INITIATIVES BY THE COMMITTEE ON DECORUM AND ETHICS (CODE)
PAGCOR Women’s Help Desk Facebook page
Social media has been a powerful and most accessible tool in disseminating information on women’s right, thus, its creation.
Due to quarantine restrictions, employees may opt to submit their inquiries or concerns through this facebook page anytime, anywhere.
Information Drive in observance of the 18 day Campaign to end VAW (Violations against Women) which was held last December 11, 2020 via ZOOM and was also live streamed via PAGCOR Women’s Help Desk Facebook page.
The 18-Day Campaign to End VAW, an advocacy campaign that is observed annually from November 25 to December 12, as mandated by Proclamation 1172 s. 2006, supports the Philippine government’s goal of protecting the human rights of women by upholding its commitment to address all forms of gender-based violence as enshrined in the 1987 Constitution.
By virtue of Republic Act 10398 or the Act declaring November 25 of every year as the National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC, government agencies are mandated to raise awareness on the problem of violence and the elimination of all forms of violence against women.
The 2020 Campaign comes at a time when the country is reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic that aggravated underlying gender issues and affected marginalized and vulnerable sectors. As we shift to the “new normal”, CODE and Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (CADR) continue to update platforms that are accessible, innovative and informative, to increase awareness and knowledge of its employees on GAD. In observance of this campaign, an information drive on the following topics was conducted:
* Anti-Violence against Women and Children (VAWC) or Republic Act 9262
* PAGCOR’s Law on Sexual Harassment
* Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11313 or “Bawal Bastos” law (effective March 15, 2020)
* Alternative Dispute Resolution Guidelines re: issues on alimony and request for child support.
No less than Chairman and CEO Andrea D. Domingo graced the ceremony by delivering a message on PAGCOR’s advocacy on empowerment and protection of the men, and most especially the women, of PAGCOR. This was followed by a welcome address of President and COO Alfredo C. Lim, who is also the GAD Focal System Executive Committee Chairman.
SEMINARS ATTENDED BY CODE:
The Center for Global Best Practices (CGBP) has invited PAGCOR to attend a seminar on The Law and Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 11313 or “Bawal Bastos” law (effective March 15, 2020), which seeks to expand the Anti-Sexual Harassment Law and categorically covers “casino” and caters to clients who experienced sexual harassment therein, thus:
Section 5. Gender-Based Sexual Harassment in x x Hotels and Casinos, x x and Other Privately-Owned Places Open to the Public.— x x shall adopt a zero-tolerance policy against gender-based streets and public spaces sexual harassment.