On 23 October 2023, MWSS Regulatory Office (RO) Chief Regulator Patrick Lester N. Ty and Deputy Administrator for Administration and Legal Affairs (ALA-DA) and Gender and Development Focal Point System (GFPS) Chairperson Claudine B. Orocio-Isorena, led the ceremonial signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the MWSS RO and Maynilad Water Services, Inc. The said MOU signifies the partnership between the two institutions to promote Gender and Development (GAD) initiatives and ensure the effective implementation of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs.

In his message of support, Chief Regulator Ty emphasized the importance of partnerships in achieving SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), as they are closely interrelated. He also highlighted the importance of establishing partnerships with the Concessionaires as a vital step towards gender responsiveness and women empowerment, as this expedites the MWSS RO’s aspiration to bridge gender gaps within the water sector.

ALA-DA Isorena also expressed her hopes for more fruitful collaborative activities that will promote the suitability of water services, elevate the status of women in society, and eliminate violence against women and girls.

The MWSS RO and its partner Concessionaires strongly believe that GAD mainstreaming is a critical approach to ensure that gender perspectives and concerns are systematically integrated into all aspects of policy making, planning, and implementation in the context of the water sector.

Learn more about the MWSS RO’s GAD activities: https://ro.mwss.gov.ph/gad-activities/…

Empower her. Conserve Water.

Caloocan Public Information Office

Vice Mayor Karina Teh