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DSWD Secretary Bautista graces Lanao del Norte events

In a series of events held in towns Kauswagan and Kapatagan Lanao del Norte, DSWD Secretary Rolando Bautista, together with DSWD-10 Regional Director Mari-Flor Dollaga-Libang and DSWD Undersecretary Aimee Neri met with stakeholders, program beneficiaries and government partners working in collaboration with the DSWD in carrying out development programs by the government.

Secretary Bautista graced the official launching of the Balik Probinsiya, Bagong Pag-Asa (BP2) Program in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte wherein DSWD will play a vital role in assisting LGUs of bringing back families from the National Capital Region (NCR) who decided and/or qualified to return to their respective hometowns and resettlement areas to start a new life after COVID-19. BP2 aims to decongest urban poor communities in the NCR and achieve a balanced regional development by providing opportunities for returning Filipino families and boosting countryside development. Kapatagan is the pilot municipality of BP2 in the country and serves as a model community for the achievement of the program’s objectives.

DSWD will provide financial assistance to families in their Transportation, Transitory Family Support Package, Livelihood Settlement Grants, moreover, taking part in building self-sustaining, prosperous communities with the delivery of projects through the Community-driven development (CDD) strategy of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS. Within the next two years, 10,000 families are targeted to be fully integrated to communities and resettlement areas in the provinces.

Secretary Bautista also attended the distribution of financial assistance to 100 indigent families in Kauswagan and 200 market vendors in Kapatagan who are economically affected by the impact of the current pandemic. Each family received Php3,000 through DSWD’s Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS).

Together with Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and cabinet secretaries, Secretary Bautista attended the launching of the Malasakit Center in Kapatagan Provincial Hospital, serving as a one-stop-shop for individuals seeking financial help from their medical needs and hospitalization bills. The center employs personnel from DSWD, Philhealth, PCSO and other agencies to assist Filipinos in time of their distress. During the occasion, DSWD extended financial assistance worth Php3,000 to 46 patients currently admitted in the said hospital.

The visit of the Secretary has been instrumental to improving the programs and services of the Field Office seeking to deliver prompt and quality service to its clientele in Region 10.  

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2020 National Children’s Month celebration – DSWD urges LGUs to prioritize protection of children amid pandemic

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), and National Youth Commission (NYC), lead agencies for the National Children’s Month (NCM) celebration, encourage all sectors to work together in building a safer and more caring environment for all children, as the nation celebrates the 28th NCM this November.

Republic Act 10661 declaring November as NCM commemorates the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on November 20, 1989, and seeks to instill its significance in the Filipino consciousness.  The Philippines is a signatory to the CRC, which is the first binding universal treaty solely dedicated to the protection and promotion of children’s rights. Section 3 of RA 10661 designates DSWD, CWC, and NYC as lead agencies in the preparation and implementation of an annual program of activities celebrating NCM.

This year’s celebration focuses on upholding the rights of children during the COVID-19 pandemic with the theme, “Sama-samang Itaguyod ang Karapatan ng Bawat Bata sa Panahon ng Pandemya.”

The theme aims to promote the protection of all children and their rights, provide practical support to parents and caregivers on how to care for children and themselves during the pandemic, empower children to protect themselves and report the experience of abuse, and guide LGUs to efficiently deliver their expected roles and functions. It is anchored on the UN CRC and the goals of the 3rd National Plan of Action for Children (NPAC) to progressively realize the rights of children.

DSWD cited that the 2015 Philippine National Baseline Study on Violence Against Children revealed that 80% of Filipino children and youth were experiencing any forms of violence in all settings, whether in the home, school or community. Specifically, 3 in 5 or 66% of children ages 13 to below 18 years experienced physical abuse, 3 in 5 or 58% experienced psychological abuse, while 19.1% experienced sexual abuse, which commonly happened in the home perpetrated by either of their parents, siblings, step-parents or by their grandparents or neighbors.

The 2015 NBS-VAC is the first ever national prevalence study on violence against children in the country and no repeat study has been conducted yet.

DSWD also chairs the Inter-Agency Council Against Child Pornography (IACACP), created by virtue of RA 9775 or the “Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009.”

In this time of pandemic, the DSWD, as chair of IACACP, emphasized that it is even more crucial to closely monitor the safety of children even inside their homes.

It also encouraged the community to be vigilant and immediately report to the authorities all forms of abuses against children through the Recovery and Reintegration Program for Trafficked Persons (RRPTP) Hotline (02) 8931-9141 or send text message Text DSWD <space> blockchildporn<space> URL address and send to 2327or Text blockchildporn <space> URL address and send to 0918-9122813. 

The DSWD urges all local government units, through the Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC), to be vigilant in monitoring cases of child abuse in their respective jurisdictions, particularly during this pandemic.

LCPC is responsible for the implementation of the National Strategic Framework Plan Development for Children in the local level. The LCPC partners with LGUs in crafting plans, programs, and activities in creating secure, healthy, and child-friendly communities.

To promote the month-long celebration, a series of online activities, such as virtual contests and webinars have been lined-up.

The Department affirms its commitment to uphold the welfare of Filipino children through the Department’s various programs, services, and policies, and strengthened coordination with partner-agencies, non-government organizations, and LGUs. -30-

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DSWD intensifies its monitoring, deduplication and validation schemes in the implementation of ESP

WE WANT TO DO IT RIGHT. The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 always make rooms for improvement. It understands that while the demands of its programs and services has greatly increased, it also has to enhance, improve, and find better ways and schemes to serve its clients in accordance to existing laws and guidelines.

In the implementation of ESP, the DSWD intensifies its monitoring, deduplication and validation schemes to ensure that government resources are received by qualified individuals.

Further, the DSWD strengthens partnerships with national government agencies involved in the implementation of ESP, and the local government units who identifies qualified beneficiaries based on the program guidelines.

Yesterday, November 23, 2020, DSWD Undersecretary Aimee Neri and Director Mari-Flor Dollaga, Regional Director of DSWD-10 monitor the distribution of emergency subsidy to 268 low-income families in Barangay Kalasungay, Malaybalay City.

The beneficiaries received P6,000 each as the government’s support to enable them to purchase emergency needs such as food, medicines, and other necessities.

The Department also welcomes suggestions from the public but also ensures that all its processes and activities are accountable and are anchored on existing laws and guidelines.

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Ang DSWD dako ang pagrespeto sa mga katigulangan, labi na kadtong mga kabus, huyang ug adunay balatian

“Mano po.” Kultura sa matag Pilipino ang taas nga pagtratar ug pagrespeto sa katigulangan. Busa ang gobyerno naghatag usab og respeto ngadto sa mga lolo ug lola, hilabi na ang kadtong mga kabus, huyang, ug duna nay mga balati-an, pinaagi sa paghatag ug tabang pinansyal alang sa ilang mga panginahanglanon sama pagkaon ug tambal.

Gahapon, Nobyembre 23, 2020, ang DSWD team nga gipangulohan ni Undersecretary Aimee Neri ug Director Mari-Flor Dollaga mihatag sa ilang pagrespeto ngadto kay lola Antonio Cajardo, 85 anyos, ug lola Dominga Sagubay, 78 anyos, ug mitunol sa ilang tabang pinansyal nga mukabat og P3,000, yawat makatabang kini sa ilang pagpamalit sa ilang tambal.

Ang maong tabang pinansyal ubos sa Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) Program, usa ka regular nga programa nga giimplementar sa DSWD alang sa mga katigulangan nga kabus, huyang, ug masakiton, og walay laing gigikan sa suportang pinansyal.

Sa SPISC, ang matag kwalipikadong senior citizen makadawat og P500 matag bulan, ug madawat kini matag unom ka-bulan.

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Ang DSWD FO 10 nagpasalamat sa lokal na pangagamhanan sa Malaybalay sa ilang suporta sa mga programa sa departamento

DSWD Undersecretary Aimee Neri uban ni Director Mari-Flor Dollaga, Regional Director sa DSWD-10 mibisita sa mga opisyales sa lokal nga pangagamhanan sa Malaybalay niadtong Nobyembre 23, 2020 aron pagpasalamat sa ilang suporta nga gihatag ngadto sa buhatan aron kini maka-implementar sa iyang mga social protection programs nga maayo ug plastar sa maong lugar

PASALAMAT. Ang Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 nagpakita sa ilang dakong pasalamat sa lokal nga pangagamhanan sa dakbayan sa Malaybalay ubos sa pagpangulo ni Mayor Florencio Flores, tungod sa tabang nga ilang gibu-bo ngadto sa mga programa sa DSWD aron kini ma-implementar ug insakto sa maong siyudad.

Matud pa ni Director Mari-Flor Dollaga, Regional Director sa DSWD-10, angay pasalamatan ang maong dakbayan tungod kay naghatag kini ug logistical support sama sa venue, security, opisina alang sa mga empleyado sa DSWD nga gipadala sa maong siyudad, ug uban pang klaseng suporta.

Ang pagpasalamat gipasundayag niadtong pagbisita nila DSWD Undersecretary Aimee Neri ug ni Director Dollaga sa City Hall sa Malaybalay gahapon, Nobyembre 23, 2020.

Lakip usab sa pagbisita ni Undersecretary Neri sa maong dakbayan ang pagsaksi ug pagmonitor sa payout sa Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) ngadto sa mga 268 ka mga residente sa barangay Kalasungay ug sa payout sa Social Pension ngadto sa 171 ka mga senior citizens gikan sa mga barangay sa Can-ayan, Manalog, ug Kibalabag.

Dakong pasigarbo sa DSWD tungod sa maayong panag-uban sa lokal nga pangagamhanan sa Malaybalay ug sa Buhatan aron mahatag ang de-kalidad nga serbisyo ngadto sa mga katawhan sa maong dakbayan.

Salamat Malaybalay City!

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80 families in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental received P6,000 each under ESP

Eighty (80) families in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental received P6,000 each under Emergency Subsidy Program (ESP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10. This is an implementation of the recently approved Republic Act 11494 or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2).

These families were affected by the granular lockdown imposed by its local government unit to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the area. The prohibition of going out from their houses were strictly implemented. Reporting for work or selling goods in the market is not possible causing the wage earners and vendors to earn lesser than their expected income.
Per RA 11494, such occurrence will qualify families for the cash subsidy.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 continues to deliver quality services to its client even during the pandemic. A selfless act from the staff shows dedication and compassion to the duties they are delegated for.

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Emergency Subsidy Program for the 271 poor families affected by COVID-19

To a breadwinner who has lost a job, to a mother whose livelihood is shut down, and to a child who can’t even eat a good meal three times a day, giving up can be a welcomed option.

But the DSWD-10 hears the cry for help from these individuals. With the mandate to respond to the needs of poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged, its workforce are deployed in communities near or far.

In Kadingilan, Bukidnon, 271 poor families are grateful for receiving financial aid from the Department through its Emergency Subsidy Program. Each of the family received P6,000 from the national government which they can use to make ends meet.

ESP is the government’s response to assist families as they cope with the economic challenges that they are facing in this pandemic.

Understanding their difficulty, the DSWD-10 will find ways to make its distribution of cash assistance safe, fast, and secure, despite the limitations that it is currently experiencing due to the present pandemic.

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DSWD FO-10 cares to the least fortunate in Northern Mindanao

Missing a meal on the table is one of the worst fear a head of the family would never want to experience. With the occurrence of COVID-19, things came to worst. With the limitation of movements, business operations in most establishments were affected. The most hit are the labor sector and the vendors.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 extends the needs of these families through the recently approved Republic Act or the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2).

Cagayan de Oro is not excused with these sad experiences. Showing support to Kagay-anons, DSWD-FO 10 in coordination with the local government unit of the city, release of subsidy is initiated. On its second (2nd) day today, a total of 121 qualified beneficiaries received P6,000 per family.

The government is doing its best to ease the burden of the family in finding solutions of providing their basic necessities during the pandemic, with DSWD as one of its implementing agencies.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development provides not only the financial assistance to people who are in dire need but also shows its care and love to the least fortunate.

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