Surigao del Sur – Eager to bring its program services closer to the people that it is mandated to serve, protect and empower, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga conducted its third leg of Information Caravan during the Paladong Festival in the municipality of Hinatuan last August 27, 2017.

An audience of the Information Caravan happily receives his prize after actively participating the activity

During the caravan, the information officers of the Social Marketing Unit have discussed the thrusts of the agency and brought about a better understanding of the different programs and services of the agency. To deepen the communication campaign, frequently asked questions were highlighted during the one-hour set of information dissemination. The less known but equally important protective services such as Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP), Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) and other services were made known to.

One of the members of the Municipal Action Team distributes flyers to the attentive crowd of the Information Caravan

Further, flyers and other IEC materials were distributed during the caravan and inquiries and grievances were addressed to update and acquaint the general public to the different programs and services apart from the mainstreamed programs such as Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Kapit-Bisig-Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) and Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).


OIC – Regional Director Mita Chuchi Gupana-Lim expressed her gratitude to the local government unit, headed by Mayor Shem G. Garay, for permitting the Field Office to be part of the colorful and elated celebration of prosperity and culture.

The Social Marketing Unit of DSWD FO Caraga pays courtesy to Mayor Shem Garay

“We are grateful for the opportunity given by the LGU of Hinatuan for us to let the people know that the agency truly cares for the disadvantaged, marginalized, and vulnerable sectors,” Lim said.

“We hope to get support from other LGUs as we continue this journey of bringing agency’s program to the people of Caraga and promote the different services being offered,” she concluded.###(MARY CARMELLE C. JUMAWAN/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

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