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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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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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Listahanan identifies more than 600k poor children in MIMAROPA

playmateMALATE, Manila- The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reveals about 666,974 poor children or 56.4 percent aged 0-18 years old of the 1,182,086 poor individuals  across the five provinces in MIMAROPA based on the 2015 household assessment.

From the total 1,163,842 children listed or 45.2 percent of 2,573,992 total assessed individuals, 602,025 (51.7%) are boys and 561,817 (48.3%) are girls.

In Occidental Mindoro, there are 122,369 (18.3%) poor children; 170,129 (25.5%) in Oriental Mindoro; 44,166  (6.6%) in Marinduque; 64,467 (9.7%) in Romblon; and 265,843 (39.9%) in Palawan.

The Listahanan database further showed that 418,919 (62.81%) poor children are attending school in all levels while another  14,332 (2.15%) children reported with  primary occupation which shows child labor cases regionwide.

There are 182,362 or  27.34% poor children belonging  to an Indigenous Peoples group.

On the other hand, 1,183 (0.18%) poor children recorded as pregnant during the assessment and 4,518 (0.68%) have disability.

The three towns with the most number of poor children are Puerto Princesa, Palawan with 34,944; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro with 33,192; and Balabac, Palawan with 23,908.

Meanwhile the three barangays with the most number of poor children are Bancalaan in Balabac Palawan with 6,079;  Panaytayan in Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro with 4,731; Mangsee in Balabac, Palawan with 4,380.

Listahanan is a mechanism in identifying who and where the poor families are nationwide.

November is declared as the National Children’s Month according to Republic Act No. 10661 with this year’s celebration theme, ‘Isulong: Kalidad na Edukasyon Para sa lahat ng Bata.###

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Listahanan reveals profile of solo parent in MIMAROPA

MALATE, Manila- According to the 2015 Listahanan database, there are 69,646 or 2.7 percent of the 2,573,992 total assessed individuals claimed as solo parents which comprises of 19,722 (28.3%) males and 49,924 (71.7%) females in MIMAROPA region.

Listahanan recorded 22,604 or 1.9% solo parents identified as poor.

Republic Act No. 8972 also known as the Solo Parents’ Welfare Act of 2000 defines solo parent as were left solo or alone with the responsibility of parenthood or any other person who solely provides parental care and support to a child or children.

There are 6,057 poor solo parents in Oriental Mindoro; 3,478 poor solo parents in Occidental Mindoro; 1,661 solo parents in Marinduque; 2,813 solo parents in Romblon; and 8,595 poor solo parents in Palawan.

The City of Puerto Princesa tops in the list with the highest number of solo parents regionwide with 1,700 followed by the municipality of San Jose in Mindoro with 1,036 solo parents. The town of Narra, Palawan placed in the third rank with 672 solo parents.

Moreover, the top barangays with the highest number of solo parents are barangay Panaytayan, Mansalay in Oriental Mindoro with 155 poor solo parents; barangay Bancalaan, Balabac in Palawan with 152 poor solo parents; and barangay Sicsican in Puerto Princesa City with 124 poor solo parents.

On the other hand, there are 13,636 poor solo parents declared as house hold heads and a total of 2,238 solo parents which have not completed any level of education.

 The database further revealed that  in terms of marital status  of poor solo parent, 9,755 (43.2%) are widowed, 6,000 (26.5%) are separated, and 4,296 (19%) are single. Also, most of the solo parents are in the age bracket of 35 to 44 years old.

Listahanan is a mechanism of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide. From the  569,000 households assessed  regionwide, about  207,863 were identified as poor in MIMAROPA or Occidental and Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces.

Solo parent Benefits

Qualified solo parents may avail the parental leave; educational benefits from the Department of Education and Commission on Higher Education; livelihood training from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, as well as allocations in low cost housing projects and medical assistance.

DSWD has organized the MIMAROPA Solo Parents Employees Association to promote the welfare and rights of solo parent staff and their children. Also, the Department has allocated Php10,000.00 for livelihood assistance to qualified solo parent beneficiaries.

Nevertheless, DSWD calls to get solo parents ID valid for one year and is renewable, at the nearest social welfare and development office in their area to enjoy the said government benefits. ###


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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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SFP 5th Cycle Implementation Review



Supplementary Feeding Program conducted its 5th Cycle Implementation Review and Orientation on the Revised Guidelines cum Training on the Nutrient Evaluation of Meals and Vegetable Production/Urban Gardening in Best Western Hotel, Ermita Manila, yesterday, June 20.


Supplementary Feeding Program is the provision of food, in addition to regular meals, to the child-beneficiaries — two to four years old children enrolled in Supervised Neighborhood play groups; three to four years old children enrolled in Child Development Centers (CDC); and five years old children not enrolled in the DepED Preschool — of the program.

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DSWD CaLaBaRZon and MiMaRoPa jointly hold a Special Meeting with the Secretary


Sec. ‘Dinky’ Soliman presenting the milestones of DSWD

Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman led a dialogue with officials and staff of DSWD CaLaBaRZon and MiMaRoPa, yesterday, June 16, at Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong City.

Special Meeting aims to: provide updates on accomplishments of the Department; call attention of DSWD officials and staff on what they should continue working on; address other issues and concerns; and prepare the department for the transition period.

Based on the data presented by Secretary ‘Dinky’, Listahanan 2 tells us that out of the 15.1 million households assessed: 5.1 million are poor; 880,000 are near poor; and 1.5 million are non-poor.

Also, report says that 1.4 million families have increased their incomes to go above the 2012 poverty threshold.

Secretary also reported the achievement of the department in terms of education. Data says that 3.23 families have members who are now functionally literate while 969,000 Pantawid Pamilya children are currently enrolled in formal or informal education.

“All these gains we have achieved because of empowerment of the poor. However, while we have made significant strides, there’s still much work left to do,” emphasized Secretary ‘Dinky’.

During the symbolic ‘Putong’, RD Wilma Naviamos crowns Sec. Dinky Soliman

As part of the transition period, Secretary ‘Dinky’ presented the Value Proposition of the department which is: “Empowerment of the Poor Lowers Crime”.

In terms of Product branding, Secretary emphasized that DSWD caters: “Calibrated and evidence-based programming and delivery of Social Welfare and Social Protection services and programs via passion-driven, competent, compassionate and demand-responsive workforce”.

On the other hand, according to the Secretary, the Leadership Brand of the Department is: “ A leadership practice that is empowering, convergent, informed in its decision-making, accountable, transparent and participatory”.

“Be impatietly impatient!” emphasized Sec. Dinky as she encouraged each officials and staff to passionately but patiently provide a quality, timely and efficient service to the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

In order to heighten the lively spirit of the Secretary, both regions gave gifts and showcased special number for the secretary.


DSWD MiMaRoPa Choir sang ‘Walang Hanggang Paalam’ of Joey Ayala

One of the highlights of the event is the ‘Putong’, a ritual in Marinduque conducted to welcome, praise and acknowledge guests in their province. Also, DSWD MiMaRoPa Choir, sang ‘Walang Hanggang Paalam’ of Joey Ayala, one of the favorite songs of the Secretary Dinky.

Activity ended with a photo shoot with the Secretary which will definitely serve as a reminder of the exciting and dynamic journey of the department with her. ###


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DSWD MiMaRoPa strengthens support for Solo Parent Staff


Department of Social Welfare and Development MiMaRoPa reinforces its support for Solo Parent Employees by conducting a three-day workshop in Tagaytay Bali Village, Tagaytay City last June 1 to 4, 2016.


Solo Parent Employees of DSWD MiMaRoPa

The activity aims to: 1) heighten knowledge, attitude and skills of Solo Parents; 2) build team cohesion among DSWD solo parents 3) enhance self-discipline and appreciation of roles of solo parents in their respective units; and 4) facilitate team energy towards attainment of department’s goal.

“Ang Team Building na ito ay kauna-unahang activity na ginawa para sa mga Solo Parents Staff ng DSWD. Nakita ko na malaki ang tulong nito sa bawat isa sa inyo. Nawa ay magkaroon pa ng mas maraming aktibidades tulad nito,” said Josephine B. Macalagay, Social Technology Regional Project Coordinator.


Solo Parents attended various lectures which heightened their knowledge and awareness about Solo Parenting.

DSWD acknowledges the special needs of Solo Parents who are vulnerable to psychological, physical and emotional anxieties which may due to: intense painful experience because of loss or separation from a partner; financial difficulties; higher demand of rearing children alone; and stigma inflicted by our society.

Thus, being the forefront government agency in promoting social protection, DSWD established the MiMaRoPa-Solo Parents Association in order to provide effective, efficient and sustainable support for their Solo Parent Employees. ###




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