MANILA, 24 February 2009 - The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) and the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) are organizing the biggest women's entepreneurship summit on March 2, 2009 from 9 am to 6 pm at the World Trade Center in Pasay City as highlight of 2009 Women's Month Celebration.
Broadcast journalists Vegard Munthe (left) and Anna Blix (second from left) from Radio Orakel, an alternative radio station based in Oslo, Norway visited the NCRFW office recently to interview Commissioner Evelyn Dunuan (2nd from right) and Commissioner Florencia Cabatingan (extreme right) on the functions and accomplishments of the agency. The Oslo journalists also delved on the issue of migration and its effects on the families left behind by OFWs.
Senator Jamby Madrigal consults the women leaders for the amendments of the Magna Carta of Women bill during the Senate deliberations recently. From left to right are WomanHealth Philippines National Coordinator Ana Maria Nemenzo, Sen. Madrigal, NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa, NCRFW Commissioner Elsie De Veyra (partly hidden) and PILIPINA Ex-Officio Remedios Rikken.
05 February 2009, MANILA - The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government's machinery for women's advancement, has collaborated with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE) for the "Go Negosyo: Babae, Yaman Ka ng Bayan!", a women entrepreneurship summit which will be held on March 2, 2009 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
05 February 2009, MANILA - The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government's machinery for women's advancement, welcomes the passage of the Magna Carta of Women bill at the Senate of the Philippines.
NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline Verzosa and NAPC Secretary and Forum Lead Convenor Domingo Panganiban signed a Memorandum of Agreement at the Forum on Hunger Mitigation, Population Management and Poverty Reduction last 29 January 2009 at the ISSI Building of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
27 January, MANILA - The National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW), the government machinery for women's advancement, is pushing for the immediate Senate approval of the proposed Magna Carta of Women bill, a landmark legislation that seeks to protect Filipino women from all forms of gender discrimination
NCRFW Chairperson Myrna T. Yao (in red pants) led the pinning of white ribbons to men who pledged to be advocates and partners in ending violence against women (VAW) during the National Congress of Men Opposed to VAW Everywhere (MOVE) held at the Sulu Hotel last December 5, 2008. In photo are Secretary Joey Lina (wearing barong Tagalog), CSC Asst. Commissioner Rogelio Limare, PNP General Yolly Tanigue, AFP Brig. General Nestor Sadiarin and MOVE President Atty. Dennis Pulma.
Senator Pia Cayetano and NCRFW Executive Director Emmeline L. Verzosa discussed the status of the proposed Magna Carta of Women bill pending before the Senate. The Magna Carta of Women bill is envisioned as the omnibus law to eliminate discrimination against women and to recognize, respect, protect, fulfill and promote all human rights and fundamental freedoms of women, particularly the poor and the marginalized.
Court Administrator Jose Perez of the Supreme Court and Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Leila De Lima led the launch of the Gender Justice Awards II during the kick-off of the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women. The Gender Justice Awards II will recognize Philippine judges who have rendered the most gender sensitive court decisions on VAW cases within the period 2004-2008.