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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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3 Palawan LGUs sign agreement with DSWD to access data of poor

MALATE, Manila- The local government units (LGUs) of Culion, Cagayancillo and Rizal in Palawan province signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Data Sharing with the Department and Social Welfare and Development’s Listahanan.

Listahanan or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction is the government’s database used as basis for identifying beneficiaries of social protection programs like the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and the Social Pension Program.

The said MOA will provide the LGUs with access to profile of the identified poor and non-poor families based on the 2009 regionwide assessment in their respective areas.

Sectoral data on women, youth, children, senior citizens, family, persons with disability (PWD), and Indigenous People (IP) can also be shared through this agreement.

“Listahanan’s database of poor helps to have more focused interventions for local social programs especially in geographically isolated, disadvantaged areas (GIDA) in MiMaRoPa,” said DSWD Regional Director Wilma D. Naviamos.

Under this contract, LGU has to ensure the confidentiality of the database and should be used only for its intended purpose.

According to Naviamos, this partnership begins the realization of crafting and formulating local plans, agenda and interventions for the poor using the Listahanan data of poor households. ###

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DSWD conducts writeshop for 2014 Gawad Listahanan

ERMITA, Manila-The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development MiMaRoPa has conducted a technical writeshop last September 15-16, 2014 in Best Western Hotel in preparation for the search for 2014 Gawad Listahanan Award.

The two-day writeshop aims to provide technical assistance for the competing local government units (LGUs) in document preparation, case study presentation and packaging. This is to ensure that project entry’ submitted is aligned with the competition mechanics. Project entry is a local program funded and implemented by the LGU where Listahanan-identified poor are the recipients.

Gawad Listahanan is the first ever award given to partner LGUs who have forged Memorandum of Agreement on Data Sharing with the Department in recognition of the efforts in promoting objective beneficiary selection through the use of Listahanan database.

The event focused on presentation of the general mechanics of the competition and it selection processes. Evaluation Tool was also presented on which emphasized the score of each criterion.

Moreover, Regional Information Officer Dwight Macabuhay gave tips on technical writing emphasizing the importance of a clear and effective technical report.

“The activity was a refresher to us technical persons. [As always] We are passionate with what we do for the service of Filipino people,” said Abigail Ablaña from Palawan Provincial Government.

Present in the activity are 13 representatives from different LGUs and the Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) offices in Mindoro, Palawan and Romblon provinces. ###

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DSWD database reveals poor households in MiMaRoPa

The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IV- MiMaRoPa has identified 242,633 poor households in the region. Out of the 513,759 total number of households assessed, 47.1% or 1,364,844 individuals are considered poor.

NHTSPR is an information management system that identifies ‘who and where the poor are’ nationwide. This is conducted thru household assessment using the department’s Household Assessment Form (HAF). The said form contains verifiable variables which help to determine the socio-economic status such as household composition, housing structure, demographic profile, household with PWD members, access to basic necessities and Indigenous People household. .
The household assessments were completed last December 2009 covering the five provinces, two cities 71 municipalities and 1,458 barangays.

The province of Palawan has 95,952 identified poor households while 73,878 poor households in Oriental Mindoro. There are 37, 421 poor households in Occidental Mindoro and 21,230 poor households in Romblon. Nonetheless Marinduque has 14,152 poor households. Most of these poor households are found in rural areas with 83.7 % share while 16.3% reside in urban areas.

DSWD uses the Proxy Means Test (PMT), a statistical formula that approximates income to determine the poor using the socio-economic variables. The estimated household income will be compared to the poverty threshold.

As of May 2013, the Department has 167,803 households beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program out of the identified number of poor.

The data are now available to National Government Agencies, Local Government Units and other stakeholders advocating for social protection programs thru a Memorandum of Agreement on Data Sharing with the department. ###

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NHTU holds 1st Inter-agency Meeting for 2013

inter-agencyMalate, Manila- The National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) in collaboration with the Senior Citizens Sector of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IV MiMaRoPa conducted its first quarter Inter-agency Meeting last April 17, 2013 at the DSWD Conference Room.

The highlight of the said meeting is the discussion on the ‘inclusion and exclusion error’ on the social protection programs particularly on the Social Pension.

NHTU Regional Field Coordinator Ernie H. Jarabejo shared the accomplishment of National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) for the first quarter and provided the status of the Habagat Special Validation and the Regional Profile of Senior Citizens.

The said activity was attended by representatives from Field Offices of DTI, DOH, Philhealth, PIA, SSS and representatives from FSCAP, Provincial Government of Mindoro and Marinduque and City Government of Puerto Princesa. ###

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DSWD urges stakeholders on Data Sharing

Data Sharing is the last phase of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) cycle where the generated data may be made available to various stakeholders involved in social protection such as labor market interventions, social insurance, social safety nets and social welfare.

National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) of Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IV-MiMaRoPa encourages more National Government Agencies (NGAs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), Peoples Organizations (POs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on Data Sharing and use NHTSPR data of poor households in identifying beneficiaries of their social protection programs.

Regional Project Manager Dir. Wilma D. Naviamos says, “This year we are targeting 25 more stakeholders and we will give focus on our advocacy campaign to attract more partner agencies and LGUs to enter into a MOA with the department.”

As of December 2012, DSWD IV- B has a total of 21 MOA with LGUs and NGAs. The municipalities of Gasan in Marinduque and Sta. Maria, Romblon have recently submitted MOA for partnership to support the implementation of NHTSPR project.

The NHTU shares data depending on the need of the data users.

Moreover, Executive Order No. 867 signed by Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued last March 2010 has directed all NGAs to adopt the result of NHTSPR in identifying potential beneficiaries for their social protection programs.

NHTSPR was able to assess 513,759 households across the five provinces of MiMaRoPa with 242, 633 identified poor households or equivalent to 1, 359, 280 poor individuals. ###

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41 Encoders hired for Habagat Validation

Malate, Manila- In preparation for the Habagat Special Validation, the Department of Social Welfare and Development thru the National Household Targeting Unit held a one-day orientation for 41 encoders last January 28, 2013.

Regional Director Wilma D. Naviamos said, “Encoders should work with passion for an accurate and precise data entry and therefore the true beneficiaries of the project will be targeted.”

This activity aims to orient and engage the encoders on a hands-on familiarization for encoders on the system user interface, name matching and data entry procedures and also to discuss the Standard Operating Procedures in handling and archiving the Household Assessment Form (HAF) and Household Need Assessment Form (HNAF).

Mr. Crisostomo Valenzona III, Project Development Officer from National Project Management Office, discussed the rationale and objectives of the Habagat validation while Mr. Kim Howell Honor, National Information Technology Officer administered the process of encoding of the above mentioned forms.

Habagat Validation is a special household assessment that aims to assess the condition of the households affected by the southwest monsoon last 2012.###

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