The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) was cited as one of the finalists in the recently held GADtimpala or GAD Transformation and Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Advocacies, Linkages and Action given by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW). This is an Award for the Most Outstanding Gender-Responsive Government Agencies in the Philippines. The awarding ceremony was the highlight of the culmination program of the 2014 Women’s Month Celebration with the theme “Juana ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag Natin sa Pagbangon at Pagsulong” on March 28, 2014 at Diamond Hotel, Manila.
Selected from fifteen (15) nominees, the PCW conferred Special Citation Award to CDA as one among the four (4) Philippine government agencies which qualify to the GADtimpala’s basic eligibility criteria including submission of GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) and Accomplishment Report (AR) to PCW for the last three consecutive years. Other government agencies awarded are the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Technical Education Skills (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority).
Nominated by the Asian Women in Co-operative Development Forum (AWCF), the award is a great achievement for CDA in recognition for its contribution and advocacy in mainstreaming GAD in cooperatives and ensuring the promotion of gender equality and institutionalization of GAD in the policies/ programs/ projects/ activities of cooperatives.
IDD Dir. Fe D. Caingles, Chief Melissa C. Santos, and CDS Cleng Salonga received the Plaque of Recognition for and in behalf of the CDA.
GADtimpala is the first-ever award given by PCW to government agencies at the national level for their outstanding achievement, contributions and/or performance in upholding the rights of women, and effective implementation of gender-responsive programs and projects. (Cleng Salonga)