Monitoring compliance rate of children after the armed conflict PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 17 May 2014 11:09

September 9, 2013 made a history for Zamboanga City. The armed conflict between the government and the MNLF Misuari faction heightened the alert level of the Zamboangeños.

Hundreds of families lost their houses as these were burned  during the siege. Amongst the affected barangays were barangay Rio Hondo, Mariki, Sta. Barbara, Sta Catalina, Kasanyangan, Talon Talon and Zone 4.  Affected families flocked to the different evacuation centers during the siege. Unprepared and full of fear brought about by the attack, the evacuees managed to leave their properties and livelihood in the said affected areas.

All the mentioned barangays were covered by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. And since the program run by giving conditional cash transfer to its beneficiaries in exchange of the compliance to program conditionalies, the program management recommended the declaration for the state of calamity specifying the areas affected and program conditions requested to treat the beneficiaries as deemed compliant with. This means that since most of the barangays were greatly affected by the armed conflict, the amount of grants received will not be based on the compliance performance of the beneficiaries due to most of the facilities were damaged and families were transferred to the different evacuation centers. The force majeure was implemented for the period of September to December only as this was the time that was considered as critical as far as compliance rate is concern.