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Starting the year right in the implementation of the GAD plan and budget, the MGB GAD Focal Point System (GFPS) through its Technical Working Group (TWG) in the Central Office, organized a Training on the Preparation of the MGB GAD Agenda for 2020-2025 last January 29 to February 1, 2019 at the Elan Hotel in Greenhills, San Juan.

Accredited Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) resource person, Ms. Reina Olivario facilitated the four (4) day training, guiding the MGB GAD focal persons and GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) preparers/implementers in the crafting of the five-year GAD Agenda. Standard activities under the Client-Focused activities were identified and unified in the respective regional GPB’s applying gender mainstreaming specifically in the major programs implemented by the Geosciences Division. Chief Geologist and GFPS-TWG Chair Jessica Lucero and Emma Deverala, Information Officer and Vice-Chair of MGB-IX, represented the region. 

MGB Assistant Director Atty. Danilo Uykieng welcomed the participants during the first day of the training. Meanwhile, Ms. Cherry Liz Solijon, GAD Focal Person of the GFPS of the Bureau, served as the facilitator in the whole duration of the training.