gadlogo smallPursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 7192 and Executive Order No. 348, the Gender and Development (GAD) was institutionalized in the DOTC plans, programs and budget in the DOTr-Central Office, Attached Agencies and Corporations on 03 July 1995. 
Gender and Development (GAD) is a development approach which reflects a change in outlook recognizing the equal contribution of women and men in all aspects and sectors of development.  It includes the process of identifying interventions which transform gender disparities into opportunities that equally benefit women and men.

DOTr Gender and Development

Mission / Vision

To mainstream gender-responsive programs, projects and activities in the development, management and operations of Department of Transportation

Women and men in the DOTr community to equally participate in the development, management and operation of globally competitive, environment-friendly and people oriented, ensuring that such efforts will bring mutually beneficial results to both sexes thereby enhancing the quality of their lives.

Message from the DOTr-GAD Focal Point

assecdmlIt is our hope that this will be your gateway in accessing relevant information on the various efforts of the Department in mainstreaming women's concerns in its plan and programs.

Admittedly, a lot has yet to be done, but rest assured that we are unremittingly working with our Sectoral Offices, Attached Agencies and Corporation in planning and strategizing, to ensure that women empowerment and gender equality is observed/ respected in the transport sector.

However, DOTr cannot do this alone. Your valuable involvement, support and contribution through comments and suggestions will give us an opportunity to improve our GAD mechanisms to fulfill this worthy advocacy.

Again, thank you for visiting this page, our humble contribution to the furtherance of a gender-responsive development.

Assistant Secretary Dante M. Lantin

Focal Point and Technical Working Group

With the institutionalization of GAD in the DOTr, a GAD Focal Point Technical Working Group (TWG) was constituted as early as 1995.

The DOTr-GAD Focal Point serves as catalyst in the DOTr Gender Responsive Planning and Programming and ensures that all disseminated guidelines are appropriately utilized and revised to suit emerging developments.

The DOTr-GAD TWG was also constituted, composed of representatives from the DOTr-Central Office and two (2) each from the Sectoral Offices and Attached Agencies and Corporations.

The Sectoral Offices and Attached Agencies and Corporations created their respective Agency Focal Points and TWGs.

The DOTr-CO and Agencies FP and TWGs have their Secretariats that provide all administrative, budgetary and technical support in pursuit of all GAD-related activities in the Department.

icon list DOTr-CO GAD Focal Point & Technical Working Group

icon list Agencies GAD Focal Point

GAD Programs, Activities and Projects

GAD Programs, Activities and Projects

Every year, the DOTr-Central Office and its Sectoral Offices and Attached Agencies and Corporations prepare and submit their respective GAD Plans, Programs and Activities (PPAs) to the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) formerly National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW) following a given format.

The DOTr GAD Plan is a vehicle for translating national policies on gender equality and women's empowerment into concrete programs and projects in the transport sector. It is based on the Department's/Agencies mandates and regular plans and the Philippine Plan for Gender Responsive Development (PPGD). It contains the issues that need to be addressed categorized as (1) Agency-focused: PPAs responding to GAD mainstreaming concerns and (2) Client-focused:

PPAs addressing GAD issues among clients.

GAD Accomplishments

GAD Accomplishments

DOTr-GAD Yearly Accomplishment Report is submitted to the PCW.  It identifies the targeted gender issues addressed during the year and those that need further actions. The GAD Accomplishment Report serves as basis for the formulation of the GAD PPAs for the succeeding year.


The DOTr demographic is focused on the distribution of male and female employees of the DOTr-Central Office given the level and types of positions and work/functions. Quarterly updating will be presented to cover other areas such as size of the population, educational qualification, age distribution and other statistics which are vital to the relationship of gender to the transport sector.

Demographics 2012


Publication of department orders, special orders and other issuances from the DOTr-Central Office, its Sectoral Offices and Attached Agencies and Corporations, Office of the President, Civil Service Commission and the Department of Budget and Management and other institutions relevant to the implementation of gender-related programs and activities.

Department Order No. 2014-013
Policies on Transport Accessibility

Special Order No. 2015-460
DOTC Task force on Accessibility as Amended

Republic Act No. 7277
Magna Carta for Disabled Person

Batas Pambansa No. 344
Accessibility Law

Republic Act No. 10070
An Act establishinh an Institutional mechanism to ensure implementation of programs and services for persons with disabilities in every province, city and municipality, amending Republic Act No. 7277, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons, as amended, and for other purposes

Republic Act No. 9442
An Act amending Republic Act No. 7277, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Disabled Persons and for other purposes

Convention on the Rights of person with Disabilities

Incheon Strategy
Incheon Strategy to make the right real for Persons with Disabilities

Joint DOTC-DTI Administrative Order No. 1
Providing for a Bill of Rights for Air Passengers and Carrier Obligations

Special Order No. 2012-190
Reconstitution and operationalization of the GAD National Task Force

Department Order No. 2012-09
Implementing Rules on the Harmonized Gender and Development (GAD) Guidelines for Project Development, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

Joint Circular No. 2012-01
Guidelines for the Preparation of Annual Gender and Development (GAD) Plans and Budgets and Accomplishment Reports to Implement the Magna Carta of Women

Special Order No. 2012-89
Gender Audit Committee

Department Order No. 2012-05
Mainstreaming Gender and Development in the Transportation Sector (Policies, Plans, Programs/ Activities/ Projects) and Sthretening the GAD Focal Points in the DOTC-Central Office(CO), Its Project Offices (PMOs), Regional and Sectoral Offices and Attached Agencies and Corporations.

1987 Philippine Constitution (Art. II Sec. 14)

National Mandate
The State recognizes the role of women in nation building and shall promote the FUNDAMENTAL EQUALITY before the law of women and men.

Republic Act No. 7192

In support of the full benefits of gender-responsive planning, external and domestic resources shall be increasingly mobilized for utilization by national and local government agencies to support programs and projects for women.

R.A. No. 8745, 1999 General Appropriations Act

For all government agencies, departments, bureaus, offices and instrumentalities including government-owned and controlled corporations to formulate a GAD plan designed to address gender issues. The cost of the implementation of the GAD plan shall be at least FIVE PERCENT (5%) of the Agencys total 1999 budget appropriation.

Executive Order No. 273
All government agencies, departments, bureaus, offices and instrumentalities including government-owned and controlled corporations, at the national and local levels are directed to incorporate GAD concerns in their … annual budget proposals and work and financial plans.

Republic Act No. 9710
Magna Carta of Women with IRR

CSC Resolution No. 1000432
Guidelines on the Availment of Special Leave Benefits for Women under Republic Act No. 9710 (An Act Providing for the Magna Carta of Women)

DOTC GAD Activities

    2. GAD Summit
        a. GAD Summit Breakout
            - Air
            - Maritime
            - Rail
            - Road
        c. GAD Summit Day 1
    3. Women's Month 2014
    4. Women's Month 2016
        a. Lectures
        b. Luneta
        c. Posters Tarpaulin

    5. Signs To Stop Trafficking Campaign Launch "Unlocking the Chains"

GAD Glossary of Terms

1st Issue