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Village entreps to lead PaskuJuan bazaar in Tagum

Tagum City -Partner-beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) take the limelight on Sunday, November 29 as they showcase their competitive products at the DSWD 2016 PaskuJuan slated at the Trade Center here.

PaskuJuan is a nationwide festival and bazaar featuring local products of DSWD livelihood participants bannering the tagline Sama Sama sa Landas ng Pag-unlad.

The first PaskuJuan was held last November at NCCC Mall Activity Area in Matina, Davao City.

For this year, “We have invited schools, hospitals, city and local officials, media, private establishments, partner agencies and some 2000 Pantawid Pamilya partner beneficiaries to the day-long ‘fiesta’ which opens at 8 in the morning,” announced Priscilla N. Razon, Regional Director of DSWD.

Concessioners are SLP beneficiaries from the five provinces and six cities in Davao Region which will be selling products like fresh fruits and vegetables, chili powder and paste, home decors, baskets, bags, slippers, fresh milk, bracelets and necklaces, preserved desserts, and a variety of processed foods, Director Razon said.

“We are happy to invite Tagumeňos and residents of nearby towns to view our beautiful products and delight in the finest food offerings and accessories for personal use or give-aways,” she urged.

Director Razon said PaskuJuan aims to encourage partner-beneficiaries to be active in promoting and marketing their produce as well as generating linkage for product movement not only in their community but in a bigger showground like Tagum City.

We have invited Pantawid Pamilya participants to expose them to livelihood and enterprise development and to inspire them to enlist in the program, Director Razon added.  (DSWD)

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Social protection gab fetes DSWD programs

Davao City – Social protection programs of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) like Pantawid Pamilya, Kalahi-CIDSS and Sustainable Livelihood will be the main topics at the Social Protection Symposium slated in Ateneo De Davao University on Thursday, November 26. This was bared by Priscilla N. Razon, Regional Director of DSWD.

Other DSWD initiatives for discussion include the Listahanan National Assessment, Convergence Strategy, and the Social Welfare and Development Indicators, Director Razon said.

Further, best practices on social protection as implemented by DSWD program beneficiaries and partners will be shared by Romelyn Barrios-Magallanes, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer of Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental; Vanessa Ilustre-Diez, Kalahi-CIDSS volunteer-turned KALAHI-CIDSS Community Empowerment Facilitator of Baganga, Davao Oriental; and Gee Phannie Coscos, Pantawid Pamilya Scholar of Malita, Davao Occidental.

Social work students of 18 schools in Mindanao are expected to participate in the forum organized by the National Association of Social Workers Incorporated (NASWEI) in partnership with the regional office of DSWD.

Social protection is defined as policies and programs that seek to reduce poverty and vulnerability to risks and enhance the social status and rights of the marginalized by promoting and protecting livelihood and employment, protecting against hazards and sudden loss of income, and improving people’s capacity to manage risks.

It has four components –social welfare, social safety nets, labor market interventions and social insurance.

Moreover, social protection operational framework includes: 1) protect and prevent people from falling from their current income/consumption level due to various risk factors; 2) build capacity and adaptability to ensure that better quality of life is maintained and sustained; 3) expand opportunities for income expansion and improve human capital investments in the long term; and 4) sustain standard of living in spite of exposure to risks of different types. (DSWD)

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