BAGUIO CITY- – The Listahanan, or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty (NHTS-PR), of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to conduct validation on the recently held household assessment.
The initial result of the assessment shows that out of the 229, 581 assessed households in the Cordillera Administrative Region, 65,720 households or 28.6% are poor. The figure is broken down per province as follows: Abra – 13,258; Apayao – 9,229; Benguet – 12,157; Ifugao- 11,066; Kalinga- 12,760, and Mountain Province-7,250.
“To ensure accuracy and credibility of the data of poor households in the region, we have released the initial result of the assessment which is now subject for validation. We encourage the public to look into the result now posted in their respective barangays, and check the correctness of the data indicating if they are poor or non-poor,” DSWD-CAR OIC-Regional Director Janet P. Armas said.
“Also, we enjoin the involvement of the municipal and barangay local government units to ensure that all households will be informed and will participate in this validation,” Armas added.
The validation will attend to complaints such as households that should not be included in the list of poor households; households claiming that they should be included in the list of poor households; incorrect data entered in the family assessment form during the assessment; and the initial list of poor households is incomplete and does not represent the actual number of poor households in the community.
“We encourage the public to participate in the validation of the household assessment since this will result to the database of poor households to be used by government agencies and other stakeholders in identifying potential beneficiaries of social protection programs and services,” Armas said.
The public may check the initial list of poor in their barangay halls and other designated posting areas in the barangay. Complaint forms are also available in barangays for any complaint. Deadline of filing complaints per barangay is also posted.
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