Posted by Administrator on December 21st, 2007 at 10:56pm
Tacloban City (December 21) — The Region 8 participating agencies in the Pamaskong Handog ng Pangulo Caravan which is scheduled on December 28 in Biliran and Samar, will conduct a coordination meeting on December 26, 2007.
This was learned from DSWD Director Leticia Corillo who said that the meeting will be held at the DSWD Reg 8 Office at 10:00 o’clock in the morning.
More than 30,000 families from six municipalities in Biliran and 10 municipalities of Samar, are the target recipients of the President’s Pamaskong Handog or gift giving activities.
The President instructed the Cabinet to conduct the distribution of packages in Priority 1 and Priority 2 provinces including the National Capital Region.
At each distribution event, all of or majority of the suggested activities will accompany the Caravan. Among the suggested activities are rural electrification through NEA; Water (Presidents Priority Program on Water) through the DPWH and NAPC; Tindahan Natin through the National Food Authority; and TESDA Training Programs.
Also included are Barangay Food Terminal through the Department of Agriculture and NFA; Botika ng Barangay through the Department of Health; Cooking Demonstrations and Nutrition Education through the National Nutrition Council; Medical Mission through PAGCOR; Microfinance through the DSWD, DTI and PCFC.
Mr. Orville Berino of the DSWD Region 8 informed that the beneficiaries in the 6 municipalities of Biliran have already been identified by the municipal social worker officers and the municipal nutrition coordinators.
The workshop to identify the beneficiaries for Samar was conducted yesterday. The list of beneficiaries in the respective municipalities and barangays in the eight municipalities, have already been identified. Today, the DSWD is waiting for the list of the two other municipalities which are also beneficiaries, Mr. Berino said. (PIA 8)
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