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Listahanan implements weekly meeting of field staff to monitor L3 household assessment


The National Household Targeting Section (NHTS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7 has started its house to house interview for the Listahanan 3 household assessment on October 28, 2019 simultaneously in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.

NHTS-7 Head Hillton John V. Edrial discussed the rationale of the meeting to the group of Area Coordinators during the 2nd weekly meeting of ACs at DSWD-7 region office.

Within the period of assessment, a weekly meeting of the NHTS staff and Area Coordinators is conducted to give venue for issues in the field to be raised and to come up with resolutions.

“The purpose of this weekly team meeting is to encourage unity, cohesiveness and commitment to improve the Listahanan 3 implementation,” said NHTS-7 Head Hillton John V. Edrial.

Through this meeting, the ACs are monitored on the progress of their team’s conduct of the household assessment especially on the correctness of information in the Household Assessment Form (HAF) and timely submission of the same to the field office. The ACs are also mentored on the areas that need improvement for them to become better leaders to their staff.

In this meeting, review of guidance notes which contain specific instructions for the field staff such as the reports submission and preparation of Daily Time Record (DTR) is done for them to be guided in their daily, weekly and monthly routine. HAF and other tools are also reviewed to check if everyone has the same level of understanding when it comes to filling out of the forms.

The house to house interview will run for 45 days or until December 2019, thus we urge everyone to join us and be interviewed in the Listahanan 3rd round of Household assessment. ###

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DSWD 7 to start Listahanan 3


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 will start its Listahanan 3rd round of household assessment this October 2019.

More than 1 million households across region 7 will be assessed by the team of DSWD field staff from Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor provinces. This includes the more than 200,000 Pantawid beneficiaries that needs to be reassessed.

OIC-PPD Chief Ferdinand D. Armecin, Planning Officer III Anthony Arsenal and the NHTS 7 team together with the field staff of Bohol province during the L3 training in Baclayon, Bohol.

Listahanan 7 hired 1,484 Enumerators, 277 Area Supervisors and 50 Area Coordinators across region 7. These field staff went through a week-long intensive training to capacitate them with the knowledge and skills needed to do the house-to-house assessment well.

Earlier, a series of orientations with the Local Government Units (LGUs) and DSWD’s City and Municipal Action Team (CMAT) leaders were held in the provinces to inform them of the L3 activities and to encourage them to support the L3 assessment.

Listahanan 7 head, Mr. Hillton John V. Edrial urged the field staff to prepare themselves for doing the household assessment entails a lot of challenges.  Moreover, they must ensure that correct information are gathered because it has a significant impact in coming up with quality Listahanan data.

Listahanan or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are. The data generated will be shared to government or private institutions as basis for social protection programs beneficiaries. The data needs to be updated every four years as mandated in the Executive Order 867. ###

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DSWD 7 hands over the Listahanan data to DOH 7


After the DOH-7 completed the requirements for the Listahanan data sharing, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VII through its National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) handed over the Listahanan data to the Department of Health (DOH) region 7.

Mr. Hillton John V. Edrial and Mr. Donald Rey Dejacto, NHTS officers, give the Listahanan data to Dr. Jeannette Pauline Arellano Cortes, the DPO of DOH 7 after the MOA signing.

The NHTS-PR is a database and an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the country.

“We will use these data for planning purposes,” said Dr. Jeannette Pauline Arellano Cortes, Medical Officer IV and the Data Privacy Officer (DPO) of DOH 7 as she received the Listahanan data.

Mr. Hillton John V. Edrial, NHTS Head and Mr. Donald Rey Dejacto, Information Technology Officer (ITO) of DSWD-7 who turned over the data sets are very glad that the DOH 7 has finally received the Listahanan database.

Mr. Dejacto immediately installed the data to the PDO’s assigned desktop computer after making sure that the computer met the requirement.

The signed MOA and other requirements are in compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012, mandated by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) which protects individual personal information and upholds the right to privacy by regulating the processing of personal information.

Mr. Edrial hopes that other institutions like Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), National Government Agencies (NGAs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the like will also embrace the use of Listahanan datasets as a basis for their planned programs and services. ###

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DSWD provides Listahanan data to UniFAST


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided the list of Listahanan identified poor to the Unified Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education Act or UniFAST which could be used as reference for the implementation of the Tertiary Education Subsidy or TES.

Hillton John V. Edrial, head of DSWD 7 NHTS discusses the role of DSWD in the implementation of UniFAST TES to the representatives of SUC/LUCs with the Regional UniFast Coordinator for Region 7, Mr. Humabon Marollano (in blue shirt).

This, after DSWD and UniFAST have signed a memorandum of agreement on the use of the data from the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) or Listahanan of the DSWD.

The Listahanan database has also been used by various partner – stakeholders such as government agencies, non-government offices, academe and other interest groups as basis for their potential beneficiaries in their social protection programs.

Republic Act No. 10687 or UniFAST is a government agency mandated for the distribution of the government funds intended for the students and to implement the RA 10931 or “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA), a law that helps poor students continue their college studies without paying for tuition and other school fees.

One of the programs under RA 10931 is the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) program or a grant-in-aid given to poor but deserving students enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) – recognized Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs).

Each student beneficiary of TES receives Php 20,000.00 per semester or Php 40,000/year intended to support the cost of tertiary education such as books, transportation, room and board fees and other school expenses.

Those listed under the Listahanan’s identified-poor and Pantawid beneficiaries do not immediately qualify for the scholarship as TES has its own set of criteria.

Further, a Listahanan and Pantawid membership certification is not a requirement for TES application.

Application for TES is administered by the school only if the students are officially enrolled.

The SUCs/LUCs will be the one to submit the list of applicants to CHED/UniFAST for name matching, verification and approval. ###

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NHTO prepares for Listahanan 3 household assessment


“We will be needing your support for the implementation of Listahanan3 and ensure that this will be a success,” said Director George JT D. Aliño of the National Household Targeting Office (NHTO) during his consultation visit to the DSWD Field Office 7 on Friday April 12, 2019.

NHTO Director JT D. Aliño gives updates on Listahanan3 to RD Geamala, OIC-PPD Chief Armecin and Listahanan staff during the consultation visit at DSWD FO 7.

Dir. Aliño together with the NHTO staff met DSWD 7 Regional Director Rebecca P. Geamala, OIC PPD Chief Graeme Ferdinand Armecin and Listahanan region 7 team to update them on the plan for the coming Listahanan 3rd round of assessment.

He also encouraged the team to share any concerns they experienced on L1 and L2 and discussed its resolutions. He also gathered recommendations on how to effectively carry out the L3 assessment.

One of the discussions focused on what will be the course of action so that more poor households will be included in the L3.

NHTO has considered revising and finalizing the Proxy Means Test (PMT) model that is the main tool in the household assessment, enhancement of the Listahanan manuals, strengthening partnership with barangays with the help of DILG, among others. ###

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DSWD 7 advocates the use of Listahanan data to partners and stakeholders


As part of its promotion to share the latest Listahanan data, the National Household Targeting Section (NHTS) personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 7 visit partners and stakeholders to discuss guidelines and requirements for data sharing.

NHTS Officers: Hillton John V. Edrial, Donald Rey Dejacto and Rachelle Cuizon discuss the salient features of the the Listahanan data and the requirements of data sharing to the officers of PSWDO Negros Oriental.

Hillton John V. Edrial, NHTS head, Donald Rey Dejacto, information technology officer and Rachelle Cuizon, regional associate statistician went to the different Local Government Units (LGUs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), National Government Agencies (NGAs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other institutions across region 7.

The Listahanan data not only contains statistics of the identified poor households in Central Visayas. It also holds pertinent information like names, addresses, educational background and the number of poor households who do not have access to electricity, water and sanitary toilet. Also the number of poor sectors such as senior citizen, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and more that may be useful in planning and implementation of various social protection programs that will benefit these sectors. The data may also be used for studies about the poverty incidence here in region 7.

One of the possible partners recently visited by the NHTS was the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) of Negros Oriental. Salient features of the data were discussed as well as the requirements to have it, particularly the need to have a Data Privacy Officer (DPO) among others in compliance with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 as mandated by the National Privacy Commission (NPC) and Memorandum of Agreement between the DSWD and the PLGU.

The NHTS continues to share the importance of the Listahanan data so that more poor will receive the programs and services that will help alleviate poverty in the country. ###

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DSWD-7 hires data encoders


A total of 52 hired encoders for the Unconditional Cash Transfer or UCT Program have been trained and are now equipped with the necessary knowledge and skill to do their job.

Hired encoders participate in the simulation of data entry application during the Orientation on the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program Implementation

During the orientation recently conducted by the DSWD-7 Listahanan, data encoders were introduced with the with the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and UCT Data Entry Application that serve as their guidelines in updating households’ data in the Listahanan database.

UCT data encoders will be paid according to the quantity of output they accomplish every day wherein a single page encoded would cost six pesos. Each encoder is required to accomplish at least 100 pages per day, giving them 600 pesos as earnings every day.

Hired encoders will possibly start by the second week of April this year, right after the field validators have submitted the accomplished Household Validation Forms (HVFs). ###

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DSWD-7 UCT Field Validators’ orientation commenced


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Visayas through the Listahanan push-starts training of field validators for the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program implementation.

Mr. Crisostomo Valenzona, Project Development Office (PDO) IV of the National Household Tarteging Office (NHTO) discusses the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law and the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program to hired UCT validators

Hired UCT validators from the 48 Local Government Units (LGUs) of Bohol Province are the first to have received training and orientation for the UCT Program implementation on March 18-19, 2018. While the orientation for UCT Validators from the 53 LGUs of Cebu Province also followed on March 20-22, 2018.

The orientation significantly includes the discussion on TRAIN Law and Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program, Household Validation Form (HVF) and Validation Guidelines, Accomplishing the Household Validation Log (VHL), Accomplishment Report and Barangay Certification, Data Privacy Act (DPA) of 2012. Administrative concerns like contracts, salary and travel expenses of validators were also part of the discussion.

This 30-working day engagement requires each field validator to visit at least 12 households per day and update necessary information of the household.

The orientation and training aim to fully equip field validators with the necessary knowledge and skills that will aid them in effectively performing their task in validating the 317,624 targeted Listahanan identified poor households in Central Visayas.

All UCT field validators of other provinces in the region will also have their orientation until first week of April this year.

In Central Visayas region, a total of 217,650 Pantawid beneficiaries and 270,910 social pensioners are among the recipients of the cash subsidy of the UCT Program. A total of 317,624 identified poor households in the Listahanan 2 database that are subject for validation by the hired validators will also benefit the program.

The UCT Program which is under R.A No. 10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law is intended to provide cash grants of Php 200 per month for 2018 and Php 300 for the years 2019-2020 for the 10 million identified poor households.  ###

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