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DSWD conducts special household assessment in Kalayaan

KALAYAAN, Palawan- A total of 27 households are enumerated in the recent assessment conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA in barangay Pagasa, municipality of Kalayaan.

The said assessment is part of the government’s databasing of poor families for potential social protection programs intervention through Listahanan, the mechanism of mapping out who and where the poor are nationwide.

In 2009 during the first nationwide assessment, Kalayaan was excluded. “Nagpapasalamat kami dahil ngayon, nakarating na ang DSWD dito sa aming isla sa kabila ng layo nito”, said Rizen Galva, one of the island residents.

Delivery of social services to Kalayaan remains a challenge due to its geographical distance.  The island can be reached either by boat or plane on which residents usually travel thru a government- owned ship which takes three to four days going to Puerto Princesa Palawan vice-versa.

Adhering to the goal of no should be left behind towards development, DSWD has reached Pagasa in coordination with the Naval Forces North West (NAVFORWEST) on November 24, 2015. Pagasa is the only barangay in the said municipality.

To date, DSWD is only implementing Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) in Kalayaan together with the local government unit. SFP is the additional food provision to day care children, a mechanism to reduce extreme hunger and malnutrition in the country.

“Sana ang pagpunta ng DSWD ay ang susi para magbukas ang iba pang programa ng ibang sangay ng pamahalaan dito sa Kalayaan”, a hopeful resident said.

The municipality is a picture of isolation where health and education services are insufficient and still inaccessible.###

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DSWD MiMaRoPa hiring 506 field staff for validation of Listahanan results

MALATE, MANILA- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Mimaropa is now hiring 22 Area Coordinators, 102 Area Supervisors and 382 enumerators to facilitate the Listahanan validation of poor families in Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces.

“Hired staff will play vital roles in this validation and finalization phase of the Listahanan cycle. They will be deployed in the barangays to address undercoverage or households who were not previously interviewed, through the On-Demand Application (ODA),’’ Listahanan Field Coordinator Ernie Jarabejo said.

ODA is part of the validation processes which gives chance to families to be included in the list of poor and non-poor families.

Field staff will also accept and resolve grievances from the concerned individuals and families regarding the initial results of household data collection in coordination with the Local Verification Committee (LVC) of the municipality and the Convergence Municipal Action Teams, composed of various municipal field-based staff and other stakeholders, Jarabejo added.

Listahanan is a mechanism of the Department in the selection of poor families for government’s social protection programs which started in 2009.  Early this year, the second round of household assessment has  started, which covered more than half a million households regionwide.

Applicants must have completed at least 2-years of college education, experience in household assessment or other surveys, physically fit and willing to be assigned in remote areas.

Validation of results will start on  October 2015 and is expected to be completed on November 2015.

Applications may be sent thru e-mail to fo4b@dswd.gov.ph  or submitted personally at the Social Welfare and Development Team office in the MiMaRoPa provinces.###

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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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DSWD MiMaRoPa releases P22M for ESA in Palawan


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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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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Department of Social Welfare Region IV – MiMaRoPa Typhoon Ruby Disaster Response Advisory

As of December 07, 2014, 3:00 AM

MALATE, Manila— The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) IV- MiMaRoPa has already prepositioned more than 5,000 family food packs containing canned goods,  noodles and more than  900 cavans of  rice at the regional office to be delivered  in areas that may be hit by typhoon Ruby.

The Department also provided advanced stockpile for Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan provinces totaling to 31,496 food packs.

As of this writing, 143 evacuation centers across the region were activated catering 1,862 families with 8,510 individuals.

The Department is now ensuring the safety of families in  evacuation centers and enough supplies of food in coordination with the local government units.

Typhoon Ruby is expected to make land fall in MiMaRoPa areas on Monday according to PAGASA.###

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DSWD MiMaRoPa continues aid packs distribution to Yolanda victims

Malate, Manila– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV- MiMaRoPa will distribute an additional 4,000 relief packs to families affected by the Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Northern part of Palawan province.

The department has commenced its distribution of relief packs back in November 13, and has steadily been doing so to date. A total of 5,408 packs were delivered to the municipality in Coron and 2,000 packs to Culion. On the other hand 1,156 packs were also distributed to Cuyo Palawan. The municipality of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro received 1,085 food packs as well.

There are 19,469 food packs prepared by the DSWD Regional Field Office – MiMaRoPa including the family packs coming from the National Resources Operation Center (NROC) amounting to Php 6,039,850.00.  The said packs contain 3kls of rice, 5 canned sardines,  4 corned beef, 3 noodles and 500 ml bottled water. Together with the food packs are Hygiene kits consisting of 1 toothpaste in tube, 5 pcs toothbrush, 3 pcs bath soap, one bottle shampoo, 3 pcs bar laundry soap, 2 pcs comb, 1 pack sanitary napkins, 1 pc nailcutter.

In an interview with DSWD IV – MiMaRoPa Regional Director Wilma D. Naviamos, she assures that “DSWD staff keeps an eye in the shifting and the distribution to ensure that relief goods reach the affected families.”

Super Typhoon Yolanda hit MiMaRoPa provinces last November 9, 2013 affecting 89,751 families and leaving 24 casualties, 147 injured and 6 persons missing. ###

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Tagbanua community embraces CDD process

“Mula sa tao, para sa tao,”

This is how Sabina Tipolo describes Kalahi-CIDSS. Brief yet powerful, the words resonate with truth and certainty.

The 54-year old seems to be always in high spirits, often interacting with other people in the community. She has been a volunteer for three decades already, starting her volunteer stint at the Tribal Pilipino Apostolic Missionary in 1992. She worked as a community organizer in the remote communities of Tagbanuas in the municipality of Aborlan. Surprisingly, she is a Tagbanua herself, with her parents being both native Tagbanuas. However, she had less exposure with the IP community as she was born and raised in Puerto Princesa City.

The perceived mentality of Tagbanuas towards outsiders compelled Nanay Sabina to teach and introduce them to non-formal education. Nanay Sabina taught values formation, legal, and religious matters. She started this in barangay Iraan, where she eventually met her husband and settled down.

In barangay Iraan, she held many positions such as barangay health worker, barangay sanitary inspector, barangay microscopist, and barangay embalmer. She is also the President of the Women’s Association for Banana Production in the barangay.

Added to her growing list of volunteer work is the Kalahi-CIDSS. She shared that Kalahi-CIDSS comes across as different, as the concepts of transparency and empowerment are being practiced and emphasized. Seeing people in the barangay inculcate these values give more meaning to what she aspires for the barangay. Her almost one-year experience with Kalahi-CIDSS gives her a lot of experiences to tell, hoping to enthuse the others as well as much as the project inspired her.

One of the things she realized then was the fact that being a volunteer in Kalahi-CIDSS is not easy. From the beginning, she knew that mobilizing the IP community to attend Kalahi-CIDSS activities would be hard. “Kahit yung mismong mga opisyal ay nag-aalinlangan kasi iba ang proseso ng Kalahi sa ibang proyekto, tapos sanay din ang mga tao dito sa dole-out,” Nanay Sabina remarked.

Despite these, Nanay Sabina worked hard together with the other volunteers who believe in Kalahi-CIDSS. However, the community of Tagbanua cannot fully engage themselves, as several were still apprehensive of the project. Hence, Nanay Sabina went as far as sharing her own resources to reach far flung communities together with the Kalahi-CIDSS Area Coordinating Team, to further convince them to attend and support Kalahi-CIDSS activities. Nanay Sabina continued to convince every household, doing house to house visits to personally explain the ideals of Kalahi-CIDSS and the benefits of the community sub-project once it got prioritized.

And their hard work paid off. Barangay Iraan’s farm-to-market road was prioritized during the Municipal Inter-Barangay Forum. By then, Nanay Sabina got even more aggressive and dedicated to lead the community in complying the necessary requirements prior the implementation of their sub-project.

Now, with the project almost complete, the community can see the difference it has made. Nanay Sabina and the ACT of Aborlan are pleased to know that the community’s apprehension toward the project has dissipated. The community of Tagbanua now believes that there is much more to believe than what their eyes can see. “Natutuwa po talaga sila dahil akala nila, biro lang ang proyekto ng Kalahi-CIDSS. Dahil sa naipagawang proyekto, napatunayan ko rin sa aking mga kabarangay na hindi nasayang ang paghihirap ng mga volunteers,” Nanay Sabina remarked.

For Nanay Sabina, the greatest lesson she got from Kalahi-CIDSS was that the people are instrumental to their own development. To find solutions that will address the problem, all these must come from the people, as they knew firsthand what they need. And Kalahi-CIDSS has done its part in ensuring this, without a doubt. ###

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