Archive | March 3rd, 2021

DSWD Field Office X recognizes active partners and exemplars

In celebration to its 70th Founding Anniversary, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X recently gave honor and distinction to individuals, groups, and organizations whose commitment was to share their time, selves, and resources to ensure that the various sectors benefit from the enhanced service delivery and better opportunities.

From left to right: Undersecretary Camilo Gudmalin, Assistant Secretary Rhea Peñaflor, Regional Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga, and Undersecretary Felicisimo Budiongan, DSWD FO X is grateful of the ending support extended by the Central Office in its service delivery in Northern Mindanao.

The “Salamat Po” Awards, which is a commendation given by the DSWD Field Office X to its development partners and volunteers who provided assistance in the Department’s delivery of social protection services and achievement of goals, was proudly presented to Mr. Ramon C. Ortega of Land Bank of the Philippines, Dr. Lorraine M. Nery of the City Health Office of Cagayan de Oro, Mr. Teodoro A. Sabuga-a, City Administrator of Cagayan de Oro, Mr. Vicente Gregorio Tomas of the DSWD Field Office NCR, the Local Government Unit of Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Atty. Celso L. Vocal, Regional Director of the Commission of Audit, Director Franklin P. Gumapon, Regional Director of Philippine Information Agency – X, Dr. David Mendoza, Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Health – X, Dr. Adriano P. Suba-an, Regional Director of the Department of Health – X, and Director Arnel M. Agabe, Regional Director of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Region X, the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Philippine Coast Guard, Director Rosauro Arnel Q. Gonzales of the Office of the Civil Defense, and Director Manuel Orduna of the National Intelligence Agency – X.

Undersecretary for Standards and Capacity Building Camilo Gudmalin reminds the DSWD FO X workers to serve our clients with passion and compassion.

The first presentation of awards was graced by DSWD Undersecretary Camilo Gudmalin held last February 22, 2021 at DSWD Field Office X, and the second presentation of awards for uniformed government personnel was graced by DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista held last February 24, 2021 at 4th Infantry Division, Cagayan de Oro City.

MGen Andres C Centino PA assures DSWD of their continued support in its program and service delivery in the years to come.

The engagement of the different agencies with the DSWD has been strengthened with a Memorandum of Agreement early on in 2020 addressing the security of DSWD personnel in the conduct of its activities especially on the implementation of the Social Amelioration Program; and provision of safe housing of food and non-food relief goods that expedited and efficient delivery to all municipalities and cities of Region 10. In his message, Secretary Bautista heartfully thanked the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police for supporting the DSWD Field Office X in the implementation of its programs and services in Northern Mindanao.

During the said occasion, Secretary Bautista announced the Presidential appointment as Director IV for Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga and conducted the oath-taking during the course of the programme.

DSWD Secretary Bautista formally inducted Regional Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga during the “Salamat Po” Awards.

Director Mari-Flor also sent her expression of gratitude to all its partners whose support have greatly contributed to the success and accomplishments of DSWD Field Office X in 2020.

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DSWD-X helps children in BARMM through BangUn

DSWD Field Office X Regional Director hands over a hot meal to a little child who will be benefitting from BangUn in Lanao del Sur.

In response to mitigate the high incidence of hunger and malnutrition in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X, headed by Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga graced the launching of Bangsamoro Umpungan sa Nutrisyon (BangUn) Project in Bubong and Buadiposo Buntong in Lanao del Sur, yesterday, March 2, 2021.

BangUn is a special project implemented by DSWD which reduces vulnerabilities among malnourished children while providing health support to pregnant and lactating mothers.

The project is implemented in selected municipalities in the region. The project addresses as well the worsening concerns on malnutrition among 0-12 years old children brought about by extreme poverty and on-going armed conflict in BARMM.

Initially, 5,000 children were fed with hot meals during the launching of Bangun in Bubong and Buadiposo Buntong, Lanao del Sur last March 3, 2021.

Having seen the need to empower parents, caregivers, and communities to be involved in addressing hunger, the national government also facilitates in building their resiliency by providing them access to various nutrition-support programs of government agencies.

The DSWD targets five provinces in BARMM, namely, Maguindanao, Sulu, Basilan, Lanao del Sur, and Tawi-tawi – enhancing as well its partnership with various government agencies, and local government units whose constituents will benefit from BangUn.

DSWD-X Regional Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga graced the launching of BangUn in Lanao del Sur, February 3, 2021.

In the launching yesterday, 5,000 children were fed with hot meals during the ceremony, to officially start the project in the said area. Director Dollaga says that the DSWD Field Office X will continue to prioritize and address the needs of children whose health and nutrition are affected due to extreme poverty and armed conflict. She says that its management will monitor and make proper interventions to help the children in BARMM.

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By the women, for the women

Subanen women in the remote area of barangay Buenavista, Tudela, Misamis Occidental, are hands on in the construction of their 1-unit Weaving Center, a sub-project from the DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS PAMANA IP-CDD.
For a long time, members of the Abaka Weavers Association, a group of women artisans belonging to the Subanen IP community do not have a place of their own for their livelihood.

The community-driven development approach of KALAHI-CIDSS is an answer to their needs where they are given the control over the decisions and resources to implement sub-projects for their development.

During their meetings, they are held in a tribal hall funded also by the KALAHI-CIDSS PAMANA IP-CDD modality. Through the program, IPs have better access to basic social services and are being empowered through a community-driven development program.

These women in barangay Buenavista prove that there’s no holding women back towards their own advancement and welfare.

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March 2021