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DSWD needs enumerators for assessment of beneficiaries

MALATE, Manila- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa is in need of 285 enumerators for the regionwide Social Welfare and Development Indicators (SWDI) assessment.

SWDI aims to assess the level of well-being of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program families.  It also serves as the reference in the case management of these said beneficiaries – to help them gain their fighting chance against poverty.

In MiMaRoPa, there are 199,788 Pantawid Pamilya families targeted for the said baseline assessment.

“Enumerators who will be assigned in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas or GIDA will be paid Php80.00 per form while enumerators in non-GIDA will be paid Php40.00,” said Human Resource Unit.

The main task of the enumerators is to gather necessary data by interviewing families using the Department’s SWDI tool.

Applicants must have completed at least 2-years of college education, experience in household assessment or other surveys, physically fit and willing to be assigned in remote areas.

Applications may be sent via e-mail to  or submitted personally to the Pantawid Pamilya Office in the municipality or at the Social Welfare and Development Team office in the province.###

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DSWD MiMaRoPa continues to share stories of change

Participants line up as they enter the venue after the parade in the town proper for the Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago launch.

Participants line up as they enter the venue after the parade in the town proper for the Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago launch.

GASAN, MARINDUQUE – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa continues its efforts in promulgating the positive changes brought in the lives of its partner-beneficiaries through the conduct of the “Kaya Ko Ang Pagbabago” launching in the municipality’s covered court last August 4.

With more than 100 attendees, the activity aims to inform the public of the positive changes in the lives of the partner-beneficiaries through the convergence of the Department’s core programs – Pantawid Pamilya, KALAHI-CIDSS and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).  It is also a venue to inspire the participants to use their full potential and spread the message of hope and empowerment.

Totoong nakakatulong ang mga programa ng DSWD sa pag-angat ng kabuhayan ng mga benepisyaryo nito sa bayan ng Gasan, pero sana huwag iasa at sana mas lalo pa silang magpursige. Ang pamahalaan ng Gasan ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa tulong na naibigay ng DSWD,” said Mayor Vicky Lao Lim.

A presentation showcasing the accomplishments of the three core programs was also provided. Video and live testimonies of partner-beneficiaries as well as partner-agencies on the impact of the programs were shown.

Leodegario Mandac testifies on the positive changes brought by Pantawid Pamilya on his family.

Leodegario Mandac testifies on the positive changes brought by Pantawid Pamilya on his family.

Malaki ang naitulong ng Programang Pantawid sa aking pamilya, bukod sa natulungan akong pag-aralin ang pito kong anak, dati nung wala pang pantawid nasa bahay lang ako ngunit noong napasali na ako sa programa naging aktibo na ako sa iba’t-ibang gawaing pangkomunidad,” testified by Leodigario Mandac, a Person with Disability and partner-beneficiary of the program.

The Department does not only ensure convergence in the programs and services but also with other stakeholders such as the partner-agencies and local government units to create holistic development in the community.

Sinisiguro ng DSWD na walang maiiwanang mahihirap kaya ang tatlong programa ng DSWD ay nagsasanib at nakikipag-ugnayan sa ibat-ibang ahensya at sa lokal na pamahalaan upang makamtan ang tunay na pag-angat ng kabuhayan ng ating mga mahihirap na mga mamamayan,” said Domingo V. Agra, Regional Program Coordinator of SLP.

Moreover, cheques were awarded to SLP projects that day the Lamesa SEA-K of Brgy. Lamesa, Sta. Cruz and  Galing at Sipag Tungo sa Kaunlaran of Antipolo, Gasan amounting to Php255,000 and Php80,000, respectively.

A dance of the “Kaya Ko” Song was not missed in the activity together with the participation of the partner-beneficiaries and different stakeholders such as DepEd, DOH, Day Care Workers, Barangay Councils, Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns, iHELP and the local government unit. ###




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DSWD MiMaRoPa turns over 397 core houses to beneficiaries


Core shelter beneficiaries raise their land titles received from the Department of Agrarian Reform.

SABLAYAN, Occidental Mindoro-   With the convergence efforts of different government agencies, families who were devastated from Typhoon Jolina in 2009 received their new housing units under the DSWD’s modified Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) last July 31, 2015.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa Assistant Regional Director for Operations, Floreceli Gunio and Sablayan Mayor Eduardo Gadiano led the turn-over of 58 housing units in Sitio Yapang, Barangay Batong-buhay and 339 units in Sitio Cigaras, Barangay Ilvita during the inauguration ceremony in the municipality.

Funding for the construction of the said houses was provided by the DSWD amounting to Php28 million pesos with Php12 million pesos counterpart from the local government unit with 600sqm lot granted to each family by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). The core shelter units worth Php70,000 each.


CSAP site in Barangay Ilvita, Sablayan is now occupied by 339 families.

Houses were built by beneficiaries’ own hands. “Ginagawa namin ang mga bahay namin, sumasahod pa kami dahil sa cash for work [program] ng DSWD,” said Ilvita Barangay Captain Noel Yasay.

Building of core shelters also serves as training ground for beneficiaries under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) course of masonry and carpentry, on which whoever passed the assessment get National Certificate II affirming their skills competency. Furthermore, the Philippine Army has volunteered in the construction.

On the other hand, the Occidental Mindoro Electric Cooperative (OMECO) and National Electrification Administration (NEA) have allocated one-million peso-fund for the electrification of the two housing sites thru their Sitio Electrification Program. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) also established the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) project with a mission to provide safe and sufficient water for the beneficiaries.

Dito nakita namin ang pagkakaisa ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno para mabuo ang isang komunidad,” said beneficiary Jovita Espinosa. “At itong pangrap namin na magandang bahay, na natupad na, ay aming aalagaan at lalo pang pagagandahin,” she continued.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) shared Php400,000 to beneficiaries in Ilvita for employment and livelihood program under the Tulong Panghanapbuhay sa Ating Disadvantaged Workers or TUPAD while seedlings are also given for farming by the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) has released Php2, 500,000 for the construction of Barangay Health Stations.

CSAP provides disaster resistant shelter units to families displaced by natural calamities that are unable to restore damaged houses. This is also intended to other families who are at high risk and vulnerable areas that need to be relocated.

DSWD reminds recipients of core houses not to sell nor rent it out within 15 years.###

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DSWD MiMaRoPa orients staff on disaster management

DSWD MiMaRoPa Disaster Management Team Leaders meet with Officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection to tackle the structural requirements and staff's preparedness when "The Big One" occurs.

DSWD MiMaRoPa Disaster Management Team Leaders meet with the officers of the Bureau of Fire Protection to tackle the structural requirements and staff’s preparedness.

MALATE, MANILA – Safety is not the sole responsibility of the lead agency but everyone’s concern said Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

In an earthquake and fire awareness orientation held, Monday, July 27 at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa regional office, BFP Fire Officer Ronald S. Lim said, “Occurrence of natural disasters cannot be prevented however, its impact can be mitigated.”

The said orientation is part of the Department’s effort to promote awareness and risk reduction management for unforeseeable conditions, also in celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month. Team Leaders’ meeting followed to clear roles and responsibilities of various committees to make it functional as possible.

Lim provided tips on how to protect oneself during a disaster like earthquake. When it strikes and you’re inside a building, always practice the ‘duck, cover and hold’, Lim added.

Duck or drop down to the floor during an earthquake. Then cover your head or hid under a table to prevent from danger spots or falling of hanging objects. If you take cover under a table, hold on to your position until the shaking stops to protect yourself.

BFP cited that being negligent, ignorant and stupid can cause disaster. But through constant communication and preparedness, worst scenarios can be lessen in natural and human-induced hazards.

Usually, fires occur after earthquakes due to the ground shaking that can cause electric lines to fall down and gas pipes to burst, Officer Lim said. Senior Inspector undertook structural assessment of the fire safety and also protection of the whole building as a requirement for fire safety certification.

“Know the nearest hospital, fire and police stations and their hotlines in your areas,” Lim concluded. ###


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DSWD on back-to-back meetings for PWDs and ‘seniors’

MALATE, MANILA– Ensuring that rights and privileges’ of person with disability (PWD) and senior citizen sectors are followed, different national government agencies gathered for the Regional Council on Disability Affairs (RCDA) meeting, Wednesday and for Regional Inter-agency Committee for Philippine Plan of Action for Senior Citizens (RIAC-PPASC) quarterly meeting, Thursday in the DSWD MiMaroPa regional office.

RCDA agency members propose of passing a resolution which will create four sub-committees of RCDA. According to the said resolution, the respective chairpersons will have a more focused monitoring in the implementation of PWDs laws, programs and activities.

Proposed sub-committees are: (1) Accessibility, Public Transports, Information Communication to be chaired by Department of Public Works and Highways, (2) Employment, Training and Livelihood to be chaired by Department of Labor and Employment, (3) Social Protection to be chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and (4) Advocacy to be chaired by the  Philippine Information Agency. This will be reflected also at the provincial and municipal level.

On the other hand,  RIAC-PPASC members to intensify the information drive and monitoring of Republic Act 9994 also known as Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010  which grants additional benefits and privileges to senior citizens.

According to law, senior citizens are entitled to 20% discount in purchasing of goods and services from all establishments. This includes (a) on buying of medicines, (b) professional fees of physicians in all hospitals, (c) medical and dental services, (d) fares, (e) hotels/ restaurants and similar establishments services; (f) in theaters, cinema houses, concert halls and other recreation centers, and (g) funeral and burial services.

“Establishments proven to violate RA 9994 will be penalized with a fine ranging from php50,000.00 to php200.000.00 with an imprisonment ranging from two years to six years depending on the occurrence of the violation,” Focal Person for senior citizens, Maricel dela Vega said.

Senior citizens who experienced refusal on the 20% discount may report to the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) at the municipal or city level.###

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DSWD to close regionwide household assessment this month

MALATE, MANILA—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office MiMaRoPa through the Listahanan will end the regionwide household assessment this July 2015.

As of this writing, the Department has assessed a total of 490,576 or 83.25% of its targets.

All generated household data are encoded into a web application and subject for proxy means testing or PMT- the Department’s statistical process which determines the family economic status, whether poor or not based on given variables.

DSWD also calls public who are not yet interviewed by enumerators to participate in this listing. “They have to check if their houses have household stickers posted as proof of assessment. If none, they can coordinate our municipal team or at their respective Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices,” said Field Coordinator Ernie H. Jarabejo.

Households who were not included during the regular assessment can apply through the on-demand application (ODA).

The department schedules ODA on the following months as part of finalization of initial list of poor and non-poor families at the local level for validation in the community.

Listahanan is the government’s mechanism in identifying who and where the poor are in the country and become potential beneficiaries of various social protection programs and services. ###

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DSWD MiMaRoPa releases P22M for ESA in Palawan


DSWD staff orient ESA recipients in Salvacion, Busuanga Palawan on its guidelines and processes.

MALATE, MANILA— The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa releases a total of 22 million pesos budget for the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) of 734 typhoon Yolanda-affected families in Busuanga, Coron and Culion Palawan.

ESA is a cash grant provided to families whose houses are either totally or partially damaged. It may be released in cash or in the form of construction materials, dependent on the situation favorable to beneficiaries and the timelines set.

Aside from families who have no permanent source of income or whose income is below the poverty threshold. The following are also eligible to receive ESA according to guidelines:

  1. Families whose houses were either partially or totally damaged located in safe areas or in controlled areas;
  2. Families who are renting or sharing houses which are totally or partially damaged provided they are listed in the official DSWD- Disaster Family Access Card (DAFAC);
  3. Families whose heads are employed in government or private sector but whose term of employment are not permanent/regular and do not have housing loans;
  4. Regular employees of government and private sectors with fix monthly salary below P15,000.00;
  5. Individuals who are considered lone survivors due to the untimely demise of the other family members due to the typhoon; and
  6. Families listed in items 1-4 who already self-repair, may be granted the assistance as long as their names are included in DSWD-DAFAC.

The municipality of Busuanga received P8, 500, 00.00 for 284 ESA beneficiaries in four barangays while Culion received P6, 000,000.00 for 200 beneficiaries in 11 barangays and P7, 500,000.00 was funded for 250 recipients in six barangays of Coron, Palawan.

Malaking tulong ito para mas magkaroon kami ng desenteng bahay. At sa halagang aming matatanggap higit na magiging matibay ang aming tahanan para hindi basta-bastang masisira ng anumang kalamidad,” said Elmar Alcantara, ESA recipient, San Rafael, Busuanga Palawan.

ESA grants of P30, 000.00 to families whose houses are totally damaged while victims with partially damaged can receive P10,000.00. The said financial aid will be distributed by the local government units thru the fund-transfer formalized by a Memorandum of Agreement between the department. Meanwhile, said LGUs are expected to liquidate the fund within this year. ###

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Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries receive free government services

A fellow partner-beneficiary helps an elder Mangyan in getting her cash grant during the Pantawid Pamilya payout in San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro.

A fellow partner-beneficiary helps an elder Mangyan in getting her cash grant during the Pantawid Pamilya payout in San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro.

San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro – More than 1,000 partner-beneficiaries attended the payout of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program last June 26, 2015. In coordination with the local government and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the regular activity of DSWD MiMaRoPa was maximized to be able to provide free services such as dental and medical check-up, haircut, massage, and opportunities to inquire on government processes on various agencies i.e. Commission on Election (COMELEC), Social Security System (SSS) and PhilHealth.

Ang gawain po ngayong araw ay para po talaga sa inyo upang mas mailapit sa inyo ang mga serbisyo ng gobyerno. Ito po ay isang paraan ng pagpapakita ng convergence hindi lamang sa mga programang inihahain ng DSWD kundi ng iba’t-ibang ahensya at ng mga civil society groups,” said Mrs. Purificacion Arriola, Protective Services Division Chief.

Municipal Mayor Salvador Py is also present in the event and expressed his gratitude for the initiative and continuous efforts of the Department in servicing the poor and vulnerable people.

Maximizing the day not only provides awareness on the Department’s programs and services but also to the different sectors. The other agencies and organizations present are: Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), RedCross, Mangyan Mission, NorFil Foundation, iHelp Inc., LOBO Community and Development Inc., Mangyan Tribal Church Association, Pampamayanan Mangyan Ugnayan, Inc., German Doctors and Kapitolyo Para sa Mamamayan.

Voice of the People  

Parent Leaders huddle as  they discuss how DSWD programs and services brought change in their lives.

Parent Leaders huddle as they discuss how DSWD programs and services brought change in their lives.

On the same day, the Parent Leaders’ Dialogue cum CSO-Led Forum was also conducted. With 150 parent leaders and iHelp as facilitators, the activity aims to encourage and empower the partner-beneficiaries to be articulators of change brought by the various social protective programs and services of the Department. Each of their stories also aims to inspire others to do better in their own households, and in turn in their communities.

During the workshop, the partner-beneficiaries were grouped to tackle their issues and concerns on the programs and services of DSWD. Voicing their concerns and addressing them allows for better understanding and implementation.

Nagpapasalamat kami dahil nakikita namin sa DSWD ang mga pagbabago sa buhay ninyong aming mga partner-beneficiaries. Hindi natin makakamit ang pagbabago kung kami lang ang gagawa dahil sa inyo magmumula ang pagbabago,” said Ms. Maridel Rodriguez, Provincial Link of Pantawid Pamilya in Oriental Mindoro.

The same activity was also done in Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro with almost a hundred participants. ###

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