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P38.5-M earmarked by DSWD for ARENA Serbisyo Caravan

Davao City  -“We are set to release a total of P38,568,983-worth of services and programs on Friday for the 17th leg of the ARENA XI Serbisyo Caravan slated in Barangay Ngan, Compostela town,” said Director Priscilla N. Razon of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Among the Department’s programs are Sustainable Livelihood, Social Pension, Pantawid Pamilya and Kalahi-CIDSS.

“We will also handover 5600 family food packs, educational supplies, and assistive devices such as wheelchairs and crutches,” Director Razon said.

Through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, DSWD will implement Cash-For-Work for beneficiaries of Modified Conditional Cash Transfer in the barangay, Director Razon said.

Moreover, the 17 Kalahi-CIDSS sub-projects being implemented in the town include community activity centers, double-barrel box culvert, 3-classroom high school buildings, 2-classroom elementary school buildings, potable water system, and a multi-purpose building, she added.

ARENA XI or Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region XI is composed of heads and assistant heads of regional offices of national government agencies based in Davao City.  It was organized sometime in 1978.

ARENA XI has been actively involved in the delivery of basic government services in depressed communities in South Eastern Mindanao through its “Serbisyo Caravan” project, reaching out to as far as the municipalities of Boston in Davao Oriental, Don Marcelino and Sarangani in Davao Occidental, Kapalong in Davao del Norte, Paquibato District in Davao City, Maco in Compostela Valley, and recently in Talaingod, Davao Del Norte which was attended by Cabinet Secretaries.

The group likewise initiated the inter-agency quarterly flag raising ceremony at People’s Park, conduct of quarterly lecture series, and annual sports festival. (DSWD)

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Huwarang Pamilya of ComVal

Ababon Family of Maragusan, Compostela Valley receive a plaque and cash prize from [L to R] Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD, Director Ananias Villacorta of DILG, and Assistant Director Annabelle Yumang of DOH during the Family Day celebration at Magsaysay Park on Sunday.

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“Do your part”

DILG Director Ananias Villacorta underscores the active and significant involvement of Pantawid Pamilya parents and children in community activities. He also urged them to always adhere to program conditions in order to achieve their dreams for their family and children. “Always keep in mind that we are together in this journey. Our programs in government will only succeed if you also perform your respective tasks as our partners in development.”

 

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CCT Bill: Pass it

Pantawid Pamilya parents in Davao Region call for the passage of the Conditional Cash Transfer Bill by signing the ‘Puno Ng Pagbabago’ tarpaulin during last Sunday’s celebration of National Family Day.

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Over 5K made it

Over 5000 Pantawid Pamilya parents and children participate in the National Family Day celebration at Magsaysay Park on Sunday.

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DSWD Davao gears up for Elderly Filipino Week

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Davao Region gears up for Elderly Filipino Week slated from October 1 to 7.

With this year’s theme: “Igalang ang Nakatatanda at ang Kanilang mga Karapatan,” DSWD-Davao public information officer Carmela Duron said the event underscores the elders and their rights should be respected.

The event will be spearheaded by DSWD in partnership with other government agencies, local government units, and non-government organizations.

“As the lead agency in social protection, we continuously conduct various activities to promote the rights and welfare of the disadvantage and vulnerable sector, including older persons,” Duron said.

The agency is also expecting 2,000 participants from different senior citizens’ organizations nationwide, other government agencies, and non-government organizations to join their Walk for Life, which will start at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City at 5:30 a.m. and will end at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

Walk for Life is held annually by the Department of Health (DOH) to enhance awareness of the public about its health concerns and well-being of the older persons.

The Presidential Proclamation No. 470 mandates the annual celebration of The Elderly Filipino Week or Ang Linggo ng Nakatatandang Filipino every first week of October to emphasize the role of the elders and their other concerns. (IVY C. TEJANO, Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 01, 2015)

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