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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

DSWD-9 to assess over 600-T households in region 9 for “Listahan”

By Dominic I. Sanchez

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-9 here is gearing up for the second round of assessment for Listahanan, which will identify poor households this June with an estimated target of 149,253 households in Zamboanga City and a total of 688,496 in the entire region.

The assessment will be done to update the list of the poor households. Some 1,768 field workers from the different provinces will be hired to conduct the assessment. These workers will personally visit the households to observe the family’s situation and interview them. The timeframe for the assessment is scheduled for a month.

All households will be evaluated through the Barangay Community Characteristics and pass through the Proxy Means Test (PMT), a computer system that will analyze every data entered to come up with the results. As for the assessment, every household will be re-assessed or be given random re-assessment after a few weeks by different field workers so that they will be able to validate the results.

Households that will be tagged as poor will qualify as beneficiaries of not only DSWD poverty-alleviation programs, but also that of other government agencies.Listahanan will be the basis for the government agencies to come up with certain interventions for these poor households.

Yuri Choi, Information Officer of the DSWD-IX said “the results will be confidential but can be shared with government agencies if they need it for poverty-alleviation programs.” He added that those already assessed recently would no longer be re-assessed since their database would still reflect as the latest data. (Shiela May Aquino)