Women Affairs Committee (WAC) Crafts 1-Year Plan

By Fatima E. Sapalon

COTABATO City (January 19, 2014) – The National Chapter of the Women Affairs Committee (WAC) of the United Youth for Peace and Development (UNYPAD), Inc. successfully crafted a 1-year Plan (2014-2015) last December 27, 2013 at the UNYPAD National office, Purok Pinen, Rosales St., RH-6, Cotabato City.

In her opening statement, Baisanie J. Macabuat, National Chairwoman of the WAC, said, “The main objective of the activity is that each committee will be able to come up with a 1-Year Plan that will be implemented for this year 2014 t0 2015.”

In his input, Rahib Kudto, National President of the UNYPAD, stressed that planning is not just about formulating activities but it’s about putting them into satisfactory implementation.

“Planning is the first step to be taken in doing everything”, he said.

“The input about Strategic Planning was really of help in making the planning process easier and quicker”, said Saada S. Sampayan, Chief of the Sub-Committee on Da’wah and Education of the WAC.

Farida P. Dalandan, Vice Chairwoman for External Affairs (VCEA) of the WAC, disclosed that the group was able to finish the planning in one day.

“We were able to craft activities for all sub-committees anchored in the 5 Core Programs and Services of the UNYPAD, which includes, among others,  the regular posting of WAC activities by the Committee on Research and Information, Monitoring of the Plebiscite or Ratification of the would-be Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to be spearheaded by the Campaign and Advocacy Committee, Production of Hygiene Promotion Materials through Radio Spot and Comic strips by the Disaster Action Committee, and Trainer’s Training on Islamic Leadership and Management by the Dawah and Education”, Ms Dalandan added.

The said activity was attended by all national WAC officers of the UNYPAD with the presence of the National President.

The WAC of the UNYAD is under the direct supervision of the President, which is given an autonomy to implement its own activities in accordance with the five major programs of the organization.