Cordillera Administrative Region- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) also known as the Listahanan aims to validate and finalize the list of poor households in the region before the end of March 2021.

Through the Listahanan, households are assessed using the Proxy Means Test (PMT) model to capture a more accurate status of these households. The Listahanan assessment follows four (4) phases including the Preparatory Phase, Data Collection and Analysis Phase, Validation and Finalization Phase and the Report Generation Phase.

“We are already on our Validation and Finalization Phase as the initial list of poor have already been posted in their respective barangays. The public can look into this list for possible exclusion and inclusion errors”, DSWD Field Office CAR OIC Regional Director Leo L. Quintilla said.

Validation and Finalization is the phase where a public validation is conducted to respond to issues of under-coverage and inclusion of non-poor households. This phase helps in establishing the integrity and correctness of the database by accepting complaints and appeals through the Listahanan Area Supervisors with the assistance of the  Barangay Verification Teams (BVT) and the Local Verification Committee (LVC) in their respective areas.

“This phase is very important because the public can directly raise their concerns regarding the generated list. This is an opportunity for them to provide feedback on the assessment that has been conducted by the Listahanan. Their participation will increase the integrity of the data that we’ll be generating”, Director Quintilla added.

Grievances regarding the initial list of poor households can be filed by the household head or any of the household member who is at least 18 years old at the barangay level. The complainant should bring a valid Government-issued ID and other documents containing pertinent information. Grievances can also be submitted online through

Types of grievances that can be received include interviewed households but were not included in the list, households that were not interviewed and not included in the list, households wrongly classified as poor or non-poor, and transfer of residence.

“We highly encourage the public to take part in the validation and finalization of the Listahanan list of poor. We cannot over emphasize the significance of the accuracy of the list since all government agencies have been mandated to use the Listahanan data as a basis for selecting beneficiaries of social protection programs and services by virtue of Executive Order 867 series of 2010. ”,Director Quntilla shared.

As of 25 January 2021, there are 59,636 initial poor households in the Cordillera Administrative Region. Kalinga Province records 14,619 poor households, followed by Ifugao Province with 12, 117 poor households, Abra Province with 12,060 poor households, Mountain Province with 9,722 poor households, Apayao Province with 7,288 poor households and Benguet Province with 3,830 poor households.

A total of 245,590 households in the Region have been assessed by the Listahanan during the house to house assessment conducted in 2019. #DSWD-CAR, SOCIAL MARKETING UNIT, Nerizza Faye G. Villanueva-Trinidad

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