Awareness on Gender and Development (GAD) of Local Government Officials
This study was conducted to determine the level of awareness on Gender and Development (GAD) of Local Government Officials in Pila, Laguna through identifying the respondents’ characteristics; GAD as to Trainings and Seminars and Policies, level of awareness on Gender Issues and Gender Roles, and the significant effect of the GAD seminars and trainings and Policies to the level awareness of LGU Officials. A descriptive method was used in order to collect data with reliable resources for an accurate interpretation of findings. The research instrument was formulated and was distributed to one hundred fifty (150) LGU Officials. Based on the data analyzed, the following results were gathered; most of the respondents belong to age range of 41-60, male, and married. The Level of awareness on GAD activities of LGU Officials in terms of Trainings and Seminars and Policies were interpreted as “Very Satisfactory.” The level of respondents’ awareness to Gender Issues and Gender Roles were interpreted as “Satisfactory.” It was also found out that GAD Trainings and Seminars and Policies have no significant effect on the respondents’ awareness in terms of gender issues and gender roles. On the foregoing, the researchers inferred that the town of Pila, Laguna has effective seminars and trainings and policies, and the respondents are somewhat aware on gender issues and gender roles. The activities conducted have effects on gender issues and gender roles of the respondents.