DIRECTORS’ MEETING.  Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon of Davao Oriental and Mayor Nestor L. Uy of Tarragona serve as main speakers at the opening of the recent Mindanao Cluster Regional Directors’ Consultation Workshop (RDCW) hosted by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Participants to the conference were directors of DSWD, Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The RDCW serves as a venue in strengthening partnership, collaboration and support towards provision of concrete actions to harmonize social protection initiatives of different national government agencies (NGAs) to best serve the needs, especially of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries.

Also discussed in the conference were the Mid-term Updates on the Philippine Development Plan, Inclusive Growth Thrust of the Government, Updates on the ASEAN Integration, Employment Facilitation for Pantawid Beneficiaries, and Skills Training for Pantawid Beneficiaries. (DSWD)