EMERGENCY SHELTER AID. Beneficiaries flood the gymnasium of Caraga town to claim the emergency shelter assistance (ESA) from the DSWD worth 10 thousand pesos intended for the repair of their damaged homes. The beneficiaries are among the first batch of recipients who were prioritized based on the severity of damage on their homes. These beneficiaries have undergone meticulous interview sessions and evaluation, thus establishing fairness in the distribution. A total of 1386 families with partially damaged homes in the towns of Caraga, Manay, Cateel, Baganga, Boston, Tarragona and the City of Mati received the ESA. PIO-DAVOR


DAVAO City -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTSPR) is now coming up with the final list of successful applicants for the upcoming household enumeration.

DSWD Human Resource personnel and NHTSPR staff conducted interview and screening to more than 3,000 applicants in the four provinces and one city in Region XI, namely;  Compostela Valley, Davao Del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao Del Norte, and Davao City.

“We are now preparing everything since September is fast approaching. The Final List of hired field workers will be posted and disseminated to all provinces,” said Raquel E. Nunez, Policy and Plans Division Chief and NHTSPR Focal Person.

She added that hired applicants, LGUs and Internal Staff will undergo training and orientation before deployment to have a common understanding on the objective of the project.

Screening and typing test for encoders is currently conducted through the initiative of the Regional Information Technology Officer Peter Paul Villaluna to ensure that the encoding of the data reach its target timeline.

“We are conducting a thorough typing test to determine speed, through words per minute (wpm), and accuracy. This is to ascertain that we can reach our target goal and come up with a comprehensive data,” Villaluna stressed.

The NHTSPR personnel are now on the planning and preparation stage since the target households to be assessed have doubled up from the last assessment. This is to make sure that goals and objects of the NHTSPR will be attained. DSWD