2.17.2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

DSWD targets high-quality database of poor families

By Maria Cecilia N. Sosas

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) –The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga is currently preparing for the upcoming second round family assessment to update the database of poor families in the region through the Listahanan project.

“The purpose of this assessment is to update the database of poor families and also to provide a high-quality data to help our partners like the national government agencies and other stakeholders as basis for their social protection programs and services,” said DSWD Caraga regional director Minda B. Brigoli.

The family assessment will be conducted to generate the socio-economic data of each family and come up with the list of poor families who should be the beneficiaries of the government’s social protection programs and services.

The Listahanan is a national government project implemented by the DSWD. It is an information management system that aims to establish a reliable database of poor families to be prioritized in the delivery of social protection programs and services of the Government.

An amount of P51, 544,500.00 is allotted for this activity. DSWD-Caraga needs 1,577 field staff composed of 41 Area Coordinators, 206 Area Supervisors, 1,030 Enumerators, 150 Encoders, and 150 Verifiers to successfully complete the second cycle. The applicants who will be hired will undergo thorough trainings and orientations. (Social Marketing Unit/DSWD-13/PIA-Caraga)


DENR Caraga welcomes Virgin Mother for Leadership by Grace, Citizenship by Grace

By Maria Catherine M. Gonzaga

BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) - Officials and employees of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Surigao del Norte welcome the sacred image of the Virgin Mother of Leadership and Citizenship by Grace on the 8th leg of its pilgrimage visit to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional offices in the country.

From Tacloban City, the representatives from the Central office carried the sacred icon to Caraga region via Lipata Port in Surigao City to the PENRO office where it will stay for three days.

Bearing white flaglets to symbolize peace and purity, OIC-PENR Officer Cliff C. Abrahan led his personnel in the arrival of the sacred image and toured it to the main streets to the parish church before it was brought to the PENR Office.

A mass was officiated by Fr. Yohanes Dua Dani Bao, SVD, an Indonesian priest, followed by a short ceremony and lecture conducted by Dr. Connie Alaras of the University of the Philippines.

The pilgrimage which started on March 27, 2014 is now on its 8th leg passing to the PENR offices.

This activity is DENR’s response to President Aquino’s “Pagbabago Tungo sa Daang Matuwid” wherein the department is supporting the Moral Recovery Program which was conceived in response to the need to strengthen the moral fiber of the Filipino culture, values and ideals which are pro-God, pro-people, pro-country and pro-nature.

Its purpose is to strengthen the human spirit through the “Pilgrimage Mother for Leadership by Grace, Citizenship by Grace,” DENR OIC-Administrative Division Chief Evangeline Astillo said.


The Virgin Mother will rest in the Caraga Region from February 4-28, 2015 and will visit the different DENR field offices. (DENR-13/PIA-Caraga)