Gender and Development Council Office

  • 7th Floor, Civic Center Building A, Quezon City Hall Compound
  • 988-4242 local 8739 / 8732


City Government Department Head III 
Secretary, GAD Council

The GAD Council Office coordinates and implements all GAD related activities of the city. It also provides administrative, logistical services, preparation  and documentation of  GAD Council and GAD TWG meetings.

Legal Mandates of QC GAD Council

International  Instruments

  1. UN  Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (UN-CEDAW)
  2. Beijing Platform for Action (1995)
  3. Millennium Development Goals 2015/Sustainable Development Goals 2030
  4. UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Initiative

National Laws

  1. Magna Carta Of Women (RA 9710)
  2. DBM, DILG, NEDA, PCW Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) 2013-01, as amended by JMC 2016-01
  3. Women in Development and Nation Building Act (RA 7192)
  4.  Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development 1995-2025
  5.  Annual General Appropriations Act

Quezon City Local Mandates

  1. EO No. 32, S-2019 – Reconstituting the QC GAD Council
  2. SP 2501, S-2016 – Amended GAD Code to Harmonize with the Provisions of RA No. 9710, Otherwise Known as  “The Magna Carta of Women” and to Adopt the UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Initiative
  3. EO. No. 2 B, Series of 2016 – Reconstituting the QC GAD Council and Redefining Its Functions in Pursuance with RA 7192 and 9710, Ordinance No SP 2501, S-2016 and JMC No. 2013-01 and Amended JMC No. 2016-01 of PCW, DILG, DBM and NEDA
  4. SP 1401, S- 2004 – GAD Code
  5.  Ordinance No. 2493, S-2004 – Designating a Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Person for every barangay to serve as Coordinator with Gender and Development Council (QC-GAD) and authorizing each barangay to appropriate at least 5% from their Annual Budget for GAD-Related programs, projects and activities.
  6. Ordinance No.  4827, S-2004 – Ratifying the implementing rules and regulations of the Gender and Development Code of Quezon City as provided for under Ordinance No. SP-140, S-2004
  7.  OC Ordinance No. SP 2191 S – 2012 – QC Protection Center for Gender Based Violence
  8. EO 16 – S – 2002 – Creating the QC GAD Council and the GADRCO,  Defining its Functions and Composition
  9. Other GAD Related Ordinances and Resolutions Approved  by the City Council

Functions of  the GAD Council Office

  1. Monitors the  implementation of  GAD plans, programs and activities  from the barangay to the city level.
  2. Conduct capacity-building activities for GAD mainstreaming such as Gender Development  and Sensitivity orientation, Gender-responsive Planning and Budgeting, Gender Diagnosis of programs/projects, and gender-based information systems.
  3. Establish and maintain a gender-responsive knowledge center/databank.
  4. Establish GAD Focal Point mechanisms in each department within the city government and in barangays for better coordination and monitoring.
  5. Lead the conduct of advocacy activities and the development of  Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on GAD.
  6. Spearhead the preparation of the city government’s annual GAD Plan and Budget in response to women and gender issues;
  7. Lead the preparation of the annual city GAD Accomplishment Report (GAD AR), GAD Database report, Violence Against Women (VAW Report) in barangays and other related reports for submission to DILG, PCW, and COA.
  8. Facilitate the holding of women’s  assemblies for consultation and issues, and for the registration and nomination of women NGO/CSO representatives to the GAD Council;
  9. Undertake other GAD related programs and projects assigned by  the GAD Council Chairperson or the GAD Council Secretary.


  1. Mentors  barangay and department GAD Plan and Budget.
  2. Provides resource speaker to department/offices, barangay, NGO and private sector for  their GAD Training.
  3. Provides  technical or research assistance on GAD to barangay, department, students, researchers, LGUs and NGOs.
  4. Refers  clients to pre-legal assistance and other services.

Programs and Projects

  • Capacity Building Program
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Program
  • Advocacy Campaign Program
  • Administrative Support Program
  • GAD Database
  • Special Programs for Women in Difficult Circumstances (WEDC)

“Tindahan ni Ate Joy” Program

The target of this program will initially focus on home-bound mothers residing in QC, who will apply and meet the requirements set by the Office of the Mayor selection committee.

The prize package will include a variety of goods that can earnestly start a small home-bound business for the family.


  1. Social Support – to provide viable economic activities for target clients that will enable them to generate additional income and address their family’s basic needs
  2. Self-Advancement – to recognize home-bound mothers as valued wage-earners in the family and to enhance their capacity that liberates them from economic slavery

Program Components:

  1. Screening and selection of recipients
  2. Awarding of “Tindahan ni Ate Joy” prize package
  3. Monitoring
  4. Passing on the gifts and benefits to family members

Eligible Recipients:

  1. Mothers aged 30 – 60 years old
  2. Mothers with at least 2 children (school age child/children must be enrolled in a public school)
  3. Mothers who will agree to comply with the conditions set by the program

Initial Requirements for Application and Screening:

  1. Accomplished application form
  2. Birth certificates of children
  3. Photocopy of school report card if enrolled
  4. Husband’s certification of employment (or company ID with contact details of the employer); or proof of husband’s sickness (medical certificate)
  5. Affidavit of good moral character from three neighbors

Co-responsibilities of Selected Recipients:

  1. Must undergo basic training on entrepreneurship
  1. Must be a member of PhilHealth Insurance after a month
  2. Must submit quarterly report indicating the following:
    • Height and weight of children to be certified by the barangay health center
    • Copy of PhilHealth monthly contributions
    • Monthly savings

How to avail of the Services, Programs and/or Projects

  1. Write letter to the Head of Office re – request for training, research on GAD related matters, etc.
  2. Contact the office regarding request for assistance in the preparation of GAD plan          and budget

GAD Office Directory

Janete Oviedo
8988 4242 loc. 8303

Research/ Information, Education and Communication Services
Maria Luisa Vidal
Project Officer
8988 4242 loc. 8732 / 8739

Kheyyan Pagaran
Project Officer
8988 4242 loc. 8732 / 8739 

Monitoring and Evaluation
Irene Dela Cruz
Project Officer
8988 4242 loc. 8732 / 8739  

Administrative Support Services
Ana Maria Fajardo, Admin Officer
8988 4242 loc. 8732 / 8739