Scholarships for Pantawid Pamilya

Some P300,000.00 worth of scholarship grant was handed down by Mutya ng Olongapo 2013 Alexandra Faith Garcia to select Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Olongapo City through the Office of City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino.

Garcia turned-over certificates of scholarship to five graduating high school students in the city; all of whom are household members of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in the city, and were able to obtain good scholastic rating in their senior year.

“I finished my BS Tourism degree last year and I know how empowering education is in our lives. Now that I have the opportunity to serve, I would like to help the youth empower themselves. I know that not all parents can afford to support the studies of their children and there are a lot of good students who would like to pursue their studies further,” Garcia said.

“Aside from winning the Mutya ng Olongapo 2013 title, I am also awarded with opportunities to serve our people,” she said. She also added that the scholarships she awarded were part of her winnings and she is offering it back to the city for deserving students.

Junver Manalabe, Rodney Hernandez, Kimberly Carino, Beverly Dioquino and Judith Calistro were the recipients of the certificates of scholarship.

Last month Garcia’s prize of P100,000.00 for her chosen charity as Miss Silka Philippines was awarded to the Reception and Study Center for Children in Lubao, Pampanga.

Meanwhile, last March 19, 2014 Garcia with her sister Diane Kimberly was in San Narciso, Zambales for an outreach project. The sisters have their regular outreach program called “a Day to have Faith”. They partnered with friends and relatives to bring joy among the marginalized children in Olongapo City and in the province of Zambales.

Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Paite Mabato Day Care Center and Elementary School as well as all the other students were treated to a two-hour of fun, learning and gift giving. This is the fourth learning institution catering to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries that the sisters visited.

“Re-packing of gifts for the children and the schools has become part of our regular family bonding. We hope to reach more children in the coming days,” Diane said.

The sisters express profound gratitude for the opportunities to serve that were given them.

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New vehicle for Haven-Pampanga

DONATION. DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman receives the ceremonial key of a service vehicle from Atty. Ruby Grace Dimaano (4th from left) of the United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. The vehicle, which is for the use of the Haven-Pampanga, was through the effort of Pampanga Governor Lilia G. Pineda (2nd from left). Director Adelina S. Apostol (3rd from left), Assistant Regional Directors Irene C. Crespo and Maura dela Rosa, Lalaine de Leon and Rosario Cebricus (L to R-2nd row) witness the turn-over of the donation during the recent visit of Sec. Soliman to DSWD Field Office III.

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Scholarships for Pantawid Pamilya

Some P300,000.00 worth of scholarship grant was handed down by Mutya ng Olongapo 2013 Alexandra Faith Garcia to select Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Olongapo City through the Office of City Mayor Rolen C. Paulino.

Garcia turned-over certificates of scholarship to five graduating high school students in the city; all of whom are household members of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries in the city, and were able to obtain good scholastic rating in their senior year.

“I finished my BS Tourism degree last year and I know how empowering education is in our lives. Now that I have the opportunity to serve, I would like to help the youth empower themselves. I know that not all parents can afford to support the studies of their children and there are a lot of good students who would like to pursue their studies further,” Garcia said.

“Aside from winning the Mutya ng Olongapo 2013 title, I am also awarded with opportunities to serve our people,” she said. She also added that the scholarships she awarded were part of her winnings and she is offering it back to the city for deserving students.

Junver Manalabe, Rodney Hernandez, Kimberly Carino, Beverly Dioquino and Judith Calistro were the recipients of the certificates of scholarship.

Last month Garcia’s prize of P100,000.00 for her chosen charity as Miss Silka Philippines was awarded to the Reception and Study Center for Children in Lubao, Pampanga.

Meanwhile, last March 19, 2014 Garcia with her sister Diane Kimberly was in San Narciso, Zambales for an outreach project. The sisters have their regular outreach program called “a Day to have Faith”. They partnered with friends and relatives to bring joy among the marginalized children in Olongapo City and in the province of Zambales.

Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Paite Mabato Day Care Center and Elementary School as well as all the other students were treated to a two-hour of fun, learning and gift giving. This is the fourth learning institution catering to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries that the sisters visited.

“Re-packing of gifts for the children and the schools has become part of our regular family bonding. We hope to reach more children in the coming days,” Diane said.

The sisters express profound gratitude for the opportunities to serve that were given them.

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RSCC benefits from Miss Silka 2013 pageant

One hundred thousand pesos was handed to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office III (DSWD FO III) on February 24 as donation to its Reception and Study and Reception Center (RSCC) in Lubao, Pampanga. The donation came from Cosmetique Asia Corporation, makers of Silka papaya soaps and lotions.

The donation was part of the winning prize of Alexandra Faith Garcia as Ms. Silka Philippines 2013. Before the Ms. Silka pageant last year, Garcia identified RSCC as her chosen charity.

Last Saturday, after the Road Show of Sec. Corazon Juliano-Soliman in the region, she expressed her gratitude to the owners of Cosmetique Asia Corporation for their donation.

Meanwhile, during the turn-over ceremony, held at the grounds of DSWD FO III, Assistant Regional Director Maura H. dela Rosa said that it was the first time for the field office to be visited by a beauty queen, and for a noble purpose. She also welcomed the executives of Cosmetique Asia Corporation headed by its Chief Financial Officer Juanita Co, and its distributors to the regional office.

Regional Director Adelina S. Apostol said, ”the donation will go a long way for the agency’s efforts of bringing a brighter future for the abused, neglected and abandoned children of RSCC.” She thanked Garcia and Cosmetique Asia for the good deed. She also commended Cosmetique Asia for demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility and for selecting RSCC as its beneficiary.

After the turn-over ceremony, the officials of Cosmetique Asia and Garcia went to visit RSCC.They met with the staff and had the chance to know the children better. They were briefed on the stories housed in every cottage and on the history of the center.

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Listahanan conducts Pilot Testing in Municipality of Porac, Pampanga

The Department of Social Welfare and Development through National Household Targeting Office in coordination with the National Household Target Unit Field Office III conducted the Pilot Test for the Proxy Means Test Model last February 19 in Porac, Pampanga. This is to ensure that the other PMT model, outside NCR model, is effective.

The PMT NCR model and all regions without NCR model were created after the series of meetings of the National Technical Advisory Group which consists of DSWD, Social Weather Stations, Pulse Asia, National Statistics Office, University of the Philippines and National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB). The NCR model differs from the other due to the geographical characteristics of the area.

The NHTO Statistics Unit, which spearheaded the said activity, identified Porac, Pampanga as the location for the Pilot Testing because of its geographic location and specific features of a rural community. Barangay Poblacion and Inararo were two of the chosen barangays, these are rural barangays identified by the NSCB.
Out of 3,991 identified poor households in Porac, only 106 households were assessed.

“The pilot testing was well coordinated. There are Barangay Health Workers, Parent leaders and other barangay officials who assisted us during the assessment,” said Czar Cornelius David, Regional Field Coordinator of NHTU FO III. David added that the households that were visited were well informed that this is not the real assessment. We told them that we did the said activity to really validate that the Family Assessment Form (FAF) will function well and during the assessment proper.

The FAF was improved, from 36 variables during the 1st assessment in 2009 to 45 variables this 2nd assessment. “Accomplishing the new FAF is very crucial. In the training of the field staff, we will make sure that they are really equipped before they will be deployed, hopefully in the 2nd quarter of 2014, in their respective municipalities. We want to ensure that the real poor families will be identified,” said David.
In 2nd quarter of 2014, Listahanan has a target of 1,451,248 households in all rural areas and pockets of poverty in urban areas in Central Luzon.

Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are. The system makes available to national government agencies and other social protection stakeholders a database of poor families as basis in identifying potential beneficiaries of social protection programs and services. ### (Alexis Myer I. Delicano)

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Sama-Bajaus found a “safe haven” at the heart of a city

Nuraiza Abraham, a native of Jolo, Sulu, Mindanao came to Central Luzon sometime in 1997 with her family. She was forced to move out from her hometown to be safe from harm in the ocean where people are being killed and abused. She, her husband and their children left their home in the ocean with some clothes, a little money and a hope that a new life will be better in the dry land.

The beginning of their journey was difficult, they do not know where they are heading off, they were not sure if people will accept them, however, they were holding their belief that they only want to live a normal life .They stayed in the streets selling accessories so they can earn some money to buy food. The streets of Manila became their new home until their resources were exhausted then the family decided to move in Nueva Ecija in 1998 wherein they resorted to beg just to fill their empty stomachs.

The city Government of Cabanatuan initiated the relocation of the Sama-Bajaus community to a private land where they built their shanties as their temporary shelter while they are in Cabanatuan City. Nuraiza’sfamily was among those 120 households given a permit to build a small shanty and rent the place for P300.00 monthly which is adjacent to Cabanatuan City Central Terminal. Her family and other households were the one being affected by floods during rainy season. Every time a typhoon comes and totally damaged their shanty, they will immediately reconstruct, they don’t lose hope and believing that one day changes and blessings will overflow. Her husband works as a vendor of accessories and earns 4,000 pesos monthly while she stays at home to attend to her children’s needs.

Nuraiza recalls “Life is so hard at first, we were dependent to government since we do not have anything to start our life in Cabanatuan City, but the government was so helpful, they never turn their back on us but instead adopted the Sama -Bajaus Community as Novo Ecijanos”. The City Government of Cabanatuan embraced them and provided access on health, education, suffrage and other benefits given to the residents of the community. Nuraiza also participated in the birth registration of her children initiated by DSWD.

She started to dream for her family by breaking the wrong notion that they do not value education. “We do value education but in a place where we came from, we do not have opportunities at all to have one”. Nuraiza does not have any formal education but she can write her name and is able to read.

Her family was also among those 120 households for Core Shelter Assistance Program proposed in 2012. She became a DSWD Modified Conditional Cash Transfer beneficiary in November 2012 and receiving a monthly grant of P1,400.00. Nuraiza is one of the active parent leaders with 25 MCCT household members of the Sama-Bajaus Community and also serves as an interpreter for those who do not fully understand Filipino language. In October 2013, she was validated/interviewed for enrollment to the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Her children Calmina, Cristina, Erica ages 12, 7 and 6, respectively are enrolled at Mabini Homesite Elementary School as Grade 4, Grade 2 and Grade 1 but were transferred last November 15, 2013 to Bakod Bayan Elementary School in Cabanatuan City since the family moved to the CSAP site in preparation for the construction of their Core Shelter Assistance Program of the DSWD Field Office III. Her family moved to Bakod Bayan CSAP site on November 10, 2013 and Nuraiza and her family attended a ground breaking ceremony. After hearing plans for the construction of their houses, productivity center and other facilities for their convenience she shared that it is far beyond her imagination that she will have a house soon. Nuraiza added “I can’t believe that I will be having my own home, I feel so happy and thankful to the government for making my dream come true.”

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DSWD to locate, update Yolanda affected households who transferred address

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has instructed all its field offices to locate and update typhoon Yolanda affected households who transferred address. This directive was through a memorandum issued by Director Rhodora Babaran, National Project Manager of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Director Babaran said that the typhoon, which had displaced families especially in Regions VI, VII and VIII, brought huge devastation to the lives and properties of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries. Most of their belongings were washed-out including their Pantawid IDs, LBP cash cards and other documents, Babaran added.

We are requesting the assistance of all DSWD Field Offices in locating all the affected beneficiaries who transferred residence to the unaffected areas. This is to process the updating of their data and information to ensure that they will eventually receive the grants due them, Babaran said.

To facilitate this, the National Project Management Office (NPMO) has issued the following guidelines in locating and updating the beneficiaries’ data: conduct of public announcements to notify beneficiaries from Yolanda affected areas to see their respective City/Municipal Links in the municipality where they are currently residing; validation/confirmation whether the claimant is a legitimate beneficiary of the program through the confirmation of the NPMO or originating region;

Moreover, the beneficiaries will be asked if the transfer of address is temporary or permanent. If temporary, the beneficiaries will inform the field staff when to return to their original address and the field staff will explain the consequences of staying longer without processing the change address. If the address is confirmed permanent, processing of transfer of address will be facilitated following the current procedures in change address. Other necessary updating such as change of grantee, updating of facilities, etc. should follow based on the existing guidelines on processing such. For the validation of the located beneficiary, the DSWD will use the blank “Yolanda validation form” and consolidation of results using the monitoring form.

The Field Offices will then notify the NPMO on the result of the encountered beneficiaries to process eventual payment of grants using the report template.

To date, DSWD Field Office III has already assisted some 197 families or 801 persons from Leyte, Masbate, and Eastern Samar with food and non-food items worth P1,024,555. ### (Evelyn T. Manalo)

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Giving makes Christmas meaningful

Olongapo City – The Christmas Season was made extra special for selected beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program; selected beneficiaries received their Christmas gifts a day earlier.

Early in the day of December 23, 2013, City Links Analyn Neberba and Benedicta Abaigar with SWA Tracy Lloyd Maaghop were on the go distributing brand new imported toys from Toys for Tots for Pantawid Pamilya children beneficiaries. This is the second year that Toys for Tots had selected the beneficiaries from Olongapo City for their donation of toys. For this year, they shipped seven boxes of brand new toys from Japan.

Rey Soriano heads Toys for Tots. He is a retired US Navy and is soliciting gifts from peers for the needy children in the Philippines.

The gifts were given to selected student beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya enrolled in Sta. Rita, Tabacuhan, Balic-Balic and Olongapo City elementary schools.

During the distribution, the City Links were joined by City Division Pantawid Pamilya Coordinator Marietta Abuhin and Elnora Geronimo, Soriano’s sister and official representative for the donation.

In her address to the children, Geronimo explained where the toys came from. She also told the children that all the gifts “came from the good hearts of the donors” and that they (the children) must not compare the size, shape and color of the toys.

After the distribution of toys, reigning Ms. Silka Philippines Alexandra Faith Garcia turned over cash, groceries, rice, kitchenware and school supply gifts for the Ejorcada family. The family lost three sons when a landslide in Subic, Zambales buried their home last September 28, 2013.

The audience was silenced by the tale of the family as Municipal Link Gabrielle Tolentino recounted the family’s story. Ofelia Ejorcada broke into tears as she was accepting the gifts. Her husband, Rolly said that the gifts are “a great help for my family.”

Director Adelina Apostol commended the staff of the Bataan-Zambales Provincial Cluster Operations Office headed by Jasper Nicolas for facilitating activities that “have made the meaning of Christmas meaningful especially for the needy.” ### (Dennis M. Garcia)

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