Butuan City – The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was appreciated by the Local Government Units (LGUs) during the Convergence activity entitled “Consultation Workshop on LGUs support for Transition of Pantawid and other Poor Beneficiaries” on November 13, 2013 in Mazaua Island Resort, Butuan City.
The participants of the activity were the Provincial/City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers, Provincial/City/Municipal Planning and Development Officers, Provincial/City/Municipal Action Team Leaders/Members.
The Regional Field Coordinator of Listahanan, Therese Margarette C. Babanto, discussed the salient features of the Regional Profile of the Poor in Caraga.
Babanto emphasized that in 2009, there were 405,310 households (HHs) assessed and 232, 301 were identified as poor and only 60,414 (26.01%) HHs have availed at least two (2) of DSWD’s core social protection programs which arePantawidPamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Kapit-Bisig Laban saKahirapan and Comprehensive Integrated Delivery Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) and Social Pension.
On the other hand, there are still 119, 353 poor households who have availed at least one(1) social protection service and 52, 532 (22.61%) poor HHs are not yet served of any social welfare development programs and services as of August 2013, Babanto said on her presentation.
LGUs were also encouraged as front liners in delivering social services to the needy for them to support and to use the Listahanan database of the poor.
“I really appreciate the data of Listahanan. It is a great help to us. It is very useful to determine the poor households in our Municipalities. I have now the basis of our data for our write-ups and in delivering our social protection programs to our potential beneficiaries,” shared insights ofJudalyn de Castro, MSWDO of Marihatag, Surigaodel Sur.
Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country. ### Social Marketing Unit (Maria Cecilia N. Sosas)