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Republic of the Philippines


City of Iloilo
OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD

EXCERPT FROl\1 TIIE l\.llNUTES OF TilE 45TH REGlJLAR SESSION OF TIIE 3TH
SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF THE CITY OF ILOILO, PHILIPPINES, HELD
AT THE SESSION HALL, 6™ FLOOR NEW CITY HALL BUILDING, PLAZA
LIBERTAD, ILOILO CITY, ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2017.

PRESENT:
HON. JEFFREY P. GANZON
City Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer

Hon. Joshua C. Alim Member


Hon. Lady Julie Grace L. Baronda Member
Hon. Ely A. Estante, Jr. Member
Hon. R Leone N. Gerochi, Ass/. Floor Leader Member
Hon. Reyland V. Hervias, (Pres. Liga ng mga Brgy.) Ex Officio Member
Hon. Manclrie T. Malabor Member
Hon. Plaridel C. Nava II Member
Hon. Annand S. Parcon Member
Hon. Eduardo L. Pefiaredondo, Floor Leader Member
Hon. Liezl Joy Zulueta-Salazar Member
Hon. Jose Efrain G. Trefias III Member
Hon. Candice Magdalane A. Tupas, M.D. Member

ABSENT:

None.

REGULATION ORDINANCE NO. 2017-201

AN ORDINANCE INSTITUTIONALIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BARANGAY


VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN A.ND THEIR CHILDREN (VAWC) DESKS,
INCLUDING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF PROTOCOL IN HANDLING VAW CASES
AT BARANGAY LEVEL IN ALL BARANGAYS IN THE CITY OF ILOILO

Sponsored by Hon. Liezl Joy Zulueta-Salazar, co-sponsored by Hon. Eduardo L.


Pefi.aredondo and Hon. Joshua C. Alim

WHEREAS, Republic Act 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women, is a
comprehensive women's human rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against women
by recognizing, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino Women, especially
those in the marginalized sectors.

WHEREAS, Chapter IV, Section 9 (d) of the said Republic Act, states that;

"Chapter IV: Rights and Empowerment; Sec. 9: Protection from Violence:

(d) All local government units shall establish a Violence Against Women's Desk
in every barangay to ensure tl2at violence against women cases are fully
addressed tn a gender-responstve 111mmer."

WHEREAS, the Section 12(D) of the hnplementing Rules and Regulations of the Magna
Carta of Women also provides for the establishment of a VAW Desk;

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WHEREAS, there were guidelines set in the establishment ofa Violence against Women
('IAW) Desk in every barangay through the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2010-2, dated
December 9, 2010 issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Department
of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and
the Philippine Commission on Women;

WHEREAS, the Department oflnterior and Local Government, through its Seal of Good
Local Governance (SGLG) Program, identified as one of its Core Indicator on Social Protection
that every LGU must have a mechanism in handling cases on violence against women and
children;

WHEREAS, the Iloilo City Government identified aims to embrace good governance by
seeing to it that all sectors of the society are being served and are given the necessary avenues to
access these services;

WHEREAS, the establishment of VA WC Desk in every barangay within the territorial


jurisdiction of the City of Iloilo provides the avenue for raising the consciousness of the public
with regard to violence against women and children and giving them the necessary tool to fight
and seek justice against these crimes.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of the City oflloilo hereby ordains
and state that:

SECTION L TITLE: This ordinance shall be known as an ordinance institutionalizing


the establishment of Barangay Violence Against Women and their Children (VAWC) Desks,
including the establishment of protocol in handling VAWC cases at Barangay Level

SECTION 2. DEFINITION OF TERMS:

a. Violence against Women (VA W)

Refers to any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in,
physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such
acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private
life.

It shall be understood to encompass, but not limited to, the following:

(i) Physical, sexual, psychological, and economic violence occurring in the family
including battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household, dowry-
related violence, marital rape, and other traditional practices harmful to women,
non-spousal violence, and violence related to exploitation;
(ii) Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring within the general
community, including rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, intimidation at work
in educational institutions and elsewhere, trafficking of women and prostitution;
and
(iii) Physical, sexual, and psychological violence perpetrated or condoned by the
State, wherever it occurs. It also includes acts of violence against women as
defined in Republic Act No 9208 and 9262.

b. VAW Desk- a facility that would address VAW cases in a gender-responsive manner,
managed by a person designated by the Punong Barangay. It is situated within the
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premises of the barangay hall. Jn the absence of a barangay hall, the VA W Desk shall be
established within the premises where the Punong Barangay holds office.
c.
The Definition of tenns provided in RA,, 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta for
Women as far as applicable, are hereby made part of this Ordinance.

SECTION 3. SCOPE -This ordinance shall be enforced within all barangays of the City
of Iloilo.

SECTION 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF VAWC DESK IN EVERY BARANGAY

a. Setting up the VA WC Desk

The Punong Barangay shall designate an area within the barangay hall for the VA WC
Desk. S/He shall provide for the necessary furniture and fixtures such as, but not limited
to, table, chairs, separate filing cabinet and log book for record-keeping of cases.
Likewise, the Punong Bamagay shall ensure the confidentiality of the case and privacy
and safety of the victim-survivor.

b. Designation of VA WC Desk Person

The Punong Barangay shall designated a VA WC Desk Person who is trained in gender-
sensitive handling of cases; preferably a woman barangay kagawad or woman barangay
tanod. In cases where there are no trained personnel, the Punong Barangay should ensure
that the person assigned shall undergo basic gender sensitivity training and orientation on
anti-VA WC laws.

SECTION 5. FUNCTIONS OF THE VAWC DESK

The VA WC Desk shall perform the following tasks:

a. Respond to gender-based violence cases brought to the barangay;


b. Record the number of gender-based violence handled by the barangay and submit a
quarterly report on all cases of VAWC to the DILG City Office and the City Social
Welfare Development Office;
c. Keep VAWC case records confidential and secured; and ensure that only authorized
personnel can access it;
d. Assist victims of VAWC in securing Barangay Protection Order (BPO) and access
necessary services;
e. Develop the barangay's gender-responsive plan in addressing gender-based violence,
including support services, capacity building and referral system;
f. Coordinate with and refer cases to government agencies, Non-Government Organizations
(NGOs), institutions and other service providers when necessary;
g. Address other forms of abuse committee against women, especially senior citizens,
women with disabilities and other marginalized groups;
h. Lead advocacies on the elimination of VAWC in the community; and
1. Perform other related functions as may be assigned.

SECTION 6. PROTOCOL IN HANDLING VAWC CASES AT THE BARANGAY


LEVEL

The Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children (VAWC) Act (RA 9262)
mandates the Punong Barangay or, in his/her absence, the barangay kagawad concerned or on
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duty to take i1nmediate action upon being informed of a violent incident. He/She is mandated to
issue a Barangay Protection Order (BPO) on the date of filing after ex parte determination of the
basis of application. Please note that all forms of amicable settlement under the Katarungang
Pambarangay such as mediation, settlement, conciliation, arbitration shall not apply to cases of
VAWC.
The following protocols shall be observed by the Barangay VA WC Desk person when
responding to VA WC situations:

a. A VAWC (RA 9262) victim-survivor is accompanied by someone to the barangay or the


victim herself goes to the barangay.

(i) Make the woman (and children, if applicable) comfortable in a safe and private
room giving her water and other immediate needs, if any;

(ii) Assess the situation and get initial information to determine the risks on hand and
if immediate medical attention is needed. If so, facilitate referral to the nearest
medical facility;

(iii) After the victim-survivor has stabilized, assist the punong barangay/kagawad in
the conduct of an investigation in a gendersensitive and non-judgmental manner
in a language understood by her;

(iv) Inform her of her rights and the remedies available and the processes involved
particularly in relation to the BPO. Assist her to file application, if she decides to
haveaBPO;

(v) Record the incident using the National VAW Documentation System barangay
form (Annex I);

(vi) If victim-survivor desires to be in a safe shelter, seek the assistance of the other
barangay officials, barangay tanod or the police in getting her belongings and
refer to a shelter/women's center or to the CSWDO;

(vii) Assist the victim-survivor to file for a temporary protection order {TPO) or
permanent protection order (PPO) with the nearest Family Court within 24 hours
after issuance of the BPO, ifthe victim-survivor so desires or she applies directly
for a TPO/PPO instead of a BPO;

(viii) Report the incident within four hours to the PNP and the CSWDO.

b. Victim-survivor ofVAWC is reported by a community member.

(i) Verify the information and if needed, seek assistance from the PNP;

} (ii) Assess the situation and facilitate the rescue of the victim-survivor when
necessary to ensure her safety, and when applicable the safety of her children;

w (iii)

(iv)
Inform the victim-survivor about her rights and remedies available particularly the
BPO and its processes. Assist her to apply for a BPO, if she so desires;

Refer victim-survivor for medical care and temporary shelter and other needs
when needed based on the assessment done;

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(v) Record the incident using the National VAW Documentation System barangay
form (Annex I);
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(vi) If not done earlier, report the incident within four hours to the PNP and the
CSWDO.

c. For rape, trafficking in persons and other cases which do not fall under the jurisdiction of
the barangay, assist the victim-survivor to file a complaint at the PNP Women and
Children Protection Center or the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

SECTION 7. MONITORING AND REPORTING OF VAWC CASES

All barangay captains or VA WC Desk Person in charge shall, within one month after the
effectivity of this ordinance, submit a report on the establishment of the Barangay VAWC Desk
in their respective barangay to the Sangguniang Panlungsod through the Chairperson, Committee
on Women and Family Relations.

Furthermore, a quarterly report on VAWC cases in their respective barangay, including


action taken and status of each cases, shall be submitted to the above stated Committee.
Said cases and report shall be treated with utmost confidentiality and security and only
authorized personnel shall be given access to it.

SECTION 8. APPROPRIATION

The cost of the establishment and operations of the Barangay VA WC Desk shall be
charged under the respective Baraogay Gender and Development (GAD) budget. The capability
building ofVAWC Desk Person-in-Charge shall be charged to the LGU GAD Budget.

SECTION 9. REPEALING CLAUSE

All ordinances, orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof which are inconsistent with
any provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION IO. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE

Should any provision of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional or illegal by any


court of competent jurisdiction, those parts which are not declared, shall remain in effect.

SECTION 11.EFECTIVITYCLAUSE

This ordinance shall take effect upon its approval

ENAC1ED. December05. 2017

I hereby certify to the correctness of the above quoted ordinance.

ATTESTED & CERT !ED


TOBEDULY NA ED: APPROVED

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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES


Department of the Interior and Local Government
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Department of Education
Department of Health
Philippine Commission on Women

Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2010-2


December 9, 2010

TO: ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS, CITY AND MUNICIPAL MAYORS,


PUNONG BARANGAYS, DILG REGIONAL DIRECTORS AND FJELD
OFFICERS, THE ARMM REGIONAL GOVERNOR AND DILG
REGIONAL SECRETARY AND OTHERS CONCERNED

SUBJECT: GUIDELINES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A VIOLENCE AGAINST


WOMEN (VAW) DESK IN EVERY BARANGAY

The State condemns discrimination against women in all its forms and pursues by all
appropriate means and without delay the policy of eliminating discrimination against
women in keeping with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Against Women (CEDAW) and other international instruments consistent with Philippine
law.

Republic Act (RA) 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women, is a
comprehensive women's hwnan rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against
women by recognizing, protecting, :fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women,
especially those in the marginalized sectors. Section 12 D, Rule IV of the Rules and
Regulations Implementing the Magna Carta of Women provides for the establishment of
a VAW desk in every barangay to ensure that violence against women cases are fully
addressed in a gender-responsive manner.
06112/2017 REPUBL,IG OF THE PHILIPPINES Department of the Interior and Local Government Department of Social Welfare and Development De ...

To provide the guidelines and procedures for the above provision, this Memorandum
Circular is jointly issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government
{DILG), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Department of
Health (DOH), the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Philippine Commission on
Women (PCW), pursuant to Section 12 D.2 of the hnplementing Rules and Regulations
ofRA 9710.

1. Definition of Terms

1.1. Violence Against Women (VAW) - refers to any act of gender-based violence
that results in, or is likely to result in physical, sexual, or psychological harm or
suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary
deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. It shall be
understood to encompass, but not limited to, the following: (l) Physical, sexual,
psychological, and economic violence occurring in the family, including
battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household, dowry-related
violence, marital rape, and other traditional practices harmful to women, non-
spousal violence, and violence related to exploitation; (2) Physical, sexual, and

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psychological violence occurring within the general community, including rape,


sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and intimidation at work, in educational
institutions and elsewhere, trafficking in women, and prostitution; and (3)
Physical, sexual, and psychological violence perpetrated or condoned by the
State, wherever it occurs. It also includes acts of violence against women as
defined in Republic Act No. 9208 and 9262. Under the Magna Carta of Women,
this term is used interchangeably with gender-based violence.

1.2. VAW Desk- a facility that would address VAW cases in a gender-responsive
manner, managed by a person designated by the punong barangay. It is
situated within the premises of the barangay hall. In the absence of a barangay
hall, the YAW Desk shall be established within the premises where the punong
barangay holds office.

2. Establishment ofVAW Desk in Every Barangay

2.1. Setting up the VAW Desk-the punong barangay shall designate an area
within the barangay hall for the VAW desk. S/he shall provide for the necessary
furniture and fixtures such as, but not limited to, table, chairs, separate filing
cabinet and log book for record-keeping of cases. Likewise, the punong
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barangay shaJl ensure the confidentiality of the case and privacy and safety of
the victim-survivor.

2.2. Designation ofVAW Desk person - the punong barangay shall designate a
VAW Desk person who is trained in gender-sensitive handling of cases;
preferably a woman barangay kagawad or woman barangay tanod. In cases
where there are no trained personnel, ensure that the person assigned shall
undergo basic gender sensitivity training and orientation on anti-YAW laws.

23. Functions of the Barangay VAW Desk - The VAW Desk shall perform the
following tasks:

2.3.1. respond to gender-based violence cases brought to the barangay;

2.3.2. record the number of gender-based violence handled by the barangay


and submit a quarterly report on all cases ofVAW to the DILG
City/Municipal Field Office and the City/Municipal Social Welfare
Development Office (C/MSWDO);

2.3.3. keep VAW case records confidential and secured, and ensure that only
authorized personnel can access it;

2.3.4. assist victims ofVAW in securing Barangay Protection Order (BPO)


and access necessary services;

2.3.5. develop the barangay's gender-responsive plan in addressing gender-


based violence, including support services, capacity building and
referral system;

2.3.6. coordinate with and refer cases to government agencies, non-


government organizations (NGOs), institutions, and other service
providers as necessary;

2.3. 7. address other forms of abuse committed against women, especially


senior citizens, women with disabilities, and other marginalized groups;

2.3.8. lead advocacies on the elimination ofVAW in the community; and

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2.3.9. perform other related functions as may be assigned.


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2.4. Role of Provincial Governors, and City and Municipal Mayors - all
provincial governors, and city and municipal mayors shall ensure the
establishment of a VAW Desk in every barangay within their jurisdiction. and
provide technical and financial assistance for its operations pursuant to
Section 12.D paragraph 2 of the MCW IRR.

3. Protocol in Handling VAW Cases at the Barangay Level - the Anti~Violence


Against Women and Their Children (VAWC) Act (RA 9262) mandates the punong
barangay or in his/her absence the barangay kagawad concerned or on duty to take
immediate action upon being informed of a violent incident and is mandated to issue
a Barangay Protection Order (BPO) on the date of filing after ex parte determination
of the basis of application. Please note that all forms of amicable settlement under
the Katarnngang Pambarangay such as mediation, settlement, conciliation,
arbitration shall not apply to cases of VAWC.

The following protocols shall be observed by the Barangay VAW Desk person when
responding to VAW situations:

3.1. A VAWC (RA 9262) victim-survivor is accompanied by someone to the


barangay or the victim herself goes to the barangay.

3.1.1. Make the woman (and children. if applicable) comfortable in a safe and
private room giving her water and other immediate needs, if any;

3.1.2. Assess the situation and get initial information to determine the risks on
band and if immediate medical attention is needed. If so, facilitate
referral to the nearest medical facility;

3.1.3. After the victim-survivor has stabilized, assist the punong


barangay/kagawad in the conduct of an investigation in a gender-
sensitive and non-judgmental manner in a language understood by her;

3.1.4. Inform her of her rights and the remedies available and the processes
involved particularly in relation to the BPO. Assist her to file application,
if she decides to have a BPO;

3.1.5. Record the incident using the National VAW Documentation System
barangay form (Annex 1);

3.1.6. If victim-survivor desires to be in a safe shelter, seek the assistance of


the other barangay officials, barangay tanod or the police in getting her
belongings and refer to a shelter/women's center or to the C/MSWDO;

3.1.7. Assist the victim-survivor to file for a temporary protection order (TPO)
or permanent protection order (PPO) with the nearest Family Court
within 24 hours after issuance of the BPO, if the victim-survivor so
desires or she applies directly for a TPO/PPO instead of a BPO;

3.1.8. Report the incident within four hours to the PNP and the C/MSWDO.

3.2. A victim-survivor of VAWC is reported by a community member.

3.2.1. Verify the information and if needed, seek assistance from the PNP;
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3.2.2. Assess the situation and facilitate the rescue of the victim-survivor when
necessary to ensure her safety, and when applicable the safety of her
children;

3.2.3. Jnfonn the victim-survivor about her rights and remedies available
particularly the BPO and its processes. Assist her to apply for a BPO, if
she so desires;

3.2.4. Refer victim-survivor for medical care and temporary shelter and other
needs when needed based on the assessment done;

3.2.5. Record the incident using the National VAW Documentation System
barangay form (Annex 1);

3.2.6. If not done earlier, report the incident within four hours to the PNP and
the CIMSWDO.

3.3. For rape, trafficking in persons and other cases which do not fall under the
jurisdiction of the barangay, assist the victim-survivor to file a complaint at the
PNP Women and Children Protection Center or the National Bureau of
Investigation (NB!).

4. Monitoring and Reporting

Within six months from the issuance of this JMC, all DILG Regional Directors and
Field Officers shall submit a report on the establishment ofBarangay VAW Desk in
their respective areas.

5.Funding

The cost of the establishment and operations of the YAW Desk shall be charged
under the LGU's gender and development (GAD) budget, which shall be at least five
percent (5%) of their budgetary allocation. As such, it shall be included in the annual
GAD Plans and Programs of the LGUs, in accordance with Section 37.A of the MCW
IRR (Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation for GAD).

6. Eflectivity

This Joint Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.


REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES •
Department of the Interior and Local Government
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Department of Education
Department of Health
Philippine Commission on Women

Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2010-2


December 9. 2010

TO: ALL PROVINCIAL GOVERNORS, CITY AND MUNICIPAL MAYORS,


PUNONG BARANGAYS, DILG REGIONAL DIRECTORS AND FIELD
OFFICERS, THE ARMM REGIONAL GOVERNOR AND DILG
REGIONAL SECRETARY AND OTHERS CONCERNED

SUBJECT: GUIDELINES IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A VIOLENCE AGAINST


WOMEN (VAW) DESK IN EVERY BARANGAY

lhe State condemns discrimination against women in all its forms and pursues by an·
appropriate means and without delay the policy of eliminating discrimination against
women in keeping wtth the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
Against Women (CEDAW} and other international instruments consistent with Philippine
law. '

Republic Act (RA} 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women, is a
comprehensive women's human rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against
women by recognizing, protecting, fulfilling and promoting the rights of Filipino women,
especially those in the marginalized sectors. Section 12 D, Rule IV of the Rules and
Regulations Implementing the Magna Carta of Women provides for the establishment of
a VAW desk in every barangay to ensure that violence against women cases are fully
addi"essed-ih a gender-responsive manner.

To provide the guidelines and procedures for the above provision, this Memorandum
Circular is jointly issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government
(DILG}, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD}, the Department of
Health (DOH}, the Department of Education (DepEd} and the Philippine Commission on
Women (PCW}, pursuant to Section 12 D.2 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations
of RA 9710.

1. Definition of Terms

1.1. Violence Against Women (VAW}- refers to any act of gender-based violence
that results in, or is likely to result in physical, sexual, or psychological harm or
suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary
deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. It shall be
understood to encompass, but not limited to, the following: (1} Physical, sexual,
psychological, and economic violence occurring in the family, including
battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household, dowry-related
violence, -marital rape, and other traditional practices hannful to women, non-
spousal violence, and violence related to explottation; (2) Physical, sexual, and

1
psychological violence occurring within the generar community, inclUding rape,
sexual abuse, sexual harassment. and intimidation at work, in educational
institutions and elsewhere, trafficking in women, and prostitution; and (3)
Physical, sexual, and psychological violence perpetrated or condoned by the
State, wherever it occurs. It also includes acts of violence against women as
defined in Republic Act No. 9208 and 9262. Under the Magna Carta of Women,
this term is used interchangeably with gender-based violence.

1.2. VAW Desk - a facility that would address VAW cases in a gender-responsive
manner, managed by a person designated by the punong barangay. It ls
sttuated wtthin the premises of the barangay hall. In the absence of a barangay
hall, the VAW Desk shall be established within the premises where the punong
barangay holds office.

2. Establishment of VAW Desk in Every Barangay

2.1. Setting up the VAW Desk - the punong barangay shall designate an area
within the barangay hall for the VAW desk. S/he shall provide for the necessary
furniture and fixtures such as, but not limited to, table, chairs, separate filing
cabinet and log book for record-keeping of cases. Likewise, the punong
barangay shall ensure the confidentiality of the case and privacy and safety of
the victim-survivor.

2.2. Designation of VAW Desk person - the punong barangay shall designate a
VAW Desk person who is trained in gender-sensitive handling of cases;
preferably a woman barangay kagawad or woman barangay tanod. Jn cases
where there are no trained personnel, ensure that the person assigned shall
undergo basic gender sensitivity training and orientation on anti-VAW laws.

2.3. Functions of the Barangay VAW Desk - The VAW Desk shall perform the
following tasks:

2.3.1. respond to gender'based violence cases brought to the barangay;

2.3.2. record the number of gender-based violence handled by the barangay


and submit a quarterly report on all cases of VAW to the DILG
City/Municipal Field Office and the City/Municipal Social Welfare
Development Office (C/MSWDO);

2.3.3. keep VAW case records confidential and secured, and ensure that only
authorized personnel can access it;

2.3.4. assist victims of VAW in securing Barangay Protection Order (BPO)


and access necessary services;

-2.3.5. develop the barangay's gender-responsive plan in addressing gender-


based violence, including support services, capacity building and
referral system;

2.3.6. coordinate with and refer cases to government agencies, non-


govemment organizations (NGOs), institutions, and other service
providers as necessary;

2.3.7. address other forms of abuse committed against women, especially


senior citizens, women with disabilities, and other marginalized groups;

2.3.8. lead advocacies on the elimination of VAW in the community; and

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2.3.9. perfonn other related functions as may be assigned.

2.4. Role of Provincial Governors, and City and Municipal Mayors - all
provincial governors, and city and munii::ipal mayors shall ensure the
establishment of a YAW Desk in every barangay within their jurtsdiction, and
provide technical and financial assistance for its operations pursuant to
Section 12.D paragraph 2 ofthe MCW IRR.

3. Protocol in Handling VAW Cases at the Barangay Level - the Anti-Violence


Against Women and Their Children (VAWC) Act (RA 9262) mandates the punong
barangay or in his/her absence the barangay kagawad concerned or on duty to take
immediate action upon being infonned of a violent incident and is mandated to issue
a Barangay Protection Order (BPO) on the date of finng after ex parte detenninalion
of the basis of application. Please note that all fonns of amicable setllement under
the Katarungang Pambarangay such as mediation, settlement, conciliation,
arbitration shall not apply to cases ofVAWC.

The following protocols shall be observed by the Barangay YAW Desk person when
responding to VAW situations:

3.1. A VAWC (RA 9262) victim-survivor is accompanied by someone to the


barangay or the victim herself goes to the barangay.

3.1.1. Make the woman (and children, if applicable) comfortable in a safe and
private room giving-her water and other-immediate needs, if any;

3.1.2. Assess the situation and get initial information to determine the rtsks on
hand and if immediate medical attention is needed. If so, facilitate
referral to the nearest medical facility;

3.1.3. After the victim-survivor has stabilized, assist the punong


barangay/kagawad in the conduct of an investigation in a gender-
sensitive and non-judgmental manner in a language understood by her;

3.1.4. Inform her of her rights and the remedies available and the processes
involved particularly in relation to the BPO. Assist her to file application,
if she decides to have a BPO;

3.1.5. Record the incident using the National YAW Documentation System
barangay fonn (Annex 1);

3.1.6. If victim-survivor desires to be in a safe shelter, seek the assistance of-


the other barangay officials, barangay tanod or the police in getting her
belongings and refer to a shelter/women's center or to the C/MSWDO;

3.1.7. Assist the victim-survivor to file for a temporary protection order (TPO)
or pennanent protection order (PPO) with the nearest Family Court
within 24 hours after issuance of the BPO, if the victim-survivor so
desires or she applies directly for a TPO/PPO instead of a BPO;

3.1.8. Report the incident within four hours to the PNP and the C/MSWDO.

3.2. A victim-survivor of VAWC is reported by a community member.

3.2.1. Verify the information and if needed, seek assistance from the PNP;

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3.2.2. Assess the situation and facilitate the rescue of the victim-survivor when
necessary to ensure her safety, and when applicable the safety of her
children;

3.2.3. Inform the victim-survivor about her rights and remedies available
particularly the BPO and its processes. Assist her to apply for a BPO, if
she so desires;

3.2.4. Refer victim-survivor for medical care and temporary shelter and other
needs when needed based on the assessment done;

3.2.5. Record the incident using the National VAW Documentation System
barangay form (Annex 1);

3.2.6. If not done eartier, report the incident within four hours to the PNP and
the C/MSWDO.

3.3. For rape, trafficking in persons and other cases which do not fall under the
jurisdiction of the barangay, assist the victim-survivor to file a complaint at the
PNP Women and Children Protection Center or the National Bureau of
Investigation (NBI).

4. Monitoring and Reporting

Within six months from the issuance of this JMC, all DILG Regional Directors and
Field Officers shall submit a report on the establishment of Barangay VAW Desk in
their respective areas.

5. Funding

The cost of the establishment and operations of the VAW Desk shall be charged
under the LGU's gender and development (GAD) budget, which shall be at least ffve
percent (5%) of their budgetary allocation. As such, it shall be included in the annual
GAD Plans and Programs of the LGUs, in accordance with Section 37.A of the MCW
IRR (Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring and Evaluation for GAD).

6. Effectivity

This Joint Memorandum Circular shall take effect immediately.

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Department of!he Interior and Local Department of Sticial welfare and
Government Development

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Secnotary wi Secretary ~ Executive Director
Department of E':ducation '0 ' Department of He<ljth PhillpplnerCommission on
Women

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National Violence Against Women (NVAW) Documentation System
ANNEX 1
CBarangay Fonn)
Handling Organization ; - - - - - - - - - - Date of Intake: _/_/_ _ (MMIDDIYear)
Address:-----------------------~
Region Province._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.Cify I Mun. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Barangay._ _ _ _ __

lntervieweel By :
L&tN811'18 FiratNsm& ........... Po$ition: - - - - - - - -

Victim.Survivor Information
Bgy CaM>#: _ _ __ r.t.lm&: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
l..m;t .Mamet Fir.;t ~""°
0 WiU> Disability: o Perm8!1ent Disability o Temporary DiS<l!>irlly
0 WJihout Disability
Sex: 0 Male Dale of Birth: _j_J'--_(MWDD/Year) Age:_
0 Femal<>
cwa Status~ lfighost Eduootionol -.ment:
O Singlo O Mamed O No !ofmo I ed"""1ion 0 Elemenlary l.ev<>I / gra<klol<>d 0 Hill> Sdlool Level I graduated
o l.iv<Hn 0 Wido- 0 llo<:Oonal 0 Colege Level I graduated 0 Post Gradoate
0 Se"""""d O No Response O Others _ _ _ _ __

Nationality:---------- Passport No llf non.firlpino): - - - - - - - - - -

0..,upot;on: - - - - - - - - - -
Refigion:
O Roman Cattlotic Olslam

A<ld"""''-----------------------
Region._ _.l'l'ovlnoe._ _ _ _ _ _ _Cilyl Mun.~ _ _ _ _ _ _ _Barangay_ _ _ _ _ __

!Wmbet-of Childmi flf any): - - - - - AgesofChildren: - - - - -

If Victim-Survivor Is a Child
Nameof Parent/G~:

""'""""' ............
Address: _of
Relationship _ _ _to
_Guanfian _VIGtim-SUl'Yivor:
______ -_
-_-_
--_-
_-_-
_ _ _ __

Region Province,_ _ _ _ _ _ _C.ity rMun ._--------'Barang;ay_ _ _ _ _ __


Contact No. of Plaimnt I Guard'.an :

PffPetrator lnfOnnalion ..
Name:
-------
,......... Alias:
---------
Sex: 0 Mala- "''"""""
Dab>ofBilth: _1_/_ _ (MMIDD/Year)
0 Fermife
Civil Status ~ Hiilh•st Ed•cali<>nal A1tair11n-:
OSingle OMarried o No futmal edocatioo o Elementary l...ewtl J gratiiated O High ~ool Level I gtaduated
O·Li\le-tn OWidowed o Vooationa!
o No ReapoMe
O Colego L•Yel I g<ad-d
O others _ _ _ _ __
o Pool Gra<!uate
0Sopara1ed ONoDale

Nalionalify' - - - - - - - - - '"••sport No llfnon.filfpino)' - - - - - - - - - - if'.


occupatioo ~ - - - - - - - - - - ldantifyingMad<s! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - , ; /
~~jgion:
O Roman Catho!ie O Islam 0 Protestant 0 Iglesia nl Krlsio 0 Agllpoyan O Others
Addmss~-----------------------
Rei;Pon:._ _.PTQVince-,_ _ _ _ _ _ _Qty.fMun._ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Relationship<>f__,.toVlCtim'
Ba~ngBY, _ _ _ _ _ __
\
0 Current 1ilf)'l;U.1$e I pfill'tnier 0 fomJer ap1;1U$e I pertner 0 C1.1rrent lianc;:e '-di®lg relationahip
O FQTmer fiB:fll<e I dririg relationahip 0 Employer/ rminager 'supervisor 0 .Agent of~ ompl<>yer
O Teache< lins.lruclof I proflesor 0 Coach /trainer O Immediate family
o other relatives; O· Peo-ple of authOJity I seMte provider O Ne1"'bo~ ! peers. I ooiworkerslc:fassmat-es
OS1Janger
If ~tor is a Child

~ationshipofGu•Jtf".an • - - - - - - - - - -
Address=-----------------------
--·
Regian'--__,Ptovincec__ _ _ _ _ _C.Jly I Mun .._ _ _ _ _ _ ___,9a."ar.gay_ _ _ _ _ __

Contact No. of PaNnt I Guanllan :

0 RA 9262: Anti Vin!""'"' og- Women and TheirCllildren Act


O Sex""! Ab<ise 0 Psydlological O f'hyoical 0 E<Ooomic O Olh""' - - - - -
0 RA 8363: Antf.Rap& Law of 1995
O Rape b-~ sexU11l lntertot.1rse O Rape by Sf!}[ual ass.c1utt
0 All m of U.e Roviood Pena! (:ode
OAccs oflasCiilliou!mess
O RA 7877: Antl-8exual Harassment Act
o \lethal o Physical O Use. of objec::ts., pictures, letters ot notes 'Wilh -sexuam undet-pinnll'IQS
ORA 7$10: Special . . - o n of Children Against Child Abuoe, Explo- and Discrtmimttlon Acl
O Engage, fac:llhte. promote or attempt to commit child prostitution O Sexual Intercourse or lasc:iviom conduct
o RA9775Anti-Child Pornography/let

llescriptionoflru:kh!nt: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dale of LabM;l lncldent : _1_1 (MMIDD/Yeal') o lncomplOle Dab>


G-raphic Location of Incident :
Regioo Pr"'"1ce Oily I MIOl BaranljO>'._ _ _ _ _ __
Placeoflnddont:
0 Homa 0 Wort 0 School 0 Commercial Pt:aces 0 Rellgloo& tn&lltutions
O Place of Mietlcal Tr~ltneht 0 Ttarmpo.rt& Connecting Sites 0 Srortu~!s .and Similar &tabtishments
0 Others _()Mo_ resprn:i~

Services lnfonnation
Dote:__/_/.·~~
o Crisis intervention: including resc:ue 0 Issuance I Enforcement of Bsrangay Proteetion Order

o R.,.,. to Sodol Welfare and Devalopmant Office : Cale I I


o Ps)'t:hcsocial services O Emergency Shelltet- - 0 Eoon-,.om~i<~-..
o Ref«"W Heatttu::arl;!! p~er + o•_t_I Name Qf Heaft11"'8Te Provider :
o Provision of appropriate medical treatment O Issuance of medic:af eertifi.cate O Medi'""co-...,..leg<11="'ex'""•""m_ _ _ __
O Refer to Law Enforcement Elale_I I Agency'-~--~~-~
o R-ecalpt and te<:otding nf Cornplalnf:S. O Re&me Operations forVAW cases O Forel'l:Sic IRl:enriew and Investigation
o Enloroement of Prob>c!on O.der

o Refer to OlherSmvlceProvidet Date_/_/ iype ofSelVica- ~-------


Name of Service Provider:.-------

CEl&e ctosed : ·O kc o Yes


o..._ , _ I (MMIDDIYoat)