Press releases

Posted: Thu, 2015-04-30 22:17

As the world awaits the “Fight of the Century” between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., advocates of Anti-Violence Against Women (VAW) wish to bring to light the “bigger fight” that is happening almost every day in Filipino homes – that of domestic violence.

Posted: Wed, 2015-04-29 20:48
As we commemorate the 78th anniversary of the special plebiscite that gave Filipino women their right to vote, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) enjoins all women to have a meaningful participation in the electoral process as voters and candidates.
Extending the right to suffrage to Filipino women was settled in a national plebiscite on April 30, 1937. The condition was for at least 300,000 women to vote in favor of the motion. As it turned out, 447,725 (90%) voted yes.  
Posted: Tue, 2015-04-07 10:56
PCW certifies Davao City as GAD Local Learning Hub on March 30, 2015 at Quezon Park in front of the City  Hall San Pedro St. Davao City. From L-R: Davao City Department Heads,  PCW Technical Services and Monitoring & Evaluation Division Officers, Acting City Administrator Atty. Jhopee Aveceña-Agustin, PCW DD Cecile B. Gutierrez,   IGDD Lorna B. Mandin, CSSDO Ma. Luisa Bermudo and Ray of Hope Davao City Female Dormitory Insp. Rovie Ann   Alcantara.
More options are now available for Local Government Units (LGUs) and other institutions who wish to learn how gender-responsive local governance is done.
Posted: Sat, 2015-03-28 16:04

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) welcomes the approval of the law abolishing the Revised Penal Code provision that makes it illegal for a woman to marry within certain conditions after the death of her husband or annulment of marriage.

On March 13, 2015, President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Republic Act No. 10655, An Act Repealing the Crime of Premature Marriage under Article 351 of Act No. 3815 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC).

Posted: Fri, 2015-03-27 17:42

The Gender Equality Committee for Media (MGEC) has named the first GADtimpala for Media Awardees or the most-outstanding media organizations which demonstrated gender balance in various fields.

Posted: Thu, 2015-03-19 13:53

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) has certified Naga City as a Gender and Development (GAD) Local Learning Hubduring the City’s week long celebration of National Women’s Month on March 13 at the Plaza Rizal.

Posted: Tue, 2015-03-17 16:45

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 12 signed a Partnership Agreement during the conduct of the “Capability Building for DILG Region 12 GAD Focal Point System on the Development and Review of the Local Government Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets” on March 11, 2015 at Del Rio Splash Resort, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.

Posted: Sat, 2015-03-07 16:54

More than 15,000 individuals nationwide are gearing to celebrate the 2015 International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8.

Posted: Fri, 2015-03-06 20:36

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is one of the three recipients of the 9th St. Hildegarde Award for Outstanding Achievements in Development Communication. 

Posted: Mon, 2015-02-09 11:53

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), in partnership with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), launched a nationwide photo contest as part of its calendar activities for the upcoming National Women's Month Celebration.