NHA, DSWD partner for sustainable livelihood communities



The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the National Housing Authority (NHA) strengthened their partnership and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to support the implementation of the Cash for Building Livelihood Assets (CBLA) Project.

The MOA for the CBLA Project, signed on April 7 by DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and NHA General Manager Chito Cruz, aims to give opportunities for qualified housing beneficiaries in selected resettlement sites to avail of short-term employment to augment their daily income and to be able to update their housing amortization arrearages.

The MOA signing ceremony was witnessed by 3rd District of Negros Occidental Congressman Alfredo “Albee” B. Benitez, Chairman of the Committee on Housing and Urban Development, who pushed for the implementation of this pilot project. Continue reading

The Sibagat SKA Federation General Merchandise Project

Written by Mike U. Crismundo

Sibagat, Agusan del Sur – The first marketing center building in the province was formally opened and inaugurated at Barangay Poblacion, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur, yesterday. The Sibagat SKA Federation General Merchandise group and big number of farmers will benefit from the marketing center, which is under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Caraga. “The Sibagat SKA Federation General Merchandise Project serves as a paradigm of a collaborative effort of converging both government and program participants’ resources for viable projects,” stressed DSWD-13 Director Minda B. Brigoli. Majority of the construction materials, labor and the goods to be sold in the merchandise were sourced out from the capital seed fund received from the Self- Employment Assistance sa Kaunlaran (SEA -K), Brigoli disclosed.

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Sustainable gifts from the countryside

Products of Sustainable Livelihood Program participants were featured as possible holiday and all-year-round gifts! Manila Bulletin writer Sol Vanzi shares,

A vocal critic of the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, I attended the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Bangon Kabuhayan conference with cynicism. Not even the title of the meet, ‘Philippine Business for Inclusive Growth through Harnessing Sustainable Livelihoods,’ placated my doubtful mind. My outlook changed after that afternoon’s close encounter with Filipinos from the countryside who are using the CCT allotments to slowly, but steadily remove the veil of poverty from their homes and towns.

See article here: http://www.mb.com.ph/sustainable-gifts-from-the-countryside/

The road towards mutually inclusive growth: DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program

The rally to work towards mutually inclusive sustainable growth continues as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) underscores how strategic partnerships between businesses and underprivileged communities promote mutually inclusive growth through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).Today, November 28, through a national public forum  entitled “Bangon Kabuhayan: Philippine Businesses for Inclusive Growth through Harnessing Sustainable Livelihoods”, DSWD will seek to put the spotlight on the goals, opportunities, and practices between SLP and its partners.

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Businesses pledge support for gov’t livelihood program

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) said the business sector has pledged to provide employment for beneficiaries of its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano Soliman said the successful coordination of the DSWD along with other government agencies, and with the private sector, is enabling the department – through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) to generate more employment opportunities for beneficiaries of its conditional cash transfer program.

“We have successfully instituted a convergence within the DSWD of the Pantawid Pamilya, our SLP and community driven development (program),” Soliman said.

Read more at: http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/11/23/1394817/businesses-pledge-support-govt-livelihood-program

PaskuJuan: Salu- salo sa Pagbabago!

Butuan City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga will join the nationwide holiday festival and bazaar celebration dubbed as  “PaskuJuan”  to herald the successes of the Department’s partner–beneficiaries.

The festival will be conducted simultaneously in all regions of the country on November 30, 2014 (Sunday). In Caraga, it will be held at the Guingona Park, Butuan City. It will commence at 7:45 a.m. with a mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral.

To highlight the festivity, the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) participants will showcase their products as bazaar concessionaires.

Ito na ang PINAKA MALAKI, MAKULAY, at MASAYA na pagsalubong sa kapaskuhan. Magsalu – salo po tayo sa pagbabago.” Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli exclaimed.

Brigoli encouraged all Caraganons to support, and patronize the products of the beneficiaries.

” PaskuJuan is a venue for the different Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Sustainable Livelihood Program beneficiaries in the region to sell their livelihood products, ” she concluded.

Along with the activity will be the launching of the “Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago” Social Media Sites; Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) under Voluntary Service; Oath Taking of the Regional Juvenile Justice Welfare Committee (RJJWC).

To intensify the celebration, the major stakeholders namely the National Government Agencies (NGAs), the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the Union of Local Authority of the Philippines (ULAP), the Association of the Career Executives (ACEs), Local Government Units (LGUs,) and the media are also invited. The affair is open to the general public.