The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) has welcomed the recent signing of an agreement that would curb the activities of child trafficking syndicates in the country.
The Magna Carta of Women, which was signed by President Macapagal-Arroyo on August 14, 2009, will promote the economic rights and well-being of women, especially those in the marginalized sectors.
Chairperson Myrna T. Yao of the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), said that the law will ensure that Filipino women will be given equal rights in food security and resources for food production that include the titling of land and issuance of stewardship contracts and patents.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signs the Magna Carta of Women in Malacañang on August 14, 2009. The President is flanked by Speaker Prospero Nograles (right) and Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri. Witnessing the signing (seated from left) are PATAMABA President Olive Parilla, former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani and Justice Leonor Ines Luciano. NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao (standing sixth from right) and other legislators including (standing from left to right) former Representative Josefina Joson, Rep. Carmencita Reyes, Rep. Herminia Roman, Rep. Zenaida Angping, Rep. Lorna Silverio, Rep. Ma. Isabelle Climaco, Majority Leader Arthur Defensor, Rep. Juan Edgardo Angara, Deputy Speaker Amelita Villarosa, Rep. Eduardo Zialcita, Rep. Jose Solis, Rep. Nanette Castelo-Daza, Deputy Speaker Raul del Mar and Rep. Jose Aquino also witness the signing of the landmark law, which is the national framework for the country's implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN CEDAW).
The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), which has been renamed as the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), will act as the main policymaking and coordinating body for women and gender equality concerns. It will also serve as the oversight body tasked to monitor and ensure the implementation of the Magna Carta of Women.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is scheduled to sign on August 14 the Magna Carta of Women, which will give due recognition to the social, economic, and political rights of Filipino women.
The signing in Malacañang will be witnessed by members of both the Senate and the House of Representatives, women leaders from NGOs at the national and local levels, members of the local government and Gender and Development (GAD) councils, and officials of national government agencies who have tirelessly worked for the passage of the bill.
The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) has expressed its full and unqualified support for the total war against illegal drugs as ordered by President Macapagal-Arroyo.
NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao said that the illegal drug trade that has now become a national menace has been victimizing women and young children.
The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) today lauded Secretary Esperanza Cabral of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for her firm action against foreigners engaged in trafficking of Filipino women in the pretext of marrying them.
National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa (right) and National Nutrition Council (NNC) Nutrition Officer II Maria Cecilia "CES" Rosario V. Sta. Ana(left) discussing "Wastong Nutrisyon Kailangan, Lifestyle Diseases Iwasan," during the July 3, 2009 episode of "Tinig Ng Kababaihan!" via DZRB Radyo Ng Bayan 738 Khz. The radio program, jointly initiated by NCRFW and Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS), goes on air every Friday and tackles issues concerning women and gender equality.
The NATIONAL COMMISSION ON THE ROLE OF FILIPINO WOMEN (NCRFW) through its Pre-QUALIFICATION, BIDDING AND AWARDS COMMITTEE (PBAC), invites suppliers to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder project
21 June 2009, MANILA - The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) salutes all the fathers on Fathers' Day as it recognizes the role that men play in our society to advance women's human's rights.