The National Housing Authority (NHA), led by GAD Champion and General Manager Joeben Tai, bagged the 2023 GADtimpala Silver for Outstanding Gender-Responsive Agency, and Exemplary GAD Focal Point System awards yearly commissioned by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW).

This after the PCW’s GADtimpala Selection Process expressed its recognition of the NHA’s continued efforts in the practice of outstanding performance in gender mainstreaming and effective implementation of gender-responsive programs.

“It is another milestone for the NHA to be acknowledged and appreciated for GAD best practices and gender-responsive programs. Indeed, I am very proud that the Authority commits to promoting gender equality,” GM Tai said in his message delivered by NHA GAD Chairperson Atty. Ma. Magdalena D. Siacon during the awarding ceremony held at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier in Taguig City on August 14, 2023, coinciding with the 14th-anniversary celebrations of the signing of the Magna Carta of Women.

In more than 20 years, the NHA has spearheaded initiatives in promoting gender equality through its policies in its workplaces and housing programs, thanks to the men and women behind the Authority’s GAD Focal Point System for their dedication and commitment to undertaking development efforts towards women empowerment.

Further, the GM reiterated that the agency will continue to improve its best GAD practices for the benefit not only of its employees but of the beneficiaries and stakeholders as well.

“Rest assured that the NHA will continue to provide better technology, better policy, and better procedures that are gender-sensitive and gender-responsive to the needs of our clients and beneficiaries,” GM Tai said.