Weekly Centralian Link (April 6, 2018)

CPU and Camelion Association sign MOU for Gender and Development


CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles and Mrs. Sabine P. Claudio, Executive Director, Camelion Association, Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding witnessed by CPU Vice President for Student Affairs Rev. Joniel Howard H. Gico and Camelion Advocacy Coordinator Ms. Japhet Grace J. Moleta.

In 1962 the United Nations General Assembly secured a report on the role of women in development. It resulted to a liberal paradigm of women in development and later involved Gender and Development in society, mostly concerned with equity and empowerment.

On April 3, 2018, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles, CPU President and Mrs. Sabine P. Claudio, Executive Director, CAMELEON Association, Inc., signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Knowledge for Development Center, Henry Luce III Library, CPU. The MOU Signing was witnessed by CPU Vice President for Student Affairs, Rev. Joniel Howard H. Gico and CAMELEON Advocacy Coordinator, Ms. Japhet Grace J. Moleta.

The Memorandum of Understanding sealed a commitment between the two signatories that, among others, a partnership has been formed “to promote Gender and Development Security; to support and help one another push for equality and welfare programs for women and children.” Behind it is a CHED memorandum to Universities and Colleges putting Gender and Development as a mainstream program in their curriculum.


CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles and Mrs. Sabine P. Claudio, Executive Director, Camelion Association, Inc. with the CPU faculty and staff.

According to their Facebook profile, “CAMELEON Association, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization that provides protection and rehabilitation services to sexually abused young girl-survivors in Western Visayas. Likewise, the association provides educational assistance and livelihood opportunities to economically disadvantaged children and their families in the neighboring communities through its Community Development Program. It has also established its advocacy program to raise awareness on child’s rights and prevention of any child abuse cases.” They inspire these victims to go beyond their limits so they can reach their dreams and have better lives. Most of these girls now are studying at CPU. CAMELEON was founded by Laurence Ligier, a recipient of the Legion d’Honneur, the highest French National Award given by French President Francois Hollande.


CPU President, Dr. Teodoro C. Robles expressed his message of support to the welfare of women.

Dr. Robles, in his message of support during the signing program, encouraged everyone to help and to do more for the welfare of women survivors in society. “There+s more to do to address the issues among children,” stressed Dr. Robles. Mrs. Claudio expressed gratitude for Central Philippine University, as she promised to push for more beneficial activities and projects for Gender and Development.

A special office for Gender and Development (GAD) Project in CPU is located at the Ground Floor of Henry Luce III Library. The CPU Focal Person in Charge of the Office is Pastor Ruth A. Tamonan

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