June 14, 2019 – Upon the completion of the requirements for data sharing, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02 (DSWD-FO2) spearheaded by the National Household Targeting Section (NHTS) also known as Listahanan awarded the List of Poor Households in Lal-lo, Cagayan to its Local Government Unit (LGU).

The data requested by LGU Lal-lo will be used to identify the individuals or families in need of the programs and services as well as for the Disaster Risk and Management Plan of the municipality.

Through the Listahanan data, LGU Lal-lo aims to provide necessary aid to households with unsanitary toilet facilities and unsafe water sources, conduct household visits to those who do not regularly go to health facilities, provide assistance or intervention addressing constituents’ education needs and determine job employment, skills, training or investment purposes for career employment.

As stipulated in Executive Order 867, series of 2010, the Department of Social Welfare and Development is mandated to implement the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) to establish a system for identifying who and where the poor households are and serve as the basis in the selection of beneficiaries of social protection programs.

True to its mandate, the DSWD-FO2 is actively advocating the utilization of the Listahanan data to establish an objective targeting system. ### By: Margaret G. Arao, Listahanan Information Officer