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Bahay Kanlungan sa Paliparan, Soon to Rise in Palawan

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), Department of Justice (DOJ)- Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), Provincial Government of Palawan (PGP), and the City Government of Puerto Princesa signed a Memorandum of Agreement for the operation of the Bahay Kanlungan sa Paliparan (BKP), the Airport Halfway/Safe House for at-risked and trafficked Persons.

As members of the Inter Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT), the agencies involved pushed for the realization of the BKP to serve as a temporary shelter for persons-at-risk and trafficked persons, especially women and children.

In the latest data available, a total of 100 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases have been recorded from 2011-2018 in MIMAROPA. Of the 100 cases, Palawan holds the highest record with a total of 61 cases intercepted. In addition, victims coming from other cross-regions using Palawan as a backdoor exit has virtually increased. Most of these victims come from Central Visayas (53), Central Luzon (52), CALABARZON (45), National Capital Region (37), Davao (13) and Cagayan Valley (12). In total, TIP cases coming from other regions hit a 280-record.

CAAP will be funding the construction of the facility allotting a total of 30 Million peso Gender and Development (GAD) fund. Once done, BKP will provide a 24-hour service or a one-stop-shop, including temporary protective care and psychological services, counselling, and other services to walk-in, referred, and rescued victims of human trafficking.

“CAAP commits that our resources will be utilized to support a national agenda,” said CAAP Asst. Director General Atty. Joseph Rey Gumabon.

On the other hand, the DSWD will be providing technical assistance in handling trafficking cases and victim processing, as well as the provision of necessary funds to cater the victims. While the PGP and the CGPP will be providing funding for the necessary operations and maintenance of the BKP.

“As co-chair in IACAT, we, in the department, has been an active partner in combatting [human] trafficking,” shared DSWD Undersecretary for Operations, Aimee Torrefranca-Neri. According to her, the construction of the BKP is a welcome development not only in MIMAROPA, but also in the whole country considering BKP in Palawan is just the first of its kind.

BKP is expected to be in operation in the year 2020.

Provincial Governor Jose CH. Alvarez, Department of Justice (DOJ) Assistant Secretary George Orcullo Ortha, DOJ-IACAT Executive Director Rudiger G. Falcis, and DSWD MIMAROPA OIC-Regional Director Floreceli G. Gunio were also present during the MOA Signing.

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DSWD MAT Gasan leads Electoral Education Forum for 4ps beneficiaries

56 parent leaders listening during the forum on electoral education initiated by MAT Gasan

Gasan, Marinduque – Less than three months away from the 2019 midterm elections, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office MIMAROPA’s Municipal Action Team (MAT) of Gasan held a Voter’s Education Forum with the parent leaders of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in the Gasan, Marinduque on March 26, 2019.

The activity, in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Commission on Election, Philippine National Police (PNP) and Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) of Gasan, Marinduque aims to create awareness and educate the partner beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya about the Voters Counting Machine, Election Ban, different campaign issues and the characteristics or quality that they should look for in choosing the right candidate. Moreover, it aims to encourage beneficiaries to become active citizens during the election period.

With the theme “Gandang Gasan, Boto ko! Kinabukasan Ko!”, the forum gathered a total of 56 Pantawid Pamilya parent leaders. The event was officially opened by the Personal Secretary of the Mayor, where he acknowledged and commended the initiative of the MAT for the activity. According to him, this would be of great help to educate the people especially the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to choose the right candidate with such developmental agenda who will protect the interest and welfare of the critical mass and will help in the improvement of lives of the poor families.

Mr. Menandro Layag Jr., Municipal Election Officer of Gasan introduced the new sample ballot that will be used on the May 2019 election. In line with this, he also discussed every feature found in the ballot to be filled up during the actual casting of votes. In addition, he also highlighted the importance of marking the ballots properly stating: “your votes will be wasted if it cannot be read by the machine”.

Mr. Benmar Cadag, Municipal Link in Gasan, Marinduque, discussing the program advocacies relating to 2019 Elections

Meanwhile, PO3 Jasmin Sol of PNP Gasan discussed “Oplan Sita” due to the election ban. She explained the procedure on how the PNP personnel would undertake the Oplan Sita during checkpoint. The PNP is appealing to the people to avoid or refrain from doing any violation that would lead for their apprehension.

To finish, Mr. Edgardo L. Guevara, Municipal PPCRV Coordinator discussed the quality that a leader must possess which a voter must look into. While the right choice ultimately depends on the voter’s preference, he recommended applying the assessment criteria composed of intelligence, integrity, inclusiveness and innovation. He also stressed that by evaluating candidates using each category, he hoped that voters would be able to look beyond the typical motherhood statements of candidates to find someone who is capable and truly committed to service. He later added that the impact of the choices they make extends beyond the future generations.

MAT Gasan is expecting that this activity would not only be of great help to educate our beneficiaries but as well as to achieve a clean, honest and peaceful election.  At the end of the forum, the Parent Leaders and Program staff thumbs up and shout out loud “Gandang Gasan: Boto ko! Kinabukasan Ko!” in support of this advocacy campaign.

 

(Contributed by: Benmar Cadag)

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Ang Wonder Nanay ng Torrijos

Sa bayan ng Torrijos sa Marinduque ay payak na naninirahan ang pamilya ni Aida Rogelio. Si Aida, 52 taong gulang, ay mayroong limang anak sa asawang si Angelito, 57 taong gulang. Ang kanyang pamilya ay kasama sa bilang ng mga maituturing na mahihirap sa probinsya ng Marinduque. Si Aida ay mayroong kondisyon na tinatawag na orthopedic disability o kapansanan sa buto dulot ng pagkahulog sa tulay noong taong 2006 na nagresulta sa isang seryosong operasyon. Si Angelito naman ay mayroon Retrograde Amnesia o pagkawala ng memorya sa mga pangyayaring naganap na dulot ng stroke noong 2014.

Sa kalagayan ng kalusugan ng mag-asawa, hindi maikakaila na nakararanas ng labis na kahirapan ang pamilya. Dagdag pa sa gastusin ng pamilya ang gamot. Wala ng kakayahan si Angelito na maghanapbuhay kung kaya’t si Aida na ang tumayong haligi ng tahanan. Bagama’t mayroon ding iniindang kapansanan, hindi ito naging hadlang upang makapagbanat ng buto ang masigasig na ina. Siya ay nagtatrabaho bilang kasambahay, labandera, magsasaka, at tagapag-alaga ng hayop na ibebenta sa palengke. “Palagi na sumasakit yung opera ko sa hips. Nung nagpadoktor ako, kelangan ko na daw ulit magpaopera. Pero sabi ko sa sarili ko e nakakalakad pa naman ako kaya dinidisregard ko na lang ang sakit hangga’t kaya pa namang tiisin. Yung pera imbis na sa gamot e sa pag-aaral na lang ng mga anak ko. Sila talaga ang priority ko,” ani Aida.

Simula nang magkasakit si Angelito, nagkaroon ng malaking pagbabago sa pag-uugali nito. “Pag galit yan, hindi mo talaga mapigilan. Lahat damay. Nung nagkasakit, naging sobrang tigas ng ulo. Nakukuha pang mag-bisyo, mag-inom at manigarilyo kahit na bawal sa kanya,” kwento ni Aida. “Nagpapakahirap ako magtrabaho, lahat ng pwede pasukin na trabaho sinusubukan ko para lang makaipon ng pampagamot sa kanya tapos ipangbibisyo lang. Basta ngayon, ang mga anak ko talaga ang priority ko. Kung ano kailangan nila dapat maibigay ko,” dagdag niya.

Katuwang ni Aida sa paghahanapbuhay ang kanyang panganay na anak na si Gizelle, 23 taong gulang, nagtatrabaho bilang production operator sa Maynila. Ang ikalawa naman na si Ghieanamae, isang Expanded Students’ Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGPPA) scholar ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, ay graduating student sa kursong Education. Ang tatlong anak na sina Gladys, Ghielyn, at Gellian ay nasa ika-labindalawa, ika-siyam, at ika-anim na baitang. Ang lahat ng kanyang mga anak ay kanyang itinataguyod na makatapos ng pag aaral sapagkat naniniwala siya na ito ang daan upang magkaroon sila ng maayos na buhay. “Ayoko na maranasan ng mga magiging apo ko ang kahirapan na dinanas ng mga anak ko kaya ako nagsusumikap na mapagtapos sila,” sambit niya.

Lubos naman ang paghanga ng kanyang mga anak sa kanya dahil sa kabila ng kanyang kapansanan, naitataguyod pa din niya ang kanyang malaking pamilya. Nagpapasalamat din ang mga kapatid ni Aida sapagkat nagkaroon sila ng ate na tumatayong ama’t ina sa kanila. Ayon sa kanyang kapatid, inuuwi pa ni Aida ang kanyang pagkain mula sa dinaluhang training upang ibigay sa kanilang magkakapatid.

Si Aida ang tumatayong sekretarya ng Magandang Buhay SLP Association sa ilalim ng proyektong Chicken Broiler Production na nagsimula noong Marso 2018. “Masaya ako na makita na nagagamit sa dapat paglaanan ang pondong ibinigay sa akin ng SLP. Meron kasing iba dyan na sa tindi ng pangangailangan ay ginagamit sa ibang bagay. Ang mapapayo ko sa mga kasapi ng asosasyon, pilitin niyo na maging productive ang proyekto na mayroon kayo kasi doon kayo kikita,” ani Aida.

Bukod sa posisyon sa nabanggit na SLPA, si Aida ay nagsisilbi ring Barangay Focal Person para sa mga Persons With Disabilities (PWD), Public Information Officer ng Municipal Federation for PWD, at auditor ng Farmers Association. Siya din ay dating Parent Leader ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program at KALAHI volunteer. “Sa kabila ng kapansanan at kahirapan, hindi dapat sumuko sa buhay sapagkat kung tayo ay nagsisikap ay may matatamo tayong tagumpay. Nandyan ang Panginoon upang sa atin ay gumabay,” ani niya. Ang mga katagang ito ang pinanghahawakan ni Aida upang magsumikap at mapagtagumpayan ang hamon ng buhay. ###

 

Contributor:

Fatima Concepcion Pelaez, Project Development Officer II, Marinduque

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