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Vocational schools in Calapan tap DSWD for employment aid of beneficiaries


CALAPAN City- As part of Sustainable Livelihood Program’s (SLP) aim to increase employment-facilitation regionwide, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa conducted a consultation meeting with two technical vocational schools based in this city, the Wellcare Institute of Science and Technology (WIST) and Southwestern Luzon Maritime Institute.

Both schools are accredited by the TESDA or Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, a government agency which ensures mandatory registration  and compliance of Technical Vocational Education and Training  programs.

The meeting was participated by DSWD and school officials held last March 22, 2016 in El Pueblo Resort in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

As a result, the WIST management agreed to offer slots in their scholarship program for 200 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Oriental Mindoro.

The said scholars will be provided training on Electronic Products Assembly National Certificate II. Beneficiaries to complete the course will be linked to various production companies in CALABARZON managed by the said schools.

Aside from the scholarship, the institution held voiced their willingness to conduct community based trainings for those who cannot afford to undergo school-based training due to constraints on their location and finances.

The Southwestern Luzon Maritime Institute Foundation (SLMIF) is an ISO certified school that offers maritime specialized courses for inter-island and overseas job placements.

The partnership is set to be finalized this quarter with the hope of providing employment opportunities for Pantawid beneficiaries in Oriental Mindoro.

SLP is a community-based capacity-building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of its participants, is implemented using the Community-Driven Enterprise Development approach which enables participants to contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets.###

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DSWD awards livelihood programs in Marinduque province


MALATE, Manila- Beneficiaries in Boac, Mogpog, Torrijos towns in Marinduque received livelihood assistance from the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

There are 19 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries from Barangay Mansiwat, in Boac were trained on Hog Raising and Meat Processing in coordination with Department of Agriculture.

Another P195,000 fund was released for pre-employment assistance and livelihood grants for two Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPA) in Barangay Bolo and Mabuhay in the town of Torrijos.

Also, 25 units of pedicab were awarded to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Barangay Janagdong and Nangka II in the municipality of Mogpog after completing the 268-hours skill training on Shielded Metal Arc Welding or SMAW.

To date, DSWD serves a total of 1,914 beneficiaries provincewide for various livelihood programs.

SLP is a community-based capacity-building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of its participants, is implemented using the Community-Driven Enterprise Development approach which enables participants to contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets.###

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DSWD grants P450K livelihood assistance to beneficiaries in Cuyo


Members of the association prepare the fish net for the construction of fishcage

Members of the association prepare the fish net for the construction of fish cage.

CUYO, PALAWAN – The Cuyo Fishermen SLP Association received Php450,000.00 livelihood assistance fund from the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD)  Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

The association with 45 members in barangay Suba, created under SLP modalities, was one of the recipients of the Enterprise Capital Assistance (ECA) which provided a starting capital for the establishment of fish cages.

This was funded under Post Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP) which aims to give livelihood support to Super Typhoon Yolanda affected Communities.

To date, association has generated Php135, 000.00 from the 1.3 tons of fish caught.

SLP, a community-based capacity-building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of its participants, is implemented using the Community-Driven Enterprise Development approach which enables participants to contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets.###

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DSWD trains Palawan beneficiaries on food processing technology


Beneficiaries during the hands-on training of food processing tech.

Beneficiaries during the hands-on training of food processing tech.

CUYO, Palawan – In partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Local Government Unit, the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa conducted a hands-on Training on Food Processing Technology for a Nutritious Economy Menu to beneficiaries.

The three-day training was participated by 120 residents coming from the  17 barangays in the municipality.

This skill training is  part of the Department’s disaster rehabilitation effort in restoring livelihoods and helping people start rebuilding for their lives from the destruction of Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

The DSWD – SLP gave livelihood assistance through starter kits including cooking kits and ingredients amounting to Php. 282,210.00.

SLP, a community-based capacity-building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of its participants, is implemented using the Community-Driven Enterprise Development approach, which enables participants to contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets.###

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Beneficiaries trained on mudcrab project in Busuanga


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Busuanga residents construct mudcrub pens using water jugs.

BUSUANGA, Palawan- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa thru the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) conducted Skills Training on Mudcrab Fattening and Culturing Project for about 100 beneficiaries in barangays Sto. Nino, Sagrada, Quezon and Old Busuanga.

DSWD has funded Php754,000.00 under SLP Post Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP), to give livelihood support to Super Typhoon Yolanda affected communities.

Mudcrab pens are also constructed in mangrove areas in the municipality in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources  (BFAR).

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Newly constructed mudcrab pens in Busuanga, Palawan.

SLP, community-based capacity-building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of its participants, is implemented using the Community-Driven Enterprise Development approach which enables participants to contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets. ###

 

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DSWD holds first Livelihood Congress


Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro – More than 700 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries marched in the recently conducted graduation rights of SLP Livelihood Congress in this municipality, February 26, 2015.

The congress, titled “Sama-samang Linangin Pangkabuhayan Natin” is a week-long DSWD-led capacity building activity in convergence with the local government unit of Mansalay, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Department of Education (DepEd) and Provincial Tourism, Investments and Enterprise Development Office (PTIEDO).

The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of DSWD identified more than 700 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in 17 barangays for skills enhancement on various fields including: Massage and Reflexology, Tour Guiding, Agricultural Practices, Tanglad Oil Extraction, Ube Pastillas making, Buri extraction, Cosmetology, Haircutting and Fish processing.

The congress, a lecture-cum-application training taught participants of techniques, procedures and skills on their chosen field of expertise. “This is the first time that the region had this kind of simultaneous  capacity building activities, and we will surely conduct the same for other municipalities,” said Domingo V. Agra, Regional Project Development Officer of DSWD-SLP.

In his speech, Mayor Joel Malinaw said that this event is a milestone for their municipality. “Natutuwa ako dahil malaking buti ang maidudulot nito para sa ating lahat, mas mapauunlad nito ang ating pamumuhay” he added. He also announced that the municipality is working a partnership with various stakeholders to assure that employment happens for the attending beneficiaries.

“We have gone through a long process of planning and preparation for this activity, and we are thankful that all concerned stakeholders have been supportive all along,” said Fe Dimaala, Provicial Project Development Officer.

Over Php1.5M was allocated for the said event to enable provision of starte kits for each participants. ###

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DSWD conducts skills enhancement for SLP PDOs


PUERTO PRINCESA CITY- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) led series of Enhancement Skills Training in Participatory Project Proposal Development for Project Development Officers (PDO) last July 8-11, 2014 in Sunlight Guest Hotel.

The four-day training addresses the specific needs of the PDOs in the participatory project proposal development within the context of SLP.

SLP is a community-based capacity building program seeking to improve the beneficiaries’ socio-economic status through the facilitation of employment and the development of micro-enterprise.

Professor Benilda B. Tayag from the University of the Philippines, College of Social Works and Community Development highlighted the basic consideration in developing project proposals.

“Sa pamamagitan ng mga ganitong training, mas lalong nahuhubog ang aming kakayahan bilang PDO sa pagpaplano ng mas makabuluhang proyektong pang-kabuhayan ng ating mga  benepisyaryo,” said Armando Arce, Taytay, Palawan SLP staff.

There were 52 PDOs from Palawan province who participated in the activity. Similar training was concluded last week of June 2014 with 36 participants coming from Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon provinces.

The series of training is a continuous effort of the Department to capacitate the field-based staff in responding to the program needs and demands. ###

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DSWD MiMaRoPa awards more than 2 Million pesos to LGU Culion


Malate, Manila– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-MiMaRoPa granted a cheque amounting to P2, 600,000.00  to the Local Government Unit of Culion, Palawan last October 1, 2013.

The municipality of Culion is the first ever Bottom Up Planning and Budgeting (BuB) project that was approved and funded by the region. BuB, an approach to formulating budget proposal of agencies, taking into consideration the development needs of poor municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction plans that shall be formulated with strong participation of basic sectors and civil society organizations.

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Nonetheless, the said fund is intended to assist in the livelihood needs of 568 identified disadvantaged women, youth, farmers, and fisherfolks in the entire municipality. The two trainings that will be conducted are Skills and Livelihood Training for Provision of Start-UP Capital and the Basic Business Management and Entrepreneurial Skills Enhancement Training.

“The livelihood projects are expected to be implemented as early as possible,” says Domingo V. Agra, Regional Program Management Coordinator for Sustainable Livelihood Program.

Municipal Social and Welfare Development Officer, Ms. Candelaria M. Rigodon and Chairman on Livelihood, and Women and Family Affairs Sub-Committee, Ms.  Felicidad A. Pastrano, received the said cheque from the Department’s Regional Director, Wilma D. Naviamos . ###

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