DSWD seeks support from local stakeholders for 2014 Listahanan assessment
POSTED: Thursday, April 10th, 2014
CALAPAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV- MiMaRoPa intensifies its campaign for support from local government units and stakeholders for the Listahanan nationwide household assessment this second quarter of 2014.
In a meeting organized by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Municipal Links last March 29, 2014 at the municipal hall of Bulalacao ton in Oriental Mindoro, which was attended by CSOs partners and local officials, the National Household Targeting Unit has oriented participants on Listahanan and its relevance in the identification of beneficiaries of DSWD social protection programs. Highlight of the said orientation was the role of stakeholders in the conduct of enumeration.
Issue on how to saturate all Indigenous People (IP) community was among concerns raised in the open forum. “We will provide assistance for this household assessment and make sure IP households in town will be included,” one of the resolutions proposed by School Principal Toto Genabe.
Prior to the meeting, Bulalacao Mayor Edna Villas said they will provide additional staff to assist DSWD enumerators on the conduct of house-to-house interviews. This is to ensure that all poor families in said municipality will be captured in the database and become potential beneficiaries’ of government programs.
There are four Area Supervisors and 19 Enumerators to be deployed targeting 9, 135 households in entire Bulalacao.
In Oriental Mindoro, Listahanan targets a total of 177,459 households for enlistment. Nevertheless, DSWD asks the public to help monitor household assessment and be vigilant enough to report wrong doings of staff.
Early this March, the Department has conducted series of face-to-face orientation to some local government units in Oriental Mindoro and Romblon provinces to advocate support on this national activity.
Listahanan is the Department’s mechanism of identifying who and where the poor are that started in 2009 and has to be updated this year. (By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)