Iloilo City – Following its high approval ratings, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6 vows to continue improving its social protection services, especially to the poor and vulnerable sectors in Western Visayas.
This pronouncement was made by Regional Director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre after the agency garnered the highest approval rating among the different government offices in the executive branch in the recent Pulse Asia Ulat ng Bayan Nationwide Survey.
For Visayas in particular, the agency obtained an 81 percent rating higher than the 78 percent national rating. The DSWD likewise garnered the highest rating in Mindanao with 87 percent.
The survey was conducted from November 23 to December 2, 2020.
“We thank the people for their continued trust in DSWD. It affirms that our target beneficiaries feel our programs and services. The result of this survey is a motivation for us to continue improving our delivery of services to the people,” Macapobre said.
To maintain this gain, Macapobre said the Field Office 6 will continue to ensure the prompt delivery of social protection services to the people, especially during this pandemic.
She said the agency will continue to help the Ilonggos through the implementation of its different programs, including the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Social Pension (SocPen) Program, Supplementary Feeding Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS)
The agency will also continue providing aid through its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS), disaster response and rehabilitation programs, and other protective services.
Meanwhile, in 2020, the DSWD FO6 was able to provide emergency subsidy through its Social Amelioration Program to help low income families during the pandemic.
For the first tranche, the agency served 1.45 million families providing P8.2 worth of assistance and over 500 thousand families providing P2.3 billion for the second tranche.
Under Bayanihan 2, the agency was also able to serve 20,358 families providing P122.1 million SAP assistance.
The DSWD FO6 has also served a total of 318,328 beneficiaries on its regular 4Ps program.
For Kalahi-CIDSS, the agency funded a total of 87 sub projects in 17 towns in the region.
Under the regular SLP program, a total of 2,023 households were also catered with total funding provided at P29.9 million.
The SLP program also provided livelihood assistance grant (LAG) to 21,434 beneficiaries amounting to P199.6 million.
For other programs, the DSWD has served 129,721 AICS clients and 365,908 indigent senior citizens under its Social Pension Program.
The FO6 was also able to achieve its targets for its other programs and services.#dswdfo6/kvb