Gender and Development Thrusts
The Gender and Development Focal Point System of Mendez-Nuñez creates and encourage quality gender-responsive programs and policies where both men and women could equally gain from. Its vision is that both of these men and women equally contribute and equally gain from society.

Such is pursuant to RA 9710: Magna Carta of Women, wherein the goals of a Gender and Development (GAD) are gender equality, society transformation towards gender roles, active agency of women in development, improvement of women organization and women politics. And indeed, such development would be participatory, empowering, equitable, sustainable, violence-free, and respectful of human rights, and supportive of self-determination and actualization of human potentials.

To achieve the said goals, GAD Mainstreaming must be implemented. Such mainstreaming denotes an approach in turning both men and women’s issues and involvements an important aspect of the design, execution, maintenance, and assessment of all policies and programs of the government, so that both men and women may equally benefit. It is a way of evaluating the effects for men and women of any strategic activity, including legislation, policies, or programs in all areas and at all levels.

  • Part of the mainstreaming efforts is the development a database. Through the collaborative efforts of the GAD Focal Point System and Barangay Officials the Municipality of Mendez-Nuñez developed the  Municipal Gender and Development Database.
Gender and Development Database
The Mendez-Nuñez GAD Database is a project of the municipality of Mendez-Nuñez, Cavite, spearheaded by the GAD Focal Point System. The database is a manifestation of the municipality’s strong belief and commitment that a GAD database is essential, since it serves as the basis for gender-responsive planning, programming, and policy formulation. The design of the database also allows interested researchers to download the information. The GAD-GFPS  also promises to continuously and regularly monitor and update the database to make sure that all possible facets of necessary data is covered.

When you open the Mendez-Nuñez website, click on the Services Tab. This will take you to the site of the GAD Database.

The first page that will be seen is the list of sectors as shown in the Joint Memorandum Circular 2013-01. These are as follows:

I. Social Development Sector - Demography, Education, Health, Special Benefits Leave, Shelter, Social Welfare-WEDC, Girl Children, Senior Citizens, Gender-based Violence/Protection from all forms of Violence, Media and Film, Marriage and Family Relations, Sports, Social Protection, and Protection and security in times of disaster, calamity, and other crisis.

II. Economic Development Sector - Income and Poverty, Labor and Employment, Agriculture Land Utilization, Food Self-sufficiency, Fishery, Forestry, Industry

III. Infrastructure Sector - Utilities (water), Roads and Bridges, Flood Drainage and Management, Irrigation, Public Safety, Open Space, Social Support

IV. Environment Sector - Resource Base and Land Use, Tenure Management, Land Use and Land Productivity, Fertilizer and Pesticides Use, Solid Waste Management, Water Quality

V. Institutional Sector - Local Fiscal Management – Revenue Performance, Expenditure, Real Property Tax, Capacity Development, Participation, Organization and Management, Transparency, Development Orientation, Enterprise Development, Peace and Development

VI. Gender Mainstreaming - Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation, GAD Code, GAD Focal Point System, GAD Database

Each of the above sectors has sub-sectors which are also listed above. The GAD Database will follow the listing of the sub-sectors.
Gender and Development Sectoral Data

I. Social Development Sector

The Social Development Sector contains a hundred indicators covering such topics as demography, education, health, special benefit, shelter, social welfare, gender based violence, media and film, marriage and family relations, protection and security in times of disaster and other crisis situation, sports and social protection. The World Bank states that social development focuses on the need to “put people first” in development processes. Meanwhile, social development as defined by the New Brunswick Canada is about improving the well-being of every individual in society so they can reach their full potential since the success of society is linked to the well-being of each and every citizen. The International Institute of Social Studies (part of the Erasmus University Rotterdam) believes that social development is about putting people at the center of development and that social development is critical for broader development outcomes, including sustainable economic growth.

1. Demography

Total Population

Household Population

Person with Disability

2. Education


3. Health


Maternal Deaths

Nutritional Status

Family Planning

Child Deaths

Cause of Deaths

Teen Pregnancy

Senior Citizens

Maternal Care

Early Pregnancy Prevention Program

II. Economic Development Sector

The Economic Development Sector encompasses the following topics: income and poverty, labor and employment, agriculture and land use, food, fishery, forestry and industry. Traditionally, the literature describes the economic sector to include the primary sector which includes agriculture and other natural resource industries; the secondary sector covers manufacturing, engineering and construction; and a tertiary sector for the service industries. Two other sectors, i.e., the quaternary sector for intellectual activities involving education and research and the quinary sector reserved for high level decision makers in government and industry have been added lately (Business Dictionary).

1. Income and Poverty

2. Labor and Employment

3. Agriculture Land Utilization

4. Food Self-sufficiency

5. Forestry

6. Industry

III. Infrastructure Sector

The Infrastructure Sector is defined by the dictionary (Cambridge Dictionary) as the basic systems and services, such as transport and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively. Thus, the sector looks at indicators related to utilities, roads and bridges, flood drainage and management, irrigation, open space, etc.

1. Utilities (Water)

2. Roads and Bridges

3. Flood Drainage and Management

4. Irrigation

5. Public Safety

6. Industry

7. Social Support

IV. Environment Sector

The Environment Sector looks at the resource base, forms of tenure management, land use, and water quality, etc. Environment is defined as the surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates. It also refers to the natural world, as a whole or in a particular geographical area, especially as affected by human activity (English Oxford Living Dictionary).

1. Resource Base and Land Use

2. Tenure Management

3. Land Use Productivity

4. Fertilizer and Pesticides Use

5. Solid Waster Management

6. Water Quality

V. Institutional Sector

The Institutional Sector covers the remaining other indicators. These indicators look at local fiscal management, revenue performance, expenditure, real property tax, capacity development, participation, organization and management, transparency, development orientation, enterprise development, peace and development.

1. Local Fiscal Management - Revenue Performance

2. Expenditure

3. Real Property Tax

4. Capacity Development

5. Participation

6. Organization and Management

7. Transparency

8. Development Orientation

9. Enterprise Development

10. Peace and Development

VI. Gender Mainstreaming

Gender Mainstreaming delves into the planning, programming, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, GAD Code, focal point system and GAD database.

1.  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation


GAD Monitoring Evaluation (EO)

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2. GAD Code

3. GAD Focal Point System


GAD Focal Point System (EO)

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4. GAD Database

5. GAD Related Ordinances