Butuan City-The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Caraga affirmed continued commitment to use the updated Listahanan Database of Poor Families of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

According to Celeste Paler, assistant chief of Planning Management Division of DENR, they were able to identify poor households in the province based on the Listahanan 1 database.

“The contents of the database are timely for our planning and implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) where the rightful beneficiaries will benefit,” said Paler.

“We also directed our field staff to prioritize households who are on the list,” she added.

Regional Field Coordinator Aldie May Andoy with Celeste Paler, Assistant Chief of Planning Management Division take a pose on August 11, 2016 at DENR office after a brief discussion about the updated Listahanan Database

The DENR is just one of the national government agencies who forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with DSWD to obtain a copy of the Listahanan Database for their basis in the beneficiary targeting system to some of their programs.

As stipulated in the MOA, partner stakeholders are required to submit a quarterly report as part of the monitoring of the agency for the Listahanan-identified poor households who are receiving interventions from both private and government sectors.

The NHTS-PR, also known as Listahanan, is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide. It provides complete basic information on poor households who will become beneficiaries of the different social protection programs and services. ###(ABEGAIL R. ALVAREZ/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

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