Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) Coastal Cleanup

The LPPCHEA is a 181 hectare National Protected Area, it is also declared in the Ramsar wetlands of international importance as established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The site contains a mangrove forest and swamp and provides a habitat for many migratory birds, it is also considered as the last wetland in Metro Manila. This coastal cleanup is in partnership with the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) National Capital Region. The said activity happened last April 16, 2019.

GAD Training of Trainers

The GAD Training of Trainers is an important activity that capacitates the GFPS and some selected PEZA officials in becoming a GAD Resource Speaker. The said activity was held last April 10-12 at the Cavite Economic Zone.



The 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) is observed annually from November 25 to December 12 to raise awareness among all stakeholders that VAW is a public issue of national concern. It supports the Philippine Government’s goal to protect the human rights of women and its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence. The following issuances provide the national legal mandates for the annual campaign:

Proclamation 1172 s. 2006 – Declaring 25 November to 12 December as the 18-Day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW)

Republic Act 10398 (2013) – Declaring November 25 of Every Year as National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Children In Support of the Worldwide Campaign to End VAW

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence begun in 1991, linking November 25 (International Day Against VAW) and December 10 (International Human Rights Day) to emphasize that VAW is a human rights violation. It is further strengthened with the launching in 2008 of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End VAW Campaign which envisions a world free from all forms of violence against women and girls. For the UN, this vision can only be realized through meaningful actions and ongoing political commitments of national governments, backed by adequate resources.