Simultaneous to the conduct of second semester payout to beneficiaries of the Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens in Magallanes, Agusan del Norte, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) also conducted a modified information caravan to strengthen advocacy on the agency’s programs and services to the residents last July 23, 2020.
DSWD Field Office Caraga Social Marketing Section staff distributed flyers, brochures, and magazines to residents of Barangay Taod-oy, and answered queries about the agency’s programs and services.
The information drive aims to educate Caraganons on the programs and services of the Department as well as to inform them of the Field Office’s accomplishments. For this year’s information drive, DSWD is facing quite a number of challenges with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But the agency is making sure that the conduct of the payouts and information drive would follow strict health and safety protocols, just like social distancing, wearing of masks, and proper handwashing.
Aside from information drives in local government units, DSWD Caraga Social Marketing Section is also active in disseminating success stories and information materials on social media.