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Kilos Sambayanan launched in Mindanao

Davao City (DSWD XI) -The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) on Wednesday led the Mindanao launch of its anti-poverty campaign Kilos SAMBAYANAN or Kilos para sa SAMPUNG BATAYANG PANGANGAILANGAN, at Muslim Village, Barangay Talomo Proper here. The launch was followed by a Kilos Sambayanan Serbisyo Caravan in the municipality of Maco, Compostela Valley on October 26.

Participating the event were some 184 residents of puroks 75, 76 and 77 of Muslim Village together with NAPC secretary Liza L. Maza, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) undersecretary Luzviminda C. Ilagan, regional heads and representatives of national agencies, and Davao City officials.

The 10 basic needs are food and land reform, water, shelter, work, health, education, social protection, healthy environment, peace and participation.

The Wednesday launch was capped by the unveiling of Kilos Sambayanan Mural and the Kilos Sambayanan medical mission. (DSWD)

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Kilos Sambayanan launched in Talomo

DAVAO CITY, October 25 (PIA) A total of 184 residents of Barangay Talomo Proper benefitted from the medical mission conducted in line with the launching of the Kilos Sambayanan.

The program is an anti-poverty strategy spearheaded by the National Anti-Poverty Commission with the support of line government agencies like the Department of Social Welfare and Development XI, Department of Interior and Local Government XI, and the city government of Davao.

The activity was launched with the discussion on the Kilos Sambayanan, a poverty reduction agenda under the Duterte Administration and the unveiling of the Kilos Sambayanan Mural.

A resident of the barangay expressed appreciation to the program which focuses more on addressing the basic concerns of the poorest of the poor sector.

Romulo Cabreros said the Kilos Sambayanan is a step towards effectively addressing the  ills of poverty affecting the most number of the residents.

“My appreciation goes to the President who has the heart for the poor,” he said.

Cabreros believes this program will work only with the corresponding support from top to bottom since it entails resources at first. (PIA XI)

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Lake fishers of Manay

Manay, Davao Oriental (DSWD XI) -The Danao Fish Cage Sustainable Livelihood Association here, comprising 20 participants of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), ventured into tilapia production upon receiving its Php 200,000.00 seed capital fund last May.

All 20 of these participants, mostly men, helped in making five fish cages located at a fresh water lake in the heart of the forest of Sitio Danao, almost an hour’s walk from the poblacion.

Ang uban sa among mga miyembro, aduna na’y mga fish cages kaniadtoPero tanan guba adtong pag-hampak sa maong bagyo (Some of our members used to own fish cages but all were destroyed by the wrath of said typhoon),” Delmo Mandabon, president of the association, recalled how typhoon Agaton had devastated some of their members’ fish cages in 2014. “Dako kaayo among pasalamat nga ang tabang sa gobyerno amo nang naangkon pinaagi sa SLP (We are very thankful to have finally obtained the help of government through SLP).”

The members had to walk almost an hour from their homes to get to the lake. The location was one of their concerns. “Gituyo siguro sa Ginoo nga itago ang maong lawa aron kami nga mga lumulupyo gyud ang makagamit (God must have a purpose in keeping the lake hidden, reserving it solely for us).”

Every day for 24 hours, three members of the association do the shift in feeding and guarding the fishes and fish cages. The tilapias are fed three times a day. The production began May of this year and is scheduled to harvest more or less a thousand kilograms this November.

They are all Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and are proud members of the Mandaya ethnic group.

“Daghan na mianhi diri sa among lugar, tabangan daw mi nila. Pero sukad-sukad, DSWD ra gyu’y mitabang sa amoa (Many have come here and promised to help us yet so far, it’s only DSWD that really helped us).”

The Sustainable Livelihood Program seeks to help lift poor households out of poverty by supporting them develop their own micro-enterprise by looking at available resources and accessible markets. (DSWD)


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ReSPPEC for seniors

ReSPPEC FOR SENIORS. Visually-impaired ReSPPEC beneficiary Margarita Mangguyod, 97, talks about her hog raising project under ReSPPEC. With the aim of preventing all forms of abuse against older persons and enabling them enjoy a happier life, as well as helping perpetrators reform, ReSPPEC (Reporting System and Prevention Program for Elder Abuse Cases) is a social technology developed and implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It is being piloted in San Carlos, Pangasinan; Lambunao, Iloilo; Maco, Compostela Valley; and Valenzuela City. Soon, it will be replicated in other regions. (DSWD)

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Tsibugan sa Sulop: The eatery for everyone

Sulop, Davao Del Sur (DSWD XI) -For travelers, municipal employees, and local residents, Tsibugan sa Sulop, situated just along the highway of the Poblacion, near the municipal hall, has just become the go-to place for food here.

Located 79.1 kilometers from Davao City, the tsibugan (eatery) is managed by the graduates of the Cookery NC II through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

Thirteen members from the original 22 participants of the technical vocational training organized themselves into the Sulop Food Vendors SLP Association that presently handles the eatery in its 24-hour operation.

The group prepares 20 dishes a day including tinolang manokhumba, giniling, monggo, and all the lutong­-bahay recipes a person can think of having, during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the members do their shift every day and receive one hundred pesos as allowance. In return, theTsibugan sa Sulop earns an average of Php 9,000.00 every day.

The kitchenware, freezer, and refrigerator were all provided by the program as part of the starter kit. The structure, however, was donated through the initiative of the Local Government Unit of Sulop in coordination with DSWD which provided another modality to complete it.

The members of the association were also trained by different National Government Agencies like the Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Science and Technology, and the Department of Trade and Industry in the management, basic bookkeeping, food safety, and food processing.

Pinaagi sa suporta sa among lokal nga panggamhanan, nakatukod mi sa among tsibugan (With the support of our local government, we were able to establish our eatery),” Murde C. Gumera, the president of the association said during their association’s meeting with the members of the Regional Program Management Office of SLP. “Dako pud among pasalamat ilabi na sa SLP kay kung dili tungod sa programa, dili mi makaskwela ug makasugod sa among negosyo diri sa Sulop (We are also thankful especially to SLP. If not for the program, we would not have learned cooking and start a food business here in Sulop).”

The Tsibugan sa Sulop prepares a whole new level of dishes which departs from the ordinary “lami ang pagkaon diha bai” because of the camaraderie that the members share, from being just classmates to becoming co-owners and now more like family, which is what welcomes the different customers and what makes them eventually come back.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program aims to enhance the capabilities of poor Filipino households and individuals by strengthening their skills, competencies, abilities and resources in accessing income-generating opportunities to help improve their socio-economic well-being. (DSWD)


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Barangay Talomo is Cash-for-Work Program beneficiary

Last May 2017, several residents of Barangay Talomo became part of the local government’s Cash-for-Work program, a national project under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

The Cash-for-Work program is an offshoot of the government’s response to the clamor and queries of the people as to how they could extend assistance to those who have surrendered under Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s national campaign against illegal drugs. It is being implemented under the National Drug Rehabilitation Program, which was created, to undertake mechanisms to extend assistance, not only to those who have surrendered but also their dependents. The said program will have 3 Pillars: Pillar I is the creation of data for those who surrendered, Pillar II is the community-based rehabilitation, while Pillar III is about providing livelihood assistance.

In an interview with Gregorio A. Calamba, Bgry. Administrator of Brgy. Talomo, he stated that their barangay is blessed enough to be a recipient of the said program, in which 1,000 residents will benefit.

For Davao City, Talomo got the highest budget allocation for the said initiative. However, the program’s 1,000 beneficiaries in the barangay, were not all drug dependents, since during last year’s Operation Tokhang, only a few surrendered. Hence, the barangay local government unit extended the program to some other indigent constituents in their community. To facilitate this, a stringent background check was conducted to ensure that those who were chosen were indeed those who are in the direst condition, so as not to defeat the program’s purpose of helping those who are in need. Furthermore, many students of Talomo National High School also became recipients of the said project.

Mr. Trisha Angela U. Gales, a Senior high school student, said that the Cash-For-Work Program is very timely and helpful since the income that she got was used for her other educational needs and expenses, given that classes are about to start.

Each recipient is hired to work for a minimum of 10 days for 4 hours a day, with a daily pay of P238.00. Their work includes doing various tasks, such as, cleaning the streets and seashores, de-clogging the canal, trimming the plants and segregating the garbage materials in the community.

Barangay Administrator Gregorio Calamba added that Brgy. Captain Engr. Bendor Calamba was very grateful and delighted as to how the program was able to help their constituents. (Angelita C. Nacorda | Talomo National High School) 

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DSWD Libreng Gamot now covers lab tests, medical supplies

Davao City  – The Libreng Gamot Para Sa Masa or Lingap sa Masa medicine assistance program under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will now include in its coverage prosthetics, assistive devices, laboratory procedures and medical supplies.

The amendment is provided under Memorandum Circular No. 14, Series of 2017 which also renames the program into Lingap at Gabay Para sa May Sakit (LinGap Sa MaSa)

In her message during the DSWD Monday convocation program, Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat said apart from Southern Philippines Medical Center here and Davao Regional Medical Center in Tagum City, district and provincial hospitals and other regional hospitals operated by the government shall soon implement the program to cater to local residents qualified in the program.

Also, Director Jabagat said the program has expanded to include immediate family members of government contract of service workers as well as government workers.

Eligible in the program are indigents, government workers and immediate family, contract of service workers in the government and immediate family, wounded soldiers, and beneficiaries of soldiers who were killed or wounded in action.

The Php 1 billion program budget comes from the Office of the President’s Socio- Civic Projects Fund.

DSWD desks have been established in identified partner hospitals to carry out the program in regions NCR, 3, 6, 7 and 11.

Availing clients shall present original or certified true copy of the following: 1) any valid ID of the patient; 2) if patient has a representative, any valid ID of the representative and written authorization of the patient; 3) doctor’s prescription issued within the last three months; and 4) certificate of indigency or barangay certification.

“This is distinct and separate from the existing DSWD Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) which is dispensed in the regional offices of DSWD throughout the country,” Director Jabagat said. (DSWD)

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ARENA brings services in ComVal remote area

Compostela Valley– The Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region XI (ARENA XI) in collaboration with the provincial government of Compostela Valley brings various government services in the remote area of the province on October 3-4, 2017 at Upper Ulip, Monkayo.

Arena XI “Serbisyo Caravan” is a quarterly activity of national government agencies since 2011 which gives one-stop government services to rural folks in far flung areas.

According to Maria Lourdes Lim- NEDA XI Regional Director “the purpose of the serbisyo caravan is bringing government services closer to the people. Kinahanglan ma ipa demonstrate nato nga government is here to serve the people.”

Meanwhile Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy together with Monkayo Mayor Ramil Gentugaya expressed their gratitude to the participating agencies as well as the people of Barangay Upper Ulip and nearby barangays .

Among the services were giving of capital fund and food packs, seedlings, tilapia and carp fingerlings  as well as the updating of membership for Philhealth, free legal services , giving of school supplies to the children and free hair cut.

The participating national government agencies are the following: Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP), National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA), Civil Service Commission (CSC), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI),Department of Education (DepEd) and among others.

The DOH, Davao Regional Medical Center and Provincial Health Office (PHO) also conducted free medical, dental, surgical, silip tainga, and mata while the DOST exhibited hand-on testing and promotion of Solar Powered Starbooks.

This is the first time nga nahitabo dinhi sa Monkayo maong dako kayo akong pasalamat nga napili kini na lugar, aduna man mi mga municipal caravan pero dili sama kaingon-ani kadako nga mga serbisyo nga gikan sa mga regional offices,” said Mayor Gentugaya. (Jazel Sarte//ids comval)

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