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Outstanding 4Ps beneficiaries in Davao to be feted

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Davao will award the “Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya 2016” to outstanding beneficiaries in a ceremony on October 6 at the Grand Menseng Hotel in Davao City.

DSWD-Davao information officer for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) Sheryll Jane Fernandez said the Diansing family from Malita, Davao Occidental is this year’s regional winner who bested other nominees.

Now on its fifth year, Fernandez said this reward system aimed to recognize Pantawid Pamilya family beneficiaries who maintained strong family ties, demonstrate positive Filipino values and have created positive impact in the community where they reside.

The families from different provinces who have exemplified attributes of a model family were Jabanes family from Kiblawan, Davao del Sur, Bagolaque family from New Bataan, Compostela Valley, Pleños family from San Isidro, Davao Oriental, Hinampas family from Asuncion, Davao del Norte, and Sarino Family of Tigatto, Davao City.

There are also other 29 families from all five provinces who were invited to attend the ceremony.

Fernandez said the regional winner will receive P20,000 while the provincial winners will claim P10,000 each.

The search is open to all family-beneficiaries of 4Ps and nominated by parent leaders and punong barangay or the local government unit (LGU).

The winning family will help in the advocacy efforts of DSWD including the Kaya ko by serving as family ambassadors.

The DSWD, through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, launched the official Facebook page and Twitter account of the Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago campaign to gather and share stories of positive change from the beneficiaries, workers, partners, and even the public. (SSD)

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Pantawid, social pension recipient of Balut Island

Pantawid Pamilya grantee Lourdes C. Liwanag, 76, of the B’laan community in Barangay Lipol, Balut Island, Sarangani town, Davao Occidental awaits the release of her family’s subsidy during the recent payout in the town’s poblacion.  Liwanag has seven children and also qualifies in the government’s social pension program. To date, over 2700 families in Sarangani town benefit from Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program while the whole Davao Region has 262,650 families participating in the program including indigenous peoples. (DSWD)

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SLPA validation in Davao City

CSO VALIDATION. Validation of 13 DSWD sustainable livelihood program associations by project development officers of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held recently in Barangay Salaysay, Marilog District, Davao City. Earlier, DSWD was mandated as the only government agency that will accredit CSOs to be eligible to receive public funds as implementing entities of government programs and projects (PAPS).

A Commission on Audit (COA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and DSWD joint resolution (Res. 2014-001) entitled “Guidelines for Accreditation of Civil Society Organizations as Implementing Entities of Government or Public Funds”, aims to ensure that government programs are properly and efficiently carried out in partnerships with legitimate CSOs and that funds are properly guarded against misuse. (DSWD)

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Road access in Don Marcelino

ROAD WORKS. Municipal Mayor Michael A. Maruya [in striped shirt] leads the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the concreting of a 380 linear-meter barangay road worth Php 3,253,008.00 in Barangay Baluntaya, Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental. The community project was initiated by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through Kalahi-CIDSS. Joining the mayor are local officials, Kalahi-CIDSS Area Coordinating Team, and some community volunteers. The project will be completed within 90 calendar days.

The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) is a community-driven development program of the Philippine Government aiming to empower people through sustainable development, enhanced participation in local governance, and management of poverty alleviation projects. The program presently operates in 21 municipalities in Region XI. (DSWD)

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Solar lights in Sarangani village

SOLAR LIGHTS. Kalahi-CIDSS and Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries stand tall and grateful beside a Kalahi-CIDSS solar led street light sub-project in barangay Camahual, Sarangani Island, Municipality of Sarangani, Davao Occidental. The project which also covers installation of 220 units low-cost solar home lighting and 10 more solar led street lights costs Php 1,837,577.00 and benefits some 220 households in the island barangay. To date, Sarangani town has started five Kalahi-CIDSS sub-projects such as road rehabilitation, classroom and solar lighting. (DSWD)

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DavSur LGU gave food packs, DSWD clarifies

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur (DSWD XI) – Former Davao Del Sur Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Esterlita B. Hermosisima and Davao Del Sur OIC-PSWDO Geraldine Lano have confirmed on Friday (September 23) that it was the provincial government of Davao del Sur through the PSWDO that distributed rice and canned goods amounting to Php40 million last May 6.

It was not the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as earlier reported. This according to a clarificatory statement from DSWD.

Regional Director of DSWD-XI Mercedita P. Jabagat and DSWD Protective Services Head Raquel E. Nuňez met up with Hermosisima, now PSWDO of Davao Occidental, and Lano on Friday to clarify the allegations that DSWD conducted the distribution at the Davao del Sur Coliseum and Sports Complex four days before the national elections.

“Once and for all, we assert that DSWD was never involved in the procurement, purchase and distribution of rice and canned goods in Davao Del Sur on May 6, 2016. We are issuing this statement for the public to know the truth. The purchase and distribution were made by the Province of Davao Del Sur and not by DSWD,” Director Jabagat emphasized. (DSWD)

 

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DSWD as e-AlkanSSSya Partner

E-ALKANSSSYA PARTNERS. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Supervising Administrative Officer Loreta L. Anas [2nd from left] receives the Social Security System (SSS) 2016 Balikat ng Bayan Special Citation as e-AlkanSSSya Partner during the SSS Balikat ng Bayan Awarding Ceremony at Seda Hotel on Friday. DSWD posted 100% coverage and collection from its contractual and contract of service personnel in 2015, ensuring their social security protection. Presenters are [from left] SSS Mindanao South 1 Division Vice President Emmanuel R. Palma, Davao Branch Head Rizalito Alberto C. De Leon, Section Head Dedina M. Tombo and Accounts Officer Eileen Dela Cruz. Other awardees were SPES Pauperum Foundation, Davao Wisdom Academy, Media Partners, Baganga Integrated Social Action Group, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. (DSWD)

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Harvest festival in Marilog

HARVEST FESTIVAL. Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Sitio Ladian, Barangay Marilog, Davao City show off their produce as they celebrate the harvest festival of vegetables.

Participants recently completed the 12-day Kabalikat Sa Kabuhayan (KSK) Farmer’s Training Program on Sustainable Agriculture, an outreach project of SM Foundation, Inc. in partnership with HARBEST Agribusiness Corporation, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Agriculture, and Davao City Government.

KSK seeks to improve livelihood of small scale farmers, enabling them access to better socio-economic opportunities. Earlier, Pantawid families in Monkayo, Compostela Valley and Tagum City have also engaged in the program.

The training course provided inputs on Nursery Preparation, Seed Sowing, Land Preparation, Caring & Nursing of Seedling, Pruning, Trellis Preparation, Fruit Selection and Fruit Thinning, Pest and Disease Control, Irrigation & Drainage, and Postharvest Technology.

Integrated in the course is the orientation on the DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) focused on Community Driven Enterprise Development approach which covers Self Awareness, Time Management, Financial Literacy, Product Management, Participatory Livelihood Issue Analysis, and Value Chain Analysis. (DSWD)

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