BUTUAN CITY– The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte expressed support to the recently launched Listahanan 2 Database of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-Caraga).

Mayor Avelina S. Rosales said that the database would be a great help in the implementation of their numerous programs and services which include the provision of toilet bowl, provision of seedlings to the farmers, livelihood program, electrification, assistance to the senior citizens, and many more.

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Regional Field Coordinator Aldie Mae Andoy (in orange sleeves) gives a brief orientation of the Listahanan 2 database with Las Nieves Mayor Rosales (in stripes), MSWDO Leoncia Calang (in brown), and MLGOO Silvosa in the mayor’s office of the said municipalities on September 14, 2016.

“I gave my support to Listahanan since it contains complete details of poor families which are necessary for our LGU in selecting our beneficiaries,” added Mayor Rosales.

Also, Municipal Local Government Operation Officer Arvin Reyes Silvosa of DILG bared that Listahanan is an excellent database for identifying the deserving beneficiaries of the LGU especially now that funds are still yet to follow for the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS).

Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Leoncia Calang, expressed positive feedback of Listahanan especially that their office is the frontline in helping poor families.

As to date, selected staff from the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) of DSWD is continuously lobbying the Listahanan 2 database to all LGUs in the region while monitoring the use of the Listahanan 1 database. ###(ABEGAIL R. ALVAREZ/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)