Romblon Governor Eduardo Firmalo received the Listahanan list of identified poor households in this province from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) MIMAROPA on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
Romblon is the first recipient among the five provincial governments regionwide of the said Listahanan database.
Listahanan is a mechanism that identifies who and where the poor are. In Romblon, 20,777 poor households are identified as poor according to the 2015 household assessment.
The data sharing aims to establish a systematic way of sharing data and information of poor households as a basis for selecting potential beneficiaries of various local social protection programs.
“Now that we have the database from the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction now Listahanan, we have the baseline data that can be used in our programs intended for the poor,” said Governor Firmalo.
The provincial government of Romblon has won the DSWD Gawad Listahanan in 2014 and 2015, an award that is given to local government units recognizing their efforts in the implementation of local social protection programs using Listahanan list of poor.
Listahanan result was used as a reference for the HEART program which focuses on Health, Education, Agriculture, Revenues, Resource Generation, Tourism and Transparency to combat the effects of poverty in the province of Romblon.
“Because of this [Listahanan] data, we are guided for our targets since 2011, and that’s a big accomplishment of the provincial government,” added Firmalo.
The governor also is hopeful for the positive results as the new list is of poor in the province is revealed so that proper interventions will be implemented to uplift their well-being.
Provincial Government of Romblon complied all provisions in the DSWD data sharing guidelines, a mechanism to safeguard the information of poor households. This in compliance with the Data Privacy Act that protects individual personal and personal sensitive information.