QUEZON CITY – Follow-up meeting on Regional Convergence for Frontline Programs and Services was conducted by the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) on January 15, 2020 at Circulo Verde, Bagumbayan Quezon City.
Said activity aims to gather updates on the activities and efforts exerted by the Department’s stakeholders such as the legislators, National Government Agencies, Local Government Units, and Non-Government Organizations, as part of the commitment they expressed during the first Regional Convergence held on September 20, 2019 in Manila.
The meeting opens up opportunities for the stakeholders to address the issues that rises in their respectivie jurisdictions. Ms. Ilene Lotino, Head of DSWD-NCR Special Projects Section, led the action planning to recommend solutions and fill the gaps in the implementation of the programs.
DSWD-NCR also commits to disseminate the gathered plans and recommendations to the appropriate implementing offices for the conduct of necessary actions.
“Mapalad tayo dahil hindi tayo nasa kanilang sitwasyon. Tayo na nasa maayos na lagay ang dapat tumulong at mag-aruga samga kababayann ating nangangailangan,” expressed Ms. Edna J. Sacedor, Officer-in-Charge Assistant Regional Director for Operations of DSWD-NCR.
Promotion and protection of the vulnerable sector’s basic rights is one of the mandates of the Department. With this, the reintegration of street dwellers and other inconvenienced persons will be one of the top priorities of DSWD-NCR for the year 2020.