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Listahanan conducts forum on data-sharing

The new guidelines for Listahanan data-sharing were officially presented to more than 30 social protection stakeholders in a forum held last November 7 at Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City.

“The activity aimed to encourage more stakeholders to utilize the data generated by Listahanan in 2015,” said the Regional Field Coordinator of National Household Targeting Unit-ARMM-BaSulTa, Ben Nasser B. Isnain.

During the activity, the participants were oriented on the background and objectives of Listahanan. It was explained that the information management system aims to establish an objective targeting system and reduce the leakage (inclusion of non-poor) and under-coverage (exclusion of the poor) in social protection programs and services. A discussion of the process involved in the targeting system was also conducted. Furthermore, some of the highlights of the 2015 assessment results were also shared to them.

According to Isnain, accessing the data from Listahanan is guided by laws and issuances related to data-sharing, and data protection and security. One of these laws is the Data Privacy Act of 2012. Under its general provisions, it states that it is the policy of the state to protect the fundamental human right or privacy, of communication while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth.

Aside from these, there was also a discussion of Proxy Means Test (PMT), a statistical model used by Listahanan in order to estimate the income of the households assessed using 52 proxy variables reflected in the Households Assessment Forms (HAFs).

Moreover, the Regional Information Technology Officer, Alexander S. Ansao II explained to the participants the guidelines for data requests. These guidelines shall accordingly apply to requests pertaining to the use and/or access of the database of poor families by social protection stakeholders, including the academe.

Based on the guidelines, a stakeholder who would like to request for statistical data is required to submit a letter of request addressed to the regional director enumerating the specific data needed, the purpose of the request, and the timeline of the releasing of data. Furthermore, those who would like to request for either personal information or sensitive personal information from the information management system must enter into Memorandum of Agreement with DSWD and should designate a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who shall plan, implement, and evaluate policies for data privacy and security in accordance with the aforementioned law on data privacy. Likewise, an annual report of how the data was utilized in the implementation of social protection programs and services must also be submitted to the field office through the NHTU.

The Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system that provides a database of poor families as reference in identifying potential beneficiaries of social protection programs.

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NHTU-9 officially concludes household assessment

The National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) officially completed the assessment of 1,329 households last October 10 during the conduct of On-Demand Application (ODA) in Isabela City, Basilan.

According to the Regional Field Coordinator (RFC), Michael D.S. Mustafa, “Eighty-seven percent (87%) or 1,522 of the target households were met.”

Twenty-one (21) barangays were involved during the data-gathering with Barangay Sumagdang (193) having the most number of households  assessed. It was followed by Lanote (183), San Rafael (122), Kaumpurnah Zone II (101), and Lampinigan Island  (91).

Mustafa added that “the assessment went easier than expected” since the unit prior to the said activity coordinated with the mayor of Isabela City together with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), Social Welfare and Development Team (SWADT), city links, and barangay officials.

Immediately after the completion of ODA assessment, the encoding of Household Assessment Forms (HAFs) followed last October 24. Meanwhile, it is expected to be completed within 15 days. “As of now, 721 HAFs were already encoded out of 1,329 HAFs and we’re targeting to finish the encoding by November 10,” said Mustafa.

During the second round of assessment conducted by Listahanan in 2015, the National Household Targeting Office (NHTO) recorded 260,118 Exclusion (EX) 02 complaints during the Validation Phase. According to NHTO, the number included households who were away on a long vacation and those not visited by an enumerator during the Data Collection Phase. The reasons could have been their locations were not classified as pockets of poverty (in the case of urban dwellers) or there were ongoing or intermittent armed conflict, time and fiscal constraints during the collection of data. In Isabela City,  1,522 households filed for requests to be included in the special validation.

At present, the NHTO looks forward to officially close the Listahanan 2 database and generate the final list of poor households that will be shared to social protection stakeholders as their primary reference of potential beneficiaries (for protection programs and services). The data generated from ODA will be incorporated in the said database and will also be utilized in coming up with the national profile of the poor. Furthermore, the Listahanan data may also be used in planning, validation, and research among others.

 

 

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Sustainable Livelihood Program’s Paskujuan on its 3rd Celebration

 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office through Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) held its 3rd celebration of Paskujuan last December 10, 2017 at Paseo del Mar, Open Ground, Zamboanga City.

Paskujuan o “Pasko ni Juan” is an annual event of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) wherein the highlight of the activity is the program participant’s product display to the general public. Twenty two (22) SLP and Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Associations participated in this activity.

“Alalahanin po natin na ang tunay na diwa ng pasko ay ang pagbibigay. Ang pinaka-best na atin pong maibigay na regalo ay ang ating pagtangkilik po sa ating produkto ng ating mga tunay na Juan.” Ramina S. Dimalapang, SLP Regional Program Coordinator expressively said.

Aside from the product display, simultaneously, a Job Fair was conducted in partnership with Public Employment Service Office (PSEO) held at Centro Latino which was open for beneficiaries and walk -in applicants. There were ten (10) local and international epmployers during the event.

“Paskujuan is a special event to highlight the significant change of our Sustainable Livelihood Program. It is a celebration of thanksgiving and empowerment after having been engaged in the economic activity not only their skills and development but also their quality of life.” said Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo CESO II, Regional Director.

It was a whole-day full of entertainment, and camaraderie among the participants. Every Juan went home happily. Apart from the Noche Buena gift packs they won from the raffle draw, all of the participants received food packs.

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Pantawid Pamilya holds 6th National Children’s Congress

In line with the celebration of National Children’s Month, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is holding its 6th National Children’s Congress (NCC) from November 14-17, 2017 in Metro Manila.

About 88 children-beneficiaries of 4Ps representing the different provinces and Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs) nationwide are participating in the congress including a regional representative from Zamboanga Peninsula.

This year, a 13-year old exemplary Pantawid child hailing from the municipality of Pitogo, Zamboanga del Sur, Jhonn Rey L. Wayco, represents region IX for the national search for Exemplary Pantawid Children 2017 as part of the highlights of the congress.

Wayco was named as the regional champion for Exemplary Pantawid Children in Zamboanga Peninsula last July in which he bested 3 other provincial contenders representing Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Norte, and the cluster of Zamboanga/Isabela City namely Krizle Joy Corpuz, Mary Maica Nicole Elnasin and RJ Somosa, respectively, who are also participants of the NCC.

For the past five years, the NCC has served as a venue to promote the spirit of patriotism among children and the youth by encouraging their involvement in nation building.

Through the NCC, participants identify pressing issues which they believe affect them, and they then provide policy recommendations on the same

“The children of today are more aware of issues that deeply concern them and affect their well-being. They are capable of engaging in actions and deliberations that lead to productive measures that aim to elevate the status of children in society. The recommendations the children will make will serve as valuable input which we will consider as we make more efforts to improve the programs and services of the 4Ps program and the Department itself,” said DSWD Officer-in-Charge Emmanuel Leyco.

In 2013, the results of the NCC led to the expansion of the program; one of the recommendations was for the 4Ps program to cover children up until they finish high school or reach the age of 18, whichever comes first. The original design of the program covered only children aged 14 and below.

With this year’s theme, “Mangarap Ka, Batang Pilipino”, the NCC hopes to incite inspiration for Filipino children to continue dreaming despite challenges they face in their respective families, communities, and in Philippine society as a whole.

“My dream is to become a lawyer someday. It may sound cliché but I want to prove to the people that justice is very much alive and there are people willing to serve in the name of fairness and equality. I want to be the voice of those who cannot speak, of the oppressed, and of those who cannot fight in fear of not being heard. I want to bring back the faith in the hearts of the people –the faith in humanity,” Wayco said in an interview.

Several personality-development workshops were prepared for the participants to help them as they explore their dreams for themselves, their family and the community, in general.

“Children from poor families are confronted with so many problems such as violence in the home and they are vulnerable to different forms of abuse. To help children overcome these challenges, the government and its agencies such as the DSWD exert effort to make support mechanisms and programs available to them. Our hope is to strengthen the spirit and will of children from poor families and marginalized sectors so that they can be empowered to fight for their dreams and one day realize them. We need to do all that we can to help Filipino children overcome the challenges of poverty so they can one day own their future roles as productive members of their communities and contribute to a better nation,” OIC Leyco concluded.


From left: Pitogo Municipal Link Vanessa Arbuiz, Maica Elnasin (Zambo del Norte), Krizle Joy Corpuz (Zambo Sibugay), Reynald Baguio (last year’s national champion for Exemplary Children from Dipolog, ZDN), Dipolo City Link Nimfa Tejero, RJ Somosa (Zamboanga City) and this year’s Region IX Exemplary Pantawid Child Jhonn Rey Wayco


The children-beneficiaries of 4Ps together with their City/Municipal Links and Pantawid Information Officers
during the pre-workshop activity of NCC


Last year’s national champion for Exemplary Pantawid Children, Reynald Baguio, and this year’s regional representative for the National Search for Exemplary Pantawid Children, Jhonn Rey Wayco, in a casual talk before their flight to Manila.

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“Once a Trainee, now a Trainer”

Ayaw ko na mag-aral ulit, matanda na ako. Ibigay mo nalang yan sa iba yung bata ang edad.” Said Marty.

In a simple Barangay Anastacio, Polanco, Zamboanga Del Norte lives a farmer with his wife and four (4) children. Marty A. Celicious, 45, is striving to live and support his family. He plants vegetables for a living, as well as for their own consumption.

Apparently, farming is the main source of income in their place, and Marty narrates that life was very difficult for them since rice is harvested every trimester. They also rely on the income they get from selling his vegetables. He sells it not only in their neighbourhood but he travels to other municipalities just to sell it. Her wife Rose also helps to provide through doing home services like manicure and hairdressing, while their 2 children are in school. Marty also works part-time as a construction worker whenever he is needed; he gets paid 150-200pesos per day.

Rose, on the other hand, is a parent leader; their family are pantawid members since 2009. One day, when Rose was in the municipality to meet her co-beneficiaries, a DSWD worker from Sustainable Livelihood Program approached her. She was asked if she knows someone who is interested to undergo skills training in Electrical Installation and Maintenance. Rose was very eager to share the information to her group and also to her husband Marty. Sadly, Marty was not interested because for him he’s too old to be trained.

“Nakakahiya kung sasali pa ako sa training baka pagtawanan lang ako ng mga kasamahan ko doon.” Said Marty

Rose pushed her husband to register as a participant in the training; Marty granted her wife’s request and went to register. The SLP worker, Ms. Ione Reasonable, who approached Rose told Marty to give his self a chance, and be serious with the opportunity that was given to them, but Marty just smiled.

 Days turned to months and Marty received a call that the seminar for the training will start in an hour. Marty was helping his father that time in their farm harvesting rice. He was carrying a sack of rice while talking over the phone. He was asked to go to the municipal office right away, but Marty declined because he was busy helping his father so he could be able to get his share of rice for his family’s consumption. However, his father allowed him since it was important.

The following day, the training started.

“Huwag kayong a-absent kase sayang. Kapag isang araw kayong um-absent marami kayong maiiwanang lesson na hindi niyo na malalaman sa installation.” Said a TESDA trainor.

Marty never missed a day of opportunity. He became comfortable with his classmates because the participants were mixed; there were teenagers, adults and even people older than him.

After 51 days of training under Electrical Installation and Maintenance capacitated by SLP partner Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Marty and his co-participants were assessed and were able to attain National Certificate II. With their head held high, they marched their way to receive their certificate on their graduation day. They also received their starter kits which are included in their training package.

Maganda talaga ang pograma ng SLP. Sana ito ay magpatuloy dahil marami talaga ang nangangailangan nito.” Marty emotionally said.

The journey just begun for Marty, he further enhanced his capabilities through studying Trainers Methodology. The outcome of his hard work, effort and determination, he passed the course. He is now a competent Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Trainer. However, he cannot apply for a job just yet, since his papers needed to be processed for 6 months for the certification. While waiting, he had a part-time work in installing electricity in neighbouring barangays of Polanco, he works with a group, installing two (2) lights and one (1) outlet. They are paid worth 500pesos per household. Marty with his co-electricians are paid per package in one barangay, depending on  how many household would want installation. Payment ranges from 15,000-20,000pesos.

Masasabi ko talagang mas maganda ang programang ito sa SLP. Nakaka-proud kapag nakakadating ako sa ibang lugar, sa munisipyo, makatulong ako sa ibang tao at makapagshare ako ng kaalaman sa iba.”

“Itong programang ito, hindi lang ako ang nangailanagan, marami pa. Hindi talaga magsisisi ang mag-aaral nito.”

 

Marty cannot contain his happiness on how he achieved his accomplishments in life. With wide smiles and flashy happy laughter as he shared the changes in is life.

“Dati sumasahod lang ako ng 200 pesos, hindi naman yun araw-araw. Pero ngayon kapag binigyan ako ng isang item, malaki-laki talaga ang kita. Forty thousand pesos sa fifty one (51) day na pagtuturo. Kung sa isang taon maka tatlong training ako, malaki na talaga.”

Marty’s sole dream is to be able to make his four children finish their studies and have their own good life in the future.

“Proud nga ako na natulungan ako ng SLP kase nakatulong din ako ngayon sa iba. Mahirap talaga paniwalaan na narrating ko ito ngayon. Nagpapasalamat ako sa SLP, akala ko hindi na aangat ang buhay ko. ” Marty dreamily states.

“Sa DSWD, SLP at 4Ps, maganda po talaga ang mga programang ito. Sana ito ay magpatuloy kase marami pa ang nangangailangan hindi lang po ako. Sa kin lang alaki ang pasalamat ko kase natulungan ang aking pamilya lalo na sa aking hanapbuhay na binigyang diin na umunlad po kame dahil sa programang ito, itatagyod sa inabukasan, ito po ay magpatuloy.”

“Sa mga kapwa benepisyaryo, itong skills trainng ay maganda, maganda kaysa tumanggap ka ng pera, dahil ang skills training sa lahat hindi yan mababawi ng iba ang kaalaman mo. Napakahalaga nito, dahil ung kaalaman mo, pagkatao mo, hindi makukuha ng ibang tao. Magagamit mo talaga hindi lang sa dito pilipinas pero pati s ibang bansa.”

Marty is devotedly teaching in the Dipolog Medical Center-College Foundation. He was also given a  number of offers by different schools to train outside his birthplace, but he respectfully declined because he wants to share first his knowledge to his hometown, in the municipality of Polanco.

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Bayan’s Fruitful Patience

Every person faces different challenges and situations of difficulty. Some people do not even know how to take themselves out of a bad situation, they only keep on worrying, yet they do not take actions to improve their situation. There are some out there, who do everything, anything, to pull their selves together and be able to surpass their difficulties.

Benson Bayan ( ), lives with his wife Patriya and their four (4) children in barangay Sta. Barbara, Zamboanga City. It may be uncomfortable for him to say that in the past, his family was supported by his sister in their daily needs, but it was a reality. Every day he tried to look for a job, even a simple work, but could not find one. He thought that maybe this was because he only finished high school. He had a brief experience in college under the course of Planning Engineering for only a year, because his parents could not afford to pay for his education.

”Para sakin yung buhay ko dati malala, sa isang araw isang beses lang kame kumakain. Dalawa pa yung anak namin noon, nagtitiis lang talaga kame. Paminsan naglulugaw kame, o kanin lang. minsan hindi pa ako nakakakain, humuhingi ako paminsan sa kapatid ko na babae ng bigas para lang mayroon akong makain. Kaya nung dumating sa buhay ko ang Pantawid unti unting umangat ang buhay namin, nakakakain na kame ng tatlong beses sa isang araw.”

But amidst all the struggles in life, things were going to change, a break, that he nd his famiy really needed. Benson was also a 4Ps beneficiary, and in one of their regular meetings, a City Link from the DSWD brought them good news. One of the department’s programs, the SLP ( susjsajs), was offering free skills training to interested beneficiaries. Upon learning about this, Benson became very interested and was overly excited about this opportunity. He and some other beneficiaries formed an association consisting of 25 members, and this was the start of their journey to success.

Their association was given the chance to choose a type of training that is suitable for the type of business they plan on putting up, so they decided to take Bread and Pastry Production.

“Sabi ko sa kagrupo ko, ‘kung gusto niyo bakery nalang kase pangmatagalan’, um-agree naman sila s’akin.”

The training was not conducted as soon as they decided on it, they had to wait for the approval of the proposal. They patiently waited for it, and never doubted it.

“Nag-antay lang kame kase sinabihan na kame na ganyan talaga ang proseso. Kumbaga sa amin “sabr’, magtiis talaga, magpasensya. Gusto sana nila ng pera, pero sinabi ko sakanila na marami ng nag-release pero walang nangyari.” Benson said.

After 6 long months, Benson with his co-participants eagerly underwent skills training under Bread and Pastry Production. They were capacitated through DSWD’s partner TESDA for 15 days. Each member was funded worth 20,000 pesos for the training, and starter kits that they will receive after they finish the course. The venue of training was an easy access for them since it was located at Sta. Barbara barangay hall which was sponsored by the Local Government Unit.

For Benson it was a dream come true to be able to learn to make different pastries. He was very overwhelmed that he can now produce something that he only wish he could do before. After finishing the training and receiving their starter kits, reality of the weight of their new venture, begun to start.

“Pagkatapos ng training namoblema ako kase wala kameng sariling lugar at wala pa akong experience sa pagpapatakbo ng bakery. Tinatanong ko din mga kasama ko dati hindi din nila alam. Pero sige lang, ganun talaga kapag first time mo, tiis tiis lang. ‘Yong doon kame sa dating barangay naming mahirap ang situwasyon doon kasi walang kuryente.”

Eventually he found a place to put up their bakery, but Benson was the only one pursuing the business, the other members did not help him to push through with their business, instead, went to start a business on their own.

“Nung nagsisimula palang ako hindi talaga balance ang income, may 500, 600. ‘Yong mga ingredients na binigay sa amin unti unti ng nauubos, doon na ako namomoblema kaya kumuha na ako ng kasama para gumawa siya ng pan. Kase kung ako pa ang gagawa at mag-dedeliver, pagod na.” Benson expressed.

Facing the struggles of a new business, Benson needed to ask help from his nephew in Pagadian who willingly came here to Zamboanga just to assist him in running his bakery. But even this had to end, his nephew needed to go back to Pagadian because his family and work was there. Each day may be very hard for Benson but he was always happy about what he was doing. He can say that it is now his cup of tea. He also accepts orders of cakes for different occasions such as graduations and birthdays. His cakes cost 250 to 300 pesos, but also gives it at 200 pesos for people who are dear to him.

“Kung nagkaka-income ako ng 2,000, yung 500 ibibili ko ng kagamitan na dagdag sa bakery, tapos yung 1,500 sa baon ng anak ko, kuryente, ilaw, at emergency.” Benson happily said.

Running the business alone, Benson really pursued the bakery, he endures anything because nothing is impossible if you strive really hard.

“Andito na ang bakery, papalaguin nalang natin. Siyempre proud din ang mga tumulong sa atin lalo na kung makita nila ang mga kagamitan na andyan pa na ginagamit. Lalo na yung City Link namin, tuwing dumadalaw sila dito sinasabi nila na okay daw talaga at tumatakbo pa ang bakery. Proud sila pati ang SLP kapag tatawag at mangangamusta.”

“Masarap sa feeling, siyempre yung dating hindi mo makain ngayon kaya mong mabigay sa mga anak mo. ‘Yon talaga ang kinaibahan”

Benson still can’t believe the changes that happened in his life, remembering the day that they were having a hard time looking for food to eat for the day and a work to pay for their needs. He is forever thankful for the opportunity that was given to him.

“Yung knowledge, dati wala akong alam. Kahit mawala man ang bakery ang karunungan hindi mawawala. Ngayon Yung natutunan ko hindi na yan maaalis. Dati nagdadalwang isip ako kung paano niluluto ung mga nkikita ko. Pero ngayon alam ko na ang gagawin.”

“Kailangan kung anong ibinogay sayo pahalagahan mo, ingatan mo para sa sarili mo at pamilya mo. siyempre kabuhayn yan, ingatan. Useless lang kahit tutulungan ka pero di mo tutulungan sarili mo oaano ka makarecover? Wala lang, kung sinong mag bibigay ng tulong ipakita mo na aya mo , panindigan mo ang tulong na ibinigay nila para sayo.”

“Salamat talaga lalo na sa SLP,kugn di dahil sakanila wala itong bakery, maraming salamat talaga malaki talaga ang tulog ng DSWD samin. Sana tuloy tuloy ang pagtulong nila sa taong mahihirap hindi lang gaya sakin.”

Today, aside from running his bakery, he also volunteers as Ustads in their community.

“Nagtuturo ako every Saturday and Sunday. Nagtuturo ako ng Arabic language, mabuting asal sa kapwa: mga dapat na ginagawa sa kapwa, at pagdadasal.” Benson shared.

Because of Benson’s effort, persistence, and belief in having a good life, he saw the beauty of sacrifice and patience where it brought him now. ###

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ODA Assessment in Progress

The National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) through its Regional Field Coordinator-9 (RFC), Michael D.S. Mustafa confirmed that the current On-demand Application (ODA) in Isabela City has already assessed 610 households as of September 29.

“Out of 1,645, our field staff has already evaluated 610 households. In fact, 403 household assessment forms were already forwarded to the office for verification and encoding,” Mustafa said.

According to him, out of the 21 identified barangays in Isabela City, only six barangays remain for the said assessment.

In addition, some of their target households were no longer in the areas identified. He said, “they could have already transferred to other barangays or somewhere else.”

Meanwhile, the NHTU is expecting to finish the assessment within the week as per press time.

NHTU conducts training for ODA Field Staff

Prior to the conduct of ODA in Isabela City, Basilan and Siasi, Sulu, the NHTU headed by Mustafa and BaSulTa RFC, Ben Nasser Isnain organized a 3-day orientation and training for the field staff last September 6-8 at the Jardin de La Vińa Hotel, Zamboanga City.

The said activity served as an “opportunity” to prepare the 11 newly hired workers for deployment in the aforementioned areas. To be specific, four enumerators will be in charged of the 21 barangays (more than 1,500 households) in Isabela City, while six enumerators and one area supervisor will be assigned to approximately 2,500 households in Siasi, Sulu.

The training highlighted a comprehensive discussion of the household enumeration. A series of sessions were conducted primarily aimed at preparing the field staff in the household assessment proper.

They were also oriented on the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or the Listahanan, its objectives, and the four phases of the targeting system. Aside from these, they were also trained on how to correctly fill-out the forms to be used in the assessment to collect the needed information of the households they will visit.

Furthermore, their roles and responsibilities were also discussed including the Data Privacy Act of 2012, the concept of the Proxy Means Test (PMT), a statistical model used by the Listahanan in estimating household income using proxy variables indicated in the assessment forms, and administrative-related concerns were also addressed by the NHTU.

What’s Next After ODA

Upon the completion of ODA, the NHTU may finally come up with the regional profile of the poor. Likewise, its database of poor families may already be shared to different social protection stakeholders for purposes like planning, identification of potential beneficiaries for protective programs and services, validation, and research among others.

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DSWD IX clarifies unliquidated funds of Zamboanga City on Supplementary Feeding

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IX clarifies inclusion of the Zamboanga City in the “Shame list” of those Local Government Units who have failed to liquidate the funds for Supplementary Program implementation.

In the circulating articles online, Zamboanga City was included in the Top 10 LGUs who failed to liquidate the funds for the said program amounting to 8.565 million pesos.

The DSWD Field Office IX clarifies that the reckoning period of the said report was June 2017. The CSWDO of Zamboanga City has fully liquidated the said amount last August 2017 and making them 100% fully liquidated at present. In fact, the funds for 7th cycle of Supplementary Feeding program implementation was already downloaded to them amounting to 29.7 million pesos to provide hot meals to children in child development centers for 120 days.

“The city of Zamboanga has been our partner in the implementation of DSWD programs and services and they have been regularly liquidating the funds downloaded to them. We in the DSWD always ensure that the objectives of the programs are met and the timely delivery of these services will never be affected so we always remind and encourage our partner LGUs to take the responsibility to strictly submit their liquidation reports on the given timeline.” Said DSWD Regional Director Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo

Supplementary Feeding Program is the provision of food in addition to the regular meals, to target children as part of the DSWD’s contribution to the Early Childhood Care Development (ECCD Program).

“Considering that there are new funds downloaded to them, they have already been cleared by our department and the implementation of the said program continues for the next cycle”, Atty. Solamillo added.

Zamboanga City has been implementing the Supplementary program in 350 child development centers for almost 7 years since 2011 targeting 16,500 beneficiaries at present. ##

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