Archive | December, 2014

PWDs win gold

KAKAYAHAN OF PWDs. Person with disability (PWD) Jannet Saladoris of Carmen, Davao Del Norte won the Gold in Cake Decoration during the recent National Kakayahan Competition held in Metro Manila. Saladoris has low vison who also won a cash award and a TESDA Scholarship along with other First Prize winners and orthopedics Julius Rosalinda [Waste Reuse] and Adam Rey Pantinople [Desktop Publishing]. Other PWD winners from Davao Region are Ruel Abellar for English Text Processing and John Mayer Lemos for Cooking. DSWD

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More homes for DavOr

MORE HOMES. Typhoon survivors in Baganga, Davao Oriental receive their Certificate of Occupancy during the turnover of permanent shelters Wednesday. A total of 2418 brand new homes were released to residents of Baganga, Cateel and Boston by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental. Leading the turnover are [from left] Board Member Ronald V. Lara, DSWD Assistant Director Rebecca A. Santamaria and Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon. To date, some 13134 shelters have been completed in Davao Oriental. DSWD

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ARENA Serbisyo Caravan goes to Gupitan

SERBISYO CARAVAN. Residents of Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao Del Norte participate in the recent ARENA XI Serbisyo Caravan led by heads of national agencies who brought in their frontline services and committed additional assistance to the residents. For its part, DSWD distributed 4500 family food packs and assorted used clothing to each family who belongs to IP communities such as Ata Manobo, Dibabawon, Matigsalog, and Umayangnon. To further develop the barangay especially the living condition of its IP residents, a dialogue with different agencies was conducted with the presence of Governor Rodolfo P. Del Rosario. DSWD

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Pantawid Pamilya continues to boost lives of poor families

Sta. Cruz, Davao Del Sur – “Presently, I have nothing more to wish for but a better life for my grandchildren,” shared Pantawid Pamilya Parent leader Roselyn Gocela of Barangay Zone 1 here.

At 65, Gocela has only herself and her husband to mind. However, the kind of obligation tossed her path will not allow her such luxury for now.

She has nine children who now have their own families but five grandchildren were left to her care when the family of a daughter was broken.

“I face all the challenges and trials just to be able to feed my grandchildren. They are my family, my happiness and strength.”

Her Husband is a fisherman. Gocela takes extra work just to sustain her grandchildren’s needs.

“When my husband arrives from fishing, I peddle his catch so I can buy rice for our dinner.”

Grateful to CCT

It was in early 2012 when Gocela’s family became qualified to be a beneficiary of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Her three grandchildren qualified as program recipients.

“I am so happy to be included in this program. With this assistance, I can support their education and provide other basic needs.”

Gocela has been serving as Pantawid Pamilya Parent Leader for three years now.

“I really promised to help my community. I will never waste the opportunity of being a beneficiary as well as being a Parent Leader to them.”

For others

“With my advance years, I know that I still have a mission to fulfill and that is to love and protect my grandchildren until I die. They are the ones who give me joy every day.”

The FDS or Family Development Session, one of the co-responsibilities of beneficiaries in the Pantawid Pamilya program, is a monthly gathering of parent grantees where they are taught life skills to help strengthen family relationships and empower them to improve their living condition.

“Pantawid Pamilya does not only support me economically but it made us realize our responsibilities toward our family.”

Today, Gocela is an embodiment of a selfless and fulfilled grandmother. Her resiliency, generosity and industry enabled her achieve her aspirations in the face of adversity.

Town gains

The Municipality of Sta. Cruz has 4,483 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Barangay Captain Ricky Taylaran of Zone 1 expressed his gratefulness to Pantawid Pamilya. ”I will always support this program because in my last two terms as Barangay Captain, I saw how it helped my constituents focus importance on education and health.”

Here in Sta. Cruz, we can create positive changes given the opportunities,” Taylaran declared.

For Municipal Midwife Analee A. Cervantes, Pantawid helped decrease cases of malnutrition. “Because of the conditionality of regular visit to health center, we were able to educate families on the importance of caring for their health especially their children’s.”

Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program that invests in the health and education of children aged 0-18. It utilizes the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme that provides cash grants to poor households on the condition that the children attend school, get preventive check-ups and that parent/s or guardian attends the monthly FDS.

To date Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program in Davao Region has 207,360 household beneficiaries in all 4 provinces, 6 cities and 43 municipalities. DSWD


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50K food packs delivered

50K food packs for Eastern Visayas.  Over the weekend, DSWD Davao Region has completed delivery of 50,000 family food packs via 20 cargo trucks to Eastern Visayas to augment prepositioned relief goods for Typhoon Ruby affected families. Each pack contains six kilos rice, four cans sardines, four cans corned beef, six packs noodles and six sachets instant coffee. DSWD

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IP support

IP SUPPORT. IP representatives sign the Manifesto of Support signifying their commitment to support KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP during a consultation-workshop. KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP is the expansion into a national scale of operations of the community driven development (CDD) approach, which was tried and proven effective by Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS). DSWD

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Livelihood support

LIVELIHOOD CHEQUE. [L-R] Rosa Mia D. Santander -President of Los Amigos SEA-K Association, Liezyl S. Pacete -Secretary, and Wilson M. Dumagsa -Vice President, happily show off the Php 230,000.00 livelihood assistance for the association’s Hito Culture Project. Also in photo [rightmost] is member Marilyn D. Simblante and other co-beneficiaries. The project is under the One-Step Program of DSWD and the Department of Tourism in coordination with the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and Davao City Government. DSWD/Carmela C. Duron

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More food packs for Eastern Visayas

MORE FOOD PACKS.  DSWD Davao Region delivers a total of 30,000 family food packs to Eastern Visayas. Each pack contains six kilos rice, four cans corned beef, four cans sardines, six packs noodles, and six sachets instant coffee. DSWD

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