DSWD-9 readies for NTHS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 December 2014 11:40

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is making the necessary preparations for the conduct of the National Targeting Housing Survey (NTHS) next year.

DSWD Regional Director Zenaida Arevalo said on Thursday they will hire next month at least 2,000 enumerators who will undertake the survey in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Arevalo said the DSWD central office has allocated PhP72 million for the salary of the enumerators and other expenses such as the printing of the survey forms, transportation and communications needs.

The survey questionnaires include the following: How many members are there in the family? How many children? Are they studying?

Arevalo said the NTHS is aimed to identify the non-poor, near poor and poor families in the country.

DSWD NHTS Regional Focal Person Hasan Alfaro said the target number of families to be surveyed in the region is 700,000.

Alfaro said the 284,000 beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) will also be included in the survey “to know their status.”

The survey results will also be used as the basis on who will be the government programs’ beneficiaries such as the 4Ps and social pension.