Twelve personnel from the DFA Regional Consular Office (RCO) in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, including the Officer-In-Charge, Mr. Lucman O. Gayampal, received certificates of attendance from the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) for completing Level I of the Gender Sensitivity Training on 11 October 2015.

Ms. Marita Castillo-Pimentel, Gender and Development (GAD) expert, served as main resource person. The training team was composed of Office of Personnel and Administrative Services (OPAS) Executive Director Mardomel Celo D. Melicor, Atty. Jose Maria T. Paras, Legal Officer, and Jill Angeli V. Bacasmas and Alyssa Mae M. Buniel, facilitators from the FSI GAD Technical Working Group.

The Gender Sensitivity Training is a series of GAD workshops conducted by DFA and FSI, which are focused on updating the personnel of the Department on gender issues and concerns.