The Gender and Development Focal Point System approved programs, projects and activities amounting to P 50.3 million for inclusion in the annual budget for Calendar Year 2023 during last Friday’s meeting at the session hall.
City Councilor Karissa Faye Tolentino-Maxino, Deputy Mayor for Finance, Women, Children, Family Life and Special Needs Group, presided the meeting with City Administrator Lilani Ramon and the GFPS full membership.
The different programs, projects and activities correspond to gender issues or mandates focused on indigent women, children, youth, farmers, fisherfolk, elderly and PWDs so they acquire life skills, livelihood opportunities, free medical, hospitalization and health care services, proper nutrition and sex education.
Other concerns that will be addressed by the GAD budget pertains to prevent abuse and discrimination of children, promotion of reproductive health, prevent maternal deaths, reduce dengue cases, provide educational assistance to out of school youth, provide shelter to abused/trafficked women and children and to promote gender sensitivity through trainings, seminars, conferences, networking and enforcement.