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Sustainable agriculture for CCT, SLP recipients

FARMERS’ TRAINING. [from left] Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Director Mercedita P. Jabagat, SM Foundation AVP for Livelihood and Outreach Programs Cristie S. Angeles, and HARBEST Agribusiness Corp. President Arsenio Barcelona discuss the ongoing SM Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers’ Training Program on Sustainable Agriculture participated by Pantawid Pamilya and Sustainable Livelihood recipients.

Training venue and demonstration farm is Marilog District, Davao City. The three-month course provided inputs on Nursery Preparation, Seed Sowing, Land Preparation, Caring & Nursing of Seedling, Pruning, Trellis Preparation, Fruit Selection and Fruit Thinning, Pest and Disease Control, Irrigation & Drainage, and Postharvest Technology.

Integrated in the course is the orientation on the DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) focused on Community Driven Enterprise Development approach which covers Self Awareness, Time Management, Financial Literacy, Product Management, Participatory Livelihood Issue Analysis, and Value Chain Analysis. (DSWD)

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DTI intensifies consumer empowerment among Pantawid beneficiaries

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Davao City is intensifying its initiative to further empower the consumers, especially among the beneficiaries of the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

DTI-Davao Field Office has targeted to give an orientation on consumer rights and responsibilities to almost 1,500 beneficiaries from the indigent sector this year.

DTI-Davao Region Assistant Regional Director and concurrent head of DTI-DCFO Engr. Edwin O. Banquerigo said that this move is aimed at empowering these consumers while giving them the avenue to better appreciate the laws that protect them against deceptive, unfair and unconscionable sales acts and practices as embodied in Republic Act 7374 or the Consumer Act of the Philippines.

“It is our utmost commitment to empower consumers because when you know your rights, you will be more vigilant when making purchases,” he noted.

As such, the briefing will also be an avenue for the 4Ps beneficiaries to develop a critical attitude when availing a product or service, thus, improving their assertiveness when seeking redress.

Aside from empowering consumers, it is the goal of DTI as well to make the beneficiaries adopt an entrepreneurial mindset by integrating capability-building towards entrepreneurship during the orientation.

“It has always been our aspiration to increase everyone’s awareness of consumer rights and responsibilities while we promote the concept of sustainable consumption as a way of life,” Banquerigo added. (DTI)

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DSWD, City Gov’t immediately provided needs of victims of Davao bombing

DAVAO CITY (DSWD XI) -The regional office here of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the city government immediately extended assistance to victims and families of victims of the bombing incident at Roxas Avenue Friday night.

According to Mercedita P. Jabagat, regional chief of DSWD, agency social workers readily conducted hospital and funeral home visits to ensure that immediate needs are promptly addressed.

“We will also provide additional financial assistance to affected families for medical and burial expenses and in due time, we shall conduct psychosocial intervention to affected families,” Director Jabagat said.

Meanwhile, the Local Government Unit through its City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) will cover all funeral and medical expenses of the victims.

Per DSWD report, 69 persons were injured and presently admitted at various hospitals in downtown Davao while 13 persons were killed following the incident which occurred around 10 in the evening of September 2.

Reported casualties were: Daniel Larida, Melanie Faith Larida, Jay Adremesin, Rogelio Caganta, Mercy Basilisco, Maria Luz Arellano, Cristelie Decolongon, Ruth Merisido, Reynaldo Salvador, Eufemia Biscocho, Christian Denver Reyes, Evelyn Sobrecary and Pipalawan Macacua.

Roxas Avenue here has been made famous with its night market which opens daily from 5 in the afternoon until two in the morning.

The place has become a convergence point of people from all walks of life, rich or poor. For some residents, it is a vibrant and safe meeting place for families, friends, students and business partners, where almost everything can be had –from food, massage, gadgets, and the most sought after ukay ukay wares of clothes, shoes, linens, pants, bags, etc.

One of the places to go when in Davao, the Roxas Avenue night market is very near Marco Polo Hotel, Aldevinco Shopping Center and Ateneo De Davao University. (DSWD)

 

 

 

 

 

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CCT grantees undergo training on heavy equipment operation

Week 2 of Skills Training in Heavy Equipment Operation-Bulldozer NC II (National Competency II) under TESDA-TWSP (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority – Training for Works Scholarship Program. Participants are 25 Pantawid Pamilya and Sustainable Livelihood beneficiaries, as well non-Pantawid family heads of District III, Davao City with INDONELA Institute of Technology Foundation Inc. as service provider. DSWD continues to equip Pantawid families and other disadvantaged families with technical-vocational competencies to prepare them for employment as they complete the training. To date, there are 264,000 families benefiting from Pantawid Pamilya in Davao Region including families belonging to indigenous tribes. (DSWD)

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