DAVAO City (DSWD XI) –The Jose Maria College (JMC) is now utilizing the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Listahanan data as reference in identifying potential participants in its scholarship program.

As recipient of the privileged data, JMC shall ensure its safekeeping, proper transmittal, handling and restricted access as indicated in the Listahanan Data Sharing Guidelines and in accordance with the Data Privacy Act, Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat of DSWD, said.

Listahanan is the DSWD information management system that identifies who and where the poor are. It is a comprehensive socio-economic database of poor households as basis for determining beneficiaries of different social protection programs and services.

Prior to the turnover of the Listahanan Data to JMC, a signing of the Memorandum of Agreement was held and executed by Director Jabagat, JMC Human Resource Development and Management Director Leonora Q. De Guzman, and JMC Quality Management System Director Rosener Guyano. Also present during the signing and turnover were DSWD Promotive Services Division Chief Merlinda A. Paragamac and DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations Alfredo M. Sy. (DSWD)