Archive | October, 2017


16 senior citizens aged 100 years old and above in Northern Mindanao recently received each of their Centenarian Gift of P100,000 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X last October 16-20, 2017. An additional three Centenarians will also be paid with the same cash gift this month.

This effort was done in accordance with Republic Act 10868 also known as “Centenarians Act of 2016” which honors and grants additional benefits and privileges to Filipino centenarians.

Based on the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Memorandum Circular No. 4 Series of 2017, a Centenarian refers to all Filipinos, who have reached one hundred years old and above, whether residing in the Philippines or abroad.

The senior citizens who received the Centenarian gift was identified based on the existing database of the government such as record of Office of Senior Citizens Affairs-issued senior citizens ID, Social Pension beneficiaries, Listahanan (National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction), Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), and other similar sources.

To verify the identification of a beneficiary of the Centenarian Gift, the local social welfare and development offices (LSWDOs) or the Head of the Office of Senior Citizens Association with the Civil Society Organizations conducts a verification process by requiring the beneficiary to present his/her birth certificate or Philippine passport. In case the said documents are not available, any one (1) of the following primary IDs may also be accepted:

  • Senior Citizen’s Identification Card issued by the Head of the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) indicating the year of birth;
  • Other Philippine-government identification cards such as the Land Transportation (LTO)-issued Driver’s License; social security cards like the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Social Security System (SSS), Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) License, Philippine Postal ID, Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Voter’s ID, etc. which shows Filipino citizenship and year of birth as a reference point for the Centenarian’s eligibility for the cash incentive.

Centenarians may visit their local social welfare and development office for such incentive, subject to verification and assessment by their City or Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.


Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, Regional Information Officer

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DSWD-X pays cash for work for Marawi evacuees in Region X

More than 20,800 families who were affected and have evacuated in Northern Mindanao during the crisis in Marawi City have received payment from the Department of Social Welfare and Development for their services rendered under the Department’s Cash for Work Program.

In its program implementation guidelines, each internally displaced person (IDP) is paid P200 per day for 10 days for giving various services like cleaning premises in evacuation centers, dredging of canals, and other services related to the maintenance of cleanliness in evacuation centers and communities. DSWD has already extended a total of P41,658,000.00 as of October 19, 2017, for the Cash for Work Program.

To date, the DSWD’s payment for the services rendered by the internally displaced families is still ongoing and are done through scheduling scheme by area.

The DSWD however emphasizes that those who are qualified under the Cash for Work Program are those that are in the clean list of internally displaced families prepared by the local government units where they are temporarily staying, the local government unit of Marawi City, and the DSWD.

“We would like to emphasize that only those in our list are qualified to work for the Cash for Work Program and are entitled to be paid by the DSWD,” Nestor B. Ramos, Regional Director of DSWD-X, says.

“We have made a thorough and careful cleansing of our list to ensure that there is no duplicity of entries, and that all eligible families who are truly affected by the crisis in Marawi City are given with their due assistance,” Ramos said.

It can be recalled that the last day of registration of the internally displaced families affected by the Marawi Siege was slated on July 5, 2017, to finalize the list of IDPs in Region X for review and validation by the local and national governments.

The DSWD is also encouraging the IDPs to wait for their schedule of payment to be announced by their barangay officials, of which the DSWD and CSWD is closely coordinating with.

The DSWD also advises those IDPs who were not able to receive their payment during the scheduled payout to report to the City or Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices of where they are temporarily staying. The CSWDO or MSWDO shall then report their names to the DSWD for another schedule of payout.

Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, Regional Information Officer

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Listahanan Conducts Data Users Forum


The Department of Social Welfare and Development through the Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) Unit recently conducted a Data Users Forum on the Listahanan 2 Database Sharing.

It was participated in by representatives from National Government Agencies particularly from the Commission on Higher Education, Department. of Agrarian Reform, Department of Agriculture, National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Health, and Civil Society Organization representatives of Philippine Island Kids, BULAK, and Group Foundation among others.

Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officers from the Provinces of Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental and a representative from the City Government and City Social Welfare and Development Office of Cagayan de Oro City also participated in the said activity.

The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) or Listahanan is a unified information management system used to determine who and where the poor are.

The Forum was aimed to advocate data sharing to organizations and Agencies interested to engage with the Department and in the process, serve as a take off point for the forging of Memorandum of Agreement between the Field Office and the stakeholders.

Significant topics were discussed in the forum which included, an Overview of Listahanan, The Regional Profile of the Poor in the Region based on the results of the Second Round Household assessments conducted in 2015.  Salient Points of the Data Privacy Act of 2012, Sharing Guidelines and the Processes and requirements needed in engaging into a Memorandum of Agreement was also discussed.

Policy and Plans Division Chief, Zosimo Butil, who represented the Regional Director during the activity, in his welcome message, thanked the participants of the Forum for their active participation and their eagerness to engage with the Department of Social Welfare and Development through data sharing and utilization of the data in identifying the potential beneficiaries of their social welfare and development programs and services.

The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) or Listahanan conducted the First Round of household assessments in 2009 wherein, for Region 10 alone, 338,749 households were identified as poor.

Nationwide, 10.9 households were assessed of which, 5.2 households were identified as poor and enrolled with Philhealth.  Of these poor households, 3.8 million households were enrolled in the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program.

Other programs of the Department utilizing the data in identifying their beneficiaries also includes Scholarship Program for Pantawid (ESGPPA-Expanded School Grant Program for Poverty Alleviation) Social Pension and Supplemental Feeding.

The Second Round household assessment was conducted in 2015 wherein, out of the 870,596 households assessed region wide, 485,806 households were identified as poor.

The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or Listahanan is now on its phase of intensifying its advocacy to the Local Government Units in the region.

For the year 2017, Listahanan’s focus will be on data sharing with stakeholders.  For now, several Local Government Units, some partner Agencies and even regular Programs within the Department have requested for the updated Listahanan data for different purposes.



Written by Mitzie Sarballon-Santiago,DSWD



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MASS-SPECC ang mobayad sa 4Ps sa MisOcc

Mabayaran na gyud ang mga benepisaryo sa Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) sa DSWD nga ilalom sa over-the-counter payment didto sa probinsiya sa Misamis Occidental karong umaabot nga bulan sa Oktubre.

Kini human nga niadaog ang MASS-SPECC sa bidding nga gipahigayon sa Land Bank of the Philippines Region 9.

Kahibaloan nga na-delatar ang paghatag og cash grants ngadto sa mga apektadong benepisaryo sa 4Ps tungod kay ni-expire na ang kontrata sa kanhi service provider sa Land Bank of the Philippines nga mao ang mohatod sa mga cash grants sa benepisaryo sa matag lungsod nga walay ATM machine nga iya sa LBP.

Apektado sa pagka-delatar sa paghatod sa cash grants mao ang mga benepisaryo sa lungsod sa Aloran, Baliangao, Bonifacio, Clarin, Concepcion, Don Victoriano, Jimenez, Lopez Jaena, Panaon, Plaridel, Sinacaban, ug Tudela.

Gitbuyag ni Kenneth Haze Sanchez, Regional Project Coordinator sa 4Ps sa DSWD Field Office 10, nga gipaningkamotan sa LBP ug MASS-SPECC nga malagdaan na og dali ang Memorandum of Agreement aron makapagula gilayon og Notice to Proceed sa pagbayad ang bangko.

Gidugang ni Sanchez nga nasabtan sa DSWD nga gikinahanglan na gyud sa mga benepisaryo ang ilang cash grants aron makaangkon og ikaayong lawas ug matarong ang pagtungha sa mga bata.

Sa tibuok Northern Mindanao, adunay kapin sa 270,000 ka households nga sakop sa 4Ps.


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