DSWD Bicol encourages stakeholders to use the Listahanan data
As part of the department’s objective to facilitate the sharing of high quality database to public and private social protection stakeholders, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office V through the Listahanan conducted advocacy forums to national government agencies (NGA’s), academe, civil society organizations (CSO’s)/ people’s organizations (PO’s) last October 20 & 27, 2016 at AVP Hall, Tahao Road, Legazpi City.
“We want to encourage our partner government agencies/civil society organizations to utilize the Listahanan data for the implementation of their social protection programs and services and also for the academe to use in their development studies and researches,” said DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Operations & Listahanan Deputy Regional Project Manager Arwin O. Razo.
Razo presented the results of the second round of household assessment such as magnitude of poor households in the Bicol region and the socio-economic profile of poor households such as access to safe water and electricity, the quality of housing materials and
their specific occupation etc. He also presented the enhancements applied in the 2015 assessment.
Meanwhile, Mr. Joy Belen III, Listahanan Regional Field Coordinator stressed the Executive Order 867 which mandates National Government Agencies (NGA’s) to adopt Listahanan as a mechanism for identifying poor households who shall be recipients of social protection programs nationwide. The forum also served as a venue for the orientation of the project to better appreciate & understand the Listahanan.
The participants expressed their enthusiasm to access the Listahanan data and to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the department. Likewise, appreciated the effort of the department to unselfishly share the database.
“We at BSP, strongly support this endeavor of DSWD in providing quality database which will be very beneficial to public and private sectors for the implementation of programs and services to the poor. “said Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Deputy Director Marlyn Paje.
She also thanked the department for being a strong advocate in the conduct of public information campaign on BSP’s demonetization schedule through the Family Development Sessions (FDS) to the Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program beneficiaries.
Listahanan is the DSWD’s information management system that identifies WHO and WHERE the poor are. It makes available to national government agencies (NGAs) and other social protection stakeholders a database of poor families as a basis for identifying potential beneficiaries of social protection programs and services.##