The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Chief of Technical and Regional Coordination Division Nharleen S. Millar attended the 1st Quarter meeting of the Region XII Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC) on May 9, 2018 at CHR Conference Room, Prime Regional Government Center, Carpenter Hill, Koronadal City to explain their proposed partnership agreement with the SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Gender and Development Committee (RGADC).

Ms. Millar informed the body that six (6) GAD bodies, name;y : Social Development Committee, Regional Development Council (RDC) – Cordillera Autonomous Region, Regional GAD Coordinating Committee-IVA, RGADC-Caraga, RGADC-Bicol Region, and RGADC-Davao Region, have already signed a partnership agreement with PCW.

In the partnership agreement, the PCW shall assist the RGADC in the conduct of activities to mainstream GAD in their respective regions.

The agreement shall commence upon signing and shall have a timeframe of three (3) years, without prejudice of renewing the same depending on the decision of both parties involved.

During the meeting, the RGADC XII approved the partnership agreement with the PCW in the implementation of GAD Mainstreaming activities in SOCCSKSARGEN, subject to the confirmation of RDC XII Full Council.

Ms. Millar committed to sponsor the next meeting of the Committee to finalize the signing of the agreement between PCW and RGADC XII in July 2018. (Apollo Y. Manlawe, NEDA XII-DRD)