Nominations for the Flora Zarco Rivera Gender and Development Award

The UP College of Music Gender Committee in cooperation with the Diliman Gender and Development Office is pleased to inform everyone that the nominations for the Flora Zarco Rivera Gender and Development Award is now open. The GAD Gawad Flora Zarco Rivera is an annual award for community leaders who have advocated for women empowerment and children’s rights in their community initiatives. While the citation is open to all fields, the award is especially important to community members who have made inroads in arts and music initiatives for women and children. The award is named after Prof. Flora Zarco Rivera, choral conducting professor of the UP College of Music, who founded the University of the Philippines Cherubims and Seraphims. Through the spirit of Prof. Rivera as the primary symbol for the award, the Gender Committee of the UP College of Music aims to put forth the vision that there are many occasions for each member of the community to contribute to gender advocacy and children’s rights. 
The criteria for nomination include (1) Nominee has initiated community projects that promote women and children empowerment and participation; (2) Nominee is a Filipino citizen; (3) Nominee is a gender advocate. The awardees will receive a token of appreciation and PhP 25,000 from the GAD office as project assistance to their community initiatives. Nominations for the award will be accepted starting February 21, 2018 until March 7, 2018.  Please address all nomination letters with supporting documents and CV to
The UP College of Music Gender committee together with the UP College of Music Dean and one representative from UPD GAD Office will convene to decide the awardees from the nominees. Awarding will be on March 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music, Diliman, Quezon City.
For more information, please email Ms. Eva Cadiz at

Posted: March 7, 2018 2:38