Pursuant to the mandate of section 36(b) of Republic Act No. 9710, otherwise known as the Magna Carta of Women. The Southern Isabela Medical Center "Adheres to the creation and/ or strengthening of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System or similar to GAD mechanism in all department, including thein attached agencies, offices, bureaus, states universities and colleges, government-owned and controlled corporation, local government units, and other government instrumentalities to catalyze and accelerate gender mainstreaming within the agency or local government unit".
Whereas, Rule VI, Section 37 C of the Implementation Rules and Regulations of RA No. 9710 provides for the composition and functions of the GAD Focal Point;
Whereas, the Philippines Commission on Women (PCW) issued Memorandum Circular No. 2011-01 dated October 21, 2011 which provided for guidelines for the creation, strengthening and institutionalization of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point.