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DSWD NCR celebrates the 5th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week with a theme: “Rehab hindi rehas: Itaguyod ang RA 10630!”

Regional Juvenile Justice Welfare Committee – NCR led by Department Of Social Welfare And Development National Capital Region celebrates the 5th Juvenile Justice and Welfare Consciousness Week with a theme: “Rehab hindirehas: Itaguyodang RA 10630!” at Hotel H20 Manila Ocean Park, Manila City on November 25, 2016.

The said event was participated by different LGUs of National Capital Region, partner agencies and guests from Residential Care Facilities of the department. The activity aims to remind and teach the importance of law and the rights and responsibilities of the children in their community and the community to the children as well.

glendaMs. Glenda Derla, Social Welfare Officer IV of DSWD NCR said that with the rights of the children or the youth come their responsibilities. She also shared that during the celebration of National Children’s Month, they have discussed on how we can strengthen and implement the Juvenile Justice Welfare Act in response to the challenges that the children face in their lives. One of our challenges we are facing today is the legislation filed in Congress called House Bill 002 which aims to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibilities from 15 years old to 9 years old. That surely we do not want to happen and everyone will band together to empathically opposed to lowering the MACR.
She further added that according to Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo, lowering the MACR is not a guarantee to lower the crime rate in our country because the population of adult committing a crime is still much greater than the children and youth.

“Kailangan nating magsama-sama para maging responsible kayo ng mga kabataan. Magtutulungan kaming lahat para kayo ay maging responsible sa bawat aksyon na inyong gagawin. Alam naming kasi, nirerecongnized natin lahat [kaming] mga adults ay may kaalaman para bigyan kayo ng guidance at suporta para hindi kayo magkamali sa inyong mga hakbangin. Ang ating mga usapin at lectures, sessions o topic ay naka sentro sa prevention of criminality. Huwag na natin pag-usapan kung ano ang problema na iyan kundi tingnan natin ang mga bagay na pwedeng makaprevent na ang bawat bata ay mahulog sa mga bisyo at kriminalidad. Dahil kapag kayo ay nahulog sa isa sa mga bisyo na ito, kayong mga kabataan ang magiging biktima ng exploitation, mga masasamang loob na gagamitin lamang upang mas lalong mahulog sa kumunoy ng kasalanan. Nandito kami upang magbigay ng kaalaman para harapin niyo ang sitwasyon at hamon ng buhay kasi habang kayo ay lumalaki o tumatanda ay mas lalong lumalaki at dumadagdag ang hamon ng buhaysainyo. Madalas ang mga bata ay naliligaw o nakakalimot sa tamang pamamaraan dahil hindi sila nagagabayan ng kanilang mga pamilya dahil kadalasan ng mga nagkakaroon ng problema o suliranin sa batas ay iyong mga bata na hindi nabigyan ng tamang pag-gabay ng kanilang mga magulang at mga tao na dapat tumutulong sa mga bata kung kaya kailangan natin isulong at protektahan ang inyong karapatan. Karapatan niyo sa survival at development upang madagdagan ang inyong kaalaman para hindi na kayo maging biktima pa”, Ms. Derla said.

pulisAfter the opening remarks, the NCRPO Fitness Team led a warm-up activity thru 5 minute dance exercise.

claireThe session proper was started by Ms. Claire O. Toribio, Social Welfare Officer III of Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committee National Capital Region who discussed the first session entitled, “Sesyon I: Malayang Talakayan Patungkol sa Panukalang Pagbaba ng Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR)” which discusses the challenges and disadvantages of the said filed bill should become a law. The existing law of minimum age of criminal responsibility is fifteen (15) years old and the said amendment seeks to lower the MACR to nine (9) years old. The department opposes the House Bill 002 and does not consider it helpful to everyone especially to the children. Ms Claire encourages everybody to support the advocacy of the department by the youth of NCR. Many disadvantages could be experienced by the children if ever a nine-year old child be jailed and integrated with other adult inmate. They could adapt the character, habits and doings inside the jail and they could be much worse. Next is the psychological and behavioral effect of it to the children. According to our monitoring basis, they could be physically, psychologically and sexually abused inside the premises. And lastly, it will be costly for the governmentbecause it is much expensive to construct a Bahay Pag-asa because approximately P20 million should be the budget for it for every LGU in a region. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN-CRC) commented to the Philippines that if we have established the MACR of fifteen years old, it should be progressive instead of lowering it. The Philippines is one of the state parties of UN-CRC. Thus, we are committed to protect the children from any form of abuse.

Untitled1The next session was discussed by PSUPT. Denver A. Alidao, Assistant Chief, Community Assistance Development Division, Philippine National Police entitled: “Sesyon II: Pagtalakay sa Crime Prevention at Public Safety”.
The community and police should always together. Peace and order is a shared responsibility of both the police and the community. Without the community, the PNP cannot establish a success implementation of our law. The help of the children and the youth by relaying important information and abiding by the law is a huge contribution to our department. The crime has three elements: (1) Motive, (2) Capability and (3) Opportunity. These three elements should be avoided by the children so that they could not commit a crime. Likewise, the adults should guide and teach them the consequences of abiding by the law.

The third session is a puppet show performed by Mr. Samuel Fuentes and his team which tackle the proper ways on how to avoid commission of the crime and prevention of drugs. The puppets represent a policeman, child, Totoy Tulak, Boy Bangag and real-life personalities, Tsip Bato and

pup1pup2pup3President Duterte. The show aims to prevent and encourage the children neither to commence nor to taste the illegal drug. on case someone tried to convince them to do it, always keep in mind their advocacy theme “Huwag, Ayoko, Hindi pwede, Masama yan!” This simple message is a tremendous help to avoid using illegal drugs that may cause committing a crime.

The second part of the activity which is the sharing of success stories by Mr. Joel Pangilinan, Social Welfare Officer III of Haven for Children; Mr. Gary Cañete, staff of CSWDO Las Piñas and Mr. RenmarPedroso, client of KnK Philippines.

The activity has successfully raised awareness of and provided relevant knowledge to the participants and guests. DSWD NCR, together with RJJWC will continue to be passionate advocated of the rights of children and to oppose to anything that may harm them. ###

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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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56 residents of Nayon ng Kabataan graduate from their skills training

Fifty six residents of Nayon ng Kabataan (NK) graduated from their skills training courses in baking, beauty care, basic sewing, dress making, hair dressing, carpentry, Information Communication and Technology (ICT), which carried the theme “Be faithful, Be responsible, Be truthful in fulfilling your dreams,” held in Mandaluyong City on July 16, 2015.

Jhomar Dolong, one of the graduates, moved everyone with his heart-warming speech, “Kung anuman ang nakaraan natin, huwag na nating balikan. Tulad ko na isang street child, nakipagsapalaran sa kalsada, tambay, akala ko hanggang doon na lang ako. Nang mapunta ako dito sa Nayon ng Kabataan, nagbago ang lahat. Nakilala ko ang Panginoon. Kaya dapat lahat ng mga problema natin, ipag-pray lang natin.. isuko natin sa Kanya, at maniwala tayo na magiging ayos din ang lahat,”

nk picture graduation 2Jhomar and his family were reunited on his graduation day. His parents, Jun and Marilou, were very proud of his achievement. They said that Jomar’s life was changed from the time he was brought to the Nayon ng Kabataan.

“Sa mga magulang ko, patawad po kung sa nakaraan ko ay hindi ako naging magandang ehemplo sa mga kabataan, kaya nagsusumikap ako ngayon para maipagmalaki niyo na ako bilang anak ninyo,”
Moreover, DSWD-NCR Regional Director Ma. Alicia S. Bonoan commended the hard work and aspiration of the graduates in enhancing their skills and pursuing their dreams to have a brighter future.
“Pinupuri namin kayo sa tagumpay na inyong nakamit. Ito ang simula ng pagbabago ng inyong buhay. Maari kayong magkaroon ng mataas na posisyon sa isang kompanya, o di kaya maging may-ari ng sarili ninyong negosyo gamit ang inyong natamong kaalaman at kakayahan. Anuman ang inyong tahakin sa pagtamo ng inyong pangarap, hangad namin ang inyong magandang kinabukasan.”
Bonoan also recognized people who have been significant in the lives of these residents especially the Lions Street Children Foundation Inc. (LSCFI) who continuously supported the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) in providing social protection services to children at risk and in need. The foundation also celebrated its 15th anniversary at the center. It may be recalled that the LSCFI put up one of the Nayon ng Kabataan building in 2005.

Meanwhile, 16 residents graduated in Baking, 7 in Basic Sewing, five in Beauty Care, and 7 in Information, Computer and Technology courses. Also, there were 4 graduates in Dressmaking, 8 in Hairdressing, and 5 in Carpentry who were awarded a National Certificate II (NC II) from the Technological Educational and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). These certificates are recognized internationally which gives them a chance to work abroad in the future, however; they were encouraged to serve in the country first.
Nayon ng Kabataan is a residential care facility for abused, orphaned, abandoned, neglected and exploited children ages 7-17 years old both male and female. ###



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Benepisyong pangkalusugan, ramdam na ng mahihirap

meryl buhisan“Noong Abril 2014 ay nagkasakit ang aking asawa dahil sa komplikasyon sa kidney, wala kaming pera pampagamot at maraming kailangan bilhin para sa pag-aaral ng mga anak ko…at noong na-confine siya sa Kidney Center, tinanong ako sa information desk kung may PhilHealth daw ba ako, ang sagot ko ay meron dahil Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary ako…” buong pagmamalaking ibinahagi ni Merilyn Buhisan, 55 taong gulang, sa ginanap na Local Advisory Committee (LAC) meeting ng Quezon City noong March 20, 2015.

Bagama’t pumanaw na ang kanyang asawa noong Disyembre 2014, naaalala pa rin ni Merilyn kung paano nakatulong ang pagiging benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya sa kanyang pamilya upang hindi maging mabigat para sa kanila ang pagpapagamot ng kanyang asawa.

“Ang bill namin sa National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) noon ay umabot sa P85,000 at sa kabutihang palad, dahil kasama sa aming pagiging benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya ang maging myembro din ng PhilHealth, lahat ng bill namin ay sinagot ng PhilHealth,” dagdag ni Merilyn

Ngayon, mag-isang itinataguyod ni Merilyn ang pag-aaral ng kanyang mga anak na  edad 14  at 16 taong gulang sa pamamagitan ng pagtitinda ng almusal at meryenda tulad ng pansit, lugaw, spaghetti, champorado, sopas, lumpia at bananaque. Kasabay nito, masaya rin siyang naglilingkod bilang Parent Leader ng mga benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya sa kanilang komunidad.

Ayon kay Merilyn, hindi niya malilimutan ang malaking tulong na naibahagi sa kanyang pamilya ng mga panahong bukod sa pinansyal ay hirap din siyang tanggapin na ang kanyang kabiyak ay nahaharap sa malubhang karamdaman.

Bilang partner ng DSWD, nagpatupad ang Department of Health (DOH) ng regulasyong nagsasali sa mga benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya, bilang natukoy na mahirap ng Listahanan, sa serbisyong pangkalusugan ng PhilHealth.

Dahil dito, kabilang ang pamilya ni Merilyn sa mga nakinabang sa nasabing benepisyong pangkalusugan na bukod sa buwanang check-up sa health center, ay  nagdulot din ng magandang pagbabago sa kanyang pamilya bilang benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya.

Ayon pa sa kanya, “Sa ngayon, ramdam ko na nabigyan na talaga ng pansin ang mahihirap…kasi dati para sa akin, ang pagpapagamot sa ospital at pagpapacheck up ay para lamang sa mayayaman… mali pala.”

Ang pamilya ni Merilyn ay kabilang sa 245, 628 benepisyaryo ng Pantawid Pamilya sa Metro Manila na patuloy na minomonitor sa kondisyong pang-edukasyon at pangkalusugan sa ilalim ng programa. Ang mga benepisyaryong ito ay kasalukuyan ding miyembro ng PhilHealth at nakikinabang sa serbisyong pangkalusugan at maging sa edukasyon ng iba’t-ibang ahensiya ng pamahalaan.###


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DSWD magsasagawa ulit ng surbey, publiko hinihikayat na makiisa

“Nais naming hikayatin ang publiko na makiisa sa gaganapin naming surbey o family assessment upang matukoy kung sino at nasaan ang mga mahihirap na pamilya. Sa pamamaraang ito, masisiguro natin na mapupunta sa karapat-dapat ang mga programa’t serbisyo ng ating kagawaran, iba pang ahensya ng pamahalaan at mga organisasyon,” ani DSWD-NCR Regional Director Ma. Alicia S. Bonoan.

Ang unang surbey ay isinagawa noong 2009 hanggang 2011 kung saan 316,823 sambahayan ang natukoy na mahirap sa Metro Manila at nakapaloob sa Listahanan – isang talaan ng mga pamilyang nangangailangan.

Upang maging matagumpay ang proyektong ito, pinapayuhan ng DSWD ang mga pamilya na maging tapat sa pagsagot sa mga katanungan at ibigay ang tamang impormasyon ng kanilang sambahayan. Tinitiyak ng DSWD na mananatiling confidential ang mga datos na ibibigay ng mga ito.

Dagdag pa ni Bonoan, “Ang surbey ay isasagawa sa loob mismo ng bahay upang makita talaga ang tunay na kalagayan ng pamilya. Magtulungan po tayo at makiisa sa proyektong ito sapagkat ang tagumpay nito ay nakasalalay sa ating lahat.”

Ayon sa DSWD, magtatalaga sila ng 3,274 na kawani sa 17 local government units (LGUs) ng Metro Manila upang ma-interbyu ang mahigit 1.2 milyong pamilya na maaaring maging benepisyaryo ng iba’t ibang programa at serbisyo ng pamahalaan. (FO-NCR, Social Marketing Office, May 11, 2015)

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DSWD to train 3,274 staff for second family assessment

To ensure the successful conduct of the second family assessment in Metro Manila, the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) will provide intensive trainings to some 3,274 project-based staff who would facilitate the implementation of the project.

During the trainings, participants will have knowledge on the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or Listahanan, an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country.

They will gain understanding on its rationale, background and objectives, among others.

Most importantly, they will be equipped with the necessary skill on how they will perform their assigned roles and responsibilities. They will also learn how to respond to the possible circumstances that may arise during assessment.

“The project is very significant to all social protection programs’ stakeholders. Thus, we would like to reassure that our Field Office staff are competent enough to facilitate it,” expressed Regional Director Ma. Alicia S. Bonoan.

Meanwhile, Bonoan shared that these staff will not be deployed to their area of residence to ensure objectivity of the project.

In the National Capital Region, the DSWD targets to assess some 1.2 million families who are in need of social protection programs and services. ###

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DSWD-NCR exhibits transparency during the payout activity


With the representatives from the LGU of Taguig and two (2) CSOs namely Light House Christian Community and Alliance of God’s Servants in Taguig Inc. (AGSTI), the Department of Social Welfare and Development –National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) shared how Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries claim their cash grants in an over-the-counter (OTC) setup during the DSWD-led payout activity on April 30, 2015 at Taguig City University .

DSWD-NCR Regional Director Ma. Alicia S. Bonoan facilitated the presentation from the validation stage to the distribution of cash grants where representatives from AGSTI, Light House Christian Community and Mr. Rodolfo D. del Rosario Jr., Branch Manager of PhilHeath NCR-South, personally witnessed the process flow.

“The amount to be distributed by the conduits shall always be based on the compliance of the beneficiaries in the program’s conditionalities that is why the City Links are always present during the payout activity for validation. This also shows that the Department’s conduits are the direct distributor of the cash grants wherein for this activity, it is JVNATCCO and Globe G-cash,” Bonoan explained.

A total of 854 partner-beneficiaries from the said city claimed their grants. While lining up for the release of their cash grants, beneficiaries availed the services offered by DSWD, CSOs, partner NGAs, and other trained beneficiaries.

Among the services offered during the activity were eye check-up by QC Eye Specialist, scholarship for students by Charity First Foundation, free haircut courtesy of the trained Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries, seedlings distributed by Department of Agriculture, and 10 ‘KumainMents’ fan and flyers from DOH, among others.

Further, food items prepared by the Self-Employment Assistance –Kaunlaran (SEA-K) associations who availed the capital assistance under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department, were also displayed and sold.

Orientation on various social protection programs and services such as the DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program, Social Pension, 2nd Household Assessment by Listahanan, Disaster Awareness/ Preparedness and PhilHealth and Red Cross membership and services were also held during the activity.

Also, six (6) Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries shared their stories on how the program helped them attain positive changes in their lives which they did not expect to happen.

transparencyexhibits_AAmong those who gave a testimony is Marisel Pena, 38 years old, who after being elected as Parent Leader of the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in their community at Brgy. Ususan, Taguig City in January 2011 and availed the SEA-K capital assistance of SLP, she left her job as ‘Jueteng-bettor” and instead earned an income by selling rice cake named “inutak.”

“Ngayon ay marangal na kameng naghahanap-buhay sa tulong ng Pantawid Pamilya at SLP ng DSWD na nagbigay ng pagkakataon sa amin upang mabago ang aming buhay at hindi manahin ng aking mga anak ang nagisnan nilang trabaho namin noon na nagpapataya ng Jueteng,” Marisel narrated with her teary eyes.

As of April 24, 2015, Metro Manila has 234, 836 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries who are being monitored for health and education compliance for them to receive their respective cash grants.###

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