ListahananButuan City – The Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Caraga will conduct a special validation for Indigent Senior Citizens of the Social Pension program and Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Families in Need of Special Protection (MCCT-FNSP) beneficiaries on the month of May this year in Caraga region.

The special validation will uphold Listahanan’s objective of ensuring that all potentially poor households are assessed and included in the database which serves as the basis for selecting recipients of the social protection programs of the national government.

For Social Pension, the assessment will legitimize the resumption of the payment of monthly stipends to social pension beneficiaries. On the other hand, the inclusion of MCCT-FNSP beneficiary-families in the Listahanan database as a result of this validation will guarantee their advancement to the regular Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Caraga will need a total of ninety-eight (98) Field workers compose of fourteen(14)Area Supervisors, seventy(70)Enumerators, and fourteen(14)Encoders with only a short-term of engagement in the Department.

The Family Assessment Form (FAF) with 52 variables will be utilized as the main tool in the assessment interview. The use of the FAF will ensure consistency in determining the poverty status of the targeted beneficiaries. It may be recalled that those currently being served by the Program have been identified using the List of Poor Households generated as a result of the 2009 assessment.

Director Minda B. Brigoli calls support for the Local Government Units (LGUs) in informing their constituents specially the senior citizens to be available during the household assessment.

The Listahanan is a project implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). It is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country. ### Social Marketing Unit/Maria Cecilia N. Sosas