DSWD MIMAROPA trains staff on computer troubleshooting

ICTMU head Angelito Montalbo discusses techniques on how to troubleshoot common computer problems.

MALATE, Manila- Participated by 25 administrative staff, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA conducted a three-day training on basic computer troubleshooting and data loss prevention on June 21-23, 2017.

The Information and Communication Management Technology Unit of the Department spearheaded the said training.

“This activity shall boost the information and communication technology (ICT) capability of the participants which is important in the day to day operations of the agency,” said Information Technology Officer Vincent James Valero.

He added that a highly skilled staff knowledgeable in ICT application translates to a smooth business operation that supports DSWD slogan of maagap at mabilis na serbisyo sa mamayan.

Topics include studying and fixing the common computer, printer, and network problems encountered and learning cloud storage application such as Google Drive, One Drive, drop box.

“The training helped me realized the importance of organizing my files and other records which are deemed vulnerable from loss and damage,” told one of the participants, Adriahn Bernulla.

Moreover, Bernulla confidently said that with his new learning, he can provide technical assistance to his workmates in fixing computer related errors. ###

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More than 300 thousand youth in MIMAROPA are poor- Listahanan

MALATE, Manila- According to the Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), about 301,657 youth aged 15 to 30 years old are living in poor households regionwide on which the male dominates the total number of poor youth with 52 percent.

Listahanan, a government mechanism that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide, records 54,500 poor youth in Occidental Mindoro; 77,828 in Oriental Mindoro; 19,563 in Marinduque; 30,360 in Romblon; and 119,406 in Palawan.

Presidential Proclamation No. 75, s. 1948 designated June 19 as Filipino Youth Day.

“DSWD uses the Proxy Means Test (PMT), a statistical model that estimates household income using verifiable indicators such as household composition, housing structure, educational attainment of members, material assets and access to basic services which is deemed critical to identify the socio-economic status of a family,” said Regional Director Wilma Naviamos.

PMT estimated household income is compared to the existing provincial threshold set by the Philippine Statistics Authority. Income falls below the poverty threshold is considered poor while income above the threshold is tagged as non-poor.

Profile of the Poor Youth

A total of 73,715 (24.4%) of poor youth have finished high school level; 44,468 (14.7%) finished elementary level; and 1,892 (0.6%) finished college level. However, 14,323 (4.8%) youth have no grade completed.

For the labor force, 96,601 (32.0%) poor youth reported having jobs in which 43,322 of them work as unskilled and laborers while 34,298 are farmers, fisherfolks, and forestry workers. On the other hand, 205,056 (68%) poor youth have no jobs.

From the total poor youth, 5,924 claimed as solo parents and 6,004 youth were recorded pregnant during the household assessment.

Program for the Youth

“As an intervention, the Department implements social protection programs such as the Government Internship Program that provides temporary employment to marginalized and the out-of-school-youth,” said Director Naviamos.

Each year, 81 youth are hired for this internship program regionwide.

Unlad Kabataan Program is geared towards the total development of the disadvantaged youth in terms of spiritual, economic, physical, psychological-cultural and social development.

Also, the DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in partnership with other government agencies developed the Youth Development Session, a modular session which targets children of 4Ps beneficiaries. It aims to motivate youth in finishing their education and serves as a venue to foster relationship creating peer support group.

In MIMAROPA,  138, 9423 youth benefitted the YDS since 2016, concluded Naviamos. ###

N.B. Listahanan Data as of February 2016

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Listahanan identifies 20k poor widows in MIMAROPA

DSWD staff conducts name-search in the Listahanan database of poor households during the validation phase. 

MALATE, Manila- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA data shows 20,749 poor widows regionwide based on the 2015 Listahanan assessment.

Listahanan is a government mechanism to map out who and where the poor are nationwide.

The database reveals that from the total identified poor widows, 4,831 (23.3 percent) are male; 15,918 (76.7%) are female. Also, there are 1,419 poor widows having a disability.

There are 5,656 poor widows in Oriental Mindoro; 3,723 in Occidental Mindoro; 1,536 in Marinduque; 2,718 in Romblon; and 7,116 in Palawan.

The average age of poor widows is 60 years old.

Puerto Princesa City in Palawan records highest poor widows with 1,064, followed by San Jose in Occidental Mindoro with 1,030, and Naujan town in Oriental Mindoro with 636.

On the other hand, Bancalaan and Mangsee villages in Balabac, Palawan top with the highest number of barangays with poor widows.

International Widows’ Day was introduced to address poverty and injustice faced by widows and their children in many countries. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in 2010 and is observed annually on June 23.###

 

N.B. Listahanan Data as of February 2016. 

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Mga kawani ng DSWD MIMAROPA, nakipagtagisan sa taunang sportsfest

Parada ng mga lipi bilang panimula ng DSWD MIMAROPA sports fest.

MALATE, Manila- Sa katatapos lamang na 2017 sports festival ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA, muling pinatunayan ng mga kawani ang kanilang galing sa larangan ng sports at larong Pinoy.

Labanan ng Lipi ang naging tema ng palaro kung saan apat na katutubong tribo ang binuo at nagsipagsiklaban. Ito ay ang Tagbanwa, Iraya, Bantoanon, at Hanunuó.

Bilang panimula ng sports fest, isang payak na parada na dinaluhan ng mga kawani at ng apat na lipi na may kanya-kanyang lakambini at lakandula bilang representante ng tribo. Isa namang sayawan o zumba ang inihanda at sa pagtatapos ng opening celebration, isang masayang  kainan o boodle fight ang pinagsaluhan ng lahat.

Karaniwan sa naging mga patimpalak sa sports ang basketball, dart, chess, volleyball, table tennis at badminton para sa mga kababaihan at kalalakihan. Samantalang nagkaron din ng iba’t ibang laro ng lahi na mas nagpakulay nang nasabing festival.

Labanan sa larong basketball ng mga kababaihang Iraya at Tagbanwa.

Sa pangunguna ng Human Resource and Development Unit, isinasagawa ang sports festival upang mas lalong mapaigting ang samahan ng mga kawani sa loob ng departamento. “Ito rin ay naglalayong mabigyan sila ng pagkakataong maglibang at paraan ng stress debriefing mula sa bigat ng kani-kanilang mga trabaho,” ang pahayag ni Rose Jean Mayrena HR officer.

Samantala, itinanghal na pangkabuang kampeon ang grupo ng Iraya, pumangalawa ang grupo ng Tagbanwa, pangatlo ang Bantoanon at pang-apat ang grupo ng Hanunuó.

Nagkamit naman ng tropeyo at cash prize ang mga nanalong grupo. Ginawaran din ng certificate appreciation ang mga kawani na nagwagi sa mga larong pang-indibidwal.  ###

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MIMAROPA centenarians get 100k from DSWD

DSWD MIMAROPA conducts validation of 100-year-old senior citizens who will qualify the centenarian gift.

MALATE, Manila- Thirty-six centenarians in MIMAROPA region already received Php100, 000.00 each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) since April 2017.

DSWD record shows that four centenarians have received in Occidental Mindoro; 14 in Oriental Mindoro; six in Marinduque; three in Romblon; and nine in Palawan.

Under Republic Act 10868 or the Centenarians Acts of 2016, all Filipinos who live to 100 years, otherwise known as a centenarian, will receive a Letter of Felicitation from the President and a centenarian gift of P100,000 whether living in the Philippines or not.

To date, the Department has released a total of Php3.6 million.

“We are still in the validation process for another  31 centenarians regionwide to qualify for the said cash gift,” said Maricel dela Vega, senior citizen focal person.

Centenarians will also receive a plaque of recognition and a cash incentive from their respective cities or municipal governments, to be decided by their local government unit.

According to Listahanan– government’s mechanism to identify the poor, there are 22 senior citizens who have turned 100 years old this year, belonging to poor households.###

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DSWD MIMAROPA to hire 80 youth for internship program

MALATE, Manila- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA is in need of 80 youth interns regionwide under the Government Internship Program (GIP).

Twelve youth will be assigned in Oriental Mindoro; 12 in Occidental Mindoro;  eight in Marinduque; 14 in Romblon; 19 in Palawan; and 15 in Malate, Manila.

Interns will serve in the DSWD regional, provincial and municipal offices for 30 days from April 17 to May 29, 2017 and will receive Php 214.00 daily fee or a total of Php6,420.00.

“This is open to single individuals who are 18-25 years old; high school graduates; TESDA or Alternative Learning System certificate holders; members of Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines; youth under Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program family; and youth belonging to family identified poor by Listahanan will also be prioritized,” social worker Amandy Nieves said.

Interested youth may submit these requirements: application letter, certificate of indigency, latest school registration; and copy of identification card of applicants and their parents/guardians, to the nearest DSWD or MIMAROPA SWAD offices and/or send through email at amandy_nieves@yahoo.com.

Deadline for submission will be on April 10, 2017.

GIP is one of the components of the Kabataan 2000 program which provides opportunity for both out-of-school and in-school youths a hands-on experience of working in various government agencies. It enables them to learn life skills in the workplace while earning money to help them meet their school needs.###

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DSWD MIMAROPA, EDSES Manila prepare for the Big One with shake drill

A DSWD staff shows how to duck, cover and hold during the shake drill.

MALATE, Manila- Earlier today the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA and Epifanio Delos Santos Elementary School (EDSES) Manila conducted earthquake drill in preparation for the ‘Big One’.

According to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology or Phivolcs, the ‘Big One’ refers to the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that could hit Metro Manila if the West Valley Fault moves.

“As part of the government’s preparation, Intramuros in Manila City is identified as one of the  evacuation camps across the metro,” said DSWD Director Joel Mijares.

The said disaster preparedness activity  is part of the nationwide earthquake drill set tomorrow (March 31) in accordance to the  Office of Civil Defense memorandum, which was participated by the social welfare staff and officials, and school teachers and pupils.###

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Bilang ng mga babaeng may kapansanan sa MIMAROPA, tukoy ng Listahanan

MALATE, Manila- Ayon sa datos ng Listahanan ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA,  may 1,491 kababaihang mahirap na may kapansanan sa Occidental Mindoro; 1,448 sa Oriental Mindoro; 460 sa Marinduque; 718 sa Romblon; at 2,341 sa Palawan.

Samantalang ang pinakamaraming mahihirap na babaeng may kapansanan ay matatagpuan sa Puerto Princesa City, Palawan sa bilang na 480. Pumangalawa ang bayan ng Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro sa 439 bilang at sumunod ang bayan ng San Jose, Occidental Mindoro na may 389 na kababaihan.

Nitong ika-15 ng Pebrero, pinangunahan ng DSWD ang selebrasyon ng ’13th Women with Disabilities Day na may temang,  “Babaeng May Kapansan, Manguna at Maninidigan Tungo sa Pagbabago” sa bayan ng Boac, Marinduque.

Ang huling Lunes sa buwan ng Marso ay idineklarang Women with Disabilities Day ayon sa Proclamation No. 744 na nilagdaan noong 2004 ni dating Presidente Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.###

N.B. February 2016 Listahanan Database

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