PDAD), Monitoring and Evaluation Division (MED), Information Resource Management Division (IRMD), and the Project Management Office (PMO).



Major Functions:

  • Conducts gender analysis of proposed/existing policies/laws to ensure early and effective intervention in policy making;
  • Develops framework/methodologies/tools/guidelines vis-a-vis the gender perspective for the analysis of selected policy areas which can be utilized by concerned government/non-government agencies;
  • Participates in the definition of appropriate research and legislative agenda for gender and development concerns, in cooperation with various groups/sectors, GOs and NGOs;
  • Prepares policy papers on issues and concerns of women and develops position and policy alternatives; and
  • Liases with Congress and other concerned groups/sectors from GOs, NGOs and the private sector regarding the formulation, lobbying and passage of gender-responsive bills.



Major Functions:

  • Provides technical assistance to agencies at the national and sub-national levels on mainstreaming gender in plans, programs, policies, systems & processes;
  • Develops and/or packages tools for developing and implementing gender-responsive programs and projects;
  • Builds and/or strengthens critical mass of GAD advocates/networks; and
  • Models the integration of GAD in regional and local development planning.



Major Functions:

  • Establishes and maintains a national monitoring system which will ensure, among others, that women participate in and benefit from the intents of pertinent laws, policies and major programs deemed essential to women's advancement;
  • Monitors and assesses national implementation and compliance to international conventions/treaties on women such as the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action (PFA);
  • Gauges the progress and identifies gaps in the implementation of GAD plans, policies and laws and comes up with policy recommendations to enhance their implementation; and
  • Liaises with pertinent committees of Congress and other monitoring groups that are involved in monitoring the implementation of critical laws, policies and programs affecting women.
  • Works for a more gender-responsive statistical system to improve statistics on gender issues. This is done through advocacy, coordination and implementation of programs with statistical agencies such as the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), the National Statistics Office (NSO) and the Statistical Research an Training Center (SRTC).


Major Functions:

  • Maintains and strengthen the PCW Women's Information Centers in the collection of data and information on gender issues and improves the information services.
  • Produces and disseminates information and reference materials on women/GAD.
  • Maintains and enhances the Computerized Information Systems, Local Area Network (LAN) and the PCW Website.



Major Functions:

  • Provides the necessary day-to-day administrative and financial support and services such as personnel, budget, accounting, cashiering, records, supply procurement and general services;
  • Plans, recommends and implements the PCW Human Resource Department program; and
  • Coordinates the functioning of administrative committees such as selection/promotion board, grievance and incentives/awards, among others.




  • Manages the implementation of the project on the “Institutional Strengthening of National and Local Governance on Human Rights and Economic Empowerment with a Gender Focus Implementation of the Magna Carta of Women,” a project aimed at capacitating PCW and key partners in implementing Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women.

NCRFW-Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

  • Manages the implementation of the Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women (GREAT) project