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DSWD-NCR enters partnership with CSOs for implementation of Pantawid Pamilya

cso1The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) enters partnership with new six (6) civil society organizations (CSOs) for the implementation of Pantawid Pamilya program or the Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer program.

Through the signing of Memorandum of Agreement in Manila yesterday, the Department has officially started its partnership with Couples for Christ Educational Foundations, TESDA and Coca-Cola Star Program, Young Builders Gen-PH, Couples for Christ Global Mission Foundation, Children International and Fast Assessment Skills Training and Development Center for the provision of complementary services for the beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya program.

cso2DSWD-NCR Regional Director Vincent Andrew T. Leyson expressed his warmest gratitude to the new partner CSOs of the Department for bringing such interest in helping the poorest of the poor families in Metro Manila.

“These partnerships will serve as an opportunity for the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to maximize not only the government’s programs but the services being provided by the CSOs as well… this will better enhance their capabilities to uplift their well-being which will eventually alleviate or even break their cycle of poverty,” Director Leyson emphasized.

As of May 25, 2016 there are 230, 267 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Metro Manila who are benefiting from the program through their compliance in the health and education condionalities of CCT.###

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Life away from the streets

Chevy Goc-ong and her family used to have irregular hours of sleep due to disturbances brought by raging cars and unexpected riots in Plaza Ruiz, Manila. They also need to transfer from one place to another when MMDA personnel or authorities made rounds in their vicinity to reach out homeless like them. Thus, they felt deprived of having a proper rest after a tiring day at work.

“Napilitan kaming tumira sa kalsada nang masunog ang bahay namin noong 2007. Wala naman kasi kaming kamag-anak dito na pwede naming matuluyan. Ayaw din naming umuwi ng probinsya kasi mas mahirap ang buhay doon (We were forced to live on the street when our house was burned in 2007. We also do not have relatives here in Manila where we can temporarily reside. Moreover, we do not want to go back in our province because the life there is more difficult).” Chevy said.

She shared that life on the street was an everyday struggle. They felt ashamed when people seem to avoid them as if they have communicable disease. Instead of taking a good night sleep, they were afraid that untoward circumstances might happen.

Thus, Chevy was very grateful to become one of the beneficiaries of Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Homeless Street Families (MCCT-HSF) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR).

MCCT-HSF is an expansion of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program of the DSWD wherein beneficiaries, similar to Pantawid Pamilya program, have to comply with the conditionalities set under the program for them to receive their monthly cash grants for health and education of the children.

“Akala ko dati habangbuhay na kaming titira sa lansangan. Akala ko hindi na kami mapapansin. Akala ko wala ng pakialam sa amin ang gobyerno, pero mali ako. Nang maging benepisyaryo kame ng MCCT-HSF, doon ko napatunayan na maari pa palang magbago ang buhay namin. Mas nakakatulog na rin kami ng maayos ngayon (I thought that we would live on the street forever. I thought that no one notices us. I thought that the government does not care about us, but I’m wrong. When we became beneficiary of MCCT-HSF, I realized that our lives can be changed. We can now sleep well)” she enthused.

Currently, her family is residing at Block 1, Gasangan, Baseco, Port Area, Manila. She also helps her husband in providing the daily needs of their family by selling various items such as candies, cigarettes and rugs. Her two children namely: John Carlos and Christian Rutubis Jr. are continuously studying in Grade 4 and 7, respectively.

Chevy believes that someday, with the assistance of the government and through perseverance, they will live the life they always dreamed of, away from the dangers of the streets.

Ngayon, mas naniniwala akong mas matutupad ko ang aking mga pangarap para sa aking pamilya at mas maraming magandang pagbabago ang mangyayari sa amin sa tulong ng pamahalaan “Now, I believe that I can truly achieve my dreams for my family and more positive changes will happen to us with the assistance of the government,” she concluded. (FO-NCR, Social Marketing Office)

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DSWD–NCR conducts OBBSB monthly meeting

obbsbmonthlyThe Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) conducted a one-day orientation and technical learning session to the 77 staff of the Oplan Balik Bahay Sagip Buhay (OBBSB) project recently to equip them with their tasks and valuable contribution in helping the community, specifically children at-risk, unattached individuals and families at-risk on the streets.

Regional Director Ma. Alicia Bonoan stressed the need to help children and families at-risk on the streets and those unattached individuals so they can have better lives. She encouraged the staff to be committed in performing their duties and responsibilities.

Bonoan said, “Gampanan natin ng maayos at tapat ang ating mga trabaho at magtulungan tayong lahat para mabigyan ng mas maayos na pamumuhay ang ating mga kababayan nating nasa lansangan.”

During the activity, Bonoan discussed interventions and strategies of the project, to achieve the goal of zero incidence in Manila and Quezon City by the end of the year. This can only be done if our stakeholders and partners like the NGAs, NGOs, LGUs, leaders and Local/Barangay Council for the Protection of Children, business sectors, and our commuters.

The participants were also oriented on the different programs such as Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program and Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Homeless Street Families, among others. Most especially, they were able to understand the significance of the OBBSB project.

The Oplan Balik Bahay Sagip Buhay (OOBSB) project is a pilot initiative of the DSWD which aims to address the prevalence of street dwellers in the major thoroughfares of National Capital Region, particularly in Manila and Quezon City through the provision of package of programs designed to meet the needs of the beneficiaries and to keep families and their children out of the street. ### (FO-NCR, Social Marketing Office, July 16, 2015)

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Leaving No One Behind

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DSWD-NCR’s program-beneficiaries participated in 117th Independence Day celebration

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) thru its program-participants in the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), participated in the 117th Philippine Independence Day celebration in Rizal Park, Manila with the theme, Kalayaan 2015: Tagumpay sa Pagbabagong Nasimulan, Abot-Kamay na ng Bayan.

 The participants displayed and sold their respective products which includes women’s accessories, bags made of beads and recycled materials, alpombra slippers, undergarments and food items such as leche flan, pichi-pichi, siomai, fruit shake, shrimp paste, smoked fish, relyenong bangus, salted egg, boiled duck egg and special rice cake called as “inutak.”

 Among them is Marilyn Cagyat, 41 years old and is selling “inutak” which is her family’s small scale enterprise business after receiving their capital assistance under SLP amounting to P8,000.00 in 2014.

Marilyn’s family also belongs to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries wherein she admitted that the loaned capital assistance further supported her family’s needs aside from the cash grants they are receiving in the CCT program.

“Malaking tulong ang Pantawid Pamilya sa amin lalo sa mga anak kong nagaaral… ‘nung nakahiram naman kame ng puhunan sa SLP, mas nadagdagan ang kita ko kasi habang nagmamanicure ako ay nabibile ang paninda kong inutak… minsan pagkatapos ko maglinis ng kuko ay ubos na rin ang paninda ko,” Marilyn shared.

Out of her four (4) children, Marilyn now has two (2) college students taking of Civil Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Marketing Management at the Rizal Technological University (RTU).

Meanwhile, her two other children are in 4th and 3rd year high school who are the active children-beneficiaries being monitored in the program.

With her husband Jun, 45 years old and a construction worker, Marilyn confirmed that it is really hard to support the studies of their children that is why they are full of gratitude that there are programs that assist them in sending their children to school.

Cagyat family is one of the 239, 263 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Metro Manila who are being monitored to education and health conditions compliance in the program as of June 11, 2015.

Further, DSWD-NCR has awarded capital assistance to a total of 1,173 beneficiaries in the region which amounted to P7, 288, 500.00 for this year.###

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Skills training graduation of CCT beneficiaries

cctskillstrngA total of 120 students who belong to Pantawid Pamilya household-beneficiaries from Caloocan City graduated from their skills training under the course of Food and Beverage NC II and Computer Hardware Servicing NC II on June 9, 2015.

The said beneficiaries received educational and transportation assistance amounting to P1,410,000.00 under the DSWD-NCR’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) for them to enroll and finish their respective courses.

Cieverose College Inc. in Bagong Silang Caloocan City is the partner school who trained the beneficiaries and shall access them to employment as stipulated in their signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department on August 2014. ###

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