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Informal settlers in Santiago City now live in a safe community

OIC Regional Director Ponciana P. Condoy (2nd from right) leads the inauguration of the CSAP community in Bannawag, Santiago City. She is joined by Mayor Joseph Tan (left) and other local officials of Santiago City.

Santiago City- A total of 95 families in this city fled the perils of the cold streets to seek refuge in a community built for them by the Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Local Government Unit of Santiago City, Isabela.

The said core shelter units located in Bannawag Norte were awarded to the families during the inauguration ceremony on August 22, 2916.

These informal settlers and victims of Typhoon Vinta in 2015 are the beneficiaries of the Core Shelter Assistance Project of the DSWD in partnership with the Local Government Unit of this city.

Mayor Joseph Salvador Tan acknowledged the efforts of DSWD in staying true to its mandate of promoting the welfare of the vulnerable sectors.

Meanwhile, DSWD OIC Regional Director Ponciana P. Condoy emphasized the importance of livelihood opportunities to support their families and maintain the upkeep of their new houses.

“Now that you’re out of danger, focus on enhancing your skills as there are  a lot of livelihood opportunities available to you from your LGU , DSWD, other agencies and private enterprises, “said Condoy.

The beneficiaries now safely live in this CSAP community.

In 2011, 50 core shelter units were also awarded to this city and benefited victims of Typhoon Juan.

CSAP is the provision of environment-friendly, structurally strong shelter units that can withstand up to 220 kph wind velocity, earthquakes, and other similar natural hazards.

The affected Local Government Unit (LGU) submits a proposal identifying the lot where the shelters will be constructed and the residents will form a Neighborhood Association for Shelter Assistance (NASA) to manage their new community. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

 

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Listahanan to assess missing Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries

For  the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02, finding who and where the poor are doesn’t end after  the regional launching of the results of the 2nd Round of Family Assessment on July 15, 2016 by the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or Listahanan.

Results of the said 2015 Listahanan Database showed that of the 633,661 households assessed regionwide, 135,824 households or a total of 772,004 individuals are poor. This data also includes Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who were then identified as poor and qualified for the program during the first Listahanan Family Assessment sometime in 2009.

In this year’s second round of assessment, however, there are Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who were not included in the  2015 Listahanan database. .

Hence, efforts are being made to locate these beneficiaries in the Provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino and Nueva Vizcaya.

The assessment is estimated to be accomplished until the second week of September 2016. ##By: Margarette B. Galimba, Administrative Assitant III/Listahanan IO

 

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DSWD, partner agencies, intensify advocacy on VAWC, ink MOA

Members of the Inter-Agency Council  on Violence Against Women and their Children show their support for the cause of women and children in the region through the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement which binds them as a monitoring body.

Members of the Inter-Agency Council on Violence Against Women and their Children show their support for the cause of women and children in the region through the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement which binds them as a monitoring body.

The member agencies of the Inter-Agency Council on Violence against Women and their Children (IAC VAWC) forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) as the monitoring body monitoring with regard to all VAWC initiativves.

The said show of commitment was held at the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02 on August 8, 2016 with a good number of directors of line agencies affirming its support for the welfare of women and children.

Addressing the members of the Council, OIC Regional Director Ponciana P. Condoy expressed her gratitude and acknowledged the efforts of every member-agency in pursuing the welfare and best interest of the women and children in the region.

“As members of the Council, we should endeavor to develop capability programs for our employees to become more sensitive to the needs of our clients,” Condoy said. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional information Officer II

 

 

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DSWD, Provincial Government of Isabela unveil Isabela Provincial Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center

Ilagan, Isabela- With the aim to intensify disaster preparedness in the province, the Provincial Government of Isabela and the Department of Social Welfare and Development recently inaugurates the Isabela Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center.

The DSWD shared P10,000,000.00 pesos for the completion of the said P27,000,000.00 peso-structure.

“We recognize the need for a more focused and implementation of programs and services to strengthen preparedness and response to natural disasters,” said DSWD OIC Regional Ponciana P. Condoy.

Condoy added that the construction of the said evacuation center is not only intended to temporarily shelter the displaced victims and families within this City but also those from neighboring municipalities. Likewise, the said evacuation center could be utilized as day care and health center.

Isabela Provincial Governor Faustino G. Dy III acknowledged the assistance of DSWD in the realization of this project and its crucial role in Disaster Risk Reduction Management.

Meanwhile, four evacuation centers are in the offing in the four coastal municipalities of the province deemed most vulnerable to typhoons and other disasters. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

 

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DSWD FO2 observes 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, conducts series of activities

OIC ARD Lucia S. Alan, 2nd from left, with representatives of the Regional Council for Disability Affairs (RCDA) awards assistive devices to PWDs during the 38th NDPR Week celebration.

OIC ARD Lucia S. Alan, 2nd from left, with representatives of the Regional Council for Disability Affairs (RCDA) awards assistive devices to PWDs during the 38th NDPR Week celebration.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development joins this year’s 38th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week with the theme, “Karapatan ng may Kapansanan, Isakatuparan…Now na!” participating in a series of activities throughout the region.

Among the highlights of the celebration were the distribution of assistive devices to selected PWDs, media guesting, conduct of poster making contest for PWD students, accessibility audit for some government office buildings, among others.

The said celebration showed the convergence efforts of members of the Regional Council for Disability Affairs (RCDA) and participating Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).

“While we have our member agencies to work with in ensuring that the laws protecting the rights of PWDs are implemented, we urged CSOs to help us monitor compliance with the said laws,” said Ms. Lucia S. Alan, DSWD Field Office 02 OIC Assistant Regional Director. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

 

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DSWD FO2 celebrates Nutrition Month, reinforces day care children’s nutritional needs

SFPIn observance of this year’s Nutrition Month celebration, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 02 strengthens its advocacy to contribute to early childhood care and development of day care children through its Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP).

The said advocacy can only be attained through provision of nutritious food to children beneficiaries. Thus, DSWD called on the Local Social Welfare and Development Officers and Day Care Workers who implement the program.

In its Orientation  and Capability Building Activity, a recipe and nutrient evaluation of meals was conducted in order to attain this year’s theme, “First 1,000 days ni baby pahalagahan para sa malusog na kinabukasan!”

“We asked the participants to come up with a menu specially designed for the target children beneficiaries so that we can check on the nutritional value of the food served at the day care centers during meal times,” said Ms. Delia C. De Guzman, SFP Focal Person.

She likewise added that the participants were able to formulate indigenous recipes applicable for the children beneficiaries of the program.

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) is the provision of food in addition to the regular meals to children currently enrolled in the day care centers. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

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DSWD FO2 releases 100 core shelters units for beneficiaries in Lal-lo, Cagayan

DSWD FO02 OIC Regional Director Ching Condoy ( center, in red vest) lead the inauguration ceremony with the municipal officials of Lal-lo, Cagayan.

DSWD FO02 OIC Regional Director Ching Condoy ( center, in red vest) lead the inauguration ceremony with the municipal officials of Lal-lo, Cagayan.

Victims of Typhoon Vinta in Lal-lo, Cagayan receive their core shelter units from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 02  through its Core Shelter Assistance Project (CSAP) during the inauguration ceremony on July 4, 2016.

A total of 100 units were awarded to qualified beneficiaries in the said municipality with the corresponding amount of P5, 600,000.00

The completion of the said project was made possible with the assistance of the Local Government Unit of Lal-lo which provided the lot where the units were constructed.

Under the CSAP, DSWD Field Office 02 extended a total of 240 shelter units in the amount of P16, 800,000.00 to the residents of Lal-lo since its initial assistance in 2008. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

           

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DSWD FO2 observes National Disaster Consciousness Month, conducts Basic First Aid Orientation for staff

DSWD staff intently listen to Basic First Aid Tips from a Red Cross representative.

DSWD staff intently listen to Basic First Aid Tips from a Red Cross representative.

Highlighting the core intention of this year’s Disaster Consciousness Month celebration with the theme, “Kahandaan at Pagtugon sa Sakuna, Tungkulin ng Bawat Isa,” the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 02 conducted the Basic First Aid Orientation for its staff.

A representative from the Philippine National Red Cross provided first aid tips and other safety reminders to the staff, reminding them of their personal responsibility to safeguard themselves first before they  render service as disaster responder.

Likewise, a video presentation on Disaster Preparedness was shared during the Monday Assembly.

Meanwhile, Field Office joined other agencies in the Fun Walk and Zumba lead by the Office of the Civil Defense which kicked off the month-long celebration, blood letting and the Training on Family Evacuation (FFP) and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) for Provincial/Municipal Action Teams, Local Social Welfare and Development Officers (LSWDOs) and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (LDRRMOs) was conducted this month. ### By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

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