DSWD turns over list of poor families to Bohol



The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Central Visayas (DSWD-7) turned over the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) data sets to the Bohol provincial government.

Gov. Edgardo Chatto received the electronic copy of the NHTS-PR proxy means test results and statistics covering the selected demographic profile of poor households in Bohol in a ceremony held last Nov. 29 at the Bohol Tropics Resort in Tagbilaran City.

The sharing and use of the NHTS-PR data of the poor households in Bohol was sealed with a memorandum of agreement between the DSWD-7 and the Bohol provincial government.

The data sets contain poor households per municipality and barangay, list of poor households with family members, their date of birth, age, and the type of their toilet used.

Governor Chatto also asked for the list of poor households without electricity, households with type of main water source and those with and without PhilHealth coverage.

Bohol is the first and only provincial government in the region that signed agreement with the agency.

Based on its first assessment in 2009, NHTS-PR identified 70,028 poor households in Bohol.

NHTS-PR is an information management system that identifies poor households in the country for the implementation the social protection programs and services.

On the same occasion, 24 local government units (LGUs) in theCentral Visayas signed an agreement with the DSWD-7 as co-partners in the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program set 6. Of the 24 LGUs, 17 are from Bohol, five from Cebu and two from Siquijor.

The program provides health and educational cash grants to household with children 0-14 years of age.

Beneficiaries should comply with the conditions that include pre- and post-natal care, immunization, weighing and attendance to family development sessions, 85 percent attendance of children in school starting day-care to receive the monthly grants.

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