Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Albay town named DSWD’s regional awardee for 2015 Gawad Listahanan
By Connie B. Destura

LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 22 (PNA) –- The Department of Social Welfare and Development has chosen the town of Sto. Domingo in Albay as the regional awardee for the 2015 Gawad Listahanan.

Mayor Herbie Aguas and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer Ma. Salome Villanueva accepted the plaque of recognition from Regional Director Arnel Garcia during the agency’s 65th founding anniversary on Friday at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation, Legazpi City.

The Sto. Domingo local government unit (LGU) used the Listahanan database for the provision of financial assistance, scholarships and referral system to its constituents.

The municipality entered the competition under the municipal category in the national level, wherein Jaen town bagged the title.

Meanwhile, Baguio City won over Bislig City and Cebu City for the city category; while Iloilo and Pampanga over Palawan for the provincial category.

Garcia extended his gratitude to the Sto. Domingo-LGU for its unwavering support to the implementation of Listahanan.

Gawad Listahanan is an award conferred to LGUs for providing services to the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable sector of the society.

It aims to promote the convergence of all social protection stakeholders on the identified poor to effectively address the different aspects of poverty.

Spearheaded by the DSWD, the Listahanan is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are.

This system makes available to national government agencies, LGUs and other social protection stakeholders a database of poor families as a basis for identifying potential beneficiaries of their social protection programs and services. (PNA) JMC/FGS/CBD