ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – Field Office 9 through the National Household Targeting Section (NHTS) officially culminated its last batch of training for Listahanan 3 Area Supervisors last Saturday, December 5, at Roderic’s Resort, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The 3-day orientation and training of the field personnel was one of the preparatory activities conducted by the regional office in line with the upcoming validation of the initial list of poor households generated from the Data Collection and Analysis Phase of the Listahanan project cycle. There will be two modes for the filing of grievances: community desk validation and online (

A total of 144 Area Supervisors will be deployed before the year ends, throughout the 72 cities and municipalities in the region. To be specific, 31 will be assigned to receive and process appeals or grievances in Zamboanga City and four in Isabela City, Basilan. Besides, there will be 42 field personnel each to be deployed in the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur, while 26 for Zamboanga Sibugay.

The training commenced on October 21-23, 2020 for Zamboanga City, Isabela City, and Sibuco, Zamboanga del Norte clusters at Garden Orchid Hotel, Zamboanga City. Meanwhile, the trainings were also simultaneously held at JKC Royale Traders’ Inn in the Municipality of Liloy and Royal Farm Resort in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte last November 18-20.  Meanwhile, the Zamboanga del Sur cluster began its training one day ahead of Zamboanga Sibugay cluster. The training for ZDS was conducted at Chandler Suites, Pagadian City while the venue for the latter was at Roderic’s Resort, Ipil, carried out from December 3 to 5, last week.

The whole validation activity is expected to run for three months to include not only the receiving of appeals and grievances but as well as the assessment and re-assessment of households by enumerators (validators). This will be done to ensure that no one shall be left behind among poor households, and that the Listahanan 3 database will be complete, truthful, and credible before it is shared with the different national government agencies (NGAs) pursuant to the Executive Order No. 867 s. 2010 which provides for the adoption of Listahanan as the mechanism for identifying poor households who shall be recipients of social protection programs nationwide. ###