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DSWD holds Inter-Agency Dialogue and Press Conference for Listahanan

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 through the Listahanan Unit recently conducted an Inter-Agency Dialogue and  Press Conference at the Pearlmont Inn,Cagayan de Oro City.

It was participated by various Partner Agencies  and tri-media representatives.The Inter –Agency Dialogue and Press Conference was part of the advocacy efforts of the NHTSPR or Listahanan as it starts the second round of implementation  of the nationwide household enumeration.

The DSWD highly recognizes the involvement of both the media and the partner agencies as well   as far as advocacy is concerned.  The forum was also conducted with the belief in the essential role of the media being essential partners in creating awareness, recall,and appeal among the program’s target audiences in orderfor them to appreciate, fully understand and support the program.

Various issues and concerns were also tackled during the Open forum cum press conference.  Live radio and TV Interviews were also conducted .

The NHTS-PR or what is now known as Listahanan  is the national government’s project being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development . It is an information management system that aims to establish a database of poor households that will become beneficiaries  of social protection programs.

With the conduct of the Inter-Agency Dialogue and Press Conference, it is hoped that the forum provided better appreciation of the Listahanan data as well as promoting healthy working relations with the partner Agencies and the media.

Another highlight of the Inter-Agency Dialogue particularly  was  that of providing the other National Government Agencies  the opportunity to have a continuous access to Listahanan database through entering  into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

During the said dialogue and press confernece focal persons from Sustainable Livelihood Program,  KALAHI-CIDSS, and Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program  were also present to adress queries  relative to their  various programs  of concern .  (Mitzie S. Santiago)

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DSWD HOLDS ORIENTATION FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS ON LISTAHANAN

The National Household Targeting Office of DSWD Field Office 10 will be conducting a series of Orientation for the 93 Local Government Units and five provinces of region 10 from August 22-30,2013. This is in line with the preparation for the implementation of the Second Round Regular Household Assessment/Enumeration within this year.
The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or Listahanan is an information management system that the government use in identifying who and where the poor are and is being spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It aims to address poverty reduction through a scientific and target- focused strategy.
Being the lead Agency, the Department of Social Welfare and Development through the Regional Project Management Office is enjoined to closely coordinate and collaborate with the respective Local Government Units (LGUs) in the conduct of said household assessment and enumeration in the entire region. The said orientation will be participated by Governors, Mayors or their representatives, Provincial/City/Municipal Planning and Development Officers, ABC Presidents, Provincial /City/Municipal SocialWelfare and Development Officers within region 10.
One of the major activities in the conduct of the Second Round RegularHousehold Assessment/ Enumeration will be the on-site house-to-house assessment and household enumeration . It is aimed at targeting and creating a database of poor households nationwide known as “Listahanan Ng Mga Pamilyang Nangangailangan” for social protection programs and services. (Mitzie S.Santiago)

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Bawal and Epal Dito Campaign readied for Barangay Elections

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is preparing itself for the upcoming Barangay Elections in October through the “Bawal ang Epal Dito” Campaign.

Its “Bawal Ang Epal Dito” Campaign has been proven effective in empowering the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, particularly during the midterm elections last May 2013.

In the campaign, beneficiaries were thoroughly informed that the anti-poverty program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development is developed, initiated, and implemented by the said agency and that the latter can solely de-list beneficiaries based on their non-compliance to the program’s set conditions.

Contrary to some politicians’ alleged pronouncement that they can de-list beneficiaries if they will not vote for the running candidate, the DSWD is emphatic that no politicians can do so since the agency alone, at the regional and national levels, can de-list the beneficiaries from the program.

With the coming barangay elections, it is once again empowering the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to be vigilant of any political threats of being de-listed and be responsible in complying to the conditions of the program: to ensure attendance of their children to school, to regularly bring them to a monthly health check-up, and attend in the Family Development Sessions conducted by the DSWD.

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program invests in human capital by providing cash grants to poor families with children aged 0-14 for their education and health.

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