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MIMAROPA local execs enter agreement with DSWD for pro-poor programs


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DSWD Director Wilma Naviamos presenting the Department’s thrust and priorities to the local chief executives.

MAKATI, City- Seventy one or 97 percent of the 73 local executives in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (MIMAROPA) entered partnership with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the unified Memorandum of Agreement during the 2016 Stakeholders’ Forum.

Dubbed with the theme, ‘Tunay na Malasakit sa Mahihirap: Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo’ the forum was held in St. Giles Hotel divided into two batches: August 30- September 1, 2016 for the re-elected mayors and September 14-16, 2016 for the newly elected mayors.

Let us take the challenge of transforming the poor individuals, groups and communities  for service excellence.  We need to reach the unreached and the isolated,” said DSWD Director Wilma Naviamos during her message.

The institutionalization of this forum recognizes the value and significance of the Local Government Units (LGU) in the implementation of all DSWD programs and services adhering to the current mandates of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo of providing quick and caring services for the poor and vulnerable sectors.

Up to now the Department maintains  a smooth relationship with the LGUs where more personal and professional relationship were established, Naviamos added.

 Program Orientation and Updates

The Department’s thrust and priorities were shared to the mayors including the program updates of Kalahi-CIDSS, Social Pension, Supplementary Feeding, Sustainable Livelihood programs.

To date in MIMAROPA, 569, 316 households were assessed and 207,863 are identified poor according to 2015 Listahanan database.  Nevertheless, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino records a total of Php1.7 billion cash grants which was released to 192,778 beneficiaries for this year, while   1,140 ineligible households involved in gambling were delisted from the program.

Meanwhile, the National Economic and Development Authority MIMAROPA shared the government’s Ambisyon2040- a long term vision of Filipinos in the next 25 years. Also, the Department of Interior and Local Government MIMAROPA discussed the Seal of Good Local Governance highlighting the Social Protection as one of the indicators.

LGUs Support and Commitment

 The unified program MOA between the LGU and DSWD will guide the implementation social protection programs in terms of administrative support and fund augmentation.

Busuanga, Palawan Mayor Elizabeth Cervantes commit to support DSWD programs. “The Department is one of the government agencies that provide care and protect  the rights of children and youth and other sectors. In fact from womb to tomb, DSWD is there to serve,” she said.

On some program implementation gaps and challenges, Naujan, Oriental Mayor Mark Marcos said that there is no perfect program but there is an effective program.   It is just a matter of perfect planning as he challenged other local executives to work in achieving the goal on poverty reduction in MIMAROPA region. ###

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DSWD MiMaRoPa releases P22M for ESA in Palawan


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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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