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Marawi families recover from Marawi Siege losses through DSWD financial aid

KUMUSTA NA? A DSWD-10 employee interviews a beneficiary of Transitory Family Support Package (TFSP) and Livelihood Settlement Grant (LSG) on how his family used the DSWD financial aid intended for them to recover from their losses they have had in the 2017 Marawi Siege.

To see how far the Transitory Family Support Package (TFSP) and Livelihood Settlement Grant (LSG) have helped the families who were affected by the Marawi Siege in 2017, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 interviews beneficiaries of the said cash assistance during the second round of TFSP distribution in the city today, September 9, 2020.

In 2019, when the first round of distribution of the TFSP and LSG was conducted, each internally displaced family received P53,000 and P20,000 respectively from the DSWD-10 for them to be able to recover from their losses in the 2017 armed conflict.

These cash assistance grants were intended for them to settle with their own livelihood and income-generating projects that could sustain them financially whilst they recover back to normalcy.

Both TFSP and LSG are implemented projects under the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Recovery Program (BMCRRP).

Based on the monitoring of the DSWD-10, the families were able to use these grants expeditiously for their micro-entrepreneurial projects and small-scale businesses such as opening and running mini-stores and operating public transportation.

The DSWD-10 is set to serve 17,905 internally displaced families in Marawi City with TFSP. xxxcpt

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DSWD-10 taps LGU Talakag support to facilitate UCT Payout

DSWD-10 gains commitment of support from Mayor Vergito O. Factura of Talakag, Bukidnon in the distribution of cash grants under Unconditional Cash Transfer to 5,220 qualified poor families in the municipality.

To facilitate in the fast distribution of cash grants under Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT), the Municipal Action Team (MAT) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 sought the support and approval of the Local Chief Executive of Talakag, Bukidnon, Vergito O. Factura, in allowing the DSWD-10 to conduct the payout in a proposed specific schedule.

The DSWD-10 constantly coordinates with local chief executives prior to conduct of payouts in their areas of jurisdiction to ensure that their constituents are safe and secure during these DSWD events.

UCT is one of the top programs the DSWD is implementing in the municipality of Talakag, home of 5,220 families who are qualified to receive the cash grant of P3,600 every year for the purchase of food, medicine, and other essentials.

The program is the national governmentโ€™s aid for poor families who may not benefit from the lower income tax rates but be adversely affected by the rising prices as embodied in Republic Act No. 10963 or the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. xxxcpt

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Marawi families claim livelihood assistance from DSWD-10

A beneficiary in Marawi City receives her cash assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 as support to start her livelihood.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 is set to give P257,832,000.00 to 17,905 families affected by the Marawi Siege that occurred in 2017. Giving P14,400 to each family intended for them to start anew with their livelihood, the DSWD-10 has already given out Transitory Family Support Package to 14,634 families under the Departmentโ€™s Sustainable Livelihood Program.

The families that were given with the TFSP today were from the Most Affected Areas in Marawi City.

DSWD-10 gives P14,400 to a mother whose family was affected by the Marawi Siege in 2017.

From fathers, mothers, senior citizens, pregnant women, and persons with disabilities, the DSWD-10 were able to provide livelihood augmentation for these families so that they can recover from their losses in the armed conflict.

Part of the program of the TFSP is to monitor that such amount is properly used for their livelihood needs. This is done through intensive monitoring of the cash assistance per family. In the payout, military personnel can also be seen helping DSWD-10 secure the area while the Department distributes cash to these families. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has been a partner of the Department since Day 1 in securing the areas where payouts are being conducted.

DSWD-10 continue to serve Marawi families despite the risks of the current pandemic.

It is the mandate of the DSWD to ensure that families who are victims of armed conflict are looked after, and providing them augmentation support so that they can fully live again in normalcy. Xxxcpt

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JJWC CALLS FOR ADHERENCE TO THE LAW IN DISCIPLINING MINORS VIOLATING QUARANTINE PROTOCOLS

The Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC) calls for the lawful and humane treatment of minors violating quarantine protocols when disciplined by local officials and law enforcement officers.

With the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country, most of our cities and municipalities remain under General Community Quarantine and precautionary measures continue to be in full implementation. However, parallel to this are the frequent reports on abuses to minors involving local officials.

This matter greatly concerns the JJWC as the policy-making, coordinating, and monitoring body that is tasked with the implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act.

Local officials are at the forefront in protecting the rights of the children in their respective communities. Hence, they are the authority that should set an example in abiding the law.

Children who violated the protocols should be accountable but this should be done in compliance with the law and child-sensitive approaches.

The local officials and law enforcement can take guidance from the following policies issued by the national government. It has declared that these shall be strictly implemented:

  1. Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2020-001 of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Council for the Welfare of Children or The Reiteration Of Protocols On Reaching Out To Children, Including Those In Street Situations, In Need Of Special Protection, Children At Risk (CAR), And Children In Conflict With The Law (CICL) During The Enhanced Community Quarantine; and
  2. The DILG Advisory on the Additional Guide in Handling Children Who Violate Curfew and Quarantine Rules. The additional guide states that there are steps on the first contact with the CAR who were found outside their homes or domiciles during the community quarantine.

Barangay officials and law enforcement officers shall adhere to the following guidance:

  • Explain to the child in simple language why he/she is being brought to the barangay;
  • Refrain from using vulgar or profane words and from sexually harassing or abusing or making sexual advances on the child found during curfew;
  • Avoid displaying or using any firearm, weapon, handcuffs, or other instruments of force or restraint, unless absolutely necessary and only after all other methods of control have been exhausted but to no avail; and
  • Avoid violence or unnecessary force.

Violence against children is unacceptable especially in the context of discipline and accountability. Intervention programs should be implemented by the local government units as stated in the guidance. Interventions can take the form of asking children to write or declare an apology; continuous monitoring on the child of responsible barangay officials; online counselling for CICL and the childโ€™s family; attendance in webinars or online lectures; and volunteering in community service.

The JJWC urges everyone to work together in ensuring the rights and welfare of the children are protected. ###

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Hundreds of families receive UCT cash grants in Misamis Oriental towns

Understanding the situation of poor families who are making ends meet and surviving the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected their economic status, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 goes to communities in Misamis Oriental to distribute the families’ subsidy under the Department’s Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT).

Each family beneficiary of UCT receives P3,600 which they can use to purchase food, medicines, and other essentials.

UCT is the national government’s comprehensive tax reform program as embodied in Republic Act No. 10963, or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which seeks to provide cash grants to poor households and individuals who may not benefit from the lower-income rates but may be adversely affected by rising prices.

Based on RA 10963, the qualified beneficiaries of UCT are those household beneficiaries under Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, indigent senior citizens under Social Pension Program, and those included in the database of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or Listahanan.

From August 3-September 5, 2020, there are 6,272 families who have received their UCT cash grants in Misamis Oriental covering the municipalities and cities of Cagayan de Oro, Tagoloan, Medina, Talisayan and Villanueva.

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3,000+ indigent senior citizens in Claveria town set to receive pension from DSWD-10

An indigent senior citizen claims his subsidy under the Social Pension Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development which shall be used for his medicine and food needs.

3,406 indigent senior citizens in Claveria, Misamis Oriental are set to receive their P3,000 social pension subsidy today, 7th of September until 9th of September 2020 from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10.

The Social Pension Program of the DSWD is the national government’s intervention to fill the needs of the indigent senior citizens who are not beneficiaries of any other pension programs of the government such as SSS, GSIS, and AFPSLAI, who are poor, frail, and sickly, and are aged 60 years old and above.

The program is aimed at providing financial augmentation for their needs to purchase medicines and food.

There are 3,406 indigent senior citizens in Claveria, Misamis Orietal, Philippines, who are set to receive their subsidy under the Social Pension Program which is the national government’s intervention senior citizens living in poverty.

Senior citizens who may wish to avail of the Social Pension may visit their local social welfare and development offices (LSWDOs) in their respective municipal or city halls for assessment (if qualified or not, based on the program guidelines), and for further information on how to avail such subsidy.

The DSWD-10 continues to conduct Social Pension payout in Northern Mindanao to ensure that indigent senior citizens under the program are given proper interventions, especially during the pandemic.

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All-female association gets help from DSWD-10 for their peanut butter business

Peanut butter is a common Filipino snack food item and is easily made at home. For Pandanan Food Processors, a livelihood association from Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte, it is their source of income.

Trained in Food Processing NCII, the 10 all-female members of Pandanan Food Processors make peanut butter as their source of income.


As a support to their association, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10, through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), funded their skills training and provided equipment, supplies, and materials to start their micro-enterprise.

Members of the association, all of whom are female, were trained on Food Processing NCII with Lanao Norte National Agro-Industrial School as partner institute. The association has been operational since October 2019. xxx

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184 ka mga residente nananum batok sa epekto sa Climate Change, ug mabayran pa

Human sa napulo ka adlaw sa pagpamutos og seedlings sa mga klase-klaseng puno-an, pagpananom og kawayan sa daplin sa suba, ug pagpananom sa mga utanon pinaagi sa communal gardening, 184 ka mga residente sa Barangay Lourdes, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental ang makakubra na sa ilang ayuda isip mga benepisyaryo sa Risk Resiliency Program-Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Disaster Risk Reduction (RRP-CCAM).

Mga residente sa Barangay Lourdes, Alubijid Misamis Oriental nga nananom sa klase-klaseng gulay sulod sa napulo (10) ka adlaw

Ang RRP-CCAM usa ka cash-for-work nga programa nga gipatuman sa Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 para sa mga pamilya aron sa pagpakunhod sa kapit-os nga gidala sa Climate Change.

Pinaagi sa paghangyo og pondo sa lokal nga pangagamhanan sa munisipyo sa Alubijid, Misamis Oriental ngadto sa DSWD-10, aron mapatuman ang cash-for-work program, ang mga residente nakabaton og trabaho sa napulo ka-adlaw. Sa sweldo nga P274.00 matag adlaw, ang matag trabahante makadawat og P2,740 gikan sa DSWD-10.

Adbokasiya sa DSWD-10 ang pagtabang sa katawhan batok sa epekto sa kabag-ohan sa palibot nga gidala sa Climate Change. Kini pinaagi sa pagtudlo kanila kung unsa kining Climate Change ug unsang mga pamaagi aron sila makahiangay sa kabag-ohan nga gidala niini.

Sumatotal 3,076 kaputos nga seedlings ang nahimo sa mga benepisyaryo samtang 184 ka samplings sa kawayan ang natanom nila sa daplin sa suba. Kini nga mga proyekto gihimo isip mga panagang sa epekto sa kausaban nga gidala sa Climate Change.

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