Zamboanga City – A total of 80 enumerators will undergo a three-day orientation and training in the Province of Sulu on November 18-20 in preparation for the assessment and reassessment of households as part of the Listahanan 3 Validation and Finalization Phase.

In addition, 60 enumerators will also be trained for the Province of Tawi-Tawi next week.

Together with their Area Supervisors, these field personnel will be assigned to conduct assessment and reassessment of households that appealed to be re-interviewed after finding out that they were not included in the initial list of poor during the receiving of grievances via community desks and online filing. 

The three-day activity will orient and capacitate the participants regarding the Listahanan 3 project, their roles and responsibilities (such as data-gathering through household interviews), while a mock assessment, among others will also form part of the training to prepare them in their actual deployment to their respective areas of assignment.     

All in all, 140 enumerators will be trained to assess and reassess 19,000 households in Sulu and roughly 13,500 in Tawi-Tawi for 15 days.

Listahanan, also known as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (nhts-pr), is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide. Under the Executive Order No. 867 series of 2010, the assessment is conducted every four years to obtain the latest data on the demographic, socio-economic, and sectoral characteristics of poor households nationwide. The Listahanan database seeks to reduce the problems of leakage or inclusion of non-poor and at the same time, lessen exclusion or under-coverage of the poor in social protection programs. ###