Archive | December, 2016

Pantawid for IPs

PANTAWID FOR IPs. Director Mercedita P. Jabagat [in yellow shirt] of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) leads the payout of cash-for-work under the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP) in Barangay Catigan, Toril, Davao City. Over 300 families of the Bagobo Tagabawa tribe from the area have benefitted. To date, there are some 29,884 family-beneficiaries under MCCT-IP in Davao Region while 233,796 families are covered by the regular Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. (DSWD)

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Grateful partner

GRATEFUL PARTNER. Pantawid Pamilya parent leader Lolita Tano of Matina Pangi, Davao City expresses gratefulness to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) for the remarkable improvement in her family’s social and economic life. In 2016, over 350,000 disadvantaged and vulnerable families and individuals in Davao Region have benefitted from various DSWD programs and projects including its services in four rehabilitation centers and institutions. Also in photo are Tano’s fellow members of SLP Associations. (DSWD)

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11 towns get P176-M from Kalahi-CIDSS 2nd cycle

Marcelino, Davao Oriental (DSWD XI) – The second cycle implementation of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) officially begins with the municipal orientation in 11 implementing municipalities in Region XI which will receive Php 176,611,400.00 to fund prioritized community sub-projects.

These municipalities that started the program in 2015 are Baganga, Braulio E. Dujali, Lupon, Kiblawan, Jose Abad Santos, Malalag, Sta. Maria, Don Marcelino, Montevista, Sarangani, and San Isidro (Davao del Norte).

The orientation serves as a forum through which newly elected and appointed local officials, as well as representatives of other government and non-government organizations in the locality are provided overview and updates on Kalahi-CIDSS.

Kalahi-CIDSS is a community-driven development program of the Philippine Government aiming to empower people through sustainable development, enhanced participation in local governance, and management of poverty alleviation projects.

“We are very inspired by what we have achieved during the first cycle of Kalahi-CIDSS as implemented in these 11 LGUs. Truly, the benefits of community-initiated programs empower localities more, and they gain a bigger stake in the future of these projects,” shared Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat.

Jerome Ruel Susuman, Human Resource Management Officer of Don Marcelino and former Sangguniang Bayan Councilor, expressed his utmost appreciation to the program.

“The Municipality of Don Marcelino is grateful to Kalahi-CIDSS for not only building infrastructures that will help our community, but also in empowering our communities here.  In pledging our commitment in the Manifesto of Support for the second cycle of implementation, I put my heart in every stroke of my signature. We will look forward to a more progressive Don Marcelino and for more communities to develop at a faster pace.”

In the first cycle of implementation in Don Marcelino, a total of 11 sub-projects such as flood control facility, road, multipurpose building, water system, solar home lighting, and hanging cable footbridge were implemented in 11 barangays with a total cash grant of Php 16,776,800.00.

For the second cycle, the municipality will have another grant allocation of Php 16,776,800.00 that will fund sub-projects that address the needs of the community.

Following the orientation, these 11 municipalities will proceed with Community Planning, Proposal Preparation, and Project Approval. The community will be assisted by Kalahi-CIDSS Area Coordinating Team (ACT) in planning and proposal making, based on their identified community needs.

During the first cycle, these towns completed 110 Kalahi-CIDSS community sub-projects worth Php 173,980,750.00 in 110 barangays.

“More projects are well underway and more communities will continue to benefit from Kalahi-CIDSS. We are very optimistic about what 2017 will bring,” said Director Jabagat. (DSWD)


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Children’s Joy gets 3rd level accreditation

ACCREDITATION. Area-Based Standards Network XI President and Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI) Executive Director Rosemarie N. Dimagnaong [center] receives on Monday the Certificate of Accreditation from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat. CJFI-Davao has satisfactorily complied with the Third Level Standards in the implementation of residential-based programs and services for children and youth. DSWD Standards Bureau has affirmed that CJFI has satisfied the provision of Section 23 of Republic Act 4373, an Act to Regulate the Practice of Social Work and the Operation of Social Work Agencies in the Philippines. CJFI is also licensed to operate in Region 3, Calabarzon, Region 7, Caraga and NCR. Also in photo is CJFI center head Marichel U. Eyog. (DSWD)

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Over 800 Kalahi-CIDSS community volunteers joined congress

Davao City (DSWD XI) – Over 800 community volunteers from 27 implementing municipalities participated in the recent Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Kalahi-CIDSS Community Volunteers’ Congress at Grand Menseng Hotel.

Divided into five batches, the congress spanned from November through December.

Volunteers come from the municipalities of Kiblawan, Sta. Maria, Malalag (Davao Del Sur); Braulio E. Dujali, Kapalong, San Isidro, New Corella (Davao del Norte); Montevista, Compostela, Pantukan (Compostela Valley); Baganga, Lupon, Governor Generoso, San Isidro (Davao Oriental); and Jose Abad Santos, Don Marcelino, Saranggani (Davao Occidental).

The annual congress serves as an avenue of rich exchange of learnings and experiences of community volunteers that led to the successful program implementation of Community Driven Development (CDD).

Kalahi-CIDSS, one of the core programs of DSWD, is a community-driven development initiative of the Philippine Government aiming to empower people through sustainable development, enhanced participation in local governance, and management of poverty alleviation projects.

“This Kalahi-CIDSS Community Volunteers Congress, which pioneered here in Region XI, is essential because this is where our volunteers formally gather and learn from each other. They will be given the opportunity to pesent their inspiring stories and be recognized of their hard work and selfless dedication in implementing the program in their respective localities,” said DSWD XI Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat.

Select volunteers provided testimonies and best practices such as how Kalahi-CIDSS strengthened women’s participation, the sustainability mechanisms they installed in the barangay, stories of massive volunteerism, and their struggles and triumphs in community mobilization.

We have installed a volunteers’ gallery to showcase their achievements and milestones in the municipalities, Director Jabagat shared.

Volunteers also pledged their support in sustaining program gains, she added.

Director Jabagat believes the congress series is a big help in eliciting community volunteers’ recommendations in crafting mechanisms to ensure CDD institutionalization, as it has become a substantial learning session on how these volunteers will carry on the lessons of CDD together with the Barangay Local Government Unit. (DSWD)


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Pantawid families learn Cacao Grafting

CACAO GRAFTING. Beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in barangays Matina Biao, Tacunan, Angalan and Ula in Davao City train in Cacao Grafting through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program in partnership with Lolamarge Plant Nursery. Each beneficiary family also received a grafting starter kit. To date, Pantawid Pamilya in Davao Region has assisted 234,556 families in 43 municipalities and 6 cities covering all 5 provinces. The program also has 29,884 IP beneficiaries in Davao Region under the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP). (DSWD)

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Community mural painting unveiled

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING. The anti-human trafficking community mural painting done on the fence of Southern Philippines Medical Center-Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (SPMC-IPBM) compound along J.P. Laure Ave. gets unveiled on Monday by members of Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking in Persons (IACAT-XI) Network. Launched on December 1st this year, the IACAT XI Mural Painting Awareness Campaign Against Human Trafficking bears the theme “Violence-Free Community Starts With Me”. (DSWD)

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Cheer dance contest

CHEER DANCE. Personnel of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) perform in the Cheer Dance Competition during the awarding ceremonies of DSWD Davao Region 3rd Director’s Cup. Team Kalahi-CIDSS won the contest followed by Team ComVal and Team Sustainable Livelihood. Sports played in the Director’s Cup include basketball, volleyball and badminton with Team ComVal as over-all champion. (DSWD)

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