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DSWD NCR Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Pay-out to 1,128 Listahanan Beneficiaries

On July 27, 2019, the DSWD NCR, in coordination with DSWD Central Office, and in partnership with the Department of Finance, Department of Budget and Management, and Landbank of the Philippines Quezon City, conducted the Pilot Off-Site Over-The-Counter Pay-out for the release of FY 2019 Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) held at the New Lobby of DSWD Central Office, Batasan, Quezon City. Secretary Rolando Joselito D. Bautista and Regional Director Vicente Gregorio B. Tomas graced the activity.

The Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program is the biggest tax reform mitigation program under Republic Act 10963 or the TRAIN (Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion) Law. It aims to provide cash grants to poor households and individuals who may not benefit from the lower income tax rates but may be adversely affected by rising prices. 

A total of P3,852,000.00 was disbursed during the pay-out. 954 beneficiaries of UCT-Listahanan and 174 unclaimed grants of Quezon City grantees from 2018 received their cash grant, as part of the continuing commitment of the Department in the implementation of UCT Tax Reform Cash Transfer.

The DSWD, with the assistance from different field offices, was given the authority to implement the distribution of the P200 per month UCT.  The UCT scheme will be implemented for three years as provided in the TRAIN Law. It will release P2,400 in 2018 (P200 per month) and P3,600 in the year 2019-2020. ###

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We are hiring for the 3rd Nationwide Household Assessment!!!

The Field Office NCR is in need of 3,038 staff to conduct the 3rd Nationwide Household Assessment. For interested applicants, please read the following Terms of Reference (TOR) per position.

AREA COORDINATOR
AREA SUPERVISOR
ENCODING SUPERVISOR
ENUMERATOR
ENCODER
VERIFIER

Upon reading and understanding the above-mentioned roles and responsibilities per position, you may evaluate your qualifications based on the following qualification standards set by the Central Office.

AREA COORDINATOR
AREA SUPERVISOR
ENCODING SUPERVISOR
ENUMERATOR
ENCODER AND VERIFIER

Now that you have checked your qualifications vis-a-vis the required qualifications, you may now proceed submitting the following documents:

After submitting all the above-mentioned documents, please wait for the notification through text which will come from the staff of DSWD NCR National Household Targeting Section for the schedule of your exam and panel interview.

Thank you!

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Pantawid Pamilya NCR boosts staff development

Mr. Joel D. Cam, Regional Program Coordinator of Pantawid Pamilya acted as lecturer of the first group.

Employee development is essential for staff to enhance their skills and upgrade their existing knowledge in order to perform better, especially those who are true assets in an organization. Hence, the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region continuously provides trainings and learning sessions to its employees to build competitive frontline staff and ensure quality in the delivery of various social services for Filipinos.

Second group of reviewees

Last July 27, 2019, The Department successfully ended its first initiated Civil Service Exam Review Sessions for Pantawid Pamilya Staff led by the Regional Program Management Office of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Mr. Joel D. Cam, Regional Program Coordinator, Ms. Medellen Clavaton, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Ms. Joanna Angustia, Grievance Coordinator, Mr. Dawn Liongson, Regional Gender and Development Officer, and Mr. Leim Lactuan, Regional Beneficiary Data Officer acted as lecturers for this initiative. There is a total of 95 (81 Professional, 14 Sub-Professional) examinees registered to attend the four (4) Saturday review sessions on July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2019 at DSWD-NCR Field Office, Kahusayan Building. Mock examination was administered on the last day to frame the examinees on the actual pressure and to act as a guide moving forward. In addition, there is an on-going Board Coaching and Mentoring sessions for aspiring social workers who will take this year’s Licensure Exam for Social Workers.

These initiatives will further develop the existing knowledge, skills and attitude of Pantawid Pamilya staff and will increase their competence to perform with their maximum potentials in achieving the goals and specific targets of the Program.

The Civil Service Exam is scheduled to be administered by Civil Service Commission this August 04, 2019. It is a test created by the said commission to determine those who are fit for a government job. ###

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2nd Regional Search for PWD Got Talent

As part of the celebration of the 41st National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation week, the Department of Social Welfare and Development National Capital Region (DSWD NCR), in partnership with the Federation of Persons With Disabilities, the Regional Committee on Disability Affairs, and the City of Malabon, spearheaded the 2nd Regional Search for PWD Got Talent, held at Robinsons Town Mall on July 27, 2019.

Exhibiting the theme of the 41st NDPR week entitled, “Lokal na Pamahalaan: Kaakibat sa pagtupad ng Karapatan ng May Kapansanan,” the PWD Got Talent was conceptualized and organized by the Department to demonstrate the capacities and exceptional talents of the members of the sector as well as to serve as a vehicle of information for programs being implemented by government agencies and organizations of and for PWDs that promote their inherent rights.

John Roby Rojo and Gracille Anne Tarroquin, Information Officers I of DSWD NCR, while distributing IEC materials

Given the objective of this activity, the Social Marketing Office of DSWD NCR took the opportunity to conduct an Information Caravan to promote the programs and services of the twelve (12) Centers and Residential Care Facilities (C/RCFs) of the Field Office which may cater to needs of the PWD sector. Information and Education Campaign (IEC) materials such as flyers and brochures were distributed to stimulate public awareness and encourage citizen participation and cooperation on the programs of the Department that address disability issues and concerns.

Ashley Santiago, Person with Visual Disability from Valenzuela City

Around forty (40) contestants from different Local Government Units within NCR showcased their talents and competed for the awards. Ashley Santiago from Valenzuela City bagged the 1st place in the Children Solo Category while the VALSPED Band won the grand prize for the Children Group Category. Moreover, Raynalou L. Cabarloc won in the Adult Solo Category while the Dreamers Squad got the 1st place in the Adult Group Category.

With the success of this event, the DSWD NCR will continue to conduct various activities that will highlight and uplift the rights of the PWD sector, as part of the government’s mandate as duty bearer in providing equal opportunity, equal treatment, and empowerment to PWDs, for them to confidently take part in nation-building. ###

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Earth Quake Drill 2019 at Haven for Women

Residents and staff of Haven for Women during the conduct of Earth Quake Drill

As part of the National Disaster Resilience Month Celebration, the Haven for Women conducted their Earth Quake Drill 2019 with the theme “Kahandaan sa Sakuna’t Peligro para sa Tunay na Pagbabago,” held at Haven for Women office grounds on July 29, 2019.

The activity was led by the center nurse, Ms. Herminia Casilihan, and participated in by 130 residents and staff of the Center. The residents were instructed to do the “duck”, “cover”, and “hold” to prevent accidents during the evacuation. Ms. Brigette Angaye, Social Welfare Officer II, evaluated the activity and gave further instructions on how to be alert, how to avoid panicking, how to check on your colleagues, and how to proceed to a safer place.

A lecture on Disaster Preparedness was also conducted last July 25, 2019 wherein representative from the Muntinlupa City Disaster Management Office served as a resource person. The activity aims to strengthen the knowledge of the residents and staff during calamities which might occur anytime.

Haven for Women is a temporary shelter and custody to the abused, battered, exploited, and trafficked women, ages 18-59 years old. ###

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Marillac Hills celebrates Nutrition Month 2019

In celebration of Nutrition Month 2019 with the theme, “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo… Push natin to!,” Marillac Hills and Jose Fabella Memorial School officially opened the program with kick-off activities last July 1, 2019.

Part of the activities was the parade of the handcrafted banners of selected residents. Moreover, the Dietary Service prepared fun-filled activities such as Slogan and Poster- Making Contest, Nutri-Quiz Bee, Aero- Dance Competition, NutriHat-making contest, and Cooking Demo.

The Cooking Demo contest is one of the most awaited activities of the residents and staff as it paved way for the children to showcase their talent in cooking various menu which are healthy and tasty. The dishes were also being shared and enjoyed by everyone.

To formally end the month-long activity, a culminating program was conducted at Marillac Hills Covered Court last July 26, 2019. The program started with an opening prayer led by selected grade 7 students followed by an opening message by Ms. Ma. Erlinda Bacud, the Chairman of the 2019 Nutrition Month celebration. A scrumptious boodle fight was prepared to serve everyone who participated in the activity. The nutrition month celebration enabled the residents of Marillac Hills to demonstrate their talents, abilities, and improve their interpersonal communication skills.

Marillac Hills is a rehabilitation center for young girls ages 7-12 years old who are victims of abuse. ###

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DSWD-NCR’s Earthquake Drill

MANILA – In observance of the National Disaster Resilience Month 2019, the Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR), in partnership with Bureau of Fire Protection, conducted an earthquake drill on July 26, 2019 to stir up full participation and evaluate the actual response of all Field Office personnel during times of emergency situations. Led by DSWD-NCR’s Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD), the activity used the Field Office’s (FO) grounds and the San Rafael Street as the evacuation area.

As part of the drill, the DRMD set up an Incident Command Post simulation led by Mr. Bienvenido Barbosa, Officer In Charge of the Division, wherein the emergency action center of the disaster response team will be held in the event of calamities. Disaster relief such as food distribution was also practiced in an organized manner. The Field Office was also able to test the two (2) new generator sets donated by the National Resource and Logistics Management Bureau, in preparation for the event of a power outage.

All FO personnel including the clients cooperated in the evacuation activity, which resulted zero casualties in the area. Various personnel also carried out roles as part of the DSWD-NCR Disaster Response Team. Mr. Alex Cabales, representing the Regional Director as the Responsible Officer of the Region, and Mr. Barbosa as the Incident Commander, facilitated the post-mortem assessment and evaluation of the activity to gear FO personnel towards a disaster-resilient office.

The DSWD-NCR is committed not only in providing immediate relief and response during disaster situations, but also in creating an emergency-prepared comunity within and around the Field Office; therefore will continue supporting all disaster awareness, preparedness, and mitigation efforts of the government whether at the local or at the national level. ###

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NK’s Nutrition Month Celebration 2019

For this year’s month-long celebration of Nutrition Month with the theme “Kumain nang wasto at maging aktibo… Push natin ‘to!” (Eat healthy and be physically active… Let’s do this!), Nayon ng Kabataan started the event with a kick-off parade on July 6, 2019 to promote awareness on the importance of healthy diet, and increased physical activities.

On the same day, various activities were conducted, such as poster making contest, wherein selected clients competed to showcase and develop their artistic talents and self-expression.

Demonstration of easy to cook merienda like boiled camote, puto, and pastillas, and preparation of delicious dishes such as longganisa and roasted chicken were also conducted during the celebration. Ms. Loren May R. Oliva, Nutritionist Dietitian, explained the benefits and examples of healthy diet and its relation to physical activity, as well as the proper weight management and healthy lifestyle.

COOKING TIME. During the cooking contest, NK Kids with Ms. Amanda Bautista, Teacher from Jose Fabella Memorial School, Ms. Joy Camposano, Admin Service, describe and explain their menu.
TALK FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLFE. NK’s clients and staff participate in the series of healthy lifestyle lectures.

Nutri Bingo cum Nutri Fiesta was also conducted on July 23, 2019 to familiarize the residents and staff with different healthy food items like vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, root crops, poultry products, as well as the ingredients that they can use in a particular healthy recipe.

NUTRI BINGO. Played by crossing off the food items you have on your tickets when they are called out. The aim of the game is to cross off all the food items before anyone else.

The month-long celebration of Nutrition Month capped off with a Nutri-Fashion Show wherein the staff and clients showed their creativity by preparing and showcasing costumes and performances related to healthy lifestyle.

Nayon ng Kabataan is a residential care facility for the abused, orphaned, abandoned, neglected, and exploited children ages 7-17 years old, both male and female. It is located at Barangay Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City. ###

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