Archive | April, 2019

4Ps beneficiaries joins the COMELEC’s Vote Counting Machine (VCM) Roadshow

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries of Cagayan de Oro City, like this is in Baikingon and FS Catanico, join the Vote Counting Machine (VCM) Roadshow of the Commission on Elections of Cagayan de Oro City to have a glimpse of how it is going to be like on election day.

The roadshow allowed participants to practice shading and feeding their ballots to the VCM, aside from informing the voters on the prohibited acts during and after elections.
DSWD through the Pantawid Pamilya has partnered with the City COMELEC to empower the beneficiaries by letting them exercise their rights to suffrage.

The partnership is in line with the Bawal ang Epal Dito campaign of the DSWD to ensure that the implementation of 4Ps during elections and campaign period is free of political influence and manipulation while safeguarding the rights of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries for free and honest elections.


Photos by Cagayan de Oro City Action Team.

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DSWD-X receives four ambulance units for its centers and facilities

Four (4) new units of ambulance are ready to be used by the four (4) centers and residential facilities of the DSWD-10. The vehicles are going to be used to transport clients with medical needs.

Cagayan de Oro City – Four (4) units of ambulance were delivered to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 last March 29, 2019 for the agency’s centers and residential care facilities.

The four (4) 70 Toyota Ambulance units were purchased by the DSWD Central Office in Quezon City amounting to Php164,990,000.00 for the use of the Regional Haven for Women, Regional Reception and Study Center for Children, Home for Girls which are located in Cagayan de Oro City and Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth, which is located in Gingoog City.

These centers and residential care facilities are temporary homes of individuals who are under difficult circumstances and are under the custody of the DSWD. In the facilities, they are provided with various interventions such as counselling, therapeutic sessions, livelihood and, medical assistance and services.

To date, there are now 15 women residents with 19 dependents in the Regional Haven for Women, 37 residents in the Regional Reception and Study Center for Children, 23 residents in Home for Girls and, 65 residents in Regional Rehabilitation Center for Youth.

Mari-Flor A. Dollaga-Libang, Regional Director of the DSWD-10, says the four (4) units will be of great help to all the residents who need immediate medical attention from time to time in hospitals and clinics. ###cpt

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RIACAT-CP-VAWC 10 strengthens campaign vs trafficking, pornography

Cagayan de Oro City – An inter-agency council of Northern Mindanao here is set to continue strengthening its campaign against human trafficking, child pornography, and other forms of gender-based violence.

The Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Human Trafficking-Child Pornography-Violence Against Women and their Children (RIACAT-CP-VAWC) 10, chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 10 and co-chaired by the Department of Justice 10 and the Department of the Interior and Local Government 10, has planned out several activities for 2019 that prevent, promote, and protect the rights of the vulnerable sectors.

Atty. Ruby T. Malanog, Deputy City Prosecutor of Cagayan de Oro, said RIACAT-CP-VAWC 10 has recommended to the Department of Education to incorporate the protection and prevention from being preyed to human traffickers in their curriculum.

Atty. Malanog explained that there is a need to discuss and teach parents and their children during PTA (Parent-Teachers Association) meetings and classes of students about the dangers of human trafficking and child pornography.

Malanog also disclosed that the campaign will be carried out during barangay assemblies. The DILG 10 will lead the campaign from the national level down to barangays in Northern Mindanao.

Newly-installed Regional Director of DSWD Field Office 10, Mari-Flor A. Dollaga-Libang, lauded the inter-agency efforts to help curb trafficking, child pornography, and other forms of violence against women and their children.

Director Dollaga-Libang said DSWD Field Office 10 will continue to strengthen convergence efforts among national government agencies, local government units, and civil society organizations to ensure that vulnerable sectors, like the women and their children, will have access to social protection programs of the agency.

The RIACAT-CP-VAWC 10 also proposed to the Police Regional Office 10 of the Philippine National Police to set-up a Regional Anti-Cybercrime Office in Iligan City during its first quarterly meeting at N Hotel here.

This is to help curb online sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Iligan city and its neighboring towns, considering that the City of Falls ranked fourth among cities with high incidents of on-line child pornography nationwide.


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DSWD-X introduces social technology projects to 35 LGUs for replication

Thirty-five local government units in Northern Mindanao attended the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10’s orientation today on social technology projects which they can opt to replicate to their own social services for their constituents.

Social Technology is an innovative model of social welfare and development intervention which utilizes theories and tested method intended to improve social conditions and human behavior of the disadvantaged, poor and vulnerable Filipinos.

Dr. Delia Maravillosa, Social Technology Unit Head of the DSWD-10, says the agency is constantly advocating various social technology projects, which includes those that respond to the needs of communities in resolving the issue on drug abuse. Social protection projects that are related to drug abuse resolutions include the Family Drug Abuse Prevention Program (FDAPP) and the Strategies Toward Acceptance, Reintegration, and Transformation (START).

Dr. Delia Maravillosa, Social Technology Unit Head of DSWD F.O. 10 discussed the applicability of Social Technology Projects

FDAPP is a community-based prevention program designed to educate and prepare families about the adverse effects of drug abuse and it targets parents, youth, and adult within the family.

On the other hand, START is also a strategy that is focused on the organization of recovering drug dependents or users who will later become the advocacy arm at the community level and shall be equipped through the provision of the existing basic, social and psychosocial services.

Moreover, the DSWD has also developed the Comprehensive Intervention Against Gender Violence (CIAGV) as its response to the rising incidence of violence against women and children in the provinces. It helps improve the health conditions of women, adolescents and girls through improved prevention, assistance and reintegration of victims or survivors of violence. The agency, Dr. Maravillosa emphasizes, is also advocating this project to the LGUs.

Mari-Flor Libang, Regional Director of DSWD-10, also says that the agency commends all the LGUs for making measures and interventions to address the need to help our families and communities and that their program is apparently parallel to the social technology projects being advocated by the DSWD.

As its mandate, the DSWD responds to the emerging needs and trends that affect the lives of the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged individuals, groups or families under two key result areas: development of the new social welfare and development technologies; and the enrichment of existing social welfare and development programs.

On the other hand, Director Libang also expresses the agency’s commitment in marketing and promoting completed social technology projects for adoption and replication at the local level – which are the local government units and licensed social welfare and development agencies per Administrative Order 06, series of 2016 otherwise known as the “Enhanced Guidelines on Social Technology Development.”

Moreover, the Regional Development Council passed the RDC-X Resolution No. 22 series of 2018, “supporting the replication of the DSWD’s completed social technology projects,” which was forged during the 115th RDC-X Full Council Meeting on June 2018. This paved way for the LGUs to adopt and replicate the Completed Social Technology Projects of the DSWD.

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April 2019