Students of Occidental Mindoro State College participate the Listahanan Roadshow.

SAN JOSE-  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA completed the Listahanan provincial roadshow in Occidental Mindoro.

Joined by students and local government employees and officials, the last stop of roadshows were conducted in Occidental Mindoro State College- Labangan Campus on November 20-21; San Jose Municipal Hall on November 22; and Occidental Mindoro Provincial Capitol in Mamburao town on November 23-24, 2017.

Earlier this year, roadshows were held in Marinduque, Palawan, and Oriental Mindoro provinces. In 2016, the first roadshow was held in Romblon.

“These roadshows aim to continue to advocate the regional profile of the poor to academe, local government units and the general public,” told Listahanan MIMAROPA Coordinator Ernie H. Jarabejo.

Listahanan is the government mechanism of identifying who and where the poor are nationwide. This system provides a database of poor families to social protection stakeholders which can be used as the basis for selecting potential beneficiaries of pro-poor programs and services.

In Occidental Mindoro out of 91,707 total households assessed and validated, 39, 182 or 47% are identified poor.

On the other hand, the provincial government of Occidental Mindoro has expressed the interest to enter into an agreement with DSWD to use the Listahanan data in planning and implementing local social protection programs.###

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