DSWD awards P768-T to Lupon livelihood groups

LUPON, Davao Oriental (DSWD XI) -A total of Php 768,000.00 worth of checks was released to three (3) Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPAs) here last week of January through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sustainable Livelihood Program.

Said livelihood beneficiaries have earlier agreed to venture into community projects like Hog Raising, Fishing Boat, Fish Pond and Bangus Production.

Meanwhile, former rebels also received Php 15,000.00 each as Seed Capital Fund to finance food cart, hog raising, goat raising and sari-sari store businesses.

Leading the turnover of checks were DSWD Chief for Promotive Services Merlinda A. Paragamac , SLP Provincial Coordinator Julius R. Duterte, Municipal Administrator Robert Simbajon, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Cirila Cobero, Poblacion Barangay Captain Florentino Maquilan III, and Bagumbayan Barangay Captain Generoso Raneses.

The Sustainable Livelihood Program aims to provide access to resources that will improve the productivity of the participants’ already existing livelihood. It is open to every Filipino family especially the poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged. (DSWD)

No political candidates can enroll or delist Pantawid grantees -DSWD

DAVAO City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office XI is reminding the public, especially the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) that no political candidate or incumbent politicians can enroll and include poor families or delist them from the program.

Earlier, DSWD received reports that there are some political candidates who threaten beneficiaries of being delisted if they do not vote for them or the candidate they are endorsing.

“Only DSWD can include poor families in the program and can delist beneficiaries from it. A household can only be removed from the program if it does not comply with the program conditions or does not have eligible children,” DSWD Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat said.

Identification of Pantawid beneficiaries was based solely on Listahanan, the Department’s information management system that identifies who and where the poor are through household assessment.

DSWD shall ensure that beneficiaries are protected from undue politicking and must remain free of political influence and manipulation. Beneficiaries can only be delisted if proven that they do not adhere to the conditionalities set by the program which include regular attendance of their children in school, attendance of parent-beneficiaries in the monthly Family Development Session, and regular check-up of mothers and children in health centers, Director Jabagat said.

DSWD encourages the general public to be more vigilant and to report politicians claiming credit from the program or such activities that aim to discredit the integrity of Pantawid Pamilya.

The public may file their complaints through Grievance Text Hotline 0918-912-2813 or via social media -Facebook: DSWD Region XI; Twiiter: @dswdfo11; Instagram: @dswdfo11, or they can visit the DSWD Regional Office or directly report to concerned Pantawid Municipal or City Link.

Pantawid Pamilya is a human development program of the national government that invests in the health and education of poor households primarily of children aged 0-18. To date there are 255,002 beneficiaries in Davao Region.  (DSWD)

P360-T released to DavNor IP families for livelihood

KAPALONG, Davao Del Norte (DSWD XI) -A total of Php 360,000.00 seed capital fund was released recently to CEDUPA Modified Conditional Cash Transfer Association in Barangay Gupitan, Kapalong, Davao Del Norte to finance a community store and agricultural project.

The association is composed of 30 IP families from sitios Dugayan, Sentro and Patel.

Present during the turnover were Pantawid Pamilya Regional Indigenous Peoples focal Audrei Perez, Davao Del Norte Pantawid Provincial Link Blaissel Jane L. Fernandez, Pantawid Social Welfare Officer III Jennylou B. Maglasang, and Pantawid Provincial Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Bryan N. Tampon.

The MCCT-IP (Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples) 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 the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. (DSWD)