Violence Against Women (VAW)

Violence against women (VAW) appears as one of the country’s pervasive social problems. According to the 2008 National Demographic and Health Survey conducted by the National Statistics Office, one in five Filipino women age 15-49 has experienced physical violence since age 15. It is indeed alarming that despite efforts to address the concern, VAW persists.

VAW is deemed to be closely linked with the unequal power relationship between women and men otherwise known as “gender‑based violence.”Societal norms and traditions dictate people to think men are the leaders, pursuers, providers, and take on dominant roles in society while women are nurturers, men’s companions and supporters, and take on subordinate roles in society. This perception leads to men gaining more power over women. With power comes the need to control to retain that power. And VAW is a form of men’s expression of controlling women to retain power.

Women are also put to blame as the cause of their own misery. In the home, some women are accused of being “naggers” or neglectful of their duties as wife that is why they are beaten by their spouses. Rape is sometimes attributed to a raped woman’s “flirtatious” ways. A woman filing for sexual harassment, in some instances is blamed for being malicious by interpreting her employer’s appreciation of her good looks.

These are just some of the realities that contribute to the vulnerability of Filipino women to VAW. An even greater problem is the lack of concrete information to show the extent of VAW in the country as many cases of violence against women often go unreported due to women victims’ “culture of silence.” Many of the victims are ashamed to relate their experiences while others tend to dismiss their ordeal as a result of their lack of faith in the country’s justice system caused by frustrations over the lack of results in filing complaints.

Several government mechanisms have already been put in place to address VAW. Non-government organizations also take part in this crusade. It is uncertain when this trend will totally diminish in the Philippine setting, but as long as current efforts to fight VAW are sustained, hope could be set high.

 

Relevant Service Providers for OFWs

SERVICE PROVIDER WEBSITE/CONTACT DETAILS
Bureau of Immigration (BI) Website: http://immigration.gov.ph/
Direct Line: (632) 8 547-3769
Trunk Line: (632) 8 465-2400
Email Address:
xinfo@immigration.gov.ph|
immigPH@gmail.com
Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Website: https://www.cfo.gov.ph/
Trunkline: (+632) 8552-4700
Fax: (+632) 8561-8332
Mobile: (+63) 9175630773 |(+63)
9175630782    
Email Address: info@cfo.gov.ph
Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Website: https://dfa.gov.ph/
Telephone: (632) 8834-4000 |(632)
8834-3000   
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Website: https://www.dole.gov.ph/
24/7 Hotline:1349
Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) Website: http://iacat.gov.ph/
Actionline Against Human Trafficking:
1343or +632 (1343)if outside Metro
Manila or the Philippines
Telephone: (02) 525-2131 | (02)
527-2363    
Email Address:
contactus.iacat@gmail.com
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Website: https://owwa.gov.ph/
Hotline: 1348
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Website:http://poea.gov.ph/
Hotlines: 722-1144 |722-1155
Email Address: info@poea.gov.ph

 

Directory of VAW Service Providers in Region 7- Central Visayas

SERVICE PROVIDER

CONTACT NUMBER

ADDRESS

1. CARCAR CITY

POLICE

Carcar City Police Station

Tel.: (032) 487-8886

Mobile: 0939-5005116

P. Vasquez Street,

Carcar City

Carcar Municipal Police Station

Tel.: (032) 266-9191

Mobile: 0928-2199419

WCPD

Mobile: 0939-5005116

Natalio B. Bacalso

South National

Highway, Carcar City

CSWDO

Tel.: (032) 345-6423 loc. 103

Carcar City Hall, P.

Vasquez St., Carcar City

2. CEBU CITY

POLICE

Cebu City Police Office

Tel.: (032) 328-8681

WCPD

Tel.:(032) 255-7903 / 253-9911

Camp Cabahug,

Gorordo Ave, Cebu City

Police Station 1

Tel.: (032) 255-8404

Mobile: 0916-4216215

WCPD

Mobile: 0939-5972625

Barangay Parian

Sikatuna St, Cebu City

Police Station 2

Tel.: (032) 253-5636/ 255-7350

Mobile: 0917-3057336

WCPD

Mobile: 0929-2831143

Osmeña Blvd, Cebu

City

 

Police Station 3

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 254-6968

Mobile: 0998-9673781

Waterfront Pier,

Legaspi Ext., Cebu City

Police Station 4

Tel.: (032) 231-5411

Mobile: 0917-3057340 /

0932-5924464

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0977-2154329

Barangay Mabolo Cebu City

POLICE

Police Station 5

Mobile: 0923-6446496

Carbon Market, M. C.

Briones St, Cebu City

Police Station 6

Tel.: (032) 261-9788

Mobile: 0917-3057348

Barangay Sawang

Calero Spolarium St,

Cebu City

Police Station 7

Tel.: (032) 273-3642

Mobile: 0932-4845255

WCPD

Mobile: 0925-4724717

Barangay Poblacion

Pardo, I Tabura St,

Cebu City

Police Station 8

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 344-7400

Mobile: 0922-2194959

Barangay Talamban,

Talamban Rd, Cebu

City

Police Station 9

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 479-9515

Mobile: 0949-3794350

Barangay Guadalupe,

V Rama Ave, Cebu City

Police Station 10

Tel.: (032) 261-7507/ 261-5470

Mobile: 0905-3319514

 

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 328-1497

Mobile: 0929-6618370

Barangay Punta

Princesa, GF, Punta

Princesa Multi-Purpose

Bldg., Tres de Abril St,

Cebu City

Police Station 11

Tel.: (032) 231-4588/ 349-8102

Mobile: 0917-3275188 /

0933-0344128

Barangay Mambaling,

Maria Gochan St, Cebu

City

Department of Social

Welfare & Services

(DSWS)

Tel.: (032) 414-5138

Dsws Bldg, Katipunan

St, Cebu City

WCPU

Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical

Center Cebu City

Tel.: (032) 266-1946

Mobile: 0920-9707554

B. Rodriguez St, Cebu

City

PAO

PAO Regional Office 7

Tel.: (032) 253-5859 / 412-8717 /

412-8718

Ground Floor, East

Wing, The CJ Fernan

Memorial Hall of

Justice, Capitol

Compound, Escario St.,

Cebu City

3. DANAO CITY

POLICE

Danao City Police Station

Tel.: (032) 200-3005 / 231-2264

Mobile: 0906-5016552 /

0943-4587634

National Road, Danao

City, Cebu

CSWDO

Tel.: (032) 260-1172

Mobile: 0917-6212245

Mabini St,, Danao City,

Cebu

PAO

Danao City District Office

Tel.: (032) 200-4076

Ground floor, Danao

City Hall, F. Ralota st.

Brgy. Poblacion, Danao

City

4. LAPU LAPU CITY

POLICE

Lapu-Lapu City Police Office

Tel.: (032) 341-1311 / 255-3943

Mobile: 0917-6299444  /

0995-2108426

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0922-2945510 /

0995-7538794

Brgy Pusok, Lapu-Lapu

City

Police Station 1

Mobile: 0998-5986319

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0906-5220344

Talima, Olango Island,

Lapu-Lapu City

Police Station 2

Tel.: (032) 495-3055

Mobile: 0922-5303430

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0905-7027921 /

0923-4333239

Brgy Mactan,

Lapu-Lapu City

POLICE

Police Station 3

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 341-1811/ 343-4663

Mobile: 0917-7923861

Brgy Gun-ob,

Lapu-Lapu City

Police Station 4

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 494-3055

Mobile: 0915-8354745 /

0998-5986316

Crossing - Marigondon

Lapu-Lapu City

Police Station 5

Tel.: (032) 520-7861

Mobile: 0923-1629424

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0933-8614956

Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City

CSWDO

Tel.: (032) 340-5639

M L Quezon Highway,

City Hall Compound,

Lapu-Lapu City

PAO

Lapu-Lapu City District Office

Tel: (032)-340-1139

2nd floor Annex Bldg.,

Hall of Justice, Pusok,

Lapu-Lapu City

POLICE

Mandaue City Police Office

Tel.: (032) 344-1200

Mobile: 0917-5909396

 

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 328-9315

Mobile: 0917-7069598

A.Soriano Ave, Brgy.

Centro, Mandaue City

Police Station 1

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 344-6221

Mobile: 0917-3035182 /

0998-5986302

A Soriano St Corner

Ouano Wharf,

Mandaue City

Police Station 2

Tel.: (032) 346-8591 / 328-0673

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0919-9890177

Albaño Street Mandaue

City

Police Station 3

Tel.: (032) 421-1865 / 239-8752

 

Mobile: 0998-5986305

WCPD:

Tel.: (032) 326-0994

Mobile: 0951-4789809

Cebu North Rd,

Mandaue City

Police Station 4

Tel.: (032) 344-7752

Mobile: 0933-4956790

M. L. Quezon Ave,

Mandaue City

Police Station 5

Tel.: (032) 318-5094 / 328-1328

 

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 239-8766

Mobile: 0932-7855067

A. Soriano Avenue,

Barangay Centro, Cebu

City

Police Station 6

Tel.: (032) 236-3464 / 517-4099

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0943-2507653 /

0995-6458072

Canduman, Mandaue

City

PAO

Mandaue City District Office

Tel: (032) 420-9076

Ground floor, Hall of

Justice C.D. Seno st.

Brgy. Tipolo, Mandaue

City, Cebu

City Social Welfare

Services (CSWS)

Tel: (032) 343-9441

Mandaue Presidencia,

Barangay Centro,

Mandaue City

6. NAGA CITY

POLICE

Naga City Police

Tel.: (032) 272-1166

Mobile: 0943-6262345

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0920-6212945

Karaan Skina

Bowangan St, City of

Naga, Cebu

CSWD

Tel.: (032) 272-6655 / 272-6656 loc. 131

City Hall of Naga

East Poblacion, City of

Naga Cebu

7. TALISAY CITY

POLICE

Talisay City Police

Tel.: (032) 273-3636

Mobile: 0915-4347162

 

WCPD

Tel.: (032) 495-5118

Mobile: 0945-5911300 /

0930-8492148

Poblacion, Talisay City,

Cebu

Department of Social

Welfare and Services

Tel.: (032) 272-5249

New Talisay City Hall,

Fidel Bas, Lawaan II,

Talisay City

PAO

Talisay City District Office

Tel.: (032) 273-6120

2nd Floor, Hall of

Justice,     Lawaan II,

Talisay City

 

  1. BOHOL

SERVICE PROVIDER

CONTACT NUMBER

ADDRESS

1.   PROVINCE OF BOHOL

POLICE

Bohol Provincial Police Office

Tel: (038) 501-0108/ 411-4343

Mobile: 0917-3163297 /

0912-8089279

 

WCPD

Tel.: (038) 342-8572

Mobile: 0910-2742613 /

0927-7597455

Camp Dagohoy,

Tagbilaran City, Bohol

PSWDO

Tel.: (038) 501-8014

2nd Floor Old Capitol

Building, Pres. Carlos P.

Garcia Avenue, Bohol

2.   TAGBILARAN CITY

POLICE

Tagbilaran City Police Station

Tel.: (038) 501-9834

Mobile: 0906-7464252

 

WCPD

Tel.: (038) 416-0758

Mobile: 0926-2026139

Tagbilaran City

CSWD

Tel.: (038) 411-3128

Building, Calceta

Street, Tagbilaran City,

6300, Bohol CSWD

 

PAO

Tagbilaran City District Office

Tel.: (038) 235-6780

Hall of Justice, New

Capitol Site, Tagbilaran

City

WCPU

Gov. Celestino Gallares

Memorial Hospital

Tel.: (038) 411 4868 to 69 /

501 7531 loc. 262/283

Tagbilaran City, Bohol

 

  1. NEGROS ORIENTAL

SERVICE PROVIDER

CONTACT NUMBER

ADDRESS

1. BAIS CITY

POLICE

Bais City Police Station

Tel: (035) 402-3178 / 402-3173 /

541 5473

Mobile: 0917-6349145

Bais City Hall, Bais City,

Negros Oriental

PAO

Bais City District Office

Tel.: (035) 402-3454

Hall of Justice, A.C.

Villanueva St., Bais City

CSWD

Tel.: (035) 402-2123

Bais City Municipal Hall,

Bais City, Negros Oriental

2. BAYAWAN CITY

POLICE

Bayawan City Police Station

Tel.: (035) 531-0596

Mobile: 0927-1441875

Bayawan City, Negros

Oriental

CSWD

Tel.: (035) 531-0018

Bollos Street, Bayawan

City, 6221 Negros Oriental

PAO

Bayawan City District Office

Tel.: (035) 531-0852

Ground floor, Liga Bldg.,

City Hall Compound C.

Martinez st. Bayawan,

Negros Oriental

3. CANLAON CITY

POLICE

Canlaon Police Station

Mobile: 0997-3762130

Samaka Village, Barangay

Mabigo, Canlaon City,

Negros Oriental

CSWD

Mobile: 0917-5843296 /

0915-319012

Canlaon City Hall,

Canlaon City

4. DUMAGUETE CITY

POLICE

Dumaguete City Police Station

Tel.: (035) 225-1766

Mobile: 0922-7676444 /

0917-9220022

Dr V. Locsin St,

Dumaguete, Negros

Oriental

CSWD

Tel.: (035) 422-8117 / 225-0637

Rizal Boulevard,

Dumaguete, Negros

Oriental

WCPU

CAPIN - Dumaguete City

City Health Office

Mobile: 0926-2106168

Dumaguete City, Negros

Oriental

PAO

Dumaguete City District Office

Tel.: (035) 225-1796/ 422-4460

3rd floor, Hall of Justice

E.J. Blanco Drive, Piapi,

Dumaguete City

5. GUIHULNGAN CITY

POLICE

Guihulngan City Police Station

Tel.: (035) 410-4116

Guihulngan City Police Station

Tel.: (035) 410-4116

CSWD

Tel.: (035) 410-4087

Guihulngan City Hall,

Guihulngan, Negros

Oriental

PAO

Guihulngan District Office

Tel.: (035) 231-3051

City Gymnasium Building,

National Highway

6. TANJAY CITY

POLICE

Tanjay City Police Station

Tel.: (035) 415-9319 / 527-0400

Mobile: 0917-6349157 /

0905-4589497

Corner Rizal and, Legaspi

Street, Tanjay City

 

  1. SIQUIJOR

SERVICE PROVIDER

CONTACT NUMBER

ADDRESS

PROVINCE OF SIQUIJOR

POLICE

Siquijor Provincial Police Office

Tel: (035) 344-2033

Mobile: 0927-2499482 /

0917-7165134

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0975-4979670

Brgy. Caipilan, Siquijor

Enrique Villanueva Municipal

Police Station

Mobile: 0906-4437420 /

0906-8351602

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0935-8270334 /

0906-9533063

Siquijor Circumferential

Road, Enrique Villanueva,

Siquijor

Larena Municipal Police Station

Tel.: (035) 377-2166

Mobile: 0916-8760033 /

0927-2499551

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0905-1333806

Siquijor Circumferential

Road, Larena, Siquijor

 

Lazi Municipal Police Station

Mobile: 0916-2689256 /

0927-2499545

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0917-7490958

Lazi, Siquijor

Maria Municipal Police Station

WCPD

Mobile: 0906-3297439

Siquijor Circumferential

Road, Maria, Siquijor

San Juan Municipal Police

Station

Mobile: 0926-3242820

 

WCPD

Mobile: 0917-3141176

Siquijor Circumferential

Road, San Juan, Siquijor

Siquijor Municipal Police

Station

Tel.: (035) 344-2166

Mobile: 0916-8707392 /

0917-3280575

 

PAO

Siquijor District Office

Mobile: 0916-1707344

Ground floor, Old

Provincial Capitol Building,

Larena, Siquijor

Provincial Planning

and Development

Office (PPDO)

Mobile: 0927-7079492

Municipal Hall, Siquijor