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March 08, 2024

BCPCH-Gender and Development Focal Point System conducts GAD Planning and Budgeting Workshop

In aiming to further enhance the key personnel’s understanding on Gender and Development (GAD) concepts and principles, the Bangsamoro Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (BCPCH-BARMM), under the leadership of Chairperson and GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) Head Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D., conducts the GAD Planning and Budgeting Workshop held on February 6-7, 2024 in the Moro Grounds, Kalanganan II, Cotabato City.

Through the initiative of Community Affairs Officer III and GFPS Coordinator Sheryan P. Guialel, the two-day workshop agenda included several presentations, open forum group discussions and breakout sessions created to equip participants with skills in gender analysis and budgeting in order to develop strategies for mainstreaming GAD in the BARMM budget process in line with the preparation of proposed GADable programs for Fiscal Year 2025.

Apart from GFPS Coordinator Guialel’s Presentation on the 2023 GAD Accomplishment Report, other Resource Persons also include Community Affairs Officer V and GFPS TWG Head Aaron-Jeff D. Usman on the highlights of conducting HGDG Tests on GAD Programs budget attributions and Planning Officer II Alesa Krista K. Valensoy on the Commission’s GAAB 2024 Targets including the Salient Features of the F.Y. 2025 Budget Call to remind the participants on key notes that needed to be considered during the activity proposal preparation.

The concerns of the following participants who are also members of the BCPCH GFPS gained a clear response from the presenters as they actively participated during the discussions and gained a deeper understanding of the importance of integrating gender considerations into budgeting and planning processes:

Operations Division Section heads Senior Museum Researcher Glenn Francis C. Lanticse and Senior History Research Esnaira Salem; along with other BCPCH Personnel: Community Affairs Officer II Fairdauz Jamaila P. Sucol, Historic Sites Development Officer II Mohaimen D. Samporna, Attorney II Community Affairs Officer I Noraida M. Sabpa, Archivist I Abdulasis E. Tukuran, Information Officer I Azharie M. Domaub, Cashier I Bai Sittie Rachma O. Bansuan and Information Systems Analyst I Raimarie S. Losaria.

BCPCH is the primary institution in preserving the history, culture, arts, tradition, and rich cultural heritage of the Bangsamoro people across the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The Commission is currently under the leadership of Chairperson Salem Y. Lingasa, Ph.D.