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DSWD NCR awards Certificates to SWDAs

DSWD-NCR represented by ARDO Edna Sacedor awards certificates to eight (8) SWDAs

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region awarded Certificate of Registration and Licensing to Social Welfare and Development Agencies (SWDAs) on February 26, 2018 during the Flag Ceremony of the Field Office held at FO Grounds.

“As we always say, the government cannot do it alone therefore, we really need to have partners that can help us carry out our mandate to help the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged. We are very grateful that these SWDAs who responded to our call for this noble mission,” said OIC – Assistant Regional Director for Operations Edna Sacedor.

Eight (8) SWDAs which include Igan ng Pilipinas Foundation Inc., FSCAP NCR Valenzuela City Chapter Inc., Camarin Elderly Citizen’s Association Inc., Share and Opportunity Philippines Inc., Christian Compassion Ministries Foundation Inc., Hope Caring Christian Ministries Foundation Inc., Philippines Band of Mercy, Inc. and Phil-Asia Assistance Foundation received their Certificate of Registration and Licensing.

Most of the services they provide are for the benefit of the basic sectors such as the children, elderly, family especially homeless families and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). They extend educational, medical and livelihood assistance as well as conduct and facilitate trainings, wellness sessions, gift-giving and feeding programs.

As a response, Mr. Fil V. De Guzman, president of FSCAP NCR Valenzuela City Chapter Inc. expressed his gratitude to DSWD and pledged their continuous commitment and support in providing services to the needy constituents in the National Capital Region.

Registration and Licensing of SWDAs and Accreditation of Social Welfare and Development Programs and Services is in compliance with the Republic Act No. 4373 as amended by RA 5175 – Regulating the Practice of Social Work and the Operation of Social Work Agencies in the Philippines and Administrative Order No. 16 Series of 2012 or the “Rules and Regulations on the Registration and Licensing of Social Welfare and Development Agencies and Accreditation of Social Welfare and Development Programs and Services.” ###

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DSWD-NCR interviews applicants for the conduct of Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Validation

The Department of Social Welfare and Development – National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) starts to conduct interview of applicants who will be hired as Validators and Administrative Aide IV in relation to implementation of Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law to assess some 62, 843 families in Metro Manila on February 23, 2018 at the DSWD NCR RD’s Conference.

DSWD-NCR Regional Director Vincent Andrew T. Leyson said that the Field Office is in need of skilled, competent and socially responsible individuals to fill up vacant positions of 210 Validators and 17 Administrative Aide IV.

Validators must have completed at least two (2) years of College Education or its equivalent has excellent communication and writing skills and preferably with experience in the conduct of household assessment or similar projects/activities related. They should also be self-propelling and highly-motivated. These field staff will undergo thorough training to capacitate them in the implementation of the project.

On the other hand, Administrative Aide IV staff are expected to complete at least two (2) years of College Education. They are expected to maintain confidentiality of all documents, information and other matters related to the project.

The hired staff will be deployed in different cities and municipality in Metro Manila to validate and update the potentials beneficiaries.

“We want to ensure that the data we will gather are accurate, complete and will remain confidential. Thus, personnel selection and recruitment process for this project is competency-based”, Leyson emphasized.

The Unconditional Cash Transfer Program (UCT) is the biggest tax reform mitigation program under the TRAIN Law. It seeks 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.

The National Household Targeting Unit or also known as Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country. ###



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Ms. Farrah Cabrera takes a photo with the newly crowned King and Queen of Hearts and the rest of Hufflepuff House.

Last February 14, the Golden Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and Other Special Cases (GRACES) conducted a special program for their residents in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The activity is part of GRACES year-long competition in which the center’s staff were equally divided into four Houses’, namely Ravenclaw House, Slytherin House, Gryffindor House and Hufflepuff House. Each House has a candidate who will be competing in the “King and Queen of Hearts” pageant and in a short film making competition which tackles the different types of love.

During the King and Queen of Hearts pageant, the contestants paraded in two different outfits: their National Costume – which embodies the animal that represents their house and their casual wear. The candidates also presented their different talents such as singing and dancing, much to the delight of the residents who were the audience for the day’s events.

While the scores to determine this year’s King and Queen of Hearts were tallied by the judges, each House’s entry in the short film competition were shown to the audience in Louis Coson Hall. Each short film aims to show a different concept of love.

At the end of the day, Mr. Wilfredo Villamor and Ms. Virginia Nakamure of Hufflepuff House were crowned the King and Queen of Hearts. Hufflepuff House also bagged the top prize for the short film competition.

To close the ceremony, Ms. Farrah A. Cabrera, the Center Head for GRACES thanked everyone for their enthusiasm and support for GRACES’ Valentine’s Day activity. She also warmly congratulated the newly crowned King and Queen of Hearts. ###

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DSWD conducts Preliminary Inspection Visits to LGUs

Manila Department of Social Welfare signifying their readiness for the Listahanan 2 Data.

DSWD NCR through the National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) started to conduct Preliminary Inspection Visits to different Local Government Units in the National Capital Region to assess if potential end-users of Listahanan 2 Data are compliant with the provisions of Data Privacy Act of 2012 and DSWD Memorandum Circular No. 12 Series of 2012 or the Listahanan Data Sharing.

Honorable Carmelita “Menchie” Abalos welcomes the DSWD NCR NHTU Team who conducted the Inpection Visit in the City of Mandaluyong on February 5, 2018.

The NHTU Team also provided information on the need to have a Data Protection Officer through an Executive Order; a dedicated workstation with desktop/laptop computers which are Windows-operated with Anti Virus and PDF Reader; City or Unit Data Privacy Manual guiding the processing, sharing and storage; Accomplished MOA with City Council Resolution and List of authorized End-User/s within the City Government.

Most of the LGUs visited which include Cities of Mandaluyong, Pasig, Paranaque, Caloocan, Manila and Municipality of Pateros signified their interest to access the Listahanan 2 data.

“Obtaining the database of the poor households in our City will allow us to properly identify and select beneficiaries for our Social Protection Programs aside from Pantawid Pamilya Beneficiaries,” expressed by Ms. Francisca T. Delleva, Department Head of Pasig Social Welfare and Development Office.

DSWD NCR NHTU Team together with Ms. Francisca Delleva, Department Head of PSWDO during the Inspection Visit  held on February 1, 2018.

During the inspection visit in Manila, the importance of the data was recognized for their daily operation specifically on the aspect of assessment of eligible clients to CIU services, Centers and Institutions and monitoring of services provided to clients who are both Manilenos and non-Manilenos.

MSWD Head of Pateros Ms. Gloria Tapales with the Inspection Team discussing the provisions of the Data Privacy Act and DSWD Listahanan Data Sharing Guidelines.

The visits to LGUs also demonstrated the TARA function of the Field Office as the NHTU Team was able to give technical assistance on the proper processing, sharing and storage of Sensitive Personal Information pursuant to Data Privacy Act of 2012.

The Team led by Mr. Amado Suarez, Regional Field Coordinator of Listahanan continuously commit to provide technical assistance to all the LGUs to ensure compliance with the laws. The Preliminary Inspection Visits will be conducted to all LGUs in the National Capital Region.

“Without data, without facts, without information, any suggestion about human condition is just another opinion.” ###



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Elsie Gaches Village celebrates 54th Anniversary

Elsie Gaches Village celebrated 54 years of providing care and rehabilitation to abandoned and neglected children with special needs with the theme, “Sama samang pagkalinga sa mga Natatanging Bata” which was held on February 6, 2018 at the Elsie Gaches Village Covered Hall.

The program started with the thanksgiving mass with the help of Sisters of Charity of St. Anne, a long-time partner of the Center. Cultural presentations by Himig Muntinlupa and Muntinlupa Yaman ng Kalinangan Dance Co. entertained the guests, staff and children. Wellness activities were also conducted and actively participated by everyone.

On the afternoon, respective guests such as Honorable Chairman Ariel J. Gonzaga of Brgy. Alabang, OIC ARD for Operations Ms. Edna J. Sacedor, Center Head of EGV Ms. Teresita Valentino and EGV benefactors joined the celebration. The group of Mga Natatanging Bata ng EGV composed of selected residents of the Center showcased their talents through dancing and singing.

One of EGV residents was also given an opportunity to share his story. Niño Lloren gave his speech of gratification saying, “Ako at ang mga kapwa ko  bata ay saludo sa bawat indibiwal na nagtulong tulong sa pagtataguyod ng EGV na mas inuunang tugunan ang aming pangangailngan kaysa sa kanilang sarili. Hindi nila isinasawalang bahala ang aming kapakanan bagama’t may sarili silang pamilya at personal na buhay. Sa higit limang dekada na pagkakataguyod ng EGV,  libo- libong mga bata ang nabigyan ng isang tunay na mapagkalingang tahanan na hindi naibigay sa amin ng aming mga tunay na magulang.  Muli, kami ay nagpapasalamat sa walang humpay na pagkalinga at pag aalaga ninyo sa amin.

The celebration also served as a venue to recognize the partners as well as the staff of the Center for their untiring support and dedicated passion to serve the mentally challenged persons. The following outstanding employees were awarded during the celebration:

  • Best Private Staff

3rd place- Ms. Vilma Bonde

2nd place- Mr. Adriano Tadem

1st place- Ms. Roselyn Emlan

  • MOA Category

3rd place- Mr. Michael Gaylan

2nd place- Mr. Raymond Ramos

1st place- Ms. Arnie Acbang

  • Regular Position

3rd place- Mr. Alfredo Sarte

2nd place- Mr. Domingo Ocbina Jr

1st place- Ms. Ma. Concepcion Mallapre


On the other hand, partners particularly the EGV Donor’s and Benefactors were also given recognition. Mr. Sherwin Salunga was given a Certificate of Appreciation for being the Resource Person in the Integrity Management Program of EGV which inspired the staff to uphold transparency and honesty in their work.

De Leon family was also recognized for providing food to EGV residents every Monday for ten years now and for sponsoring ten (10) houseparents on selected cottages. Meanwhile, EGV also awarded the JCI Manila for its program for Cerebral Palsy and the expanded provision of the medical needs of the residents.

“Hindi mangyayari ang lahat ng tagumpay na ito kung hindi dahil sa mga mabubuting empleyado ng Elsie Gaches Village at maraming salamat sa donors/benefactors for the support. Ipagpatuloy natin ang paglilingkod ng may malasakit sa ating mga kliyente. Without your help, EGV would not be what it is now,” said OIC-ARDO Edna Sacedor in her closing message.

This momentous celebration ended with the Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement which sealed the establishment of playground at Sitio Pag-asa, Muntinlupa City for the children of EGV and the community. It is also the extension of the Productivity Training Center of EGV.

Elsie Gaches Village is the only government residential care facility for mentally challenged persons. It provides care and rehabilitation to abandoned, neglected children with special needs such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, visual and hearing impairment, mental retardation, autism and other related conditions. ###

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Pagbabahagi ng Sarili para sa Iba

Pinangunahan ni Bb. April Joyce Campos-Co ang orientasyon sa mga iskolar ng ESSGPA

“Consistent po si Bb. April sa trabaho, hindi niya po kami pinabayaan hanggang dulo. Naging inspirasyon din po namin siya, kahit marami ng sumuko [kapwa iskolar] hindi niya po kami sinukuan,”pagbabahagi ni Jomalyn, isang ESGPPA graduate.

Walang sariling tirahan, walang  kuryente at hirap sa tubig, at kulang na kita para sa malaking pamilya. Gaya ng maraming pamilyang Pilipino, isa rin ang pamilya ni Jomalyn, (dating Expanded Scholarship Program for Poverty Alleviation Scholar o ESGPPA) na humaharap ng ganitong problema sa pang araw-araw. Kinailangan ni Jomalyn na maghanap-buhay sa murang edad upang makatulong sa kanyang pamilya. At gaya ng maraming kabataan, nangangarap din siya na makapagtapos ng pag-aaral. Kaya naman, laking pasasalamat niya nang mapabilang siya sa programa ng Deparment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa ESSGPA; kung saan tinutulungan silang makapagtapos ng pag-aaral sa pamamagitan ng tulong pinansyal, at iba pang suportang maaaring maibigay ng ahensya at iba pang mga kasangga nito, ngunit gayun din ang pasasalamat niya kay Bb. April Joyce Campos-Co.

Marami tayong iniintindi sa ating pangaraw-araw na buhay gaya ng trabaho, pamilya, at problema na minsan nakakaramdam na tayo ng pagod. Bilang empleyado ng Kagawaran na may Malasakit, hindi natin maiwan ang ating mga trabaho dahil alam natin na ang nakataya rito ay ang ikabubuti ng buhay ng iba. Tayo ay inaasahang magtrabaho ng lampas sa takdang-oras kung kinakailangan base na rin sa ating sinusumpaan pangako bilang kawani ng serbisyo sibil.

Isa na lamang halibawa rito ay si Bb. April Joyce Campos-Co, isang Institutional Partnership Development Officer (IPDO) ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, na naghahatid ng tulong sa mga miyembro nito sa pamamagitan ng paghahanap at paghingi ng suporta at mga programa mula sa mga pribadong sector at iba’t ibang sektor na maaaring makatulong sa mga miyembro ng Pantawid Pamilya, upang mapagaan at mapabuti ang kanilang pamumuhay.

Hindi lamang niya basta ginagampanan ang kanyang trabaho, bagkus ay hinigitan niya pa ang inaasahan ng nakararami sa kanya bilang kawani ng gobyerno. Nagsilbi rin siyang inspirasyon sa maraming pamilya at kabataan. Sa pagtatapos ng mga estudyanteng natulungan ni Bb. April sa kanilang pag-aaral, hindi naman natatapos ang pagtulong at paggabay niya sa kanila. Humingi siya ng tulong sa iba’t ibang ahensya at departamento ng gobyerno at pribadong sektor, upang matulungan silang makapaghanap ng maayos at desenteng trabaho.

Sa ngayon, isa si Jomalyn sa napakaraming natulungan ng programa at ni Bb. April, na nakapag-tapos at ngayon ay isa sa mga empleyado ng Kagawaran ng Kagalingang Panlipunan at Pagpapaunlad sa NCR. Dahil sa inspirasyon ni Bb. April, lalong nagpupursigi si Jomalyn na tularan ang kanyang dedikasyon at pagmamahal sa trabaho at sa tinutulungan.  Kung hindi dahil sa pagkalinga at pagtrato na katulad ng isang kapamilya ni Bb. April sa kanila, hindi nila makakamtan ang kanilang mga pangarap na makatapos ng pag-aaral na naging instrumento nila upang patuloy na maiahon ang pamilya sa hirap.

Minsan, dumadaan tayo sa buhay ng isang tao at hindi natin namamalayan ang laki ng epektong hatid natin sa kanilang buhay. Ang mga simpleng paglalaan ng panahon at puso sa ating trabaho ay malaking bagay na para sa ilan. Gaya ni Bb. April, huwag sana nating kalimutang huminto at lumingon sa mga taong ating tinulungan, tinutulungan, at matutulungan pa, dahil ito ang tunay na tatak ng serbisyong May Malasakit. ###

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DSWD-NCR Strengthens Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program with their New Partners

To further enhance the impact of the Pantawid Pamilya Program which aims to improve the lives and well-being of each beneficiary, the Department of Social Welfare and Development-National Capital Region (DSWD-NCR) teams up with various universities, institutions, and a private company last Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 9:00 in the morning held at the Office of the Secretary, DSWD-NCR Field Office.

Led by the Regional Director of DSWD-NCR, Mr. Vincent Andrew Leyson, together with the representatives of the Far Eastern University- Tech, Far Eastern University-Alabang, San Beda College of Manila, Manila Business College, and Home Credit Philippines, signed a partnership through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

Each university and institution offered specific contributions to strengthen the Pantawid Pamilya Program. FEU-Tech and FEU-Alabang commit to provide community-based projects and services, Manila Business College will be providing Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries the assistance for scholarship grants, San Beda College of Manila will be facilitating empowerment programs, and Home Credit Philippines will be conducting financial literacy programs.

The DSWD-NCR extends its gratitude to their new partners and ensures that the vision of the program will be realized. As Regional Director Mr. Vincent Andrew Leyson said, “We value our engagement. Your contribution will definitely be a big help to our constituents and to our Pantawid beneficiaries”.


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Haven for Children marks its 14th year of efficient and responsible service for the children

Friday, January 19, 2018 was not just another day at the Haven for Children. This day marked a significant milestone as the Center reached its 14 years of providing healing and empowerment to former street children 13 years old and below who are exposed and recovering from substance abuse.

Officer-In-Charge Ms. Catherine Taleño welcomed the guests, sponsors, Center’s staff and most especially, the children, by sharing the theme, “Maagap at Mapagkalingang paglilingkod sa mga kabataan”.

“Tayo ay nilikha ng Diyos upang maging instrumento sa pagtulong sa mga bata”, Taleño added.

As the program continues, Mr. Jeffrey Dela Cruz, a former Haven for Children resident and now a Houseparent shared his success story. He was an orphan and a street dweller who was brought to the Center and was given hope to change his life in order to achieve his dream of becoming a social worker and be of service to the children. At first, Jeffrey always wanted to escape from the Center however; the center’s staff never stops caring about him and always ensure that he feels the utmost love and belongingness. That is the time that Jeffrey learned to value the people around him. Endless gratitude to his teachers, medical staff, house parents and social workers was offered by Jeffrey. “Dapat tulungan natin ang ating sarili at huwag tayong mawawalan ng pag-asa at tiwala sa ating sarili”, Jeffrey ended his sharing.

After listening to the heart-warming story of Jeffrey, the Center’s staff and children performed an exemplary dance and song number as well as role playing portraying homeless children rescued and sheltered at Haven for Children.








Children on their role playing and dance number with the Haven for Children Staff

“Haven for children would not be successful in carrying out its mandate without the undying support of our dear partners and sponsors who always share their blessings to our children,” Taleño said after the plaques of appreciation were awarded to all the partners such as BPI-Alabang Muntinlupa, De La Salle Zobel, JCI Alabang, Jose Fabella Memorial School, Rotary Club of Manila, Shell Philippines Exploration, Union Bank, University of Santo Tomas and among others.







Awarding of Plaque of Appreciation to donors and partners of Haven for CHildren

Shortly after recognizing the partners, the center’s staffs were also awarded for their hard work, dedication and commitment in providing efficient and responsible service to the children. Mr. Tolentino Agapay was awarded as Best Supervisor; Mr. Francisco Nopuento Jr. as recipient of Service Awardee; Mr. Dominic Engracia as Best MOA Sub-Pro Category; Mr. Estelito Arinal Jr., as Best MOA Professional Category; Ms. Herminilda Torres, Best Technical Staff Sub-Pro Category; Mr. Robert Tallon as Best Technical Staff Professional Category; Ms. Eliza Perez as Best Admin Staff Sub-Pro Category; and Mrs. Estela Olores, Best Admin Staff Professional Category.

Recognizing the Staffs for the hardwork and support to the institution.

The program ended with the thanksgiving speech from two (2) residents of the Center, Bernard Garcia and Jhasel Hecomo. They shared how grateful they are to the institution, donors and partners who gave them light to start anew. As they traverse their journey, they gave their full commitment to study hard to fulfill their dreams and be the person they want to be.

Truly, Haven for Children is a home of dreams and hope for the children.###





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