PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY, led by the Director of Gender and Development (GAD), Dr. Merlita Q. Santos, strengthens the GAD awareness of its employee after it successfully conducted a two-day Seminar-Training on Handling Sexual -Harassment Cases and Capacity Building on Gender Mainstreaming among GFPS/ CODI Members of the university last November 12-13, 2018 at Metro Vigan Fiesta Garden Hotel, Guimod, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

On the first day of seminar, Dr. Cherrie Melanie Ancheta-Diego, Director IV of CHED Regional Office 1, tackled about the Gender Mainstreaming which includes Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) in the morning session and Preparation of GAD Plan and Budget in the afternoon session which helped the attendees to understand more about the gender policies, and gender inequalities that are still embedded in our society.

Atty. Charisma M. Agbayani, Attorney V, Legal Services Division of Civil Service Commission Regional Office 1, graced the second day of the seminar with her talk about Handling Sexual Harassment Cases and Other Sexual Related Problems and Concerns which enlightened the attendees on ways how to protect them-selves from any cases of sexual harassment specially at work and for them to protect the students who are suffering from this case.