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Mindoro LGUs enter in agreement with DSWD Listahanan

MAMBURAO, Occidental Mindoro- The Local Government Units (LGUs) of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro and Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro have signed the Memorandum of Agreement on Data Sharing  with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the Listahanan.

Data Sharing is  the last phase of the Listahanan cycle which makes the data of poor households available to social protection stakeholders.

Listahanan is the government mechanism of mapping out poor families in the country who eventually became beneficiaries of government’s social protection program and services intended for the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged.

With this agreement, the Department will share its database of non-poor and poor families.  In the 2009 household assessment, DSWD recorded 242,633 poor households in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces.

“This partnership will help the local government units save resources in research in identifying poor families in their localities, thereby maximizing their limited resources for local social protection programs,” said Editha B. Ocampo, Deputy Regional Project Manager.

Currently, the DSWD Mimaropa is on its second round household assessment targeting more than half a million household in the region. As of this writing, 94% or 556,197 households were already assessed. Results of this assessment will be made available before the year ends. ###

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Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program not a ‘magic pill’ – Aquino

President Benigno Aquino III slams critics of his flagship alleviation program during his last State of the Nation Address.


NOT MAGIC. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his last SONA.

MANILA, Philippines – No magic can rush the effects of his administration’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), President Benigno Aquino III said, chiding critics during his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 27.

According to him, it is normal that the effects of this anti-poverty program are not fully felt immediately.

Akala ata nila ito ay mahiwagang tableta na ‘pag ininom ng kinder ay college graduate na,” he said. (Maybe they think that this is like a magic pill that can transform a kinder student to a college graduate.)

Since 2008, during the time of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the program has been constantly under criticism for alleged mishandling. Budget was increased despite the alleged flaws in targeting or the poorest aren’t getting the benefits.

There will be a change in atmosphere, Aquino said, when the effects of Pantawid fully materialize.

“Once benefits of the program are seen, they would be the first to claim they are the ‘father’ of the program,” he said in Filipino.

Among the accomplishments he cited under the program was the first batch of high school graduates from household-beneficiaries of Pantawid. In April, more than 300,000 graduated, 8,000 of whom received honors.

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman referred to these graduates as the “fruits” of the program – an investment of the nation. (READ: From Pasay to UP: A valedictorian’s dream to become engineer)

The 4Ps provides cash grants to the Philippines’ poorest citizens. A household-beneficiary with 3 children can receive P1,400 ($30) a month or up to P15,000 ($331) a year.

Bigger coverage

The coverage of the DSWD-led program, which is also known as Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), has increased throughout the years.

Launched in 2008 with only 380,000 household-beneficiaries, the program is expected to cover 4,436,732 in 2015.

Aquino said this was achieved without burdening taxpayers.

Nagawa ito nang hindi nagtataas ng buwis maliban sa Sin Tax Reform,” he emphasized. “Ibig sabihin, tinatayang isa sa bawat Iimang kabahayang Pilipino ang nakatatanggap ngayon ng ayuda kapalit ng pagpapaaral at pagpapacheck-up, nang hindi dinadagdagan ang pasanin ng ating mga kababayan.”

(We were able to do this without increasing taxes, except for the Sin Tax Reform. This means that one out of 5 Filipino households receives cash grants under Pantawid for education, health services, without adding burden to other citizens.)

Based on its latest portfolio, 20 out of the 25 provinces with highest number of beneficiaries are also the priority areas identified in the latest memorandum of Aquino’s Social Contract. (READ: Where in the PH are the Pantawid beneficiaries?)

‘Leakage’ from previous administration

According to Aquino, the leakage among Pantawid beneficiaries may have occurred in 2009 – not during his administration. It is not him who should be blamed.

The DSWD, meanwhile, has been working hard to “clean up” the roster of beneficiaries, according to Soliman. These efforts are the continuous purging of list to only cover those who satisfy their requirements and improved targeting through the National Household Targeting System.

Meanwhile, Grievance Redress System (GRS), a system that collates complaints directed at the program or beneficiaries, have delisted more than 77,000 beneficiaries who do not satisfy the conditions. (READ: Soliman: DSWD is keeping 4Ps database clean) – Rappler.com

By: Jodesz Gavilan

Repost from Rappler.com

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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 to use tablets for Listahanan assessment in MiMaRoPa

MALATE, MANILA– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa through the Listahanan will use tablets to conduct household assessment in urban areas of Mindoro, Marinduque, Palawan and Romblon provinces.

A total of 360 units of mobile device are allocated for selected barangays.

The classification of urban and rural areas in the region is based from the from the Philippine Statistics Authority data.

The Department will install and use the mobile version of Family Assessment Form (FAF).  FAF contains indicators such as household composition, housing structure, and education of household members, material assets and access to basic services which is critical in identifying the socio-economic status of a family whether they are poor or not.

Moreover, DSWD targets 158,112 households in the urban barangays regionwide or 27 percent of the total target.

“Utilizing android tablets will maximize the information technology and facilitate the digitization of the family assessment. Also it lessens the cost for hiring more encoders thus it saves time for the encoding process,” said Regional Field Coordinator Ernie H. Jarabejo.

Hired enumerators will be deployed starting this month to do household interviews using these tablets.

The ongoing Listahanan assessment in rural areas where the paper version of FAFs is used, has completed 414,189 households or 70 percent from its target.

Listahanan is a mechanism of targeting poor households in the country. Identified poor are potential beneficiaries of various governments’ poverty alleviation programs. ###

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DSWD trains thousand field staff for 2015 Listahanan assessment


DSWD MiMaRoPa Regional Director Wilma D. Naviamos inspires the Enumerators during the training.

MALATE, Manila— A total of 1,718 Listahanan field staff were trained for the second round household assessment this May.

This includes 49 Area Coordinators, 246 Area Supervisors, 1,233 Enumerators and 190 Encoders and Verifiers who will be assigned in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces.

The series of training were conducted simultaneously from February  to April in MiMaRoPa provinces to equip field staff before the conduct of household assessment. “This aims to enable them to articulate the importance of Listahanan and define their roles and responsibilities,” said Ernie H. Jarabejo Regional Field Coordinator.

Training sessions include strategies used for  interviews such as proper communication. It also highlighted the importance of work ethics and handling of difficult situations encountered in the field.

“Isang napakahalagang bagay na nabigyan kami ng maayos  at mahusay na training para lubos naming maintindihan ang bawat detalye ng aming trabaho at maging handa kami sa aming gagawin,” said Francis Leyco, Area Supervisor.


Highlight of the training is the field simulation where participants are deployed in the area to gather household data.

The second round assessment will update the current list of poor families or the Listahanan Central Database.  Listahanan is the department’s targeting mechanism of identifying who and where the poor are started in 2009.

On the other hand, DSWD calls the public to support and participate on this regionwide activity by allowing field staff to conduct interviews inside their houses to ensure complete, accurate and reliable results.

The result from the assessment will be the basis of targeting potential beneficiaries for government’s social protection programs such as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program, Social Pension Program and PhilHealth enrollment. ###

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Listahanan nationwide assessment targets half a million households in MiMaRoPa

MALATE, Manila–Targeting 591,699 households across five island provinces in MiMaRoPa, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa will be deploying 1,528 field staff to conduct house-to-house interviews as part of updating of Listahanan database of poor and non-poor families.

“With the successful launching and implementation of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or ListahananCentral Database in 2009, the Department is now preparing for its second round of nationwide household assessment this first quarter of 2015,” said DSWD Regional Coordinator Ernie H. Jarabejo.

Listahanan is the result of the government’s effort to respond to the need of mapping out who and where the poor are nationwide.

This to establish the integrity and relevance of   DSWD’s list of poor families in identifying potential beneficiaries for various government social protection programs,Jarabejo added.

The Department will be using a two-paged revised Family Assessment Form (FAF) for pen and paper method and mobile application through electronic system. FAF contains verifiable indicators such as household composition, housing structure, education of household members, material assets and access to basic services which is deemed critical to identify the socio-economic status of a family.

“We will assess all households in the community particularly those barangays located in rural areas through saturation method while barangays situated in urban centers are subject for assessment through  pockets of poverty depending on the magnitude of poor households,”Jarabejo said.

The collected data will go through Proxy Means Test (PMT), a statistical formula that estimates the household income based on the non-income variables to identify if the family  is poor or not.###­­­

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DSWD MiMaRoPa to hire field staff for 2015 household assessment

MALATE, Manila– With the household assessment to be conducted this first quarter of 2015, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office MiMaRoPa is now looking for active and socially responsible staff for Listahanan.

“We are hiring project-based staff such as Area Coordinators (AC), Area Supervisors (AS) Enumerators (EN), Encoders and Verifiers that will help complete the nationwide household enumeration,” says DSWD Regional Field Coordinator Ernie H. Jarabejo.

The Department is in need of 49 ACs, 246 ASs, 1,233 ENs and 190 Encoders and Verifiers who will be assigned in the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.

“This is the second round of household enumeration based on the guidelines on regular updating of Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction Central Database,” Jarabejo added.

Listahanan is the department’s targeting mechanism of identifying who and where the poor are that started in 2009. The result from the assessment will be the basis of targeting beneficiaries for government’s social protection programs such as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program, Social Pension Program and PhilHealth enrollment.

“They will be conducting house-to-house interviews using the departments Family Assessment Forms. Their main function is to ensure that every household in the region is covered,” said Jarabejo.

Interested applicants may send their resume thru e-mail at: fo4b@dswd.gov.ph or personally submit their application letter at the Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) Team at their respective provincial office. Deadline for submission of applications will be on January 22, 2015. ###

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Listahanan users increase this year

ROMBLON- The municipalities of Calatrava, San Andres and San Fernando in Romblon province had recently signed partnership with Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development under the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on data sharing.

“The data from the Listahanan would be a great help to [our office] in determining potential beneficiaries of our local programs. This serves as a binding action between our municipality and DSWD for a move-forward coordination in addressing the needs of our poor families,” said San Andres Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer, Ceasar Valiente.

The said MOA will allow the local government units (LGU) to access the Listahanan database of poor households identified in 2009 enumeration. Data on women, children, youth, senior citizens and persons with disability are also shared through this contract.  However, data user has to ensure the confidentiality of the said database.

Previously, eight LGUs have already signed an agreement on data sharing in the province of Romblon. These include municipalities of Corcuera, Ferrol, Magdiwang, Odiongan, Romblon, Sta. Fe, Sta Maria and the Provincial Government of Romblon.

Calatrava, San Andres and San Fernando are automatically qualified for the 2015 Regional Gawad Listahanan, an award recognizing the LGUs initiatives to address poverty in their respective areas using the Listahanan-identified poor. This year, Romblon grabbed the runner up spot for the regional competition.

Listahanan is the government’s targeting mechanism of poor families. ###

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