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DSWD warns Pantawid beneficiaries against pawning of Cash Card

Davao City (DSWD XI) -The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) XI through its Grievance Redress System (GRS) Committee warns its beneficiaries that pawning of their automated teller machine (ATM) cards or cash cards is strictly prohibited.

The GRS guideline under Misbehavior of Beneficiaries clearly states that, “Cash Cards, Pantawid Identification Cards or Kasabutan are not allowed to be used as collateral in loans,” Pantawid Regional Grievance Redress Sytem Focal Odyssa Esther K. Matas stressed.

“On the first offense, members will be subjected to counselling and must promise not to commit the offence again. Habitual offenders will be subject for cash grants suspension or referred for delisting depending on the assessment of the Municipal Link and the Social Worker in-charge,” Matas said.

The GRS guideline under Misbehavior of Beneficiaries which is supported by the approved policy of the Pantawid National Advisory Committee (NAC), states that other offenses of beneficiary or inappropriate utilization of the grants such as but not limited to gambling, vices, pawning and/or collateral and selling of Cash Cards and/or Pantawid Pamilya IDs, using and/or spending grants for purposes other than those intended for education and health needs of the family are all subject to appropriate sanctions.

In 2018, there were 186 beneficiaries who were reported violators of this guideline. The regional office has already placed sanctions to these beneficiaries.

Pantawid Pamilya recipients were also reminded to comply with other conditions of the program to avoid getting low entitlements.

“We urge the parents to give priority to the needs of their children especially to their education and health needs,” Matas said.

“We also ask the cooperation of the general public to report all grievances in their area through their City/Municipal Link or via text message: 4PS[space]REKLAMO[space]NAME[space]Message and send to 0918-912-2813. They can also message us through our Facebook Page “DSWD Region XI”, Matas urged.

To date there are 254,727 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Davao Region. (DSWD)

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Sewing machines for New Corella IPs

New Corella, Davao Del Norte (DSWD XI) -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) XI turned over 30 units sewing machines and textile/clothing materials to 30 women partner beneficiaries of Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP) in the municipality of New Corella, Davao Del Norte during the 8th Municipal Indigenous Peoples’ Council General Assembly on January 18, 2019.

DSWD allocated Php 301,000.00 for this livelihood project and will provide a 10-day training to enhance the skills of the women beneficiaries in sewing as well as in marketing their products.

Present during the turnover were DSWD Chief of Promotive Services Division Merlinda A. Paragamac, MCCT-IP Focal Audrie Perez and Community Facilitator of New Corella Jhon Philip Baldonado.

MCCT program aims to reach out to families who are definitely poor and more vulnerable and disadvantaged but are not covered by the regular Conditional Cash Transfer Program or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. (DSWD)

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P495-T for livelihood of New Corella IPs

New Corella, Davao Del Norte (DSWD XI) -A total of Php 495,000 worth of checks was released to the four Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations under the Support Service Intervention (SSI) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP) in New Corella, Davao Del Norte during the 8th Municipal Indigenous Peoples’ Council General Assembly at the New Corella Gymnasium.

The four associations approved projects were Microenterprise Development for Barangay Limbaan Indigenous Peoples’ Association (LIPA) with a total budget of Php 165,000.00, Hog Raising for Barangay New Bohol Indigenous Peoples’ Livelihood Association with a budget of Php 75,000.00, General Merchandising of Barangay Suawon Indigenous Peoples Farmers’ Association with a budget of Php 180,000.00, and Hog Raising and Rice Retailing of New Cortez Tribal Association with a budget of Php 75,000.00.

The SSI component of MCCT aims to provide additional assistance to improve the current living condition of IP families and communities. The livelihoods identified were based on the needs of the community in coordination with the program staffs and community facilitators. To date there are 28,794 MCCT beneficiary families in Davao Region. (DSWD)

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