PUERTO PRINCESA City- In partnership with the local government of this city, Palawan State University, and Western Philippines University, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA held series of roadshow on Aug 14-19, 2017.
Dubbed as Listahanan Provincial Roadshow, the activity exhibited provincial poverty maps, quick statistics/facts about the regional profile of the poor based on the results of the 2015 Listahanan household assessment.
Listahanan is a government mechanism spearheaded by the DSWD, that identifies who and where the poor are. According to the database, from the 569,316 households assessed and validated regionwide, 207,863 or 35.5 per cent are identified poor.
In Palawan province, 83,520 households are identified as poor. The towns of Balabac, Rizal and Quezon have the highest magnitude of poor identified.
“The roadshow aims to increase the awareness and educate the public about Listahanan and how the government scientifically targeted the poor and beneficiary selection of government social protection programs,” told Regional Coordinator Ernie Jarabejo.
It also provides an avenue to advocate the DSWD database as a basis for crafting local policies and programs for the poor and to serve as baseline data for academic research purposes and community immersion projects.
Aside from the exhibit, orientations were conducted highlighting the Data Sharing Protocols and Guidelines.
In the new and revised Listahanan Memorandum of Agreement, any group or organization planning to have a full access to the complete profile of the poor must comply the provisions stipulated in the Data Privacy Act of 2012. ###
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