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DSWD-7 pushes through with Listahanan 3 validation phase

Philippine Information Agency
16 Sep 2020, 20:38 GMT+10

CEBU CITY, Sept. 16 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 7 (DSWD-7) pushed through with the validation and finalization phase of Listahanan 3 household assessment despite the pandemic.

It is the 3rd cycle of the Listahanan project where the initial list of poor gathered during the data collection phase will be posted in barangay halls to give opportunity for the people to scrutinize and correct the list.

The critical part in the Listahanan household assessment is to ensure that the final data of poor households is of quality and high standards.

During the Training of Trainers (TOT) for Listahanan 3 validation and finalization phase in Cebu City which was facilitated by the National Household Targeting Office (NHTO) through a webinar, the processes and systems use in accepting and resolving grievances were thoroughly discussed.

Validation Search Application (VSA), one of the main tools in accepting and processing grievances, was introduced.

Participants were given a hand-on experience in using this system to familiarize them and be able to transfer this knowledge to the Area Supervisors who will be mainly using this system.

DSWD-7 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala thanked the participants for their commitment and said the output is critical to programs for the poor.

DSWD Usec. Jose Antonio Hernandez said told the participants, to "please bear in mind that many stakeholders rely on the results of the Listahanan data. Let us focus on the end goal of Listahanan which is to find who and where the poor are but let us remain vigilant and follow safety protocols and take care of yourselves."

Listahanan was launched in 2009 and DSWD was mandated to update the data every four years under Executive Order 867 series of 2010. (hfg with report from DSWD-7)

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