The Local Government Unit of Isabela City Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS) under the dynamic leadership of Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman convened for a three-day GFPS Capacity Development Training held on January 25-27 at Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City.
The initiative which was participated by 26 heads and representatives alike of various LGU offices was spearheaded by CIO and GAD Focal Mendry-Ann A. Lim.
In her message, Mayor Turabin-Hataman congratulated the group for coming a long way since its installation and inspires them to achieve more. She expressed her gratitude to everyone for their persistent dedication and hardwork toward a fully gender-responsive Isabela City that promotes a happy and dignified life for all.
The program was enriched by Prof. Rosalyn R. Echem, PCW National GAD Pool Member, who delivered topics on GAD Concepts and Gender Mainstreaming. She further capacitated the group through workshops on Gender Analysis Tools and Gender Responsive LGU (GeRL) Assessment Tool. Alvaro F. Fabon, Jr., LGOO VII of DILG City of Malabon talked about DILG Issuances, Policies and Guidelines on GAD and Charlotte H. Tugal, CPA, City State Auditor I gave a thorough discussion on COA Issuances related to the audit of GAD funds and Gender Mainstreaming.
The activity was concluded by Hon. Karel Annjaiza R. Sakkalahul, chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod committee on women, children and family affairs with a strong message of commitment and high hopes.