UTODCO volunteers to provide free training to Pantawid driving enthusiasts
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The united transport operators and drivers servicing cooperative or UTODCO based in Koronadal City is soon to collaborate with DSWD’s efforts to help Pantawid families learn employable skills in order to elevate their socio-economic condition.
Nestor Lumawig, head of UTODCO declared during the orientation-advocacy for RDC XII Private Sector representatives his desire to cooperate with the Convergence program of DSWD – encouraging private sector to join the campaign against poverty.
He said, “our cooperative is composed of drivers of big trucks, cars, bus and vans and we can offer free training on driving for Pantawid beneficiaries who are willing to learn the skill.”
DSWD 12 orients ABSNET SoCot on organizational guidelines
KORONADAL CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 12 recently spearheaded a meeting and orientation among members of the Area Based Standards Network (ABSNET) of South Cotabato cluster.
Some 20 representatives of various groups, social welfare and development agencies and service providers learned the guidelines on the organization of ABSNET regional and national federation.
Juanita Fiel, head of standards unit of DSWD 12 said, “we need to inform our network members on organizational policies in order to know their roles and functions, the organizational composition and the need to effectively promote compliance to social welfare and development standards.
DTI 12 exec commits business development venture for Pantawid families
KORONADAL CITY – Let’s teach them how to start their own business.
Ibrahim Guiamadel, regional director of Department of Trade and Industry Field Office 12 recently pronounced that their agency together with their 4 provincial offices regionwide is optimistic on DSWD’s call for synchronization of efforts that will focus on developing micro enterprises managed by Pantawid Pamilya enterpreneurs.
“DTI will work on enhancing the knowledge of DSWD’s project development officers (PDO’s) particularly on product and business development by organizing them as pool of trainers,” Guiamadel said.
He added that their agency will share ideas on product packaging, labeling and processes involved in availing a Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) certification for food products while also using the available resources in the areas identified.
DSWD 12 capacitates 350 peace project volunteers on procurement
Pikit, North Cotabato--The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently gathered here, hundreds of volunteers to hasten the implementation of various peace projectscorresponding with the government’s goal to put a permanent and just closure to internal conflicts in Mindanao.
DSWD-12 assistant regional director Gemma N. Rivera said that a total of 350 volunteers were trained on procurement principles and policies, coming from 42 barangays of Pikit, a conflict affected town onceconsidered as Mindanao’s armed-conflict battleground.
“The training was part of our community-driven development strategy by capacitatingpeace project volunteers, providing them knowledge and skills with regards to procurement and important transactions relating to community projects they want to put up” Rivera said.
DSWD 12 undergoes spot check of frontline services implementation from CSC
KORONADAL CITY – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) through its representative Atty. Venus Ondoy, CSC Provincial Field Office director of South Cotabato recently visited the DSWD regional office in a bid to assess the proper implementation of the agency’s frontline services.
Among the services provided by DSWD are the provision of Assistance to Individuals and Families in Crisis Situation (AICS), the processing of permits for minors travelling abroad and the processing of adoption.
Director Ondoy assessed the processes involved in the said services and checked whether DSWD is following the procedures and time requirements as indicated in the process flowchart.