Cordillera Administrative Region- A total of 21,370 households from Benguet and Kalinga have been profiled and validated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Disaster Vulnerability Assessment and Profiling Project (DVAPP) implemented with the support of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The DVAPP took off after the onslaught of Typhoon (TY) Ompong which affected some parts of the country, but greatly devastated the Cordillera Administrative Region and nearby regions.

Based on the Terminal Report from DSWD-CAR’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) as of 18 October 2018, there are 115,057 families affected by TY Ompong.

“The DVAPP is only implemented in the region as a pilot area. This was done in Itogon and Tublay, Benguet and Pasil in Kalinga”, DSWD-CAR Director Janet P. Armas said.

The enumeration or profiling of families was done from March to December 2018 by hired enumerators who conducted house-to-house enumeration and family-based interviews. The enumeration was done online with the use of an automated profiling that leads to automatic data consolidation.

For the period, a total of 14, 519 families from Itogon, Benguet, 4,651families from Tublay, Benguet and 2,200 families from Pasil, Kalinga were profiled and validated. As a result, these families are now included in the Department’s database of families with validated profiles which can be used as a basis for the provision of appropriate intervention in times of disasters.

“This Project is very important for us to provide efficient and effective intervention to our communities. Through DVAPP, we envision a simple and digitized beneficiary registration and verification which we could use for effective planning, management of interventions, monitoring, and reporting”, Director Armas added.

As a result, profiled families will be given DSWD CARES Card which is a digitized access card that they can use when availing programs and services provided by the DSWD in times of disasters.

On the other hand, on 26 May 2019, a total of 1,584 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have already received their livelihood assistance amounting to a total of PhP 31,680,000.00. They were served through the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the DSWD. 2,081 IDPs are yet to receive their assistance. #DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva

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