Archive | August, 2017

Pantawid graduates grab top tech-voc award

Sto Tomas, Davao Del Norte (DSWD XI) -Three new Pantawid Pamilya graduates of Food and Beverages Services NC II bagged the top prize in the Flower Arrangement Skills Competition during the Job and Business Fair 2017 held on August 10 here.

Kristine Mae Deinla, Airies Diane Canada and Imee Rose Grande graduated last July at the Davao Winchester College, Inc. through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

Walay kabutngan akong kalipay nga midaog ang among mga bag-o rang ni-gradweyt nga mga partisipante sa Skills Training sa SLP (I can’t contain my happiness that our recent graduates of the SLP training won),” Edgar M. Burgos, Project Development Officer of Sto. Tomas, said after the event.

Director of DSWD Mercedita P. Jabagat lauded the three graduates, saying, “They are an inspiration to both their fellow graduates and to other Pantawid beneficiaries who are also aspiring to acquire technical-vocational skills through our livelihood program.”

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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Starter kits for Laak folks

Beneficiaries of Laak, Compostela Valley receive starter kits following a training on Enhanced Native Chicken Production Raising and Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing NC II through the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). (DSWD)

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DSWD Davao announces winners of ‘DSWD May Malasakit’ film festival

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office (FO) in Region XI has announced the winners of its first ever short film-making competition, which carries the theme ‘DSWD: May Malasakit.’

‘Katumanan sa Pangandoy (Fulfilling Dreams),’ a short film by Rexor Amancio featuring the impact of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the DSWD to the lives of poor families, was chosen as the grand prize winner during the film festival’s awards night held at the Apo View Hotel last July 31. Amancio brought home the grand cash prize of P40,000.

On the other hand, a film by Michael Joshua Robilla, which features one of the Department’s centers and institutions, brought home the second prize of P25,000. Titled ‘Alyas Inday Jenny,’ Robilla’s film showed how the DSWD’s Home for the Girls and Women in Davao City helped its residents find new hope and eventually renew their lives.

Meanwhile, Ramil Salon Jr.’s ‘Bayani,’ won the third prize of P15,000. The film highlights the impact of the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) Program of the DSWD in communities.

Winners of three consolation prizes amounting to P5,000 include ‘Itong Tula’ by John Jeus Yagon, ‘Alaga’ by Rosebie May Sanchez, and ‘Liwanag’ by Earle Evita Mae Galindo.

‘Itong Tula,’ a film about the Department’s Crisis Intervention Unit (CIU), also brought home the People’s Choice Award of P5,000.

FO XI’s film festival aimed to promote the different programs and services of the Department and at the same time support young film enthusiasts and amateur film-makers in showcasing their talent. Launched in May, the festival received a total of sixteen short film entries.

The field office also conducted a public viewing of the entries from July 19-21 at Cinematique Davao, which was participated by its officials and staff, partner non-government organizations, and members of the academe, specifically students taking up Social Sciences courses.

Meanwhile, the board of judges was composed of officials and staff from FO XI and DSWD Central Office, renowned local film makers, and representatives from the field office’s partner organizations. The entries were judged based on their relevance to the theme (40%), technicalities (30%), and aesthetics (30%).

DSWD Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo extended her congratulations to the winners of the film festival and to FO XI for the success of the conduct of the competition.

“I want to congratulate all winners of the film festival who featured the programs and services of the Department in a creative and engaging way. These short films will help us communicate our social programs and services to poor Filipinos more effectively,” she said.

“I also want to acknowledge our FO XI for the success of the activity and for recognizing how powerful popular media is in getting our message across of providing compassionate service to those in need,” Sec. Taguiwalo said.

The winning films can be viewed using the following links:

1st Prize: Katumanan sa Pangandoy by Rexor Amancio

2nd Prize: Alyas Inday Jenny by Michael Joshua Robilla

3rd Prize: Bayani by Ramil Salon Jr.

Consolation Prizes:

Itong Tula by John Jeus Yagon

Alaga by Rosebie May Sanchez

Liwanag by Earle Evita Mae Galindo

People’s Choice Award:

Itong Tula by John Jeus Yagon.

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DSWD hosts anti-drug abuse gab

DSWD Assistant Secretary Jose Antonio R. Hernandez [rightmost] leads the anti-drug abuse consultation meeting.

Davao City (DSWD XI) – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Assistant Secretary Jose Antonio R. Hernandez led the orientation and consultation meeting of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs (ICAD) at Ateneo de Davao University on Thursday.

The meeting aimed at presenting the illegal drug problem situation in Region XI and orienting participants on Executive Order No. 15 s. 2017 signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte on March 7, 2017, that requires ICAD to form clusters on enforcement, justice, advocacy, and rehabilitation and reintegration to handle specific tasks.

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), which chairs ICAD, presented the guidelines on Drug-Cleared Barangays to heads and representatives of 20 member agencies and local government officials that participated.

Assistant Secretary Hernandez discussed the ICAD Yakap-Bayan Framework (Embrace the People Framework), a program that helps turn drug dependents into productive members of society through medical and psychosocial interventions, such as detoxification and counseling, in the first six months of their rehabilitation. (DSWD)



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176 DavSur beneficiaries graduate from Security Services NC I

Digos City (DSWD XI) – 176 beneficiaries from the municipalities of Malalag, Kiblawan, and Matanao graduated during the Commencement Exercises in Security Services NC I on July 20 at Hotel de Crisbelle, Digos City.

The training was made possible through the partnership of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program and the Digos Security Training Institute, Inc.

The beneficiaries were full of gratitude as they proudly marched with their uniforms on.

Usahay ra ni mahitabo (This rarely happens),” one of the leaders of the batch told everyone in his speech. “Libre na gani mi sa training, nahatagan pa gayud mi og uniform (The training costed us nothing yet we even received free uniforms).”

The participants were treated like royalties during the whole duration of the ceremony.

Ms. Margie B. Delima, Training Director and President of the institute, insisted they ended the training with a bang. “Kini usa ka selebrasyon sa ilang paglampos sa maong traning maong amo gyud kining gipabongga (This is a celebration of their success in the training that’s why we had opted to make it as grand as we can).”

The beneficiaries were not only thankful for the support of the government and the knowledge imparted by the training institute but also for the patience and sacrifices of their families all throughout the training period. “Dili lalim ang mga sakripisyo pero aduna ra gyud diay bili tanan (There were sacrifices but they were all worth it),” the leader added.

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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DSWD Home for the Aged hits 40

Tagum City (DSWD XI) – On the first week of August, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Home for the Aged opened its 40th anniversary celebration with a motorcade in downtown thoroughfares and a Zumba session at the Center.

The weeklong party also ushered treats for the elderly residents such as Dental Examination and Tooth Extraction; Eye Examination and Cataract Screening; Sports Competition in Badminton and Volleyball; Bloodletting; Session in Manicure, Pedicure and Hair Cutting; and Massage Services.

Capping the milestone observance was the Anniversary Program which was preceded with a Thanksgiving Mass and the Blessing of the new Male Ward Building led by DSWD Assistant Secretary Dr. Lorraine Marie T. Badoy.

The 40TH commemoration was supported by Philippine Dental Association – Davao del Norte Chapter, Tagum Eye Surgicenter, Philippine Red Cross – Davao del Norte Chapter, Tagum City PESO Office, Tagum City “Balik-Sigla” Program, Association of the Friends of the Home for the Aged, and DSWD Davao Del Norte Provincial Operations Office. (DSWD)

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5 livelihood groups launched in Manay

The Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) boasts of five SLP associations which were launched in Manay, Davao Oriental.

Consisting of 105 members, the Capasman, Kadayawan, Guza, Manreza Peanut Growers, and Davao Fish Cage SLP Associations venture out in enterprises including production of Chicken, Tilapia, Coco Vinegar, and Peanut as well as General Merchandise Retailing.

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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159 DavOcc scholars finish tech-voc

159 beneficiaries of the Municipality of Malita in the province of Davao Occidental graduate from Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II, Food and Beverages Services NC II, and Security Services NC I through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program in partnership with Endonela Institute of Technology Foundation, Adventure College of Malita, Inc., and Davao del Sur Security Training Academy, Inc. (DSWD)

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