The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Bicol oriented the Liga ng mga Barangay on Listahanan, the country’s information system that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide. The half-day activity was held last January 16, 2014 in the municipality of Malinao, Albay.

“We want the barangay level especially the barangay captains to be aware and updated on the social welfare programs being carried out in our municipality”, explained Rose Bonaobra,Municipal Social Welfare Officer.

Bicol Regional Field Coordinator Joy Belen III led the orientation noting the significance of the project in delivering social protection programs for the poor.

“The cooperation and support of the Local Government Units especially in the barangay level plays a vital role in the successful implementation of the project. “said Belen.

Listahanan will be conducting its database updating this 1st-2nd quarter of 2014 covering 1.08 million households in the region.

Barangay Captains from the 29 barangays were among the participants along with the representatives from Simone of Cyrene.###