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Strengthening ReSPPEC

Cynthia N. Umbaňa [rightmost] of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Social Technology Unit, conducts a Focus Group Discussion with residents of Barangay Binuangan, Maco, Compostela Valley on Tuesday to determine their knowledge, attitude and practices relative to the DSWD Reporting System and Prevention Program for Elder Abuse Cases (ReSPPEC). ReSPPEC aims at preventing all forms of abuse against older persons and enabling them enjoy a happier life, and helping perpetrators reform as well. It is being piloted in San Carlos, Pangasinan; Lambunao, Iloilo; Maco, Compostela Valley; and Valenzuela City. (DSWD)

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DSWD beneficiaries in DavSur join livelihood bazaar

Magsaysay, Davao Del Sur -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) participated in the Job Fair and Livelihood Bazaar at Brgy. Poblacion, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur. The activity was initiated by the barangay in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Magsaysay and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

Through the activity, the SLP participants in the municipality were able to showcase their different products such as banana chips and perfume. They were previously trained through the SLP in Banana Chips Making and Perfume Making and have received starter kits for the same.

The SLP graduates of Massage Wellness Training were also present during the activity to provide massage services to the public.

Pinaagi sa aktibidad, atong na-showcase ang atong mga produkto sa SLP. Karon aduna nay mga booking ang atong mga graduates sa massage, inquiries sa perfume, ug orders sa banana chips (Through the activity, we were able to showcase the products of SLP. Now, some of our massage graduates have already been booked for their services, people are asking about the perfume, and orders for banana chips were taken),” Donna Dumdum, DSWD Project Development Officer of Magsaysay said.

A graduate of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Training was also hired on the spot by the Franklin Baker Company during the Job Fair.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program is open to poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged households. The program builds upon the participants’ strengths and understands how they can use these to achieve positive livelihood outcomes. (DSWD)

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Walk for Life for seniors

Over 400 senior citizens in Davao City participate in the Walk for Life which kicked off the Elderly Filipino Week celebration at SM City Ecoland on Monday. The event was led by Department of Health (DOH), PhilHealth, City Government of Davao, SM and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Theme for this year is Kilalanin at Parangalan: Tagasulong ng Karapatan ng Nakatatanda Tungo sa Lipunang Mapagkalinga.

Following the walk, the seniors joined the zumba session and some showcased their talent in singing ang dancing. Participants also availed of free haircut and massage services. PhilHealth and DSWD officials provided orientation on their programs and services for older persons. (DSWD)

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