Gender advancement a priority under Lacson admin


Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said the thrust of his administration is to support advocacy for gender advancement.

Lacson made the statement during the Provincial Women’s Day celebration spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental and the Provincial Council for Women held at the Capitol Social Hall Tuesday.

The governor assured that proper enabling mechanisms shall be in place through the creation of appropriate structures, adequate budget, and priority programs. (

Aside from the plans, continuing programs, and activities that are in place, the provincial government has established the Provincial Gender and Development Focal Points System, the Committee on Decorum and Investigation, the Provincial Committee Against Child-Trafficking- Child Pornography and Violence Against Women and Children, and the Provincial Committee on Migration and Development, he said.

According to him, there are also new programs such as the establishment of a gender responsive Migrant Resource Center, help desks and services for women migrant workers, and the HerVoice mobile app to help protect women from gender-based violence.

“Gender equality has always been at the core of social justice, true democracy and genuine progress,” said Lacson.