Press releases

Posted: Wed, 2009-05-13 20:47

14 May 2009, MANILA - Women's issues and advocacies will now be heard on-air as the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government's machinery for women's advancement partners with the Bureau of Broadcast Services (BBS) for a twice a month radio program on women's concerns.

Posted: Tue, 2009-05-05 16:08

10 May 2009, MANILA -- The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the Philippines' machinery for women's advancement, appeals to government leaders to ensure safe motherhood for all women noting that 162 out of 100,000 Filipino women die during pregnancy and childbirth.

Posted: Fri, 2009-04-17 16:27

17 April 2009, MANILA -- The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women has recently unveiled the PhilGAD Portal which aims to be the country's electronic gateway to Gender and Development.

The PhilGAD Portal, which can be browsed through http://www.ncrfw.gov.ph was conceptualized to become the NCRFW's online knowledge base for information on GAD activities and Filipino women's status in the Philippines. The initiative is supported by the Canadian International Development Agency-Gender Responsive Economic Actions for the Transformation of Women Project (CIDA-GREAT Women Project).

Posted: Fri, 2009-04-17 16:12

Liza Marie Elum of the Department of Interior and Local Government leads the discussion on the Comprehensive Development Planning (CDP) Guidelines including GAD Code formulation and operationalization among members of the GAD Resource Network. The activity spearheaded by the National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women is one of the sessions in the GAD Resource Network Capability Building cum Organizational Assessment and Planning Activity held in Bayview Park Hotel, Manila on April 2-3, 2009.

Posted: Wed, 2009-04-15 23:25

NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa addresses Luzon local chief executives and GREAT Women Project technical working group members in the Capacity Development Series on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Local Economic Development at Hotel Stotsenberg in Clark Field, Pampanga.

Posted: Wed, 2009-04-15 08:32

15 April 2009, MANILA -The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) has announced that it will continue to accept nominations for its two anti-violence against women (VAW) awards.

The awards aim to strengthen the awareness of public officials in handling cases involving women's rights and give merit to those who create positive impact by involving women and men in transforming their lives and the societal structures.

Posted: Thu, 2009-03-19 11:00

More than 5,000 participants from government agencies, non government organizations, private sector and civil society gathered to celebrate the biggest women's summit dubbed as "Go Negosyo: Babae, Yaman Ka ng Bayan!" on March 2, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. The Summit is one highlight of the Women's Month Celebration.

Posted: Wed, 2009-03-18 00:00

18 March 2009 -- Women will soon be further protected from all forms of violence once the Philippine government signs into law the proposed Magna Carta of Women (MCW).

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government's machinery for women's advancement, is strongly advocating for the enactment of the MCW to help boost protection for females who are at a more disadvantaged position on certain issues such as internal displacement due to armed conflict, sexual assault and harassment and proper treatment in the criminal justice system.

Posted: Wed, 2009-03-04 00:00

04 March 2009 - Women and men as partners in steering the society's economic development is the core of this year's celebration of the National Women's Month.

The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government's machinery for women's advancement, focuses on the promotion of women's economic rights by having full, decent, productive employment through agri-business and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Posted: Fri, 2009-02-27 00:00

NCRFW Chair Myrna T. Yao (left) and Mr. Joey Concepcion, Presidential Consultant for Entrepreneurship and Founding Trustee of the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, briefs the media during the Bulong Pulungan in Hotel Sofitel recently to promote Go Negosyo: Babae Yaman Ka ng Bayan!, the biggest women entrepreneurship summit of the year, to be held on March 2, 2009 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. NCRFW and PCE co-organized the event as a major activity for the celebration of the 2009 Women's Month.

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