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Listahanan marks UN int’l day for hunger, poverty eradication


Representatives from national and local government offices, CSOs and students join the Listahanan Antipoverty Symposium to commemorate the UN International Day for Poverty and Hunger Eradication.

BOAC, Marinduque- Hosted by the Marinduque State College (MSC), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA held the 4th Listahanan Antipoverty Symposium yesterday in commemoration of October 17 United Nations (UN) International Day for Eradication of Extreme Hunger and Poverty.

This year’s theme, ‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies.’

The antipoverty symposium is parallel to the 30th anniversary of the UN’s call to action in the eradication of extreme hunger and poverty along with the Listahanan initiatives in increasing the awareness of the MIMAROPAns on the regional profile of the poor, providing all stakeholders a solid and evidenced-based statistics based on the nationwide household assessment results.

According to Listahanan 2015 database from the 584,562 households assessed and validated regionwide, 221,324 or 37.9 percent are identified poor.

A total of 55,363 poor households were identified in Oriental Mindoro; 39,182 in Occidental Mindoro; 14,051 in Marinduque; 20,777 in Romblon; and 91,951 in Palawan.

“This annual event of the department is one of the actions to show its commitment to the international community in achieving the eradication of hunger and poverty,” said Ernie H. Jarabejo.

This provides an avenue to all stakeholders to discuss various initiatives developed and implemented by their own institutions which are biased to the identified poor in Listahanan particularly the vulnerable, disadvantaged communities, sectors, families and individuals.

One highlight of the event is the presentation of the Ambisyon Natin 2040 by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)- a collective long-term vision and aspirations of the Filipino people for themselves and for the country for the next 25 years. It describes the kind of life that people want to live, as well as how the country will look like by 2040.

Moreover, considering that the province of Marinduque is the Butterfly Capital of the Philippines, Marinduque State College has presented a case study dubbed as Pera Mula Sa Paruparo: The Pro-poor and Pro-Environment Butterfly Livelihood. The case study focused on providing livelihood and employment to the communities through butterfly farming.

The DSWD has presented its experience and gains in the implementation of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) in the grass root communities. SLP aims to improve the socio-economic status of poor families by creating more employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

For this year, SLP has served 553 individuals in Marinduque for microenterprise development and employment facilitation with Php15 million fund.

The event was participated by various national and local government agencies, civil society organizations and MSC social work students. ###

 

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DSWD MiMaRoPa holds 2nd anti-poverty symposium


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DSWD highlights the government’s social protection framework for the vulnerable, marginalized and disadvantaged sectors.

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa conducted its second Listahanan Anti-poverty Symposium in accordance with the United Nations international day celebration for eradicating extreme hunger and poverty on October 28, 2015.

This year’s theme is Building a sustainable future: Coming to end poverty and discrimination.

“The Department, together with other partner-stakeholders in eradicating poverty here in MiMaRoPa, embraces United Nations Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. Our collective efforts will surely protect and secure ordinary people especially those living in extreme poverty”, Regional Director Wilma D. Naviamos said.

DSWD is implementing social protection programs such as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program; Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP); and Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) and Social Pension Program for poverty alleviation regionwide.

In 2009, the Department’s Listahanan, a mechanism of identifying where and who the poor are, has identified 242,633 poor households in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces in which 196,029 households are already enrolled to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and 53,215 identified poor senior citizens are receiving P500.00 monthly pension.

Moreover, the city government of Puerto Princesa, National Anti-poverty Commission (NAPC), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), National Economic development Authority (NEDA), and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) have presented their own sustainable anti-poverty programs implemented in Mimaropa region particularly in Palawan province.

Listahanan Exhibit of during the anti-poverty symposium

Listahanan Exhibit during the anti-poverty symposium

The said symposium was also participated by different national government agencies, Provincial Government of Palawan and  Palawan-based Civil Society Organizations namely, Ligaya ng Buhay Foundation, World Vision, Palawan NGO Network Inc., Federation of Senior citizens and other local organizations.

A sustainable world cannot exist when there is poverty, discrimination and abuse of human rights. A sustainable world leaves no one behind, Naviamos concluded.

Poverty is occurring not only in the Philippines, but also in the rest of the world. Thus we are celebrating the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. This has been celebrated since 1987 and recognized by United Nations since 1992.###

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