GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT:
1. In the observance and celebration of the 2015 Women’s
Month, this Office conducted its regular community outreach program to reach out far flung communities dominated by IPs. The Medical Team headed by Dr. Meriam Kanakan proceeded to a far flung Sitio of Barangay Pandan, South Upi, Maguindanao. The team provided the following services:
a.Prenatal checkup among IP pregnant women to lessen cases of maternal mortality cases among IP women and infant mortality cases among IP children. A total of 46 IP pregnant women benefited the said prenatal check up with free medicine and vitamins provided.
b.Consultation checkup and free medication for IP Children , fifty six (56) IP Children were given free medicines who have colds and cough which are common ailments on the ground;
c. Information education campaign on maternal Health care and responsible parenthood was also conducted. A total on ninety six (96) IP individuals (parents) attended the activity.
d. Feeding program was also provided for school children aged five to seven.
2. Information and education campaign was conducted at another barangay in the coastal town of Datu Odin Sinsuat. The information dissemination campaign on Maternal Health Care and Responsible Parenthood will provide IP couples to know their responsibilities and obligations as husband and wife.
3. It will also enable them to know the risks of early marriages among their children, thus, they have to avoid their children to engage in early marriages. A total of forty eight (48) IP individuals present and attended the said activity.
4. Attended and participated in a seminar-workshop conducted by the Civil Service Commission and RCBW on the following;
a. New Violence Against Women and Children-VAWC referral system on Violence Against Women;
b. CODI- Competence Building on Committee on Decorum and Investigation;
c. Guiding Principle on Sexual Harassment victims and
d. Procedural Rules on Sexual Harassment.