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DSWD sets PWD policy forum to mark NDPR week

NDPRweek2016MALATE, Manila- In observance of the 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa will conduct a one day policy forum on inclusive development of Person with Disability (PWD) on July 27 in Puerto Princesa City Palawan.

“This forum aims to increase public awareness on disability issues and concerns that will strengthen the involvement of the different government and non-government organizations, civil society and PWD organizations,” said Focal Person Maricel dela Vega.

One hundred fifteen participants from the  local government units, representatives from private establishments, PWD groups, and Palawan-based inter-agencies are  invited.

This year’s celebration theme, “Karapatan ng May kapansan, Isakatuparan…Now Na!”

The 2015 Listahanan database- a mechanism of identifying who and where the poor are, reveals that there are 14,453 poor persons with disability in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (MiMaRoPa).

From the identified number of poor, 4,023 PWDs claimed to be household heads who are mostly male.  Also, there are 3,562 poor PWDs with occupation: 1,904 PWDs are laborers and unskilled workers; 1,658 PWDs are working in short-term, casual or seasonal jobs.

Dela Vega encourages public to take active responsibility in uplifting the economic and social conditions of persons with disabilities.

Malacañan Proclamation No. 361 declares the third week of July as the NDPR week to culminate on the birthdate of sublime paralytic: Apolinario Mabini on July 23 each year. ###

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DSWD to celebrate national disaster consciousness month

NDCM Tarp Design Blank Horizontal(final)MALATE, Manila- The Department of Social Welfare and Development MiMaRoPa joins in the celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month with the theme, “Kahandaan at Pagtugon sa Sakuna, Tungkulin ng Bawat Isa.”

“In observance of the celebration, DSWD will have the two-day basic life support training for internal staff in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross,” said Disaster Operation Focal Person Sheila Tapia.

The training aims to equip DSWD staff with knowledge, skills and confidence to provide care to victims of disaster such as the proper application of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Aside from the training, the Department has scheduled reorientation on the guidelines of Regional Quick Response Team (QRT) for disaster preparedness and management, Tapia added.

QRT is one of the disaster management components that enhances the coordination and reporting of disaster related-responses internally. It is constituted of DSWD regional, provincial and municipal-based staff.

According to the 2015 Listahanan database- a mechanism to identify who and where the poor are, there are 35,858 poor households in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (MiMaRoPa) who experienced displacement due to human induced or natural disasters.

Mostly of them are found in the municipalities of Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro with 2,038 poor households, Boac, Marinduque with 2,034 poor households and San Jose, Occidental Mindoro with poor households 1,694.

Meanwhile, DSWD is set to provide Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to 119 Typhoon Ruby-affected households in Calatrava, Romblon amounting to 1.1 million pesos this month.

ESA is a cash grant provided to families whose houses are either totally or partially damaged by any form of disaster. It may be released in cash or in the form of construction materials, Tapia said.

Executive Order No. 137 declares the month of July of every year as national disaster consciousness month and institutionalizing the civil defense deputization program to increase the awareness of every Filipino to the ever threatening disasters.###

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DSWD unveils profile of the poor in MiMaRoPa

One of the Listahanan PDOs, Euberto Gregorio discusses the Listahanan project cycle on how the poor are targeted.

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa launched the 2015 Listahanan Database: Regional Profile of Poor with the theme, ‘Tuloy ang Pagbabago’ in Palawan on Thursday, June 30.

The 2015 database reveals that from the 569,316 households assessed and validated regionwide, 207,863 or 36.5 percent are identified poor compared from the 242,633 or 47.2% poor in 2009 assessment. The magnitude of poor households falls by 11% according to this new database.

In Oriental Mindoro 53,323 poor households identified;  37,983  poor households in Occidental Mindoro; 13,177 poor households in Marinduque; 19,860 poor households in Romblon; and 83,520 poor households in Palawan.

“To identify the poor, Listahanan uses the Proxy Means Test or PMT, a statistical formula that estimates household income using verifiable variables indicated in the family assessment form (FAF),” said Euberto Gregorio  Project Development Officer.

The FAF is the main tool used by the Department which contains questions on demography, sectoral and household, family and individual profile.

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 household income above the threshold is tagged as not poor, Gregorio added.

“In MiMaRoPa, the top three towns with the highest number of identified poor are Balabac, Rizal in Palawan and Magsaysay town in Occidental Mindoro,” said DSWD Regional Director Wilma Naviamos.

Aside from the profile of the poor, the new database can generate also data on women, children and youth, senior citizens, person with disability, indigenous people and access to services like electricity, water source, health and education.

However, Listahanan data can only be accessed upon the execution of data sharing through a Memorandum of Agreement, Naviamos continued.

Open Forum; DSWD officials answer questions relating to the Listahanan results

DSWD officials answer questions from media during the open forum.

DSWD clarifies that Listahanan result is not the official poverty incidence.

Listahanan is a mechanism to identify who and where the poor are nationwide. It serves as the basis for beneficiary selection of government programs and services.

The regional launch was attended by representatives from government agencies, local government units, academe, civil society organizations and media.

“We hope with this updated data of poor, strengthens our partnership and the continuous data utilization towards our common vision: a society where the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged are empowered for an improved quality of life,” Naviamos concluded.###

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DSWD’s 2015 Listahanan database available starting this July

MALATE, Manila- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa announces yesterday that the new Listahanan database will be available to partner stakeholders starting  July after the regional launch.

Listahanan is a mechanism of identifying poor families nationwide who eventually become potential beneficiaries of government social protection programs such as PhilHealth, DSWD’s Social Pension, Sustainable Livelihood and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

“Information such as statistics and magnitude of poor households can be obtained through official data requests. However, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is required if the information being requested includes the names of family or household member,” said Ernie H. Jarabejo, MiMaRoPa Field Coordinator.

Data sharing is part of the Listahanan cycle which help secure the confidentiality of the database. With this agreement, the Department will be able to monitor the utilization of shared data from the local and national government offices and other private institutions. “Organizations who have entered into this MOA are required to submit feedback report to check if the said  list of the poor was used for intended purposes,” Jarabejo added.

Moreover, the  said database offers magnitude of poor households from national to barangay level; demography; sectoral data such as women, children, youth, senior citizens, Indigenous People’s group and Person with Disability; health and sanitation; and access to basic needs and social services.

In Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (MiMaRoPa) provinces, the Listahanan second round households was able to assess 569,316 and 207,863 or 36.5 percent are identified poor. The regional profile of the poor households will be officially launched this month.###

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DSWD to launch database of poor in MiMaRoPa

Listahanan enumerator administering interview during the conduct of the second round household assessment. Photo: Joebert Famini

Listahanan enumerator administering interview during the conduct of the second round household assessment. Photo: Joebert Famini

MALATE, Manila- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to launch the new Listahanan database on the 30th day of this month in Puerto Princesa City Palawan.

From the 569,316 households assessed and validated, 207,863 or 36.5 percent are identified poor in MiMaRoPa or Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces.

Palawan shares the highest percentage in the regional results at 40.2% or 83,520 poor households while Oriental Mindoro has 25.7% share or 53,323 households. Meanwhile, Occidental Mindoro has 18.3% or 37,983 households; Romblon has 9.6% or 19,860 households; and Marinduque has 6.3% share or 13,177 households.

The variation of shared percentage of poor households is parallel to the geographical size and the total population enumerated per province.

“Household assessments were conducted from March 2015 until the end of December 2015 administered by 1,772 field staff covering five provinces, two cities, 71 municipalities and 1,459 barangays in eight congressional districts,” said Ernie Jarabejo, Regional Coordinator.

DSWD uses two mode in data gathering: the paper and pen Family Assessment Form (FAF) for rural barangays and the FAF mobile version installed in android tablets for urban barangays. FAF which is critical to determine their socio-economic status that contains verifiable indicators such as household composition, housing structure, demographic profile, access to basic necessities, Person with Disability and Indigenous People.

On the other hand, gathered data are encoded into a computer-based system and subjected to Proxy Means Test, a statistical model that estimates household income using proxy variables indicated in the FAF.  The estimated income will be compared to the poverty thresholds wherein households whose income below the set provincial poverty line is considered poor.

Listahanan is the government mechanism of identifying who and where the poor are, which started in 2009. It aims to have an objective selection of potential beneficiaries for social protection programs intended for the poor.###

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IP beneficiaries receive fishnet starter kits

Program staff remind the IP beneficiaries that the starter kits aims to provide support in the upliftment of their livelihood.

Program staff remind the IP beneficiaries that the starter kits aims to provide support in the upliftment of their livelihood.

San Fernando, Romblon – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa through its Modified Conditional Cash Transfer (MCCT) of Pantawid Pamilya provided starter kits to create fishnets to 46 Indigenous Peoples (IPs).

The MCCT for IPs of the Pantawid Pamilya is an extensive coverage of program to reach the poorest of the poor who are not being served in the regular Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program. In region MiMaRoPa, the ones covered were specifically the IPs who resides in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA).

The MCCT differed in implementation design by offering Support Services Intervention (SSI) for livelihood aside from the regular benefits of receiving cash grants of Php300 educational grant/child/month (for 10 school months) and Php500 health grant/month.

IP beneficiaries strike a pose after receiving their starter kits. There are 28 recipients from Brgy. Agtiwa.

IP beneficiaries strike a pose after receiving their starter kits. There are 28 recipients from Brgy. Agtiwa.

The SSI component of MCCT aims to provide additional assistance to improve the current living condition of the IP families and communities. The livelihoods identified were coordinated with the program staff and community facilitators based on the needs of the community.

Moreover, the beneficiaries went through a skills training early February of this year to teach them on how to assemble their own fishnets. They were also taught on how to properly repair damages to ensure use of the fishnets in the long-run.

The 46 IP beneficiaries who are from the Sibuyan Mangyan Tagabukid ethnic group are from the four barangays of Agtiwa (28), Azagra (5), Canjalon (2) and Otod (11).

In addition, each beneficiary received one set of starter kit. For fishnets with smaller holes, the starter kit consists of the following materials: 2,000 pcs. of sandal floaters (pataw), 18 kilos of led sinker (tingga), 3 kilos of nylon floaters, 2 kilos of nylon threads, and twine threads (pantahi).

IP beneficiaries show excited faces after receiving their starter kits. There are a total of 18 IP beneficiaries combined from the Brgys. of Azagra, Canjalon and Otod.

IP beneficiaries show excited faces after receiving their starter kits. There are a total of 18 IP beneficiaries combined from the Brgys. of Azagra, Canjalon and Otod.

For ones with bigger holes (PAMU), the materials given were: 200 pcs. of sandal floaters, 4 kilos of led sinker, 5 rolls of rope floater and sinker, 2 kilos of nylon thread, and 2 pcs. of twine thread.

The total amount of starter kits provided in the municipality of San Fernando is Php858,830.

Other SSI for livelihood like organic farming, goat raising/production, seaweeds production, mudcrab fattening, etc are scheduled to be given in other provinces until May. ###

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Pantawid parent leaders train to be leaders and advocates

20160405_114325MAKATI CITY – The Pantawid Pamilya Program of DSWD MiMaRoPa conducted the Parent Leaders’ Training on Leadership and Advocacy at Makati Palace Hotel last April 4-6, 2016. With 40 participants, the activity primarily aims to inspire and mobilize the parent leaders to take an active role in the institutionalization of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) bill.

The two-day activity allowed the participants to share and reflect on their experiences on the early gains of the program. They were also updated on the House Bill passed and how some of its categories are different on the current implementation design.

The participants were also taught on the legislation process and how the salient provisions in the House Bill can be included in the Senate Bill. The program recognizes the crucial roles of the parent leaders to participate in community development affairs that is why they must be equipped with necessary knowledge and skills.

The training also provided a venue for the parent leaders to understand and appreciate their roles as volunteer leaders and advocates of the program.

20160404_144138Ms. Leticia D. Baldonadu, a parent leader in Palawan encouraged others, “Tayong mga parent leader, malaki ang responsibilidad natin kasi tayo yung mga tao na nasa liblib na lugar na kung saan tayo ang nagdadala ng mga members natin. Ngayon ipaabot natin sa mga member na napakahalaga ng Pantawid Pamilya kasi ito lang yung tanging paraan na naabot talaga ang pinakaliblib na lugar na matulungan ng gobyerno. At sinu-sino ba yun? Di ba yung pinakadulo talaga na naghihirap na tao. Ano naman an gating counterpart o responsibilidad? Ipakita natin na talagang ang lahat ng itinutulong sa atin ay hindi nasasayang. Yun lang ang tanging paraan para ang Pantawid Pamilya Makita ng mga namumuno, mga nasa taas na kailangang-kailangan natin ito.”

Leticia is one of the millions covered by the program and was empowered to take up the challenge to push for the change they want in their lives. ###

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MCCT-IP camp showcases strong family ties

PALAWAN – A family camp designed for the partner-beneficiaries of Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous People (MCCT-IP) was conducted last March 29-30, 2016 in the municipality of Brooke’s Point with a total of 310 participants. With the theme “Katutubong Pilipino, Kayang Ituloy ang Pagbabago”, the activity aims to demonstrate stronger relationship and family ties through different activities.


The two-day activity brought the family members together to spend quality time through the various sessions prepared. Discussions on the rights of children, parenting as well as activities on arts, sports, health and wellness were held. It also served as an opportunity for the IP partner-beneficiaries particularly children to showcase their talents thru a cultural night/talent show.

One of the highlights of the activity was the ceremonial signing of the “Beneficiaries Dream Board” that gave them an opportunity to express their desire for a positive and continuous change in their lives.


The “Dream Board” will serve as a reminder to the program implementers and stakeholders to continuously work towards the upliftment of the partner-beneficiaries’ quality of life.


The same family camp will be conducted in selected municipalities of the provinces of Mindoro and Romblon. ###

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