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DSWD SUSPENDS 4PS ACTIVITIES AMIDST COVID-19

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has recently declared suspension of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program activities amid crisis facing covid-19.

This is after DSWD Secretary Hon. Rolando Bautista, in accordance to the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force, issued the Advisory No. 1 stating that all activities needing mass gatherings shall be temporarily suspended until April 14.

According to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Republic Act 11310, more popuparly known as the 4Ps Act, the Secretary of the Department may suspend program activities through a declaration of “force majeure.”

This is to ensure the health and safety of 4Ps beneficiaries particularly that of more vulnerable sectors such as the senior citizens, children, and those with prior sickness, and the DSWD staff as well.

The suspension includes all cash card distributions, compliance to program conditionalities such as children’s attendance to school and regular health checkups.

In addition, the conduct of monthly gathering of the beneficiaries during Family Development Sessions (FDS) shall likewise be temporarily suspended.

In consideration of the “force majeure” situation, beneficiaries will still be able to receive their cash grants for the month of February and March.

However, all program beneficiaries are encouraged to continue their usual chores such as maintaining their backyard gardens to ensure healthy food for the family, encourage their children to read and study at home while classes are suspended, keeping their home and environment clean, and only seek information from reliable sources.

4Ps is a human capital investment of the national government that aims to reduce poverty by providing assistance to poor households for education and health. As of to date, the program has 287,000 active beneficiaries in Region IX and 4 million household beneficiaries nationwide.

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Barangay Payongan conduct ground-breaking for Sectional Concreting SP

Barangay Payongan in Alicia, Zamboanga Sibugay will soon start the construction of the 300 linear meter sectional concreting sub-project under Cycle 2 of Kalahi-CIDSS PAMANA IP-CDD following the ground-breaking ceremony last January 30, 2020.

The sub-project is expected to be completed within 73 days with a total project cost of Php2,698,998.00.

According to the residents of the barangay, the Subanen has been longing to get the road repaired since this is the only way leading to their town.  The Local Government Unit present during the ceremony also commits to allocate 8.3 million to continue the concreting of road connecting to poblacion.

The construction of 300 ln. m. sectional concreting is among the 20 on-going sub-projects being implemented in the Municipality of Alicia under the said program.

DSWD, through Kalahi-CIDSS, supports the PAMANA framework by providing micro-level interventions that promote the convergent delivery of services and goods focused on households and communities utilizing the Community-Driven Development (CDD) strategy. ###

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4Ps warns beneficiaries against cash card pawning

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) under the implementation of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warns program beneficiaries against alleged cash card pawning.

The program has received unofficial reports stating that some of its beneficiaries use their cash cards as collaterals for loans.

Regional Program Coordinator of the 4Ps in region 9, Flordeliza A. Atuy, said that the alleged pawning of cash cards is now being validated by the Grievance Redress System (GRS).

“We have a grievance system in place that works on validation and provides actions to complaints received from the field. From time to time, we also conduct spot-checks or surprise visits to our beneficiaries to see for ourselves how they comply with the program conditionalities and policies,” Atuy said.

According to the implementing rules and guidelines of the program, cash card pawning constitutes part of misdemeanor grievances and any beneficiary caught practicing such is subjected to sanctions as prescribed by the National Advisory Committee (NAC), an interagency body that provides policy directions and guidelines to the program management office on matters pertinent to project implementation.

As per NAC Resolution 20 Series of 2014, the following are the imposed sanctions for complaints on misuse of grants (pawning of cash cards):

  1. First Offense: Counseling by the Municipal Link and a written warning from the head of the Provincial Operations Office.
  2. Second Offense: Counseling by the Social Welfare Officer III and a written warning from the Regional Director; Household’s grants for two (2) months shall be suspended.
  3. Third Offense: Delisting of the concerned household under GRS Fraud duly approved by the Regional Director and tagging to be facilitated by the Regional Grievance Officers. The household’s delisted status is non-appealable.

Other misdemeanor complaints may include, but not limited to: misuse of grants such as drug-abuse, alcoholism, and gambling, collection of fees, and false representation of beneficiaries in the program. Sanctions vary for each complaint.

Program implementers encourage beneficiaries to participate in reporting cases of misdemeanor to the grievance officers in the region by contacting their grievance hotline at 09271613818.

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IP Volunteers construct Tribal Hall in Payao

Residents of Barangay Kulasian in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay have constructed an IP Tribal Hall worth Ph1 million for the Samal and Subanen community under the Kalahi-CIDSS IP-CDD program of DSWD.

According to the Kulasian Indigenous Peoples Organization (KIPO) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) president Fernando Velasco “kami maningkamot nga among mahatag kung unsa man ang panginahanglanon diha sa pag-operate niini nga proyekto, ilabina ang pag-amping sa mga instrumento nga anaa lakip niini. Ipatuman ang mga palisiya ug balaod nga namugna aron mulungtad ang gihatag sa KC PAMANA IP-CDD”.

We will try to provide the things needed in the operation of this project, especially in ensuring the functionality of the instruments along with it. To implement the policies for the improvement of the sub-project provided by KC PAMANA IP-CDD.

The sub-project has been completed last December 30, 2019 and was formally turned-over to the community last January 29, 2020. This is under Batch 1 cycle 2 implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS IP-CDD which aims to prioritize IPs under targeted CADTs.

DSWD. through Kalahi-CIDSS, supports the PAMANA framework by providing micro-level interventions that promote the convergent delivery of services and goods focused on households and communities utilizing the Community-Driven Development (CDD) strategy. In 2017, OPAPP and DSWD agreed to expand the partnership under PAMANA to support a Community-Driven Development Program for Indigenous Peoples (IP-CDD). The project aims to deliver basic services to IP communities through supporting the implementation of the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP), strengthen partnership of local governance institutions and the Indigenous Political Structures and build communities resilience to conflict.

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IP Volunteers construct Tribal Hall in Payao

Residents of Barangay Kulasian in Payao, Zamboanga Sibugay have constructed an IP Tribal Hall worth Ph1 million for the Samal and Subanen community under the Kalahi-CIDSS IP-CDD program of DSWD.

According to the Kulasian Indigenous Peoples Organization (KIPO) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) president Fernando Velasco “kami maningkamot nga among mahatag kung unsa man ang panginahanglanon diha sa pag-operate niini nga proyekto, ilabina ang pag-amping sa mga instrumento nga anaa lakip niini. Ipatuman ang mga palisiya ug balaod nga namugna aron mulungtad ang gihatag sa KC PAMANA IP-CDD”.

We will try to provide the things needed in the operation of this project, especially in ensuring the functionality of the instruments along with it. To implement the policies for the improvement of the sub-project provided by KC PAMANA IP-CDD.

The sub-project has been completed last December 30, 2019 and was formally turned-over to the community last January 29, 2020. This is under Batch 1 cycle 2 implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS IP-CDD which aims to prioritize IPs under targeted CADTs.

DSWD. through Kalahi-CIDSS, supports the PAMANA framework by providing micro-level interventions that promote the convergent delivery of services and goods focused on households and communities utilizing the Community-Driven Development (CDD) strategy. In 2017, OPAPP and DSWD agreed to expand the partnership under PAMANA to support a Community-Driven Development Program for Indigenous Peoples (IP-CDD). The project aims to deliver basic services to IP communities through supporting the implementation of the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP), strengthen partnership of local governance institutions and the Indigenous Political Structures and build communities resilience to conflict.

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Community Job Fair through SLP held

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Sustainable Livelihood Program conducted a community Job Fair in Brgy. Hall of Mampang, Zamboanga City.

The said activity is in partnership with Barangay Local Government Unit, Public Employment Service Office and Department of Labor and Employment. Among the partners which participated are KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Shop-o-rama Group of Company, Mang Inasal, Gatchallan Agency, and Great Hands Service Cooperative.

More than 100 applicants signified their interest to apply in the different positions available. There were also applicants who were immediately hired by  and requested to process the needed requirements immediately.

The community job fair has been a good practice of the Sustainable Livelihood Program for almost 3 years. This aims to help increase chances for community members to explore employment  opportunities where the probability of being hired is high.

This activity is in line of the Sustainable Livelihood Program’s track, which is Employment Facilitation. It is a track that provides assistance to qualified member/s of poor households who prefer employment rather than engaging in microenterprise.

Sustainable Livelihood Program is a capacity-building program for poor, vulnerable and marginalized households and communities to help improve their socio-economic conditions through accessing and acquiring necessary assets to engage in and maintain thriving livelihoods.

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DSWD clarifies 4Ps and Listahanan confusion

The Department of Social Welfare and Development clarifies difference between the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) and the Listahanan Project after noticing apparent confusion from public.

The confusion stirred from the misinterpretation of the purpose of the currently being conducted household assessment by the Listahanan. The public misunderstood the assessment as registration to the country’s conditional cash transfer program, 4Ps, which is also implemented by the Department.

DSWD-9 OIC-Regional Director Fatima S. Caminan emphasized that the Listahanan is a project that determines who and where the poor are while the 4Ps is a program that invests in human capital by providing cash grants to beneficiaries for education and health.

“The Listahanan database is what we use as basis for identification of beneficiaries of social welfare programs and services not only of DSWD but also of other agencies. It does not provide any grants unlike the 4Ps,” OIC-Regional Director Caminan said.

Furthermore, the Department also clarifies that having been assessed by the Listahanan does not necessarily guarantee a family inclusion to 4Ps and other programs of the Department.

“It still depends if a family was found out to be poor and if they qualify to the program based on its guidelines,” OIC-RD Caminan added.

The Listahanan household assessment is anticipated to finish by the end of January this year. All households are targeted to be assessed including beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Listahanan currently conducts the 3rd round of household assessment in Region IX among Pantawid and Non-Pantawid beneficiaries.
Listahanan currently conducts the 3rd round of household assessment in Region IX among Pantawid and Non-Pantawid beneficiaries.

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