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๐——๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—— ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ซ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—น๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€

Aiming to create a disaster well-prepared community as well as to provide food security interventions, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X has continuously implemented its climate change adaptation and mitigation activities, particularly communal gardening and Gulayan sa Paaralan in the province of Camiguin.

The DSWD FO X, under its Risk Resiliency Program for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (RRP-CCAM), aims to create awareness within the participating communities about climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and the importance of community participation in building resilience and strengthening their adaptive capacities.

The RRP-CCAM also generates employment and provides income augmentation to the families and individuals as they are compensated by 75% of the regional minimum wage of Php274.00 per day for 10 days per beneficiary.

The DSWD Field Office X regularly conducts disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts to minimize the impacts of change and disaster risk through adaptation, prevention, preparedness, and mitigation.

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DSWD Field Office X established the first Regional Technical Working Group Cluster III for the Implementation of Aftercare, Reintegration, and Transformation Support for Recovering Drug Dependents (RDDs)

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X, led by Regional Director Mari-Flor A. Dollaga officially made ties with the members of the Regional Technical Working Group Cluster III through signing the Memorandum of Agreement on October 15, 2021, via virtual teleconference.

Among all the implementing regions in the country, the DSWD Field Office X as the lead agency of Cluster III is the first to create its Regional Technical Working Group Committee. Working hand-in-hand with its partner members from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Health (DOH), DOJ-Parole and Probation Administration, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), this committee will be responsible for the Aftercare, Reintegration and Transformation Support for the Recovering Drug Dependents.

In response to the growing number of drug dependents who have surrendered since the Duterteโ€™s administration began its intensified campaign against illegal drugs, the national government agencies including the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are undertaking convergent efforts to combat illegal drugs and to provide government-wide support treatment and rehabilitation for recovering drug dependents. With this, the creation of the Regional Technical Working Group is made possible to intensify awareness/advocacy on Cluster III; prepare a plan of action, guidelines/directions about the implementation of Cluster III; synchronize efforts towards the effective and efficient implementation of aftercare programs to the recovering drug dependents and their families; provide guidance, technical assistance and capability building in an integrated manner on matters relating to Cluster III based on their agencyโ€™s mandate and expertise; oversee/monitor respective implementation to be consistent with its goals and objectives; coordinate and facilitate linkage/networking with other National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and other possible partners/stakeholders in the provision/referral of aftercare programs/services, and act as a body in discussing and resolving Cluster III related issues/complaints/grievances received from the stakeholders.

Moreover, the DSWD Field Office X through its Social Technology Section has been implementing the Yakap Bayan Program which is a rehabilitation and reintegration framework for the strategic and coordinated provision of services to recovering drug dependents. This program works with the different LGUs in Region 10 to offer community-based aftercare and reintegration model for persons who used illegal drugs. Since the programโ€™s first implementation in 2020, DSWD FO X has already had a Memorandum of Agreement for its adoption with the 8 LGUs in Region 10 specifically in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte; Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental; Tudela, Misamis Occidental; Pangantucan, Bukidnon; Binuangan, Misamis Oriental; Salay, Misamis Oriental; Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; and the Provincial Local Government Unit of Misamis Oriental.

The Regional Social Technology Section has also successfully endorsed the Yakap Bayan Program during the Regional Development Council X โ€“ Social Development Committee meeting for support of the RDC-X, through the Social Development Committee-X, to enjoin the: a) Local Government Units to adopt/institutionalize the YBP with corresponding resources, using the whole of LGU approach; and b) the concerned NGAs to provide technical support and resource augmentation, as applicable.

The DSWD Field Office X will always be in line with the building of a strong network of support for the recovering drug personalities, together with their families and communities, in transforming surrenderees into leaders through working hand-in-hand with its partner agencies in keeping the country comfortable, peaceful, and just.

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๐——๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—— ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ซ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—”๐—ฆ๐—™-๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐— ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น

In response to the need of the African Swine Fever (ASF)-hit farmers in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, the DSWD Field Office X extended a total of 281 Family Food Packs (FFPs) to the Department of Agriculture Region 10 for its distribution to the said farmers.

The 281 bonafide farmers lost their primary livelihood on the account of ASF contagion, hence the Department of Agriculture will be distributing the African Swine Fever Indemnification with the Family Food Packs in order for these farmers to get back on track.

The DSWD will always be in line and in full support with the programs and services of the other National Government Agencies which aims to improve the quality of living of every Filipino family.

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Community-based trainings face challenges brought by limited physical gatherings

The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services National Community-Driven Development Program (KALAHI-CIDSS NCDDP) Additional Financing affords community members and local officials to participate in pre-implementation trainings that will prepare them for the implementation of chosen sub-projects in their community. But because of the pandemic, balancing safety concerns and indispensability of the trainings have become a challenge for its program facilitators and partner local institutions.

Pre-Implementation trainings conducted by KALAHI-CIDSS NCDDP provide fundamental knowledge on community-based processes for the delivery of the sub-project; beginning with financial management, procurement, and infrastructure management.

Eight municipalities in Region X under the Program have successfully conducted the pre-implementation trainings with observance to the strictest health protocols.

Barangay Lourdes Chairperson Genebeb Cabusas of Dangcagan, Bukidnon said that their learnings during the trainings have been useful not only for their sub-project implementation but also for other development programs undertaken by their barangay.

Barangay Poblacion Chairperson Vilma Guhil also expressed that despite the current situation of the pandemic, attending the KALAHI-CIDSS NCDDP initiated trainings is a gain on their end.

The pre-implementation trainings are found to have an impact on uplifting the confidence of community volunteers who, mostly, have low educational background and minimal project management experience, were given the opportunity to participate in the development process.

Dangcagan Mayor Fruto B. Dandasan, Jr. expressed his gratitude and excitement after learning that the municipality of Dangcagan is included in the additional financing of KALAHI-CIDSS NCDDP.

LGU Dangcagan has committed a local counterpart amounting to Php3,237,932.30 (cash and in-kind) for the implementation of Phase 1 KALAHI CIDSS NCDPP Additional Financing. Learning about the Program from local leaders in neighboring municipalities, Mayor Dandasan is eager to support the program to enable community empowerment and improve access to basic social services.

Story by: Judee Mae Saree A. Cabanag-Pepito, Area Coordinator, Dangcagan, Bukidnon

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๐——๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—— ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ซ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—–๐—จ๐—ฃ ๐— ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป

October 1, 2021 | With the convergence of all the National Government Agencies (NGAs), the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X actively participated during the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) Mini Caravan held at Iligan City Central Elementary School.

The PCUP Field Operations Division for Mindanao spearheaded the caravan with the theme: โ€œPinagsama-Samang Serbisyo Para sa Tao,โ€ which aims to provide orientation on government pro-poor programs or services and livelihood opportunities from the different government agencies. This caravan is an avenue for the people to be aware of and be able to know regarding the different programs and services of the different NGAs.

The DSWD FO X staff gave an orientation to the officials from the different barangays of Iligan City as to the programs and services of the department; from its requirements to its processes. There is also a booth/query desk at the front part/outside the designated DSWD area, managed by the DSWD Iligan satellite staff, to entertain issues and concerns from the public.

The Department is constantly coordinating with the different NGAs and LGUs in order to continuously provide efficient and effective services to its people at any given time and avenue.

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๐——๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—— ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ซ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ถ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜€

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office X together with its strengthened partnership with the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), distributed the Transitory Family Support Package (TFSP) to the 2019 unclaimed Marawi siege victims.

The 2-day TFSP payout was held at the TFBM Field Office in MSU Compound, Marawi City which served a total of 27 families. Each family received an amount of Php53, 000 with 30 kilos of Taiwan Rice.

The target 40 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) belong to the Most Affected Areas (MAA) after the siege who did not claim their TFSP on the April 6 – May 24, 2019 payout.

The DSWD FO X is constantly coordinating with and supporting the TFBM in the rehabilitation of Marawi City in order to continuously provide social protection and services to its affected families.

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๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ ๐—ธ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ด๐—ฎ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€ (๐—™๐—™๐—ฃ๐˜€) ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐——๐—ฆ๐—ช๐—— ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ซ ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜†๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ป

Niadtong Sabado, Setyembre 25 ning tuig, nakatunol na ug lain pang 495 ka mga Family Food Packs (FFPs) ang DSWD Field Office X para sa mga pamilya nga naapektuhan sa pandemiya sa probinsya sa Camiguin.

Ang usa ka kahon sa FFP makasustinar na sa pamilya nga adunay lima (5) padulong unom (6) ka mga miyembro sulod sa duha (2) padulong sa tulo (3) ka adlaw. Kini adunay sulod nga 4 ka delata nga tuna flakes, 2 ka delata sa sardinas, 4 ka delata nga corned beef, 5 ka sachets nga 3-in-1 instant coffee, 5 ka sachet nga powdered cereal drink, ug 6 ka kilo nga NFA rice.

Ang DSWD kanunay nga andam sa pagserbisyo ug hilabina mapasalamaton sa mga kagamhanang lokal nga kanunay ang koordinasyon para makatunol sa mga serbisyo ug ayuda nga makapalambo sa kinabuhi ug panginabuhian sa matag lumulupyo sa tibuok rehiyon diyes.

Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo!

#DSWDMayMalasakit #DSWDKalingaAtPagmamahal

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The DSWD FO X achieves Level 2- Maturity, bags PRIME-HRM Bronze Award.

The DSWD FO X received the PRIME-HRM Bronze Award during the “Parangal at Pasasalamat” on September 21, 2021, through a virtual awarding ceremony simultaneously streamed via Zoom and on the Civil Service Commission Regional Office X Official Facebook page.

In line with the commemoration of the 121st Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, the said event is the culmination of its month-long celebration, with the theme “Transforming Public Service in the Next Decade: Honing Agile and Future-Ready Servant Heroesโ€. The observance highlighted the thrust and priorities of the agency as reflected in the award winners’ office performances.

Among the four (4) award categories underscored during the event, the PRIME-HRM is the one that answers the need to successfully transform the agencies’ HRM systems. Ultimately, the award mirrors the level of excellence for good governance and efficient public service as reflected in the Offices’ competencies and practices.

Pacing with PRIME-HRM

As emphasized in CSC Resolution No. 2100170, promulgated on February 16, 2021, the DSWD FO X bagged the honor to receive such award by virtue of the findings during the onsite assessment by the CSC RO X conducted on October 30-31, 2021 and the validation conducted by the Human Resource Policies and Standards Office (HRPSO).

With the said assessment and evaluation, it was found and confirmed that the agency has met the PRIME-HRM Level 2- Maturity Indicators in the Systems, Practices, and Competences of the four (4) core HRM Systems: (a) Recruitment, Selection, and Placement; (b) Performance Management; (c) Learning and Development; and (d) Rewards and Recognition.

Among the findings also included the continuous compliance of the Office with the Civil Service Law and rules in its implementation of the other HR programs. Its maintenance of HR records was also part of the commended findings.

Along with the award comes other eight (8) privileges including the authority to approve appointments (subject to post-audit); exemption from Section 96 of the 2017 ORAOHRA, as amended; 50% of appointments issued subject to review by the CSC FOs; 20% discount for the HRMO or one (1) Agency Representative on trainings/conferences conducted by the Civil Service Institute; and 20% discount for the HRMO head or one agency representative in CSC ROsโ€™ training sessions and conferences.

The agency was also granted exclusive membership to a pool of learners who can tap into a substantial amount of digital learning resources and other developmental opportunities. This privilege is, however, subject to the guidelines to be issued by the Commission.

Additionally, the DSWD FO X may now announce its projects and projects bureaucracy-wide through the official CSC website. The agency may also reap other benefits as approved by the Commission in the future.
As the CSC further resolved, the DSWD FO X shall also be entitled to key responsibilities as the PRIME-HRM Bronze Awardee.

Among such responsibilities include maintenance of the status under Level 2 and continue to improve on its HRM systems to meet the indicators of the next higher level.
The agency also bears the duty to comply with the 2017 Omnibus Rules on Appointments and Other Human Resource Actions, as amended, and other Civil Service Law and rules in the issuance of appointments and implementation of other HR actions.

Lastly, DSWD FO X is tasked to maintain a partnership with CSC in providing assistance to other agencies in the development or improvement of HRM systems.
The DSWD FO X Regional Director, Ms. Mari-Flor Dollaga Libang, expresses her utmost gratitude while acknowledging the challenges that come with the honor in receiving this award.

โ€œOn behalf of our Secretary Rolando Joselito Bautista, we are grateful that our commitment to meritorious and fair human resource processes is validated and recognized. This PRIME-HRM Bronze Award is owed to my fellow angels in red vest for resiliently serving with utmost integrity and keeping up with necessary development. We pray that by this effort we will be able to inspire those who aspire to join in civil service.”
Onwards with PRIME-HRM

The CSC RO X remains vigilant on the monitoring and evaluation of the extent of compliance with the said responsibilities of the DSWD FO X every three (3) years. Furthermore, CSC FOs will conduct a mid-term review to ensure continuous compliance

The CSC RO X shall monitor and evaluate the extent of compliance with the abovementioned responsibilities every three (3) years.

A mid-term review, however, shall be conducted by the CSC FOs to ensure continuous compliance with the duties and responsibilities. In extreme cases, the Commission may recommend the revocation of the Officeโ€™s accreditation if discovered to have โ€œreneged its duties and responsibilitiesโ€ within the period of accreditation.

In line with this, the CSC Field Office โ€“ Misamis Oriental shall extend technical assistance to help ensure incessant improvement of the HRM systems in the DSWD FO X.

As the new HRMD Division Head of the DSWD FO X, Ms. Lois Marie Murillo is thrilled to maintain and surpass what the agency has been achieving over the years in the field of streamlining and maximizing its HR efforts.
“We take this award as a reminder of the essence of our duty in upholding our nation in this time of crisis, and drive us to serve with excellence and competence,โ€ Ms. Murillo says.

Ms. Murillo also acknowledges the efforts and leadership of the Division Chief, Ms. Portia G. Roldan that has been a significant factor in attaining this award along with the Unit Heads โ€”Ms. Christine Z. Leyva: Learning and Development Unit Head, Ms. Hedy S. Perohan: Personnel Administration Unit Head, Ms. Emma F. Zayas: Welfare Unit Head, and Krizia Geneva Kaye D. Singcay: Human Resource Planning and Performance Management Unit.

โ€œForemost, none of these would have been possible if not because of the enduring support and guidance of our beloved Regional Director, Mari-Flor A. Dollaga-Libang.”

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