PROVINCE OF DINAGAT ISLANDS- With the objective to uplift the lives of its poor constituents, the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) of Dinagat Islands passed a resolution, in compliance to one of the requirements based on the guidelines to access the Listahanan 2 Database during the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Session on October 24, 2017.

For the LGU to appreciate the Listahanan 2 Database, Regional Focal Person Aldie Mae Andoy and Regional Associate Statistician Marivic Esteban present the MOA and Profile of the Poor in the Province of Dinagat Islands during the SP session.

The result came after the staff from the National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga explained and presented the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and the Profile of the Poor in the said province.

SP Member Winefredo Olofernes, who presided the session automatically pronounced the passing of resolution, which was also supported by Hon. Nilo Demerey Jr, and the rest of the board members.

“We appreciated the effort exerted by Listahanan in identifying the poor. With this, we are committed to comply all the necessary documents within the month of November in order for us to help our constituents who are in need,” bared Demerey during the SP session.

After this step, the NHTU will conduct an inspection meeting to check and ensure if the second party is capable of protecting the data shared by Listahanan. Since the database contains sensitive personal information, there is a need to safeguard the information as anchored on R.A. 10173 or known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012.  

The SP resolution authorizes the Provincial Government to enter into MOA with DSWD is one of the requirements to access the Listahanan 2 Database. Other requirements includes letter request signed by the governor, MOA with Annex A properly accomplished, and Executive Order designating a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

Base on the 2nd household assessment conducted in 2015, the Listahanan identified a total of 12,207 poor households in PDI. ###(ABEGAIL R. ALVAREZ/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga