DSWD enjoins public to become watchdogs PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:50

As the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) embarks on the identification of poor households through the second round of assessment, the agency enjoins the participation of the public by helping in monitoring and ensuring that the assessment is conducted based on the prescribed protocols and processes.

The DSWD through the Listahanan project had just launched the Listahanan at Work Photo Contest that aims to engage the public by promoting transparency on the process of identifying poor households in the region.

“We are encouraging everyone to join this activity as this will help us promote the very essence of this assessment –that is to objectively identify who and where the poor are in the country,” Deputy Regional Program Management Office –Listahanan, Pilar F. Francisco, said in a statement.

The theme of the said competition is “Listahanan at work: identifying families in need of social protection.”

Said photo contest is open to all photography enthusiasts aged 16 to 25 years old. Interested participants must submit at least three (3) sample photos together with an accomplished application form which can be downloaded at www.fo9.dswd.gov.ph or secure copy from the Social Marketing Unit of the DSWD Field Office 9.

All DSWD employees, however, are not qualified to join the competition.

Official participants will be gathered for a 1-day orientation on the Listahanan second round of household assessment before they will be deployed to the field to take photos of the actual assessment.

First prize, second prize and third prize winners will receive P10,000.00, P7,000.00 and P5,000.00 respectively. Plaques and consolation prizes will also be given.

Regional first place winner will be invited to attend the National Launching of the Listahanan 2 Database of Poor families.

Deadline of submission of application is on July 06, 2015.

Listahanan is the DSWD information management system that identifies who and where the poor are. It is a comprehensive socio-economic database of poor households as basis for determining beneficiaries of different social protection programs and services.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 14:51