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DSWD beneficiaries complete TESDA course

Partner-beneficiaries in Bongabong Oriental Mindoro join a photo op after the short graduation ceremony.

BONGABONG, OrMin- Around 47 partner-beneficiaries in this town completed the Scaffold Erection provided by the  Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

Scaffold Erection is a TESDA short course that trains in erecting and dismantling and safely handling scaffolding tools and equipment with national certificate II.

From the said number of  graduates, 30 are Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program recipients from barangays Anilao, Dayhagan, Camantigui, and Cawayan.

The skills training covered 21 days which started on February 6 and completed last March 6, 2017.

Moreover, the department has provided a total of Php277, 800.00 for the beneficiaries’ training manuals and assessment fee and starter kits such as hard hats, safety shoes and gloves.

 “After the training, they will be provided employment in Metro Manila in partnership with Probaton Oil and Gas Training Center, a private technical–vocational institution that caters high standard quality skills training for construction sector based in Roxas, Oriental Mindoro,” said Florife Dimaala, SLP provincial coordinator.

SLP is a community-based capacity-building program that seeks to improve the socio-economic status of its participants, is implemented using the Community-Driven Enterprise Development approach which enables participants to contribute to production and labor markets by looking at available resources and accessible markets.###


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DSWD marks 13th Women with Disabilities day

BOAC, Marinduque-  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA celebrated  the”13th Women with Disabilities Day, today with the theme: “Babaeng May Kapansan, Manguna at Maninidigan Tungo sa Pagbabago” at the provincial capitol in this town.

A total of 200 participants attended the event mainly composed of persons with disability (PWD), parents with children with disabilities, local PWD Federation officers and local social welfare officers.

The said celebration is also in partnership with Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, National Council on Disability Affairs and local government units of Marinduque. 

Moreover, the Department together with the Regional Federation of Persons with Disability and National Council on Disability Affairs granted a wheelchair to a child with cerebral palsy case from  Mogpog  town.

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Kalahi CIDSS RPMO Staff Re-Oriented on Grievance Redress System

MALATE MANILA- The Regional Program Management Office (RPMO) staff of Kalahi CIDSS MIMAROPA were re-oriented on the Grievance Redress System (GRS) of Kalahi CIDSS last March 14, 2017 at the conference hall of DSWD MIMAROPA Field Office.

The said workshop was attended by thirty-four (34) RPMO staff coming from the different program units. The aim of the activity was to promote social accountability among the program staff and the program stakeholders as well as to better understand the process of GRS. More so, Mr. Jay Aribbay, the Project Development Officer V for Island cluster Luzon and the Assistant Regional Director for Operations Floreceli Gunio also attended the said workshop.

Miss Akita Joy Macabare, Monitoring and Evalaution Officer III and the Grievance Focal Person of Kalahi CIDSS MIMAROPA served as the resource speaker for the activity. She discussed the types and categories of grievances that should be noted by the staff, the difference of a grievance and a PINCO (meaning of PINCO), and the proper intake and resolution of grievances.

Miss Macabare answers queries about GRS.

Miss Macabare’s insightful and gregarious deliberation of the topic engaged the participants in the discussion and  had them ask questions on their roles and responsibilities in the GRS. As she finished the discussion, she asked the participants to write down the common grievances that they hear on their unit and to the other Kalahi CIDSS program units.

The GRS discussion was followed by a short refresher on the minutes report taking. Mr. John Jefferson Maigting, the Monitoring and Evaluation III for Database management delivered the discussion. He discussed the basic principles of minutes taking and what comprises a well-written minutes report.

Mr. Maigitng discusses minutes report taking.

After the discussions, the participants had a short workshop on grievance deliberation and minutes taking. They were divided into their respective units and were asked to select a grievance from the ones they wrote earlier.

The workshop ended with closing remarks of Deputy Regional Program Manager Maria Liza Peraren. Miss Peraren thanked everyone who attended the workshop and she congratulated the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit for the successful conduct of the Workshop.


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More than a half million women are poor in MIMAROPA- Listahanan says

MALATE, MANILA- The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA identifies about 568,387 women of all ages or 45% from the total 1,257,631 women assessed, belong to poor households in MIMAROPA region.

Listahanan is a government mechanism that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide.

From the 2015 household assessment, a total of 102,670 poor women were identified in Occidental Mindoro; 145,944 in Oriental Mindoro; 37,983 in Marinduque; 56,632 in Romblon; and 225,158 in Palawan.

The top three towns with the highest number of identified poor women regionwide are San Jose Occidental Mindoro with 37,838; Puerto Princesa in Palawan with 29,843; and Bataraza Palawan with 20,065.

The DSWD database further shows  that barangays with the highest number of poor women are  barangay Bancalaan, Balabac, Palawan  with 4,984; barangay Panaytayan, Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro with 3,847; and barangay  Mangsee, Balabac, Palawan with 3,745.

Meanwhile, about 697 poor women or 3.5% aged 15 and above are women working as professionals. On the other hand, 33,263 (47.5%) of working poor women are laborers and unskilled workers.

The National Women’s Month Celebration  every March is part of the worldwide observance of the International Women’s Day with this year’s theme, “We Make Change Work For Women.” ###

N.B.:  Listahanan Data as of February 2016

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DSWD MMAROPA holds SPSI caravan in Occidental Mindoro

SPSI Caravan for Abra de Ilog, Mamburao, Paluan, Sta. Cruz cluster held in Occidental Mindoro Provincial Capitol.

MAMBURAO, OcciMin- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA , in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and  the provincial and local government units of Occidental Mindoro conducted three clusters of Social Protection Support Initiative (SPSI) caravan in the towns of Mamburao on February 15; San Jose on February 18; and Lubang on February 28, 2017.

SPSI is a convergence project of the  DSWD, DOH, and PhilHealth aims to help Listahanan-identified poor particularly the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries attain an improved level of well-being and their economic status.

The caravan activities  include motorcade, project orientation and participating agencies set-up booths catering  basic services.

A total of 805 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries, local government officials, local health officers and local social welfare officers provincewide attended the said caravan.

SPSI Sub-projects

 The DSWD’s Sustaining Interventions in Poverty Alleviation and Governance (SIPAG) enhances the case management capacity of local social welfare and development offices through an enhanced social case management system using the information and communication technology. This Electronic Social Case Management System (e-SCMS) features data analysis capabilities, intervention planning and monitoring application, a platform for collaboration and supervision, and built-in referral system to facilitate improved delivery of coordinated social services at the local level.

Also, the DOH implements Watching Over Mothers and babies or WOMB projects that provides access and utilizes the child and nutrition services at the local level. WOMB features data management system to aid community health teams and Rural Health Units in enrolling expectant mothers and neonates.  Likewise it enhances the referral mechanism within the local health service delivery system by improving the linkage of local health units or any Basic Emergency Obstetrics and Neonatal Care facility to the next level care facility.

And the Sigurado at Garantisadong Insurance Pangkalusugan (SAGIP) PhilHealth anchored with the governments Universal Health Care. SAGIP aims to proactively register all Filipinos in the health care system, remind members to regularly pay their premium contribution, refer the delinquent payees to appropriate sponsorship, and measure the performance of attaining universal health insurance coverage overtime.

Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries join the motorcade kicking off the SPSI caravan.

“Through the coordinated implementation of SIPAG, WOMB and SIPAG through the SPSI, the country will now have a better way of ensuring that the poor and vulnerable are provided improved access to basic social protection services and the government’s social service delivery systems are at par with global standards,” said Julieta Flores SIPAG Regional Coordinator.

Prior the caravan, SIPAG also conducted case conferences attended by the partner agencies and local social welfare officers wherein 11 cases of partner-beneficiaries presented and given appropriate interventions.

SPSI project commenced its first year of pilot implementation in the six  municipalities Oriental Mindoro  province of Oriental Mindoro in 2011. To date, SPSI covers the whole Mindoro provinces. ###


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DSWD MIMAROPA discusses alternative family care program to school partners

BOAC, Marinduque- The Adoption Resource and Referral Section of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA discussed the Alternative Family Care Program during the Forum on the Current Trend in Social Work Practice in Marinduque State College.

The said  program aims to provide a better life, promising future and real identity to children who are abandoned or neglected through legal adoption and foster care.

Adoption is defined as a socio-legal process of providing a permanent family to a child whose parents have voluntarily or involuntarily relinquished parental authority over the child.

The activity is part of the Adoption Consciousness Month celebration.

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To the Top: A Journey Towards Volunteerism and Leadership

ACTIVE VOLUNTEERISM- Giovannie Fabro, 32 represents their community’s Operation and Maintenance Group on the Organizational Development and Management Training of Kalahi  CIDSS.

Traversing the coconut plantation in the morning and organizing youth groups in the afternoon has been the routine of Giovannie, a dark, well-built man in his early thirties with a face chiseled by hard work and a heart molded by volunteerism.

Giovannie Fabro, more well-known in his community as Giovan is the Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) Chairperson of Barangay Toctoc in Banton Romblon. From a by-stander to a volunteer, Giovan said that he has found more meaning in life when he was immersed in volunteerism and in Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi CIDSS).

New Chapter

Like many of the youths in Banton, Giovan worked in Manila. Numerous factories hired him until he has worked himself to exhaustion. Realizing that his income was not enough to support his family in the province, Giovan decided to go back home to take care of his parents.

He worked on their copras business to earn a living. Even with lesser income, he admitted that going back home was one of the best decisions he has ever done.

His caring and gregarious personality earned him a lot of buddies in Brgy. Toctoc. They usually hang-out and play basketball on the community court where the Kalahi CIDSS Barangay Assemblies (BA) were frequently conducted. This hobby of his had introduced him to the program and to volunteerism.

The raising hands of the people in the half court intrigued Giovan as they rest after a basketball game and he listened to what they discussed. He learned that the people were voting for a sub-project that they wanted to have in their community. Amazed on how the people are given the freedom to have a project of their choice, Giovan decided to join the next meetings.

In the beginning, he admitted that attending the assemblies of Kalahi CIDSS was like learning a foreign language. “Napakadaming acronyms yung nababanggit nila at hindi ko talaga maintindihan kaya tinatanong ko yung katabi ko.” (I do not understand the numerous acronyms that they mention thus I ask the person next to me about the meaning of those acronyms.)

He chuckled as he added, “umabot na sa pagkakataon sa assembly na nainis na yung katabi ko sa katatanong ko kaya linayasan nya na ko.” (One time, during the assembly, my seatmate got tired of my asking thus he walked away.)

The Heart of a Volunteer

On the second cycle of Kalahi CIDSS, he actively participated and was elected as a member of the Project Implementation Team (PIT).

A sudden change in Giovan’s routine had happened when he became a volunteer. His usual lazy afternoons were changed to attending meetings of the BSPMC and studying the community procurement manual.

Eventually, he discovered his passion to volunteerism when he attended the community volunteers’ training. This has also been his inspiration to organize a youth group called Uswag Banton. The group aims to re-plant trees in the area.  In addition, he encouraged the members of the group to take part in Kalahi CIDSS and they help the community empowerment facilitator to gather people during barangay assemblies.

The community members witnessed his industry as a community volunteer. Thus, they decided to elect him as the BSPMC chairperson of Barangay Toctoc on the third cycle of the program. Mrs. Yolly Felita, one of the elders in Brgy Toctoc said that she is convinced that Giovan will be a good BSPMC chairperson.

Despite this, Giovan admitted that he had second thoughts on accepting the new post.

Nevertheless, his dream of giving his community a safe and sustainable drinking water has surfaced than his fear of greater responsibility. “Sabi ko sa sarili ko, ngayon pa ba ako titigil kung kelan malapit na naming makamit ang pangangailangan ng aming komunidad?” (I said to myself, would I stop now, now that the need of our community is almost within our reach?)

Community Empowerment Facilitator of Brgy. Toctoc Shirley Vallez recounted a story on how Giovan has shown his dedication to the project. According to her, “Si Giovan ang nanguna noong kailangang i-konekta pababa sa bundok yung tubig kahit medyo masama yung pakiramdam nya. Na-amaze ako sa batang yan kasi kita mo sakanya yung passion na tumulong kahit may sinat sya.” (Giovan lead the community to connect the water from its source in the mountain down to their community and he was not feeling well when he did it. I was amazed on that kid because you can see his passion to help even he is sick.)

Beyond service

Giovan saw how the community driven development process has transformed his flat and passive community into an active one. From his account, he was amazed on how his community was able to work together in spite of political ramifications because of their common goal of having access to clean and potable water.

Consequently, Giovannie discovered his leadership talents in becoming a Kalahi CIDSS volunteer. From the timid man, he was now able to speak in front of his community and other crowds. He recounted the moment where he shared his reflection during the BSPMC training in Makati and he said he never felt so proud before.

“Kung may sasabihin ako at alam kong tama at makakabuti, sasabihin ko yun” (If I have something to say that I know is right and will contribute to the greater good, then I will say it) said Giovannie. He added “Sana ganun din ang gawin ng mga ka-barangay ko“(I wish that the people in my community would also do the same.)

Giovannie has been a volunteer of Kalahi for 2 years now and as a volunteer he had a lot of realizations in life, in his community and in the municipality of Banton. “Sana ay tigilan na ng kababayan ko ang panlilibak sa iba dahil lang sa pulitika. Panira sa pag kakaisa ng Bantoanon yang ganang gawain.” (I wish that people would stop destroying others for the sake of their political endeavors. This kind of action destroys our hope of uniting the Bantoanons for the common good).

All of Giovannie’s BSPMC colleagues have previously held posts in public service. With this, he was teased by his ‘kuyas’ that he must try his luck in politics and run as a barangay councilor. He said that he feels awkward whenever such topics are being discussed.

All Giovan know is his true calling is to serve his community beyond Kalahi CIDSS.

Kalahi CIDSS is a poverty alleviating program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development that employs the process of community driven development to empower the community which would empower the people, promote good governance, and alleviate poverty in the community. ###

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DSWD MIMAROPA naglunsad ng dalawang skills training sa bayan ng Rizal

Game na game na sumabak ang mga kalahok ng skill training sa isang photo op.

Inilunsad ng Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)  MIMAROPA sa ilalim ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program o 4Ps ang dalawang skills training sa bayan ng Rizal, Palawan.

Unang isinagawa ang ‘Skills Training on Banana and Pineapple Intercropping’ noong Enero 24 at 25 sa Barangay Culasian na dinaluhan ng 102 beneficiaries ng Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous People in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantage Area (MCCT-IP in GIDA) na nagmula sa nasabing lugar, gayundin sa Barangay Candawaga. Ito’y sinundan ng ‘Skills Training on Corn Production’ nitong Enero 26 at 27 sa Barangay Punta Baja na dinaluhan naman ng 74 benefeciaries ng naturang barangay.

Ang mga nasabing pagsasanay ay isinagawa sa pangunguna ni Lilibeth L. Quilang, Municipal Link. Layunin ng nasabing mga programa ang turuan ang mga IPs upang matulungan silang magkaroon ng sapat na pagkakakitaan na makakatulong sa kanilang pang araw-araw na pamumuhay.

Ayon kay Anitel B. Bitoon, Project Development Officer, ang MIMAROPA region lang ang may ganitong programa sa buong Pilipinas, kung saan magsasagawa sila ng skills training para sa mga beneficiaries, mamimigay ng mga binhi, abono at maging mga kagamitang kailangan sa pagtatanim. Ang mga benepisyaryo ay bibigyan ng 11 working days para sa pagtatanim ng kanilang mga punla sa sariling lupa, kung saan sila ay babayaran ng Php206 kada araw ng pagtatrabaho. Pagdating naman ng anihan, ang DSWD na rin ang bahalang maghanap ng bibili ng kanilang mga produkto at sila rin ang maghahati-hati ng kanilang benta. Dagdag pa ni Bb. Bitoon, umpisa pa lang ito sa ilan pang mga nakalinyang skills training na kanilang isasagawa sa iba pang barangay sa bayan ng Rizal.

Ayon naman kay G. Goldino R. Pitogo, 54 taong gulang at isa sa mga benepisyaryo ng Bgy. Punta Baja, napakalaking tulong sa kanya ang naturang training. Sampung taon na siyang nagtatanim ng mais at sa pamamagitan nito ay napatapos niya ng kolehiyo ang isa sa lima niyang anak at ngayon ay isa nang guro ng elementary school sa Brooke’s Point. Aniya, ngayon niya lang nalaman kung paano at ano ang pataba ang dapat gamitin sa kanyang pananim at ngayon niya lang din lubos na naintindihan na dapat talagang lagyan ng pataba ang kaniyang pananim para mas dadami pa ang kaniyang aanihin dulot na rin ng kondisyon ng kanyang lupa. Galak na galak niyang pinasalamatan ang mga 4th year BS Agriculture students ng Palawan State University Rizal Campus sa pangunguna ng kanilang director na si Gng. Melodia C. Salimbagat at adviser na si Bb. Michelle M. Bungalso. Sila Salimbagat at Bungalso ang nagsilbing resource speakers sa nasabing skills training.

Sa buong MIMAROPA Region, ang Palawan ang may pinakamaraming benepisyaryo ng MCCT-IP na umaabot sa humigit kumulang 7,000 IPs.### (Janice L. Quezon)

Source: Palawan News

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