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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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DSWD Regional Director, others join drug-free workplace initiative

Backing up President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against drugs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 02’s OIC Regional Director Ponciana P. Condoy get tested for drugs during the launching of the drug-free workplace initiative in Tuguegarao City.

Condoy, together with other members of the Regional Development Council (RDC) and the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC)  took part in the said drug testing exercise administered by the Philippine National Police crime Laboratory.

“We at RDC recognizes that the increasing use of illegal drugs and the reprehensible drug trade  have significantly contributed to the incidences of heinous crimes in the region. Thus, this effort of ours to establish a drug-free workplaces in the region,” Condoy said.

She likewise encouraged all government offices to promote a safe and healthy working environment.

All representatives of the two councils who participated in the drug testing exercise were given a drug-free tab.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) reported that the use of dangerous drugs is still very rampant in the region which affects 570 barangays with a total of 1,797 persons identified as drug users or pushers. ###By: Gela Flor R. Perez, Regional Information Officer II

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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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