PUERTO PRINCESA CITY- The Provincial Government of Palawan (PGOP) won two times in a row as regional champion for the 2015 Gawad Listahanan search under provincial category while the Province of Romblon is this year’s first runner-up.
The awarding was held in Palawan on December 11, 2015 which was witnessed by partner Local Government Units (LGUs), Civil society Organizations, media and academic institutions.
Regional champion received Php 10,000.00 cash prize while the first runner-up with 7,000.00. Each winner has plaque of appreciation.
Gawad Listahanan is a recognition to all Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) partners specifically to the LGUs who have Memorandum of Agreement on Data Sharing through the Department’s Administrative Order No.2, series of 2009.
Data Sharing aims to establish systematic way of sharing data, as well as information on poor households that will be or can be eligible for various local social protection programs.
“We launched the 2015 Gawad Listahanan to confer awards to our partner stakeholders in promoting the usage of Listahanan database,” said Regional Director Wilma Naviamos for MiMaRoPa region.
The PGOP has made strides in promoting the welfare of senior citizens and has ensured their continued participation in development, thru granting Local Social Pension to indigent citizens province wide within the age bracket of 73-76 years old in the amount of P250.00 per month.
This also promotes the complementation and convergence of all social protection stakeholders on the identified poor to effectively address the different aspects of poverty, said Naviamos.
Nevertheless, the province of Romblon is implementing the HEART program which focuses on Health, Education, Agriculture, Revenues, Resource Generation, Tourism and Transparency with the aid of Listahanan data to combat the aging and multiplying effects of poverty in the province.
Gawad Listahanan was first celebrated in 2014 in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. Winners are judged on the compliance to the Data Sharing Agreement; integration of Listahanan data in local advocacy activities; and innovative practice where the data of poor households are used as basis in crafting local development plans.
Moreover, Provincial Government of Palawan is one of the finalists at the national level. Winners will be named on January 2016 during the DSWD anniversary annual celebration.
Listahanan, which first started in 2009, a mechanism of mapping out poor and non-poor households in the Philippines.###
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