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Over 1800 patients served through DSWD Libreng Gamot

Davao City (DSWD XI) – “In the first three months of implementation of Libreng Gamot Para Sa Masa (Lingap Sa Masa), we were able to provide medicine needs of 1853 patients of Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) and Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Tagum City,” Director Mercedita P. Jabagat said.

She added that from March to June this year, DSWD Region XI disbursed a total of Php 8,096,656.06 million through the medicine assistance program of the Office of the President.

Lingap Sa Masa provides free medicines to indigent Filipinos or Filipinos in crisis needing current treatment for illness or injuries.

According to Gemma D. Dela Cruz, head of DSWD Crisis Intervention Unit, the assistance can be availed only once in three (3) months and is distinct and separate from the regular DSWD AICS (Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation) which extends financial support for hospitalization, burial, education and transportation.

Target beneficiaries for Lingap are: 1] Families or individuals who are indigent, vulnerable or disadvantaged; 2] Those in the informal sector and poor based on DSWD Listahanan; 3] Those who are in crisis situation based on assessment of social workers; 4] Employees and contract of service workers of government in crisis situation; and 5] Dependents of soldiers and police officers killed or wounded in the line of duty.

Eligible recipients must bring: 1] Any valid ID of the patient; 2] Any valid ID of representative and written authorization signed by the patient in favor of the representative; 3] Doctor’s prescription issued within the last three (3) months, indicating date and name of patient, duly signed by attending physician, with his license number and contact details; 4] Proof of Indigency or Certificate issued by the barangay or medical social service of an identified hospital. (DSWD)

 

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Usec. Templa speaks at PASWI GA

SOCIAL WORKERS’ ASSEMBLY. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary Mae Fe Ancheta-Templa speaks at the Annual General Assembly of the Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI) –Davao Chapter held at Ateneo De Davao University on Wednesday. In her message, Undersecretary Templa underscored the new vision, mission and core values of the Department as well as the DSWD organizational outcomes. Some 180 professional social workers from the academe, medical sector, national agencies, local government units, non-government organizations, religious sector, and industrial sector participated in the gathering which fostered the theme, Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability. (DSWD)

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177 DSWD beneficiaries in Panabo graduate

Panabo City, Davao Del Norte (DSWD XI) –Some 177 beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) graduated from technical vocational training in Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II, Automotive Servicing NC II, Bread and Pastry Production NC II, Security Servicing NC I, and Cookery NC II on Wednesday.

The graduation ceremony was held at Panabo Multi-Purpose Cultural Gym.

The technical vocational training was made possible through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department in partnership with Lotus Foundation School and Training Center, Endonela Institute of Technology Foundation Inc., Southeastern Mindanao Institute of Technology, United Security Professionals Training Academy Corp., and the Local Government Unit of Panabo City.

DSWD Field Office XI Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat, together with SLP Field Office XI Regional Program Coordinator Maria Victoria N. Arancon, led the distribution of starter kits for the respective livelihood courses to the beneficiaries.

“In the past weeks, we have witnessed a number of our program participants like you finish various technical-vocational courses in some cities and municipalities all over the region. We, at DSWD, are confident that each one of you will prosper in your chosen field considering the commitment you have demonstrated and of course, given the distinct expertise and track record of our partner training institutes. But don’t be contented with what you’ve got now. Continue learning to improve your proficiency and be able to provide a better life to your family,” Director Jabagat encouraged the new graduates in her message.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program is a community-based capacity building effort that seeks to improve the beneficiaries’ socio-economic status through Micro-Enterprise Development and Employment Facilitation. (DSWD)

 

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