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SLP skills training for beneficiaries to boost local employment

DSWD Field Office 02 OIC Asst. Regional Director, Lucia S. Alan (upper right photo, green shirt),awarded the certificate of completion and tool kits together with SLP Provincial Coordinator for Isabela, Ms. Maricel Balisi (lower left photo, in black blazer) and Ms. Nena Mayo, SLP Regional Coordinator (lower right photo, in maroon shirt).

DSWD Field Office 02 OIC Asst. Regional Director, Lucia S. Alan (upper right photo, green shirt),awarded the certificate of completion and tool kits together with SLP Provincial Coordinator for Isabela, Ms. Maricel Balisi (lower left photo, in black blazer) and Ms. Nena Mayo, SLP Regional Coordinator (lower right photo, in maroon shirt).

City of Ilagan, Isabela- A total of 453 Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) beneficiaries and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) participants in this province received their certificate of completion in different qualifications at Isabela School of Arts and Trades-TESDA (ISAT-TESDA) on June 27, 2016.

The graduation rites were held at the ISAT-TESDA grounds with the parents of the graduates from various municipalities of the province, partner LGUs, DSWD Field Office 02 staff and the school’s staff cheering   for the graduates.

Bagama’t importante ang college diploma, kailangang linangin natin ang ating mga kakayahan lalo na sa mga kasanayang napapanahon dito sa ating rehiyon o  bansa upang masiguro ang ating kabuhayan (while it is true that a college diploma is important, it is equally important to hone our skills particularly those that are in demand in our region or in our country in order to secure our livelihood),” said Ms. Lucia S. Alan, OIC Assistant Regional Director of the DSWD Field Office 02 and  the guest speaker of the event.

Ms. Alan also encouraged the graduates to make use of their learnings whether for local or overseas employment to help their respective families.

Meanwhile, Imee A. Alejandro from San Mariano, Isabela, who completed Front Office Services NC II, expressed her gratitude to DSWD.

“In behalf of my family, I wish to express our gratitude to DSWD particularly SLP and its partner, ISAT-TESDA, for giving us hope of a better future now that I am equip with skills to help augment my family’s income,” Imee shared.

And to help them start with their livelihood, the graduates were   provided with tool kits.

To date, there are 3, 012 SLP participants who completed various skills trainings or qualifications and they were assessed as eligible for local and overseas employment by TESDA. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

 

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DSWD assures the public of a socially-protective and safe LGUs

OIC RD Ching Condoy (2nd from left)) inks MOA w/ DILG,other agencies for Socially Protective & Safe LGU

OIC RD Ching Condoy (2nd from left)) inks MOA w/ DILG,other agencies for Socially Protective & Safe LGU

Joining other agencies and stakeholders, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 02,  inks a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Field Office 02 to ensure a socially-protective and safe Local Government Units (LGU)  in the region on June 3, 2016 during the Multi-Sectoral Advisory Team meeting.

A socially-protective and safe LGUs is a condition where LGUs are capable of addressing the well-being of all members of the community specifically the marginalized and vulnerable groups, and of ensuring livability in communities.

The convergence efforts of the development partners aim to assist the target LGUs in sustaining strengths and developing appropriate interventions for identified service delivery weaknesses pursuant to its new banner and strategy, “#R2GETHER or Region 2 Guarantees Every Task is Harmoniously Done with Excellent Result.”

The development partners also took part in the launching of the LISTONG Pamayanan and LISTONG Pamilyang Pilipino under OPERATION LISTO program of where Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries received disaster toolkits. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

 

 

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‘Cash for Work Program’ benefits women of Maconacon, Isabela

Beneficiaries of 'Cash for Work Program' gets paid for restoring cleanliness in their municipality following the onslaught of Typhoon Lando in October 2015.

Beneficiaries of ‘Cash for Work Program’ gets paid for restoring cleanliness in their municipality following the onslaught of Typhoon Lando in October 2015.

A total of 50 beneficiaries in Maconacon, Isabela, majority of whom are women, found work and helped put food on their table through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Cash For Work Program.

For 15 days, the beneficiaries were engaged in coastal clean-up, collection and disposal of waste, clearing and de-clogging of creeks and waterways or canals, cleaning along highway from the Municipal Hall going to Airport and clearing and brushing along the roads.

The program is a part of the rehabilitation projects for typhoon Lando which devastated Region 02 sometime in October of 2015.

“This program is one of DSWD’s interventions for typhoon victims to somehow lessen the effect of the disaster and recoup whatever losses they may have incurred,” said Mr. Rommel S. Gamiao of the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Section.

Joining Mr. Gamiao in facilitating the said program were representatives from the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office of Maconacon and personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard assigned in the municipality of Maconacon, Isabela. ### By: Rommel S. Gamiao, SWO II – DRRM Section; Edited by: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

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SLP FO2 Conducts Shielded Metal Arc Workshop for Pantawid Pamilya Beneficiaries

A workshop for Shielded Metal Arc Welding was launched by the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of DSWD FO2 last April 4, 2016 to 48 out-of-school Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the Region.

The participants were enrolled to the Cagayan Valley Maritime Studies, Inc., a TESDA accredited school based in Solano, Nueva Vizcaya, where they will need to complete a 34-day training in order to finish the workshop.

The said participants come from the Nueva Vizcaya municipalities of Bayombong, Bambang, Sta. Fe, Quezon, Dupax Del Norte and Dupax Del Sur.

Nueva Vizcaya SLP Provincial Coordinator Jane A. Pumaras facilitated the partnership of the program with the school.

Mr. James Daryll B. Liggayu, SLP Project Development Officer II for Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya, said that the training was pushed through because of the overwhelmingly positive response of the participants towards it during the profiling and the identification of the course by TESDA as an in-demand course.

“After their training and assessment with TESDA, they will undergo an on-the-job training on an industry located in Subic which will happen in May,” Mr. Liggayu said. ### Written by Chester Carlo M. Trinidad, Listahanan Information Officer

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Orientation on Employment Facilitation Conducted in Roxas, Isabela

An orientation for employment facilitation was conducted on April 21, 2016 by the Sustainable Livelihood Program of DSWD FO2 to 113 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the municipality of Roxas, Isabela.

The said orientation, in partnership with Unitas, was done to inform the beneficiaries about job offerings in Magnolia Dressing Plant, which currently have various vacancies related to chicken dressing.

Ms. Cherry Joy C. Molina, Project Development Officer II of the municipality of Roxas, said that various beneficiaries signified their interest to pursue the open positions after the conclusion of the orientation.

“There are interested (beneficiaries) and we will process their referrals for them to be assessed and validated before getting them recommended to take the various vacancies,” Ms. Molina said.

Ms. Molina added that if another partner is willing to go down to their area to offer job openings, another orientation will again be organized. ### Written by Chester Carlo M. Trinidad, Listahanan Information Officer

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DSWD intensifies disaster preparedness, joins national earthquake drill

Duck, cover and hold! DSWD FO 02 employees put into practice basic safety instructions during the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill.

Duck, cover and hold! DSWD FO 02 employees put into practice basic safety instructions during the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill.

Emergency siren echoed within the halls of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02 as it joined the National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) led by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on April 21, 2016 nationwide with the possible scenario of the movement of the West Valley Fault.

Mr. Rommel S. Gamiao, Social Welfare Officer II, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Section (DRRM), led the Field Office in the conduct of the said drill starting off with an orientation on the basic duck, cover and hold drills and evacuation areas in the Field Office.

“We recognize that disaster preparedness does not solely rest on one government agency but it must be a convergence of all government agencies, private and public sector and the general public,” said Gamiao.

This #Pagyanig drill seeks to intensify community preparedness and strengthen the local government’s commitment in building safe communities. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

 

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DSWD gears up for effect of El Niño in the region

Mr. Franco Lopez (2nd from left) and Mr. Rommel Gamiao (3rd from left) present DSWD FO 02's accomplishments in addressing the impact of El Niño in the region.

Mr. Franco Lopez (2nd from left) and Mr. Rommel Gamiao (3rd from left) present DSWD FO 02’s accomplishments in addressing the impact of El Niño in the region.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development continues to strengthen its collaborative efforts with various government agencies and Local Government Units (LGUs) as it presents the Roadmap to Address the Impact of El Niño in the region.

“We are currently conducting needs assessment of priority municipalities and beneficiaries who might need our assistance should the situation in the region worsen. But right now, we are thankful that there are no request yet for augmentation support from any municipality,” said OIC Regional Director Ponciana P. Condoy.

Likewise, Mr. Franco Lopez and Mr. Rommel S. Gamiao, of the Disaster and Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) Unit shared during a meeting of the El Niño Task Force led by the National Development Authority, the agency’s strategies to address the El Niño phenomenon particularly its close coordination with the Provincial Action Teams in monitoring would-be affected families.

As of April 21, 2016, a total amount of Php7,878,750.00 financial assistance were released to 4,125 families in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya for the provision of temporary employment  to farmers, farm laborers and  fisherfolks pursuant to the Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Program. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

 

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DSWD, DILG conduct CSO Fora on BuB, Pantawid Pamilya programs

With the aim to reflect on the stories of empowerment of various government programs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), conducted a Fora on Bottom up Budgeting (BuB) and Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) this month.

The said Fora was conducted in all municipalities in the region and participated in by Pantawid Pamilya Parent Leaders, Civil Society Organizations engaged in BuB projects and partner agencies.

The Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries shared the positive impacts of the programs citing that through Pantawid Pamilya and BuB, they realized the importance of empowering themselves to more effectively engage in government programs.

Likewise, action points on how stakeholders can advocate for and support the continuation of these programs were identified along with the updates on the status of institutionalization of CCT.

Bottom up Budgeting an approach in formulating budget proposal of national government agencies taking into consideration the development needs of poor municipalities as identified in their respective Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (LPRAP) formulated with strong participation of national government agencies, local government units (LGUs), civil society organizations (CSOs) and people’s organizations. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional information Officer II

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