and lt;?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″? and gt; and lt;rss version=”2.0″ and gt; and lt;channel and gt; and lt;title and gt;philippinesnewsdigest.com and lt;/title and gt; and lt;link and gt;http://58.65.192.121/philippinesnewsdigest.com-Legal-Judicial.xml and lt;/link and gt; SOURCED FROM CURRENT NEWSPAPERS AND JOURNALS and lt;BuildDate and gt;Thu, 13 February 2020 17:09:11 and lt;/BuildDate and gt; and lt;item and gt; and lt;title and gt;DSWD eyes completion of Soccsksargen poverty survey this month and lt;/title and gt; and lt;link and gt;http://58.65.192.121/philippinesnewsdigest.com-Legal-Judicial.xml and lt;/link and gt; and lt;pubdate and gt;Wed, 12 February 2020 00:00:00 and lt;/pubdate and gt; <p> The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 12 (Soccsksargen) is pushing for the completion within the month of the ongoing assessment of poor households in the region for possible inclusion into the government’s social protection programs.</p><p></p><p>Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD 12 director, said Wednesday they already covered about 78 percent of the 815,343 households that were targeted for the updating of the Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS PR) database.</p><p></p><p>Espejo said they already surveyed a total of 633,971 households in the entire Soccsksargen as of the first week of February.</p><p></p><p>Last week, he said personnel from their central office led by lawyer Justin Caesar Batocabe, Director III of the National Household Targeting Office, visited the region and inspected the ongoing assessment.</p><p></p><p>Espejo assured the integrity and reliability of the survey data based on the standards set by their central office.</p><p></p><p>The figures were verified by our field area coordinators, the official said in a report.</p><p></p><p>Maslama Hassan, DSWD 12’s NHTS PR field coordinator, said they are optimistic in meeting their target this month.</p><p></p><p>Aside from Region 12, she said they will also assess some 556,555 households in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).</p><p></p><p>DSWD 12’s operational area presently covers the entire Soccsksargen and the provinces Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, including Marawi and Cotabato cities, in BARMM.</p><p></p><p>Listahanan, which is updated every four years, is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the localities. It is used by DSWD, other national government agencies and social protection stakeholders as primary database of poor families nationwide.</p><p></p><p>Source: Philippines News Agency</p><p></p> and lt;category and gt;Legal-Judicial and lt;/category and gt; and lt;/item and gt; and lt;item and gt; and lt;title and gt;PCOO reactivates Spokespersons’ Guild due to pressing issues and lt;/title and gt; and lt;link and gt;http://58.65.192.121/philippinesnewsdigest.com-Legal-Judicial.xml and lt;/link and gt; and lt;pubdate and gt;Wed, 12 February 2020 00:00:00 and lt;/pubdate and gt; <p>Pressing national issues have prompted the government to reactivate its Spokespersons’ Guild to ensure uniform and harmonized dissemination of information from various concerned agencies to the public and the media, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said on Wednesday.</p><p></p><p>In an interview on RMN Zamboanga, Andanar said the PCOO conducted the Spokespersons’ Guild Crisis Communication Refresher Course for the designated spokespersons of national government offices on Tuesday.</p><p></p><p>He said the communications crisis management on the possible threats of the 2019 coronavirus disease (Covid 19) in the Philippines was tackled during the refresher course led by Assistant Secretary Rachel Queenie Dizon and Director Pebbles Duque.</p><p></p><p>Although the PCOO is not a member of the Inter Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF EID) led by the Department of Health (DOH), Andanar said his office has volunteered as a communications arm of the group.</p><p></p><p>Andanar earlier urged the public to take news updates and information only from verified sources, including government media.</p><p></p><p>He had also directed PCOO and its attached agencies to follow protocols on providing hourly public updates as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.</p><p></p><p>Ato pong gi order atong mga kauban diri sa PCOO, after nga naghatag og direktiba si President, nga duna tay hourly news updates sa PTV, Radyo Pilipinas, Philippine News Agency ug disseminated PIA sa Presidential Communications Operations Office (We have already ordered everyone on PCOO after the President has given his directives, to issue hourly news updates on PTV, Radyo Pilipinas, Philippine News Agency and are also disseminated to the PIA), he said.</p><p></p><p>He reminded the public to take precautionary measures and trust the government’s information efforts to prevent the spread of the disease.</p><p></p><p>Andanar urged travelers particularly from China, Hong Kong, and Macau to undergo self quarantine for 14 days even if they don’t have symptoms like fever and colds.</p><p></p><p>Sulod sa inyon balaya dunay kay kaugalingon kwarto, self quarantine for 14 days lang pero kung makit an kag sintomas derecho gyud ka sa DOH sa ilang mga quarantine areas (You take self quarantine inside your room for 14 days and if you see other symptoms similar to the disease, then you go directly to the quarantine area of DOH), he said.</p><p></p><p>He also appealed to avoid panic buying and hoarding of surgical face masks as it is not necessary for everyone to wear it.</p><p></p><p>Ang atong prayoridad katong duna nay hilanat, sip on, ubo, dunay sakit para dili sila makatakod, number 2 para dili pud sila mataptan kay ilang immunity ubos kayo (Our priorities are those who are showing signs of fever, colds and others who are sick so that they won’t spread any infection. Number 2, so that they won’t easily get sick since their immunity to these is low), he said.</p><p></p><p>Source: Philippines News Agency</p><p></p> and lt;/item and gt; and lt;/channel and gt; and lt;/rss and gt;

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region 12 (Soccsksargen) is pushing for the completion within the month of the ongoing assessment of poor households in the region for possible inclusion into the government's social protection programs.

Cezario Joel Espejo, DSWD 12 director, said Wednesday they already covered about 78 percent of the 815,343 households that were targeted for the updating of the Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS PR) database.

Espejo said they already surveyed a total of 633,971 households in the entire Soccsksargen as of the first week of February.

Last week, he said personnel from their central office led by lawyer Justin Caesar Batocabe, Director III of the National Household Targeting Office, visited the region and inspected the ongoing assessment.

Espejo assured the integrity and reliability of the survey data based on the standards set by their central office.

The figures were verified by our field area coordinators, the official said in a report.

Maslama Hassan, DSWD 12's NHTS PR field coordinator, said they are optimistic in meeting their target this month.

Aside from Region 12, she said they will also assess some 556,555 households in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

DSWD 12's operational area presently covers the entire Soccsksargen and the provinces Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur, including Marawi and Cotabato cities, in BARMM.

Listahanan, which is updated every four years, is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are in the localities. It is used by DSWD, other national government agencies and social protection stakeholders as primary database of poor families nationwide.

Source: Philippines News Agency