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Financial literacy training set

DSWD Project Development Officers from DSWD Davao and Caraga regions listen to Microfinance Consultant Eduardo C. Jimenez of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) during the recent Training of Trainers on Financial Literacy. The training aims to prepare field implementers of the DSWD Sustainable Livelihood  Program for Pantawid Pamilya Participants and supplement their current financial literacy sessions on savings and budgeting. Other BSP resource person was Bank Officer IV Rochelle D. Tomas who talked about Basic Principles of Consumer Protection. As DSWD partner financial institution, BSP funded the activity together with DSWD. Pantawid Pamilya Parent Leaders are also provided with Financial Literacy sessions to ensure their appreciation and application of basic financial processes as they engage in livelihood opportunities. (DSWD)

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DSWD holds orientation on community-driven program

Davao City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently conducted a three-day orientation on the Kalahi CIDSS-National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP) for local chief executives and LGU personnel.

Present were LGU officials from Boston, Tarragona, Manay, Monkayo, Maco, Nabunturan, Cateel, Caraga, New Bataan, Nabunturan, Cateel, Caraga, Compostela, New Corella, Governor Generoso, San Isidro, Pantukan and Kapalong.

The orientation covered program background, size of block grants to eligible LGUs, and conditions for LGU participation.

A flagship poverty alleviation program of the National Government, Kalahi CIDSS-NCDDP is the scale up of Kalahi-CIDSS.

The goal of this program is to help barangay/communities of targeted municipalities become empowered to achieve improved access to services and to participate in more inclusive local planning, budgeting and implementation and to support community-driven post-disaster response and development in disaster-affected municipalities.

To be implemented from 2014 to 2019, Kalahi CIDSS-NCDDP has P9.3 billion project cost nationwide. Of this amount, US$479 million is from a World Bank loan and US$372.1 million comes from the ADB Emergency Assistance Loan.

Eligible to participate in the NCDDP are 4th to 6th  class municipalities with poverty incidence higher than the national average of 25% based on the 2009 small area estimates of NSCB (National Statistical Coordinating Board), 1st to 3rd class municipalities with poverty incidence of 40% higher, and Yolanda-affected provinces. (DSWD)

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Tarragona gets P80-M DSWD shelter assistance

Davao City  -The coastal town of Tarragona in Davao Oriental will soon construct 867 shelter units through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) -Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) with a funding of Php 80,284,200.00.

Director of DSWD Priscilla N. Razon said the shelter units will benefit 867 families in the town that earlier lost their homes to natural or man-made disasters and non-recipients of any housing assistance.

“In this program, we will maximize indigenous resources –from manpower to materials. Shelter beneficiaries who are able and available will participate in building their homes. Each family head will work eight hours per day for a maximum of 10 days and will be paid Php 226.00 each day of work,” Director Razon explained.

Recently, Director Razon and Mayor Nestor L. Uy signed the Memorandum of Agreement for the implementation of the project.

Director Razon said LGU Tarragona will provide the resettlement lot which has been duly certified by the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau as safe from any hazard and risk.

The LGU will likewise field skilled workers to oversee construction and ensure that design and specifications are followed, she said.

“It is the national government’s goal of providing basic shelter to the homeless especially to disaster survivors. I believe acquiring descent homes following a calamity will make our recipients more productive and mindful of community undertakings,” Director Razon added.

As in previous DSWD-MSAP projects, shelter beneficiaries will organize into a Neighborhood Association for Shelter Assistance (NASA) to assist in developing their new community.

Mayor Uy and his staffs expressed their elation over the latest assistance extended by DSWD.

Earlier, Tarragona was a recipient of the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) of DSWD with over 200 units completed.

Currently, DSWD core shelters are continuously being built in the Typhoon Pablo-affected towns of Baganga, Boston, Cateel, New Bataan, Monkayo, Montevista and Compostela.

The DSWD shelter units are structurally-strong, disaster-resistant and environment-friendly which can withstand wind velocities up to 180 kph, intensity four (4) earthquakes, flooding and other similar hazards. (DSWD)


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DSWD meet up with Rep. Garcia

Davao City 2nd District Representative Mylene J. Garcia listens as DSWD Director Priscilla N. Razon reports updates on the implementation of DSWD programs and projects in her area. Among the major programs are Pantawid Pamilya, Sustainable Livelihood, Social Pension, Supplementary Feeding, Assistance in Crisis Situation, and Grassroots Participatory Budgeting. (DSWD)

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Shelter assistance for Tarragona town

SHELTER AID. [from left] Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer of Tarragona Noraflor P. Lague, Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD and Mayor Nestor L. Uy of Tarragona sign on Monday the Memorandum of Agreement covering the implementation of the Php 80.2 million DSWD Modified Shelter Assistance Program in the town. Expected to be constructed are 867 units intended for disaster survivors who will also participate in building the units through Cash For Work. The LGU will provide the resettlement lot and oversee the construction, ensuring structural resiliency of the units. Witnessing the MOA signing are LGU and DSWD Officials. (DSWD)

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Courtesy visit to Rep. Zamora

DSWD Director Priscilla N. Razon explains to Representative Ma. Carmen Zamora of First District Compostela Valley the various programs implemented by DSWD in her district during the recent courtesy visit of the DSWD regional team at her office in Compostela town. Also in photo is Zamora’s chief of staff Darling Reterba. (DSWD)

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Bahay Pagasa

The Bahay Pagasa for children in conflict with the law (CICL) sits in a government complex in Sitio Guang-guang, Brgy. Dahican, Mati City.

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Bahay Pagasa opens in Mati City

BAHAY PAGASA. [From left] Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD, Binibining Pilipinas Universe MJ Lastimosa and Mayor Carlo Rabat of Mati City during Wednesday’s  blessing and inauguration of Bahay Pagasa at Sitio Guang-guang, Brgy. Dahican, Mati. Bahay Pagasa is a half-way home for children in conflict with the law (CICL) and built throughout the country in areas where CICL incidence is relatively high. DSWD allocates Php 2.5 million for construction of every Bahay Pagasa. (DSWD)

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