1,929 fam­i­lies in Pasil as­sessed un­der DVAPP

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PASIL, Kalinga – Some 1,929 fam­i­lies in this mu­nic­i­pal­ity were as­sessed and pro­filed un­der the Dis­as­ter Vul­ner­a­bil­ity As­sess­ment and Pro­fil­ing Project (DVAPP) of the Depart­ment of So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment (DSWD).

Er­linda Taquiqui, Kalinga So­cial Wel­fare and De­vel­op­ment team leader, in­formed that 34 enu­mer­a­tors were hired to im­ple­ment the project in Pasil, the pi­lot mu­nic­i­pal­ity of DAVAPP in the prov­ince.

Taquiqui, said the as­sess­ment and pro­fil­ing was com­pleted and re­sults were sub­mit­ted to DSWD cen­tral of­fice for ap­proval.

DVAPP aims to con­duct on­line reg­is­tra­tion of all fam­i­lies in all barangays in tar­get mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. Its end re­sult is a data­base of fam­i­lies and the pro­duc­tion of dig­i­tized fam­ily ac­cess card to fa­cil­i­tate smooth and timely pro­vi­sion of as­sis­tance to vul­ner­a­ble fam­i­lies in times of dis­as­ters and to­wards early re­cov­ery.

This is in sup­port to DSWD’s goal to sim­plify and dig­i­tize ben­e­fi­ciary reg­is­tra­tion and ver­i­fi­ca­tion to­wards ef­fec­tive plan­ning and man­age­ment of dis­tri­bu­tion, mon­i­tor­ing and re­port­ing. It aims to en­sure ac­cu­racy and pre­ci­sion of ben­e­fi­ciary track­ing and cal­cu­la­tion.

The project is in part­ner­ship with In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Mi­gra­tion, Taquiqui added.

She ex­plained that the pres­ence of ge­o­graph­i­cally iso­lated and dis­ad­van­taged ar­eas (GIDA) in Pasil mat­tered in the choice of this mu­nic­i­pal­ity as pi­lot area for the project. The tech­ni­cal crew has to set up INMARSAT (In­ter­na­tional Marine/Mar­itime Satel­lite) fa­cil­i­ties in in­ter­net inac-

ces­si­ble ar­eas for up­load­ing files.

As part of DSWD’s ac­count­abil­ity while guar­an­tee­ing fast and ef­fi­cient de­liv­ery of re­lief ser­vices, there is a need to en­sure the avail­abil­ity of a clear data­base on the pro­file of fam­i­lies at the lo­cal gov­ern­ment level for pro­vi­sion of ap­pro­pri­ate and ef­fec­tive in­ter­ven­tions im­me­di­ately af­ter a dis­as­ter.

From the data­base, the num­ber of fam­i­lies af­fected would be de­ter­mined, the num­ber of af­fected by sec­tors and how much re­lief goods, and what other ser­vices to pro­vide, ex­plained Taquiqui.

“This is the eas­i­est way to get re­port dur­ing dis­as­ter,” she said adding that re­lief dis­tri­bu­tion will also be ac­cu­rate avoid­ing du­pli­ca­tion.

The project will be im­ple­mented in other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties af­ter ap­proval of Pasil’s re­sults, Taquiqui said.

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