Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Regional Director here clarifies that the initial list of poor households as a result of the recently held household assessment of Listahanan, or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty (NHTS-PR) is not the basis for Pantawid Pamilya inclusion.

“The initial list of poor households is subject for validation. The initial lists which are posted in the barangays are for the public to check the accuracy and completeness of the data,” DSWD-CAR Regional Director Janet P. Armas said.

“Moreover, the identification of a household as one of the poor will not automatically mean the inclusion of the household in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program because the program has eligibility criteria,” Armas added.

To be eligible for the Pantawid Pamilya, a household must be identified as poor by the Listahanan, has children 0-18 years old and/or has a pregnant woman at the time of assessment, likewise, has agreed to meet conditions specified in the program.

The initial result of the Listahanan assessment shows that out of the 229, 581 assessed households in the region, 28.6% or 65,720 households are poor.

The Listahanan deployed area supervisors per municipalities to be able to 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.

Deadline of validation per barangay is also posted with the initial list of poor. For more questions, send message in format Listahanan <space> name <space> place <space> question/complaint at Listahanan hotline numbers 09189122813, 09152195429, and 09391713403, or send message at the Listahanan Facebook page # DSWD-CAR, Social Marketing Unit, Kaye Ann O. Mapalo

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