DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS Bicol to conduct O&M Training in 39 municipalities, adds 8 more for Makilahok

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS) trains Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Groups in 39 Local Government Units (LGUs) in the Bicol Region.

The training aims to enhance the capacity of O&M groups in performing their roles in the operations of the community projects built through the DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS in a sustained manner and effectively provide services to the community.

As of November 28, 2018, the program has completed a total of 2,672 community projects in Bicol Region. The operations and maintenance are both handled by O&M groups either organized into associations or committees of the LGUs.

“This capability-building activity will not only enrich the knowledge and skills of the O & M groups in the planning development but also enhance the capacity of these committees in mobilizing and managing their resources for their community projects,” Director Arnel Garcia said.

The municipalities that will undergo training are the following:

Province Municipality
Catanduanes Bato
San Andres
Viga
Virac
Sorsogon Bulusan
Matnog
Irosin
Magallanes
Pilar
Gubat
Donsol
Castilla
Albay Daraga
Malilipot
Sto. Domingo
Guinobatan
Malinao
Camarines Sur San Jose
Tigaon
Canaman
Minalabac
Sagnay
Baao
Bato
Buhi
Calabanga
Sipocot
Masbate Pio V. Corpus
Mandaon
Camarines Norte Basud
Labo
Sta. Elena
Vinzons
Capalonga
Daet
Jose Panganiban
Mercedes
San Vicente
Talisay

The municipalities were identified based on the Sustainability Evaluation Test (SET) results, the capacity of O&M groups and income generating projects.

The training with a total budget of Php 13,422,065.00 will tackle seven (7) sessions such as Diagnosing Functionality of O&M group, Revisiting Committee Purpose and Work Plan, Membership Development, Technical Aspect for O&M, Resource Mobilization and Management, Monitoring and O&M Planning.

On the other hand, DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS added eight (8) more municipalities for the Strengthening Community Participation in Local Development Training also known as Makilahok.

“We included eight (8) LGUs in addition to the 15 LGUs to gain more support on the institutionalization of Community-Driven Development (CDD) at the barangay development planning and budgeting process,” Dir. Garcia explained.

The additional municipalities were LGU Sta. Elena in Camarines Norte, LGUs Bato, Baao, Bula, Calabanga in Camarines Sur, LGUs Barcelona, Sta. Magadalena and Prieto Diaz in Sorsogon.

The original LGUs were Manito and Jovellar in Albay, Jose Panganiban and San Vicente in Camarines Norte, Cabusao, Minalabac, Gainza, Canaman and Ocampo in Camarines Sur, Baras and Gigmoto of Catanduanes, Mobo and Palanas in Masbate and Irosin and Gubat in Sorsogon.

Makilahok started from October 2018 while the O&M Training will be conducted on the first week of December. Both training initiatives will end on December 15, 2018.

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Steadfast community effort for refuge

Leona Ornido, a community volunteer helps her community by donating her real property to build the evacuation center community project.

“Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you’ve lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that’s good,” Elizabeth Edwards, a best-selling author said.

Through the years, Bicol Region has been struck by disasters such as typhoons, heavy rains or volcanic eruption. For the community of Barangay Sta. Cruz, Ocampo, Camarines Sur, it is important for them to strengthen their preparedness in times of disasters considering the distance of their community from the town main district.

Located at the lower slopes of Mt. Isarog, Barangay Sta. Cruz is a 45-minute motorcycle ride from the town proper. Since the community continues to grow with over 59 households situated in Zone 6 of the barangay, there is a plight on securing safety of these people during disasters.

To ensure the wellbeing of the community, the people decided to build an evacuation center that will withstand a typhoon since most of the residents’ houses are made of light materials.

Through the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS), the barangay folks have built the infrastructure with their collective action yearning for the improvement of their community.

According to Leona Ornido, 64, community volunteer who helped built the evacuation enter, the building will also serve as a day care center so that the children won’t have to go to school at the town proper.

Nagsisilbi din itong day care center kasi kawawa naman ng mga bata at ang kanilang mga magulang kailangan pa nila bumiyahe ng malayo lalong lalo na tuwing tag-ulan (The building also serves as day care center because we think it will be of great use for the children and their parents so that they won’t have to travel for a long distance especially during the rainy season),” Ornido explained.

Seeing the project as a great need to solve the problem, Ornido donated her land to build the evacuation center.

Naisipan ko magdonate ng lupa upang makatulong ako sa kapwa ko kasi kung mayroong bagyo kahit saan tumatakbo ang mga tao para lang masiguro ang kaligtasan nila (I thought of donating my land to help my fellow folks so that they won’t have to go in different places just to ensure their safety),” the volunteer added.

WEATHER THE STORM

The project implementation was never easy especially when their efforts were put to test. According to Julie Paz, 48, Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee (BSPMC) chairperson, they have experienced a lot of struggles.

Ang naging problema namin ay ang panahon kasi yung kinalalagyan ng evacuation center ay malayo sa kalsada kaya tuwing tag-ulan hindi nai-dedeliver ang mga materyales kaya nagkaroon ng delay (One of the problems is the weather. Since the evacuation center is far from the main road, the contractor has difficulty in delivering the materials especially when it rains),” Paz expounded.

To solve the delay of delivery, the volunteers have planned different ways such as manual carrying of materials and scheduling of delivery in consideration of the weather condition.

Syempre, tao na lang gagawa, magtulung-tulong upang maipasok ang mga materyales at magawa ang project (Of course, we will be ones to implement so we just helped each other to construct the project),” the BSPMC chairperson stated.

For Paz, the folks have seen many changes in their barangay after they have implemented their community projects.

“Yung unang project namin na pathway doon sa Zone 4, mas bumilis ang labas ng produkto o paninda habang sa Zone 6 naman panatag ang loob ng mga pamilya na mayroon silang tatakbuhan na ligtas sila (Through the pathway we have constructed, we deliver our products easily to the town proper. For Zone 6, the families are confident that they have a shelter to go to during calamities),” Paz said.

Paz also added that she saw the prosperity in their community after they have implemented the project.

Sana hindi magsawang tumulong ang mga residentes kahit wala kaming natatanggap na anumang sweldo. Basta maisip lang namin na makatulong sa barangay at sa kapwa naming, okay na iyon (I hope the residents won’t stop from helping even though we don’t receive any salary. If we can help to the barangay and fellow residents, it’s okay for us),” the volunteer stated.

“Doble sipag, huwag magsawang tumulong (Double the efforts, don’t get tired of helping),” she advised.

The power to spring back from difficult situations has been part of our system but the capacity to mobilize a community for greater endeavor shows the true essence of humanity.   /23November2018/ramsertan

About DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS

Camarines Sur has implemented Kalahi-CIDSS in 35 municipalities with a total implementation grant of PhP 1,924,761,914.55 and local counterpart contribution of PhP 71,708,082.57 from barangay and municipal local government units (LGUs) to fund community-managed sub-projects.

DSWD had allocated Ocampo with PhP 60,928,835.00 with a counterpart from the LGU of Php 8,879,385.57.

The construction of evacuation center has a total project cost of PhP 1,863,500.73 which will benefit 59 households.

For more details about DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS, follow this link:

http://ncddp.dswd.gov.ph/site/faqs

 

 

 

 

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DSWD distributes cash subsidy to 102,853 indigent households in Bicol

Legazpi City– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region V started to distribute cash subsidy to the poor households identified by the Listahanan as recipients of the Unconditional Cash Transfer Program (UCT) in all local government units (LGUs) in Bicol Region last week.

According to DSWD Regional Director Arnel Garcia, the 102,853 poor households will be receiving cash aid amounting to PhP 2,400.00.

Said cash subsidy is embodied in the Republic Act 10963 or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law which mandates the government to provide mitigating program to protect the poor and vulnerable on the rising prices of commodities.

The program provides one-time unconditional cash grant of 2,400 equivalent to 200 per month this year and will increase to 3,600 or 300 per month in the succeeding two years (2019-2020).

As stipulated in the law, qualified groups of beneficiaries of the UCT include the Pantawid Pamilya households, indigent senior citizens of the Social Pension program and the poor households identified by Listahanan.

“Earlier this year, the DSWD Bicol has distributed the UCT grant to 374,152 household beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya and 195,107 indigent senior citizens of the Social Pension Program, and now for the Listahanan,” said Garcia.

Dir. Garcia advised the beneficiaries to submit one (1) photocopy of valid government-issued ID.

Authorized representatives are required to bring documents to establish their relationships (e.g. marriage and/or birth certificates) together with the authorization letter issued by the agency.

The payouts are being coordinated with the Local Government Units
(LGUs) and to the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP).

LGUs are responsible to disseminate payout schedule to the beneficiaries thru its barangay officials, provision of venue and other logistics during the payout while the Landbank of the Philippines is responsible for the distribution of cash grants to the beneficiaries.

Formerly known as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), Listahanan is an information management system that identifies WHO and WHERE the poor are in the country. It serves as the baseline for the identification of potential beneficiaries of the social protection programs.

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DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS to implement Makilahok in 15 LGUs of Bicol Region

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS) will conduct Makilahok in 15 Local Government Units (LGUs) in Bicol Region to further reinforce the community participation in local development.

Makilahok or Strengthening Community Participation in Local Development is a project to be implemented under DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) with support from the World Bank and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

“DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS has demonstrated community participation, accountability and transparency. Makilahok is necessary in adopting CDD at the barangay development planning and budgeting process,” Regional Director Arnel Garcia said.

The pilot municipalities that will undergo Makilahok are Manito and Jovellar in Albay, Jose Panganiban and San Vicente in Camarines Norte, Cabusao, Minalabac, Gainza, Canaman and Ocampo in Camarines Sur, Baras and Gigmoto of Catanduanes, Mobo and Palanas in Masbate and Irosin and Gubat in Sorsogon.

These municipalities were identified based on their implementation performance of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS, completion of community projects and LGU’s readiness to undergo capacity training for all barangays.

The training initiative with a total budget of Php 7,521,550.00 will cover four (4) areas focusing on Participatory Situation Analysis (PSA), Community Finance, Community Procurement following the Philippine financial and procurement procedures (RA 9184) and Community Monitoring.

Each participating barangay is expected to produce their Barangay Development Plan (BDP) with CDD activities, techniques and other implementation arrangements that can be adopted in barangay development planning and budgeting process.

“This initiative will significantly help in heightening our support towards community empowerment and participation through the institutionalization of CDD in the local development process,” he added. /ramsertan10182018/

 

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Seven Bicol community orgs recognized at 4th National Bayani Ka! Awards

Seven (7) community volunteer organizations from Bicol out of 108 awardees across the Philippines were recognized during the 4th Bayani Ka! Awards last October 4, 2018 at Golden Peak Hotel and Suites, Cebu City.

The Bayani Ka! Awards of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is the highest recognition for volunteers who took initiative in improving their communities. All regional winners across the country were recognized as Community-Driven Development (CDD) champions.

The annual recognition also aims to create a pool of champions promoting the CDD strategy.

As of August 13, 2018, the program was able to train 577,833 community volunteers in the country and of which 75,613 are Bicolanos.

Usec. Malou T. Jarabe, officer-in-charge of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS, said that the biggest gain of the program was to produce community volunteers.

Sa aming inisyal nai-kwenta, umaabot sa Php 21.6 billion ang economic value na nai-produce ng ating community volunteers pero ito ay para lamang sa tatlong (3) araw na pagvovolunteer sa isang taon na may minimum amount na Php 260.00 (In our initial computation, the economic value produced by the community volunteers is Php 21.6 billion which is only for three (3) days of volunteering in one (1) year with a minimum amount of Php 260.00),” she said.

This shows that all volunteer groups have greatly contributed to the success of strengthening empowerment in the communities, improving the delivery of services, pursuing national development and poverty reduction.

Itong Bayani Ka! Awards ay hindi sapat upang kayo [community volunteers] ay aming pasalamatan sapagkat malaki ang inyong kontribusyon hindi lamang sa DSWD pati rin sa buong bansa (This Bayani Ka! Awards is not enough to thank the community volunteers since these volunteers have countless contribution not only to DSWD but to our country),” Jarabe said.

Each CDD champion has received a plaque of recognition and development incentive worth Php2,000.00 which will be used for the group’s initiatives.

Here is the complete list of national awardees from Bicol Region:

Gender and Development category

Awardee: Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee

Address: Brgy. Maint, Bato, Camarines Sur

Environment Protection category

Awardee: Kabataan para sa Karunungan at Kalikasan

Address: Donsol, Sorsogon

Improved Local Governance category

Awardee: Barangay Local Government of Maalo

Address: Juban, Sorsogon

Indigenous Peoples’ Welfare category

Awardee: Agta-Tabangnon

Address: Brgy. San Rafael, Bulusan, Sorsogon

Promotion of Just Peace category

Awardee: Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee

Address: Brgy. Mainit, Bato, Camarines Sur

Person with Disability category

Awardee: Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee

Address: Brgy. Matacla, Goa, Camarines Sur

Elderly

Awardee: Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee

Address: Brgy. Poblacion, Mobo, Masbate

Youth

Awardee: Kabataan para sa Karunungan at Kalikasan

Address: Donsol, Sorsogon

Sustained Community Volunteer Group

Awardee: Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee

Address: Brgy. Sta. Lourdes, Barcelona, Sorsogon

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All hands on deck: 83 days to build a spillway

Labo, Camarines Norte – Motorcycle ride going to Barangay Cabatuhan is the most fulfilling experience for the residents. Every time passengers pass by the Busig-on river, they can’t help but adore the majestic concrete spillway painted in yellow and black. Despite its magnificence, it wasn’t easy for the community to complete a project in 223 days especially they have a deadline to meet.

This infrastructure project is a product of collective action or Bayanihan of the community. At the other end of the spillway, names of the people involved in the sub-project were written on the big concrete marking shaped in letter K that stands for Kalahi.

From the town of Labo, one must travel for 56.5 kilometers to reach the barangay proper. Before, traveling to Cabatuhan has never been easy because one must have the confidence to cross the river and muddy rocky path.

According to Barangay Captain Dante Balog, Cabatuhan is one of the poorest barangays. Its main livelihood is farming.

He also specified the three main problems that Cabatuhan has experienced which are education, lack of livelihood and accessibility.

To solve the community problems, the residents saw the need of constructing a spillway that will serve as bridge for the services they may acquire at the town proper.

Shirley Yago, 39, community volunteer shared her unforgettable experience when braving to cross the river.

Noon, kapag tumatawid kami, inaabot kami ng gabi para lang humupa ang ilog kasi napakalalim ng tubig. May balsa naman po pero malakas ang agos ng tubig. (In the past, there are times we spent the night along the road waiting for the flood to subside. The raft cannot traverse because of the strong current),” Yago recounted.

Muntik na rin ako mawalan ng buhay kasi nagbleeding ako noon hindi ko nga alam kung aabot pa ako kasi sa hirap tumawid (One time, I thought I was about to die because of excessive bleeding. I don’t have any idea if I can still survive because of the difficulty to cross the river),” she added.

Balog also claimed how crossing Busig-on became life threatening.

May nararanasan kami na mayroon kaming patay sa barangay na hindi mailibing kasi hindi maitawid ang bangkay sa ilog (There was an instance that we were not able to hold a funeral for the dead because of the difficulty to cross the river),” he said.

He also added that pregnant women are forced to give birth in their respective homes which is dangerous),” he added.

For the residents of Cabatuhan, the courage to continue for progress has been the most invaluable act of bravery.

With their participation for development, the spillway sub-project was prioritized under the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS).

The DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS is a program that helps in empowering communities to be part in decision-making, planning and project implementation, thus; reviving the Bayanihan spirit.

From 223 days to 83 days

The implementation of spillway has never been easy because the sub-project must be completed by May 2018 before the closing of Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded sub-projects.

According to its program of works, the spillway is expected to be finished in 223 days, but the construction started in March 10, 2018 which is beyond the prescribed deadline.

The community volunteers together with the barangay council come up with a plan that will ensure the speedy construction.

The barangay captain encouraged all skilled construction workers in their area to help in the sub-project.

Ang aming manpower sa tulong ng volunteer at mga mamamayan ng Cabatuhan, ay nagawa itong mabilis dahil sa lahat ng aming skilled workers ay dito namin ipinokus maging ang aming ibang proyekto sa aming barangay pansamantalang itinigil upang ibuhos namin dito yung labor force (Our village’s manpower with the help of volunteers and residents of Cabatuhan was able to meet the deadline. The skilled workers also prioritized the community project. We also paused the ongoing projects in the barangay to pour out the labor force for the sub-project.),” Balog explained.

The community also created two shifting system for the workers to cover all tasks needed to complete the construction.

According to Yago, community volunteer as well as laborer during the construction, they would work from 7:30 in the morning until 4:30 in the afternoon. Also, their two-shifting system were interchanged in two-weeks interval.

She also said that being a laborer made a great experience for her as a woman.

Hindi ko malilimutan na nakaranas ako ng trabaho ng lalaki, na kaya pala ng babae (I won’t forget working as a laborer which is believed to be exclusive only for men, but I was able to prove that women can also do the same,” she stated.

With the efforts of the community, the concrete spillway was finished last May 31, 2018 in which it was completed only in 83 days. This is 140 days advance as compared to the expected days of completion.

It might be considered as work of miracle, but it is a real manifestation that there are many possibilities in the impossible.

Just like what Tommy Lasorda, well-known former manager of Los Angeles Dodgers had said that the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.

The will to continue despite facing big problems can be the best experience for a human that life isn’t just filled with dreams and aspirations but a sack full of effort.

For Yago, it is the happiest moment for her to achieve something beyond from what she has expected.

Napakasaya, napakagaan sa loob na nakikita na andiyan ang project. Nakikita ko rin yung pangalan namin na nakapaskil sa may spillway. Ito ay hindi lang sa akin pati rin sa mga anak ko (I felt so happy and fulfilled seeing the project. I am also proud to see my name painted along the spillway. This project won’t be just for me but also for my children),” she said.

The hard work and willpower of the community members became their 83 steps to great fulfillment and start for new developments. /ramsertan

About DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS

Camarines Norte has implemented Kalahi-CIDSS in 12 municipalities with a total implementation grant of PhP 487,952,930.00 and local counterpart contribution of Php 7,735,912.43 from barangay and municipal local government units (LGUs) to fund community-managed sub-projects.

DSWD had allocated Labo with PhP 60,000,000.00 with a counterpart from the LGU of Php 336,883.75.

The construction of concrete spillway has a total project cost of PhP 4,384,105.00 which will benefit 273 households.

For more details about DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS, follow this link:

http://ncddp.dswd.gov.ph/site/faqs

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LGU Calabanga adopts DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS’ Municipal Talakayan

The municipality of Calabanga, Camarines Sur spearheaded the Municipal Talakayan with the theme, “Progresibong Calabanga, Pagtarabangan” last September 4, 2018 at Calabanga Peoples’ Center – Octagon.

During the event, Municipal Mayor Eduardo Severo presented the accomplishments and plans for the municipality.

According to Mayor Severo, the local government unit (LGU) plans to convert the open dumpsite into an eco-tourism park. He also proposes the rehabilitation of public market and terminal as well as the construction of livelihood training center.

The activity was attended by the Civic Society Organizations (CSOs), Persons with Disability (PWDs), senior citizens, academe, department heads, community volunteers, barangay captains, Area/Municipal Coordinating Team (A/MCT), uniformed personnel, Department of Health (DOH), daycare workers and school heads.

The Municipal Talakayan is an evaluation tool which has been designed to capture and assess a “snapshot” of the overall development of municipalities being assisted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS)

This is conducted annually in municipalities implementing DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS wherein community citizens, local government officials, organized local groups meet and discuss their development situation, issues and identify actions to address concerns at the municipal level.

The Talakayan also increases the local stakeholders’ awareness on the development status of the municipality. The event also provides an avenue for systematic face-to-face feedback from the stakeholders.

Since the evaluation tool has been proven effective in achieving transparency in the municipality, the LGU fronted this year’s Talakayan instead of DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS.

Mayor Severo cited that he adopted DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS’ Municipal Talakayan because he wants the constituents to know the programs and projects of the municipality.

According to Engr. Filipina E. Celso, EnP, the Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator (MPDC) and Municipal Area Coordinator (MAC), the municipality would like to conduct the activity yearly starting this 2018.

“Gagawa ng resolusyon ang Sangguniang Bayan para ipagpatuloy ang aktibidad sa mga susunod na taon na siyang paraan para ibahagi ang mga plano at proyektong naisakatuparan (The Municipal Council will craft a resolution to continue the activity for the succeeding years that serves as avenue of the LGU to share the accomplishments and plans for the municipality),” she said.

Likewise, municipalities of Ragay and Gainza in Camarines Sur will also conduct LGU-led Municipal Talakayan.

To date, Calabanga has 47 community projects under DSWD Kalahi-CIDSS wherein 39 are completed and eight (8) are ongoing with a total implementation grant of Php 82,310,717.91 and local counterpart contribution of Php 4,510,130.00. #PRRAMS2018Sep06

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DSWD-Bicol registers indigent households for cash subsidy program

Legazpi City- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region V conducts simultaneous registration of the Listahanan-identified poor households as beneficiaries of the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) program in all local government units (LGUs) in Bicol Region.

“The poor households identified by Listahanan were the results of the validation conducted in the first semester of this year. The validation aims to update their family profile and ensure that they belong to the poorest households in the region”, explained DSWD Regional Director Arnel Garcia.

The regional office has an ongoing registration of 102,853 beneficiaries who are entitled to receive the cash aid under UCT. The agency targets to distribute the UCT cash grants to the Listahanan-identified poor households this year.

The said registration is being conducted in the municipalities and barangays in coordination with the local government units (LGUs).

During the registration, beneficiaries need to submit three (3) pieces 2×2 photos and one (1) photocopy of a valid government-issued ID. Likewise, they must accomplish the Landbank Cash Card Enrollment form. The beneficiaries will be notified by the Barangay Council and Municipal or City LGU of the UCT registration schedule.

For UCT program, as stipulated in RA 10963 or the TRAIN Law, qualified beneficiaries include the Pantawid Pamilya households, indigent senior citizens of the Social Pension program and the poor households identified by Listahanan.

The UCT is the cash subsidy provision of the government to the poor who will be adversely affected by the rising prices of primary commodities as the effect of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law implementation.

The program provides one-time unconditional cash grant of 2,400 equivalent to 200 per month this 2018. This will increase to 3,600 or 300 per month in the succeeding two years.

Formerly known as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), Listahanan is an information management system that identifies WHO and WHERE the poor are in the country. It serves as the baseline for the identification of potential beneficiaries of the social protection programs.

Meanwhile, Dir. Garcia clarified that being poor in the Listahanan database does not mean that the household will automatically be a recipient of any program.

“The identified poor households in the Listahanan will be prioritized if there are programs to be implemented but this will again undergo eligibility procedures based on the program requirements”, Garcia said.###

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