Davao City (DSWD XI) – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Officer Incharge Emmanuel A. Leyco was in Davao on Friday to dialog with DSWD Davao Region officials led by Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat.

Fresh from Marawi City, the Undersecretary addressed queries fielded by regional officials ranging from transportation funds for Marawi IDPs (internally displaced persons) in returning home, status of IP community-driven development (IPCDD), performance based-bonus (PBB), CNA incentive for employees, state of funds for individuals in crisis situation, request for fund augmentation for salaries of new regular workers, among others.

Undersecretary Leyco challenged the workers to remain masigasig at mahusay (energetic and effective) in carrying out the mandate of the Department, particularly in responding to the needs of the vulnerable and providing basic services to the marginalized constituents.

Following the consultation, Usec Leyco visited the DSWD Home for Girls and Women and the DSWD Reception and Study Center for Children in barangays Bago Oshiro and Buhangin, respectively.

In the afternoon, Usec. Leyco participated in the Orientation for the ASEAN Summit at Matina Enclaves.

The Undersecretary was joined by newly appointed DSWD Undersecretary for Mindanao Luzviminda C. Ilagan. (DSWD)