PHILGUARANTEE National Women's Month with Asec. Maria Teresa Habitan

PHILGUARANTEE gives tribute to women for National Women’s Month

The Philippine Guarantee Corporation (PHILGUARANTEE) honored the transformative role of its women leaders during a recognition and awarding program held on March 27, Monday at the BPI-Philam Life Building, Makati City, as part of the National Women’s Month celebration.

The recognition rites commenced with the inspirational message delivered by Department of Finance Gender and Development (GAD) pioneer Asec. Maria Teresa Habitan, who gave a toast to the discernment, discipline, gentleness, and grit of female employees of the Agency.

“To be a woman leader is to be inspired by examples around you and to be inspiring in turn, to reaware of your worth and unique contributions you bring to the table, to be unafraid to go deep and roar,” Asec. Habitan said in her speech.

The Philippine Tax Academy Chancellor highlights fostering inclusivity as one of the features found in companies where women leaders are at a strong presence.

“With the cohort of women executives that you will be honoring today, I am sure the PHILGUARANTEE is on its way to achieving its mandate in fulfilling its vision,” she said.

Female PHILGUARANTEE Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Division Chiefs, and Officers in Charge were given certificates of appreciation, in recognition of their significant contributions in fulfilling the mandate and objectives of PHILGUARANTEE and as a way of stimulating progress in empowering women for their valuable efforts.

PHILGUARANTEE has been continuously adhering to the policies of the GAD Program through the provision of gender-responsive activities such as organizing and attending GAD-related online training, webinars, fora, and film showings.

In 2022, PHILGUARANTEE has collated sex-disaggregated data where women employees hold 60% of the leadership position. It has also established a GAD Corner, lactation room, and GAD Conference Room in its new Headquarters during the same year.

PHILGUARANTEE, the Principal Agency for State Guarantee Finance of the Philippines, is a government financial institution resulting from the merger and consolidation of five Philippine Guarantee Programs and Agencies directed under Executive Order No. 58, s. 2018 by the President of the Philippines.

From: Strategy Management and Communications Department