Under the helm of Asst. Regional Director, Officer-In-Charge Donald A. Seronay, the Department of the Interior and Local Government - Caraga Regional Office celebrated the blessing and inauguration of the Gender and Development (GAD) Spaces located at the 2nd floor of the DILG XIII Building, Doongan, Butuan City, on June 23, 2023.

With a renewed hope for a better life back in the mainstream society, 18 women former rebels and wives of former rebels in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte engaged in Women’s Forum on March 10, 2022, at the LGRRC DILG 13 Regional Office, Butuan City.

Centered on the Philippine Commission on Women’s (PCW) newly launched 5-year recurring theme: “WE for gender equality and inclusive society”, DILG Caraga jumpstarted the month-long celebration for Women’s Month with a Kick Off Program on March 1, 2023 jointly participated by personnel from Regional Office, DILG - Agusan del Norte Provincial Office, and DILG – Butuan City Office at the Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC), DILG Regional Office Building.

The indispensable role of women in society was the center of DILG Caraga’s welcome of the 2022 National Women’s Month Celebration (NWMC) on March 1; a celebration that, according to the Philippine Commission on Women, endeavors to highlight the gains achieved for women and girls, assess actions towards gender equality, and look forward to steps that must be taken to ensure progress in empowering women.