UCT benes claim cash grants


Davao City beneficiaries of Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program claim their cash grant from Land Bank officers during the payout on Thursday at SM City Ecoland Annex. To date, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD has listed over 600,000 UCT recipients in Davao Region, all of which were derived from Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Social Pension Program and Listahanan. (DSWD)

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UCT payout, turnover of SLP assistance held

Recipients of Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) during the payout and livelihood fund turnover at SM City Ecoland Annex on Thursday. The event was led by DSWD Undersecretary Rene Glen O. Paje, Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat, Land Bank Recto Manager Jojo S. Alcover, and Land Bank San Pedro Manager Jose B. Dela Cruz. Over 500 program beneficiaries turned up to claim their assistance. (DSWD)

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DSWD XI turns 68, hopes for better delivery of social services

DAVAO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held its culmination in the celebration of the 68th Anniversary on Monday, March 11, at Davao Convention and Trade Center, with the theme “Partners for Change.”

As one of the highlights of the celebration, the DSWD paid tribute to its partners through an awarding ceremony, recognizing their efforts and contributions, which made a significant impact on the accomplishments on the Agency’s mandate. 

DSWD Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista personally handed plaques and certificates to the awardees together with Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat and Assistant Regional Director for Administration Raquel N. Nuñez. 

Bautista said in his message that partners from the government sector, non-government organizations, civic groups, and volunteer groups made the job of DSWD lighter and better felt in the grassroots.

Some of the awardees are the Caburan Rural Improvement Club in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental as Best Volunteer Group; Cor Jesu College Br. Polycarp Institute for Community Development Foundation, Inc. as Best Non-Government Organization; Association of Friends of the Home for the Aged, Inc.; the Philippine Air Force-Tactical Operations Group XI; and the Buddhist Compassion Relief – Tsu Chi Foundation, among others.

Awards were also given to local government units such as LGU Tagum as Model LGU Implementing Day Care Services and LGU New Bataan for implementing KALAHI-CIDSS.

Regional winners of the 2017 Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities were also handed over to the City of Davao, Municipality of Braulio Dujali, City of Panabo, and Municipality of Nabunturan.

The DSWD XI also recognized national government agencies, provincial government units, and media partners.

“This year, we hope to better our services by tapping more partners to help our social workers reach out to our program beneficiaries,” Bautista said. (PIA 11)

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DSWD holds UCT payout, livelihood launch on March 14

DAVAO CITY (DSWD XI) – Some 600 beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) under the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) will convene at SM Ecoland Annex on Thursday, March 14 for the slated cash payout and livelihood fund turnover.

UCT recipients are from barangays 1 to 40 of Davao City while SLP beneficiaries come from the three districts of Davao City.

UCT is the tax subsidy provided for under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law to help the poor cushion the adverse economic impact of the law for three years starting in 2018.

To 10 million households and individuals in the country, UCT provided cash subsidy of Php200 a month in 2018, Php300 in 2019 and 2020. Thus, beneficiaries received Php2,400.00 in 2018 and will get Php3,600.00 in 2019 and 2020.

Of the 10 million, 4.4 are enrolled in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program; 2.6 are social pension senior citizen beneficiaries; and the remaining three million come from DSWD’s Listahanan.

In Davao Region, UCT targeted recipients are the 255,300 Pantawid Pamilya households; 254,526 social pension beneficiaries; and the 97,480 poor families under Listahanan.

Meanwhile, SLP aims to enhance the capabilities of poor Filipino households and individuals by strengthening their skills, competencies, abilities, and resources in accessing income-generating opportunities to help improve their socio-economic well-being.

To be launched on Thursday are 26 Sustainable Livelihood Program Associations (SLPAs) covering 544 beneficiary-families with a funding of Php 5.8 million.

To date, DSWD Davao Region has organized a total of 553 SLPAs with 11,693 beneficiaries and a livelihood fund of Php 153,173,215.00.

Projects undertaken by SLPAs include Hog Fattening, General Merchandise, Goat and Hog Raising, Buying and Selling Fruits, Corn Production, Dressmaking, Food and Fish Processing, Rice Production, Poultry Production, Rice Retailing, Carenderia, Cacao Nursery, Vegetable Production, Banana Production, Basket Making, RTW Buying and Selling, Meat Vending, Vegetable Vending, Bagoong Guisado Making, Food Vending, Motorcycle/Bicycle Parts and Accessories, Tables and Chairs Rentals, Fish Vending, Perfume and Liniment Production, among others. (DSWD)

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Sec. Bautista lauds DSWD partners, workers

DSWD@68. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista as keynote speaker at the DSWD XI 68th Anniversary Awarding Ceremony at Davao Convention and Trade Center on Monday. In his message, he lauded the substantial contribution of DSWD partners and stakeholders in the pursuit of the DSWD mandate of empowering the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged. He also urged the DSWD XI human resource to continue exemplifying the Department core values of Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo, Serbisyong Walang Puwang sa Katiwalian, and Patas na Pagtrato sa Komunidad. (DSWD)

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DSWD@68

DSWD@68. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary for Special Concerns Camilo G. Gudmalin leads the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new covered court at the regional office compound, in time for the weeklong celebration of the DSWD 68th Founding Anniversary. Joining him are [from left] Chief Administrative Officer Herbert P. Duron, Atty. Bernadette A. Mapue of Pantawid Pamilya National Operations Office, Laurencia P. Mondreza of Human Resource Division, and Rev. Fr. Jose Junar N. Dela Victoria of Sta. Ana Shrine Parish church. (DSWD)

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DSWD XI celebrates 68th anniversary

DAVAO CITY (DSWD XI) –  The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office XI kicked off its 68th anniversary celebration with a Foot Parade today, Wednesday, along the streets of Suazo, Juan Luna, Chavez, and Ramon Magsaysay.

The parade was attended by staffs from the seven (7) divisions and led by the Sta. Ana National High School Marching Band and Drum and Bugle Corps.

Shortly after the parade was the Thanksgiving Mass presided by Msgr. Jose Junar N. Dela Victoria of the Sta. Ana Shrine Parish church.

DSWD Undersecretary Camilo G. Gudmalin then joined the regional team in the blessing of the newly constructed covered court and the opening of the DSWD Bazaar 2019 .

This year’s anniversary theme is “DSWD: Katuwang sa Pagbabago (Partners for Change)” emphasizing the significance of the Department’s role in creating linkages not only between local and national agencies but with private organizations as well in the delivery of social welfare and development services to the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged sectors.

On March 11, the Field Office will also recognize outstanding partners, volunteer groups, people’s organizations, and employees that have significantly contributed in the implementation of the Department’s programs and services in 2018.

Starting at 1:00 p.m., the awarding ceremony will be held at Davao Convention and Trade Center, F. Torres St., Davao City and will be joined by no less than the new Department Secretary, Rolando Joselito D. Bautista. (DSWD)

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222 livelihood groups launched in Davao Region

DAVAO City (DSWD XI) -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office XI through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) has launched a total of 222 SLP Associations (SLPA) in Davao Region as of February 8.

A total of P62-million worth of capital assistance for the respective livelihood projects of the associations were turned over to the 4,337 participants of the program.

Regional Director Mercedita P. Jabagat, Assistant Regional Director for Operations Rebecca A. Santamaria, Promotive Services Division Chief Merlinda A. Paragamac, Regional Program Coordinator of SLP Maria Victoria N. Arancon, SLP provincial coordinators, and some members of the SLP Regional Program Management Office (RPMO) including some staffs from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) represented the Department to the launching and turnover ceremonies in the various municipalities and provinces in the region.

“The key to the successes of your projects is unity. Always coordinate with the other members in your association. Aspire to be transparent in all transactions which involve the grant awarded to you. Make use of the same to better the lives of your children,” RD Jabagat said during the ceremony in Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental.

Some projects ventured by the livelihood groups are Rice-Retailing, Food Processing, Vegetable and Livestock Production, General Merchandise, and Meat and Fish Vending.

“The SLP empowers the communities by making them decide what their projects are. We also equip them with the skills suitable for their identified projects through the conduct of trainings by our field staffs,” said ARDO Santamaria.

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)

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