If I have to sum up our agenda for this year, it would be – “Tuloy Ang Pagbabago”.
I’m glad we could start off on that note since everything that we have worked on and will continue to work on is entrenched upon that advocacy.
In pursuit of excellence and quality service, DSWD-Caraga embarked on the ISO 9001: 2008 standard certification last year. With this, the Field Office ensured that its operations and services are all guided by its Quality Policy and Quality Manual/ Procedures, thus, attaining ultimate client/customer satisfaction.
Having a cherished collection of colorful, meaningful, and beautiful stories of success is one thing that keeps the Department in Caraga, together with its strong workforce, strongly and compassionately serving.
After all, that sums up what lies at the core of our Department. We are in the business of making the improved lives of our partner beneficiaries a daily reality, and while we are reminded of how far we have come every time a certain partner-beneficiary shares his/her story of positive change, we are likewise inspired to work on what more needs to be done.
Despite the transitions of leadership at the national and local level, DSWD-Caraga remains committed to deliver, implement, and coordinate various social protection programs and services geared towards the development and growth of the poor, vulnerable, and disadvantaged sectors.
As the lead agency for response, the DSWD has at all times equipped and ready itself in providing technical assistance and resource augmentation to all stakeholders in the implementation of disaster risk reduction and management programs, activities and projects so that when disaster occur, lesser impact will be felt by the affected population.
In the onset of the El Nino phenomenon, DSWD together with our colleagues in the Government, recognized the urgency of responding to the situation of hunger affecting the poor in many parts of the country. And indeed, the Field Office worked even harder, within our mandate, to ensure that food reached those who needed them the most especially in the time of crisis.
DSWD distributed 15,180 family food packs amounting to Php6.3M for the 3,795 farmers affected by El Niño phenomenon in the region.
As the threat of the La Niña phenomenon is ahead of us, the DSWD-Caraga assures the public of its readiness in terms of resources should these be needed by the LGUs and its constituents.
This quarter, the Field Office Caraga is also set to have its regional launch of the latest Listahanan database with updated list of Poor families in the region. This big event will be joined in the first semester Social Welfare and Development (SWD) Forum which will be attended by the major stakeholders of DSWD.
Other than the expected major highlights, Program/Project implementation and service delivery of DSWD-Caraga shall continue bringing the leadership brand of the Department- matapat, mahusay, at magiliw na paglilingkod.
Nonetheless, this website is constantly updated as it is one of the agency’s channel in disseminating information to the public especially to the policy makers, stakeholders, partner agencies and to the general public.
May you have a fruitful visit in our official website!
MINDA B. BRIGOLI, CESO III