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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 SLPA business center a model of successful community managed enterprise

DSWD partner beneficiaries attend the inauguration of the business center in 2016.

The usual challenge faced by community organizations is sustainability. “Ningas-kogon” attitude is an innate nature of many Filipinos. Many organizations or even programs and projects left unfinished because the aspect of sustainability is forgotten. Huge government resources were put to waste because of so many factors. It could be the lack of commitment, the lack of passion to push certain endeavor or the lack of long –term vision.

This is the reality that need to be addressed not only by government but by individuals.

But, the sad stories of community undertakings has also a positive part. There are still individuals and even government agencies who believe that something will happen if the leaders and the people are willing to surrender certain things or even time in exchange of something worthwhile and for the interest of many.

One inspiring story of a successful community initiative is the establishment of a business center in the town of Taytay, Palawan. The process towards the full realization of the project started in 2014 when series of community meetings and consultations were made. Community consultation is a fundamental requirement before any community project or undertaking kicks off.

Doing so was not easy for the community workers because there should be a paradigm shift to ensure the success of the proposed project. In this case, they need to open the mind of the beneficiaries that instead of doing operating the business individually, it has to operate and run by the association as one.

With the supervision of  the Department of Social Welfare and Development under its Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations with the support of the local government unit of Taytay and the Taytay Palawan Sustainable Livelihood Program Federation, Inc., the business center successfully opened in 2016 and operates providing more opportunities to community particularly the beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

The DSWD-SLPA Business Center is a growing business enterprise incorporating different business concepts in one place.

The SLP business center is a perfect avenue to display and promote Palawan products to locals and tourists.

It is located strategically along national highway at the junction of Taytay town. The business center houses the restaurant, grocery store, boutique, souvenirs shops and entertainment place. It is now being managed by trained staff who also form part of the management.

Since this is a community-owned enterprise with government on the side, the members are putting too much premium on the sustainability of the project by actively participating in the operation of the center. It is being ran by 39 beneficiaries who are considered as ‘ wealth generators’ for other beneficiaries of the program.

The project aims to improve the socio-economic condition of members of the SLPAs through group enterprise. The skill to run the business was acquired through the assistance of the LGU of Taytay, the Department of Trade and Industry and the help in various ways of the Philippine Marines.

Aside from economic benefits of the project, the members are able to deepen their understanding on the value of collective action which will lead to strengthening community ties and development. Likewise, the strengthened partnership with external partners are steadfast foundation of the project.

The approach in community empowerment of DSWD is proven effective to develop the sense of ownership among community members. Through this, the members are gripping tight not to let go of their dreams.

The journey towards economic independence of DSWD SLP members may take a longer time, but the good news is, the government is always on the side to provide guidance to the community when passion is weakening and the direction sometimes is taking a swerving path.

Today, the business center still operates successful and is growing by adding more business activities in the center thus provides bigger income opportunity to its beneficiaries. ### (Joy Tabuada)

Source: Palawan News 

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Buntal-weaving provides livelihood in Marinduque town

The buntal weavers in barangay Baliis, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque.

The buntal weavers in barangay Baliis, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque.

STA. CRUZ, Marinduque- About 44 residents of barangay Baliis in this town were trained on buntal-weaving sponsored by the Department of Agrarian Reform and Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) with P67,000 Cash for Building Livelihood Asset from the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department and Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Buntal is a very fine white fiber obtained from the stalks of unopened leaves of the talipot palm which was imported in nearby towns. It is weaved to form a cloth and colored in style before manufactured into products like hats, bags and wallets.

Sonia de Leon, SLP provincial coordinator said that the beneficiaries need support for the development of the Baliis weaving center to increase their production.

Aside from the 10-day skills training, two sewing machines were granted for the beneficiaries as part of the livelihood assistance.

On the other hand, DTI promised to showcase the manufactured products in an upcoming trade fest and product display in Manila.

Buntal-weavers are open for suggestions on enhancing and creating new products to get more market demand, added de Leon.

Quality products ready to sell.

Quality products ready for sale.

Finished products are now for sale such as ladies bags for only P650 pesos, sling bags at P350.00, folder at 250.00, wallets and coin purse at P30.00. For order and inquiries, visit the DSWD provincial office located at Provincial Capitol Compound, Boac and/or call at telephone number: (042) 754-0015.

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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DSWD partner-beneficiaries enrolled in computer courses

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DSWD orients beneficiaries on SLP and school processes before they formally start the training course.

BOAC, Marinduque- A total of 59 beneficiaries provincewide are enrolled to Computer System Servicing  under the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

“Beneficiaries are members of the DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program who are 18 years old and above and identified as out-of-school youth,” said Sonia de Leon, SLP provincial coordinator.

These beneficiaries will be studying on computer systems installation and configuration  for three months at Marinduque Technical and Vocational Institute, a Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) accredited school in Gasan town.

The Department has allocated Php472,000.00 for the training fee of the beneficiaries.

After completing the training course, the DSWD, local government units and other stakeholders will converge to provide local or national employment for these beneficiaries, added de Leon.

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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DSWD awards livelihood programs in Marinduque province

MALATE, Manila- Beneficiaries in Boac, Mogpog, Torrijos towns in Marinduque received livelihood assistance from the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

There are 19 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries from Barangay Mansiwat, in Boac were trained on Hog Raising and Meat Processing in coordination with Department of Agriculture.

Another P195,000 fund was released for pre-employment assistance and livelihood grants for two Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPA) in Barangay Bolo and Mabuhay in the town of Torrijos.

Also, 25 units of pedicab were awarded to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in Barangay Janagdong and Nangka II in the municipality of Mogpog after completing the 268-hours skill training on Shielded Metal Arc Welding or SMAW.

To date, DSWD serves a total of 1,914 beneficiaries provincewide for various livelihood programs.

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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Taytay Seaweeds awarded ‘Best SLP Association’ in PANATA ko sa Bayan Ceremony

In Photo (from left to right): Domingo V. Agra, Sustainable Livelihood Program Head; Wilma D. Naviamos, CESO III, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) IV MiMaRoPa Regional Director; Corazon ‘Dinky’ J. Soliman, DSWD Secretary; Jerson Lopez, Taytay Seaweeds Association President.

As Department of Social Welfare and Development marks its 65th anniversary, various Local Government Units, National Government Agencies, local and international partner stakeholders and Civil Society Organizations have been recognized for their invaluable support and selfless commitments to the vision and mission of the Department.

The PANATA Ko Sa Bayan Award acknowledges the efforts of the individuals, groups and organizations whose panata or vow is to share their resources, time and selves in providing for a better opportunity for the disadvantaged sectors.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program ‘Taytay Seaweeds’ of the DSWD IV-MiMaRoPa was awarded as the Best Sustainable Livelihood Program Association.

The Panata Ko Sa Bayan Awarding Ceremony was held last January 28, 2016 at Asian Institute Management Conference Center, Makati City.

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Beneficiaries trained on mudcrab project in Busuanga


Busuanga residents construct mudcrub pens using water jugs.

BUSUANGA, Palawan- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MiMaRoPa thru the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) conducted Skills Training on Mudcrab Fattening and Culturing Project for about 100 beneficiaries in barangays Sto. Nino, Sagrada, Quezon and Old Busuanga.

DSWD has funded Php754,000.00 under SLP Post Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP), to give livelihood support to Super Typhoon Yolanda affected communities.

Mudcrab pens are also constructed in mangrove areas in the municipality in partnership with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources  (BFAR).


Newly constructed mudcrab pens in Busuanga, Palawan.

SLP, 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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IP victims of ST Yolanda awarded livelihood grants in San Teodoro, OrMin


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Dante Igna receives a carabao from DSWD Sustainable livelihood Program.

SAN TEODORO, Oriental Mindoro– Last January 14, 2016, ten Indigenous Peoples (IPs), who were victims of Super Typhoon ‘Yolanda’, in Barangay Caagutayan in this municipality were awarded with Livelihood Assistance Grants by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) IV-MiMaRoPa Sustainable Livelihood Program (DSWD-SLP).

Livelihood Assistance Grants are in the form of working animals such as nine carabaos, wherein one of the beneficiaries opted to replace it instead for 20 heads of goats and 10 heads of chickens to be raised for production and meat purposes. Cost of carabao is Php 25,000.00 per head.

This activity is part of the continuing rehabilitation and restoration efforts for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. The cost of assistance initially extended was Php 250,000.00 disbursed from the Foreign/Local Cash/Cheque Donation Funds out of the Php 1,093,000.00 downloaded in the municipality to assist thirty six  typhoon victims.  Other support extended are in the form of motorized banca, fish nets, fishing gears, trade, and commerce and service projects.

Those who were given one head of carabao were also assisted by the Municipal Agriculture Office in registering the ownership of their livestock.

It is a blessing in disguise that the livelihood assistance grants were provided to them after another strong typhoon, Typhoon ‘Nona’, which hit Oriental Mindoro last December 14, 2015.

Each recipients were grateful for the assistance extended to them. “Maraming salamat po sa DSWD, makakapaghanap buhay na ulit kami dahil napalitan na ang nawala naming mga kalabaw,’’ said IP Dante Igna.  ###






























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