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DSWD holds food and nutrition training for Pantawid field implementers

Davao City (DSWD) – Some 114 City/Municipal Links (C/MLs) of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) attend a three-day training on Food and Nutrition Module of the Family Development Session (FDS) Manual starting Wednesday at Grand Men Seng Hotel.

“The food and nutrition training is DSWD’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive on the provision of rice subsidy to the poorest of the poor to address the recurring hunger problem during his 2016 State of the Nation Address (SONA). The Department will prepare Pantawid beneficiaries to become independent and self-reliant thru the integration of backyard vegetable gardening and animal-raising for their own consumption,” said DSWD XI Focal Person for FDS Ella Charise Antepasado. 

The primary objective of the training is to equip participants with knowledge, attitude and thinking skills to effectively manage and facilitate the implementation of the module to beneficiaries which will be incorporated in the monthly-held FDS. It will follow the active and participative learning approach which is called the “ADIDS (Activity, Discussion, Input, Deepening and Synthesis)” approach, Antepasado added.

Subsequently, the training aims to (a) identify the core messages of the different sessions of the Food and Nutrition Module, and be able to cascade the same message to their co–C/MLs; (b) describe the strategies or approaches in conducting the module through demonstration; (c) gain mastery of the different content areas in the module, particularly the objectives, activities, methodologies and key learning points through return demonstration; and (d) prepare a re-entry plan in rolling-out training and technical assistance on the use of the module to their co-C/MLs.

The FDS Manual is currently being used by Pantawid Pamilya to achieve its goal of empowering program beneficiaries to perform their parental roles and responsibilities by responding to everyday needs of their families and their children. FDS is seen as an intervention for parents to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to improve the health, nutrition, cognitive, and psychosocial situation of their children; promote positive family values; and strengthen marital relationships to encourage involvement, participation, volunteerism, and leadership of program beneficiaries.

At present, a total of 233,694 households all over Davao Region is benefiting from the program saturating all cities and municipalities in all 5 provinces as well as Davao City. (DSWD)

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4th Kasambahay day held

DAVAO CITY (DSWD) – Over 200 male and female domestic workers attended the 4th Kasambahay Day Celebration on Sunday at San Pedro College Gymnasium from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.

Led by the Inter-Agency Convergence Team for Tulong Alay sa Kaunlaran ng Kasambahay (TASK Kasambahay), the initiative aimed at giving tribute to the hardworking and committed ‘kasambahays’ in the region.

Dubbed as Kasambahay Showcase of Talents, the house helpers heartily showed off their creativeness in The Voice of Kasambahay and Kasambahay Got Talent. They also took home some prizes from the various parlor games that the organizers initiated.

TASK Kasambahay is composed of government agencies and civil society groups like SSS, DepEd, PHIC, DILG, TESDA, San Pedro College, DOLE, DSWD and HDMF.

Apart from TASK Kasambahay member agencies, participants were warmly welcomed by Dr. Desiderio Noveno Jr., SPC Ad-Interim President; Atty. Joffrey M. Suyao, DOLE Regional Director; and Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio.

Republic Act 10361 also known as Kasambahay Law, Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay which took effect on February 3, 2013 and targeted at least 2 million Filipino domestic helpers, aims at establishing labor standards for domestic workers, enhancing coverage of social protection, protecting rights of domestic workers, professionalizing the relationship between the kasambahay and employer, informing and orienting parties of their rights and obligations, among others.

The Law covers all domestic workers employed and working within the country.

Further, the Law entitles domestic workers to benefits such as a set minimum wage; work leaves with pay; enrollment in insurance programs such as SSS, PHIC or PhilHealth, and HDMF or Pag-IBIG; and shall be entitled to all the benefits in accordance with the pertinent provisions provided by law. (DSWD)

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Bags of Blessings for non-CCT families

BAGS OF BLESSING. Families in Panacan and Agdao, Davao City queue up over the weekend at Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Office for the annual distribution of Bags of Blessing from GT Foundation and Metrobank Foundation. At least 10,000 poor families were targeted nationwide for the Php 10 million-worth Bags of Blessing Project in partnership with AFP, PNP and DSWD and with the support of Metrobank Group and GT Capital. (DSWD)

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Skills training for CCT grantees

SKILLS TRAINING. 230 Pantawid Pamilya grantees in barangays Crossing Bayabas, Marapangi, Daliao, Bato and Bangkas Heights in Toril District, Davao City participate in Siopao and Empanada Making, and Food Processing under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). DSWD continues to equip Pantawid families with livelihood skills to prepare them for employment and other economic opportunities. Meanwhile, 120 Pantawid families in barangays Manuel Guianga, Sto. Niἢo, Bago Oshiro and Mintal in Tugbok District also train in Food Processing. To date, there are over 264,000 families benefiting from Pantawid Pamilya in Davao Region including indigenous peoples. (DSWD/ Photos by Luis L. Seras)

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Food aid

Director Mercedita P. Jabagat of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assures farmers of the food assistance being prepared by the Department during their peaceful rally in front of DSWD Regional Office Wednesday afternoon. Affiliated with Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura, each farmer will receive three kilos rice, two cans corned beef, two cans sardines and three sachets 3-in-1 coffee. The farmers also submitted to DSWD a proposal on Cash-For-Work good for 20 days. Said farmers participated in the four-day protest Kampuhan sa mga Mag-Uuma held in separate venues in Davao City from January 24-27. (DSWD)

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Food and nutrition training for CCT implementers

DSWD XI Regional Nutritionist Helena Calatrava welcomes participants to the Roll-out Training of Food and Nutrition Module to 114 Pantawid Pamilya City/Municipal Links. The food and nutrition training is DSWD’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive on the provision of rice subsidy to the poorest of the poor to address the recurring hunger problem during his 2016 State of the Nation Address (SONA). The Department will prepare Pantawid beneficiaries to become independent and self-reliant thru the integration of backyard vegetable gardening and animal-raising for their own consumption. (DSWD)

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Cash For Work for IPs

CASH-FOR-WORK. Regional Director of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Mercedita P. Jabagat along with [from left] Kerlan D. Fanagel of PASAKA Confederation of Lumad Organization and Cristino C. Panerio of MASIPAG sign on Monday the Memorandum of Agreement on the provision of Cash-For-Work for indigenous peoples in Talaingod, Kapalong, Compostela and Caraga. Other signatories are Ronie S. Garcia of Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center, Inc. and Lindy B. Trenilla of Children’s Rehabilitation Center-SMRO. Targeting 4659 beneficiaries with a funding of 11 million, the initiative is under DSWD’s Risk Resiliency Program thru Cash for Work Projects and Activities for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. (DSWD)

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Listahanan poor to benefit from Metrobank’s Bags of Blessing Project

Davao City (DSWD) – Around 1000 Listahanan identified poor families in barangays Panacan and Agdao will receive bags of blessing from Metrobank Foundation on Saturday, January 28, in celebration of Chinese New Year.

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo led on Monday, the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) of the Bags of Blessing Project (BOB) with Metrobank Foundation. The signing was held at DSWD National Capital Region in Manila.

Leading the distribution in Davao are Director Mercedita P. Jabagat of DSWD Davao Region and Metrobank Davao Officers. Venue is set at DSWD Compound at corner R. Magsaysay Ave. and D. Suazo St.

The Bags of Blessing Project is an annual nationwide gift-giving project of Metrobank wherein 10,000 bags filled with food items (grocery and snack food for children) worth Php 1,000.00 will be distributed to 10,000 poorest families listed in DSWD’s Listahanan but are not beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program.

“These 1000 beneficiaries are from Davao City. Our role in this project is validation of the list in coordination with City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) and social workers from concerned barangays, to provide augmentation support to DSWD staffs to fast track the evaluation,” Listahanan Focal Person and Policy and Plans Division Chief Estrella D. Brigole said.

“We are thankful for this partnership with Metrobank because we are able to give assistance to our identified poor who are not covered by Pantawid Pamilya but who are also economically marginalized,” Brigole added.

Bags of Blessing Project is funded by GT Foundation, Inc. which is the foundation of Mr. George Ty’s family, the owner of Metrobank. For 2017, the foundation has allotted a total of Php 10 Million worth of food packs in 18 cities nationwide.

Listahanan is a data management system that identifies who and where the poor are. In 2016, the Listahanan second round of assessment identified 280,325 poor families in Davao Region. (DSWD)


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