DSWD: Over 1M families in Central Visayas assessed

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THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Central Visayas, through the National Household Targeting Section (NHTS) or Listahanan team, assessed a total of 1,0125,513 families in the provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.

Listahanan is an information management system of the DSWD that aims to establish a database of poor household.

The DSWD said it will help as basis in the identification of beneficiaries for various social protection services and programs.

All encoded information in the household assessment form (HAF) is subjected to Proxy Means Test (PMT) to generate the initial list of poor households.

Out of these assessed households, more than 600,000 are identified poor on the initial list.

The initial list of poor households was posted in the barangays for the public to check and appeal for corrections if there is any.

So far, the NHTS-Central Visayas has received 194,895 grievances. This process of Listahanan ensures the quality of the final list of poor.

The final list or Listahanan 3 data will be launched in the second semester of 2021 and will be made available to partners and other stakeholders who will be needing the data of poor households for their programs, services, projects, or reference for any, relevant studies.

NHTS-Central Visayas head Hillton John Edrial clarified that any agency, local government unit, or anyone who wishes to have the Listahanan 3 data must forge a memorandum of agreement with the DSWD. (WBS/With PR)