Valenzuela City utilizes Listahanan database

The local government of Valenzuela supported the initiatives of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in ensuring that the social protection programs benefit those who really need assistance, through Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR).

Valenzuela City Mayor Rexlon Gatchalian inked a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the DSWD to utilize the Listahanan in selecting potential beneficiaries of their social protection programs and services.

“Today, we are using the Listahanan in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) especially in alleviating poverty. Comparing it to our Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS), we can say that Listahanan is more accurate in identifying its beneficiaries,” said Ms. Dorothy Evangelista, Head of Valenzuela City Social Welfare and Development Office.

According to Evangelista, Listahanan serves as a tool to improve the city’s governance in order to promote accountability and transparency in their financial resources. It also helps the local government unit (LGU) in the faster delivery of its social protection programs and services.

“The Listahanan plays a vital role in planning, budgeting and in the implementation of our local development plans,” she affirmed.

Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country. It has a unified set of criteria for identifying the poor that would enable convergence of all resources to benefit the poor families. ###

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DSWD – NCR staff and clients participate in the 2nd disaster preparedness drill

In observance of the National Disaster Consciousness month which carries the theme: “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran,” the DSWD-NCR, in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection, held an earthquake drill at the Field Office yesterday. The objective of this drill, which took four (4) minutes and 23 seconds, is to increase the capacities of Field Office staff to respond to possible disaster and its adverse effects. The disaster drill is the second for 2014, the first being a fire drill conducted last April.

 

An earthquake evacuation simulation was first conducted to determine the alertness of the employees. This replication tested the Field Office’s security protocol and emergency alarm systems. The activity also aimed to educate the staff of the “buddy-system” and the possible evacuation areas within the Field Office.

 

The second activity was a brief demonstration on evacuation of an unconscious victim and familiarization on the proper use of fire extinguisher. On the rescue demonstration, members of the BFP – Tanduay instructed that the rescuer should practice caution when approaching an unconscious victim. Among others, when evacuating the unconscious victim, consider his/her weight. If the person is light, you can lift the person by placing your arms under the victim’s arms to prevent bone fracture. If the person is heavy, you may place him/her on any material available like blankets and slowly drag the person to a safe place.

 

During the orientation, Senior Fire Inspector Jerry Juico of BFP-Tanduay station said that there are specific types of fire extinguishers for different causes of fire. Those marked with letter ‘A’ are for fire from combustible materials, while those marked with letter ‘B’ are for fire caused by oil or flammable materials, and those marked with letter ‘C’ are for fire made from electrical or energized sources.

 

During the demonstration on how to manage fire, an older person volunteered to put out the man-made flames. He is Jolito Basilio, 63 years old from Barangay 666, Ermita, Manila. When asked why he volunteered on the said demo, he said “ito ay isang ehemplo upang lahat ng senior citizens na kaya pang tumulong ay pwedeng gawin para sa kaligtasan ng pangkalahatan mula sa kalamidad.” ###

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DSWD – NCR staff and clients participate in the 2nd disaster preparedness drill

In observance of the National Disaster Consciousness month which carries the theme: “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran,” the DSWD-NCR, in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection, held an earthquake drill at the Field Office yesterday. The objective of this drill, which took four (4) minutes and 23 seconds, is to increase the capacities of Field Office staff to respond to possible disaster and its adverse effects. The disaster drill is the second for 2014, the first being a fire drill conducted last April.

 

An earthquake evacuation simulation was first conducted to determine the alertness of the employees. This replication tested the Field Office’s security protocol and emergency alarm systems. The activity also aimed to educate the staff of the “buddy-system” and the possible evacuation areas within the Field Office.

 

The second activity was a brief demonstration on evacuation of an unconscious victim and familiarization on the proper use of fire extinguisher. On the rescue demonstration, members of the BFP – Tanduay instructed that the rescuer should practice caution when approaching an unconscious victim. Among others, when evacuating the unconscious victim, consider his/her weight. If the person is light, you can lift the person by placing your arms under the victim’s arms to prevent bone fracture. If the person is heavy, you may place him/her on any material available like blankets and slowly drag the person to a safe place.

 

During the orientation, Senior Fire Inspector Jerry Juico of BFP-Tanduay station said that there are specific types of fire extinguishers for different causes of fire. Those marked with letter ‘A’ are for fire from combustible materials, while those marked with letter ‘B’ are for fire caused by oil or flammable materials, and those marked with letter ‘C’ are for fire made from electrical or energized sources.

 

During the demonstration on how to manage fire, an older person volunteered to put out the man-made flames. He is Jolito Basilio, 63 years old from Barangay 666, Ermita, Manila. When asked why he volunteered on the said demo, he said “ito ay isang ehemplo upang lahat ng senior citizens na kaya pang tumulong ay pwedeng gawin para sa kaligtasan ng pangkalahatan mula sa kalamidad.” ###

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United efforts in assisting victims of typhoon Glenda

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) starts the repacking of another batch of food packs, in addition to the previously packed and distributed relief goods to victims of typhoon Glenda in Metro Manila yesterday.

Photo above shows the residents of Jose Fabella Center (from left), DSWD-NCR staff (upper right corner) and a volunteer group, “Live for Others Movement” (lower right corner), while repacking goods at the Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and other Special cases (GRACES) in Quezon City.

As of this writing, DSWD-NCR has already recorded a total of 5,016 typhoon Glenda affected families in Metro Manila composed of 24,348 individuals from the 14 cities in NCR namely Pasay, Navotas, Manila, QC, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Marikina, Malabon, Taguig, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Parañaque and Pasig.

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United efforts in assisting victims of typhoon Glenda

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) starts the repacking of another batch of food packs, in addition to the previously packed and distributed relief goods to victims of typhoon Glenda in Metro Manila yesterday.

Photo above shows the residents of Jose Fabella Center (from left), DSWD-NCR staff (upper right corner) and a volunteer group, “Live for Others Movement” (lower right corner), while repacking goods at the Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and other Special cases (GRACES) in Quezon City.

As of this writing, DSWD-NCR has already recorded a total of 5,016 typhoon Glenda affected families in Metro Manila composed of 24,348 individuals from the 14 cities in NCR namely Pasay, Navotas, Manila, QC, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Marikina, Malabon, Taguig, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Parañaque and Pasig.

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DSWD-NCR augments assistance to Typhoon Glenda victims in Metro Manila

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) augments in the relief operations for typhoon Glenda victims by releasing a total of 6,850 food packs and 2,914 non-food items such as mats and blankets.

As of 05:00 p.m. today, DSWD-NCR recorded a total of 5,021 families with 24,373 individuals from the 14 cities affected by the typhoon who were displaced from their shelters. These are from Pasay, Navotas, Manila, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Marikina, Malabon, Taguig, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig and Quezon City.

Of these, 5016 families and 24,348 individuals are being assisted in 106 evacuation centers in the concerned LGUs. Meanwhile, five (5) families and 25 individuals in Pasay City opted to stay with their relatives than in the evacuation centers. According to records, the evacuation sites being occupied are schools, day care centers, covered courts, barangay halls and club houses, among others.

Meanwhile, only barangay 101 in Manila registered damage to property with 47 totally damaged and 15 partially damaged houses, or 62 damaged houses. ###

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DSWD-NCR augments assistance to Typhoon Glenda victims in Metro Manila

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) augments in the relief operations for typhoon Glenda victims by releasing a total of 6,850 food packs and 2,914 non-food items such as mats and blankets.

As of 05:00 p.m. today, DSWD-NCR recorded a total of 5,021 families with 24,373 individuals from the 14 cities affected by the typhoon who were displaced from their shelters. These are from Pasay, Navotas, Manila, Caloocan, Valenzuela, Marikina, Malabon, Taguig, Las Piñas, Mandaluyong, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasig and Quezon City.

Of these, 5016 families and 24,348 individuals are being assisted in 106 evacuation centers in the concerned LGUs. Meanwhile, five (5) families and 25 individuals in Pasay City opted to stay with their relatives than in the evacuation centers. According to records, the evacuation sites being occupied are schools, day care centers, covered courts, barangay halls and club houses, among others.

Meanwhile, only barangay 101 in Manila registered damage to property with 47 totally damaged and 15 partially damaged houses, or 62 damaged houses. ###

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DSWD-NCR supports the advocacy on preparedness and safety of the community through the national simultaneous earthquake drill

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) convened a nationwide simultaneous earthquake drill today, July 02, 2014 to usher in a string of events advocating disaster consciousness. Held at Roxas Boulevard in Manila City, it was hosted by Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada of the City Government of Manila.

An exercise depicting possible scenarios when the west valley fault will move was the first event in the line-up of activities. This includes a fire simulation showing the proper ways to respond when fire occurs. There was also a simulation of vehicular accidents between a bus and a chemical truck demonstrating action in case of chemical spillage. Also featured were ways to evacuate tenants from a collapsing building at the onset of an earthquake. There was also simulation on how to rescue an injured person from a building using the method of rappelling.

The second part of the activity was a short program attended by the representatives of the different government agencies involved in disaster response. The DSWD-Central Office was represented by Asec. Vilma Cabrera while the DSWD-NCR delegation was led by Director Ma. Alicia S. Bonoan together with Mr. Bienvenido V. Barbosa, OIC of Disaster Response Unit. Other guests were MMDA Chairman Atty. Francis Tolentino, PHIVOLCS Director Dr. Renato U. Solidum, USEC Alexander P. Pama, Executive Director of NDRRMC and USEC Eduardo Batac of the Department of National Defense, representing Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin.

In his welcome address, Manila City mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada was optimistic on the celebration of National Disaster Consciousness Month, which has a flagship theme “Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran”. For Mayor Estrada, this could serve as a reminder that the environment is not always peaceful or friendly. “We cannot just stand and do a body count when another “Yolanda” strikes our shores. Thorough preparations, decisive action and timely response are needed in any natural disaster.” he added. ###

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