Sa nakaraang pagdiriwang ng unang ika 100 araw sa panunungkulan ng administrasyong Natividad-Bautista sa lungsod ng Malolos. Dinaluhan ng mga kawani ng city hall ang aktibidad sampu ng mga accredited na Civil Society Organization kabilang na ang Islamic Council of the City Of Malolos (ICCM) ang kauna unahang Civil Society Organization sa lungsod na Muslim na accredited ng Sangguniang panglungsod ng Malolos
Sila rin ay binigyan ng Executive Order ng mayor na si Atty. Christian Natividad at tinawag na City of Malolos Muslim Consultative Council (CMMCC) kung saan ang Pangulo ng ICCM na si hadji yahya A. Gamor ay Director ng CMMCC.
Nag ulat sa bayan si Natividad at kanyang binanggit ang mga nauna niyang pangako sa mga Muslim na unti unti ng natutupad. Una ay ang pagpapatayo ng madrasa sa San Vicente malapit sa Mosque na pinagsasambahan ng mga Muslim ng Malolos at ang ikalawa ay ang itatayong ospital kung saan may ward na para sa Muslim at atng ikatlo ay ang paglalagay ng mga Muslim entreprenyur sa mga bazaar na matatagpuan sa Malolos City Hall Compound at sa bayan.
Isang napakalaking bagay para sa mga Muslim ng Malolos ang ginawang ito ni Natividad kaya nga pagkaraan ng kanyang pag uulat sa bayan at siya naman ang binigyan ng ICCM sampu ng mga opisyales nito ng istatwang agila na kulay pilak tanda anila ng buong suporta nila sa tinaguriang agila nga Malolos.
Sa kabila ng mga paninira at pagmamaliit sa mga miyembro ng ICCM ng hindi Muslim at ibang Muslim na dumidikit sa City hall ng Malolos tiniyak ni Natividad ang trabaho ng CMMCC at ito ay bilang umbrella organization ng mga Muslim sa lungsod kaya kung may magtatayo ng grupo ng Muslim sa Malolos kailangang ipag paalam nila ito sa ICCM o CMMCC at kasabay ng isandaang taon ay ipinagkaloob rin ni Natividad sa council ang ₱200,000 para ibayad sa lupa na laan para tayuan ng madrasa. Kasama rin sa nasabing aktibidad si Vice Mayor Miguel Alberto Tengco Bautista. //Abdul Malik Bin Ismail, 09262261791, firstname.lastname@example.org at email@example.com
DSWD garners spot in survey of top performing government agencies
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) welcomes the result of the third quarter survey of PAHAYAG which showed that the Department is among the top 10 performing government offices of the new administration.
Based on the latest PAHAYAG survey, the DSWD is at top 5 after garnering 62 percent approval rating and 49 percent trust rating.
The independent and non-commissioned survey made by PUBLiCUS Asia Inc. was done from September 16 to 20, 2022 to 1,500 respondents nationwide.
The DSWD noted that the successful implementation of its programs and services is because of the dedicated and selfless service of all its personnel, and the unwavering support provided by its public and private sector partners.
In addition, the Department expresses its gratitude to the Filipino people for recognizing its efforts to alleviate poverty and improve the welfare and well-being of poor, marginalized, and vulnerable sectors.
The DSWD will take the favorable rating as a motivation to continue to strengthen the implementation of its specialized, protective, and promotive programs to ensure that the needs of all poor, marginalized and vulnerable Filipinos will be met.
DSWD to use additional modalities for payouts of social pension for seniors
In pursuit of a more cost-effective and efficient distribution of the monthly social pension for indigent senior citizens, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will now utilize additional modalities for the release of the cash subsidy.
Through the recently issued Memorandum Circular (MC) No. 17 series of 2022, the DSWD Field Offices (FOs) will determine the most feasible and efficient delivery schemes for the distribution of the social pension in their respective areas.
Some of the modes of payment that may be used by the FOs include cash payout facilitated by Designated Special Disbursing Officers through a plaza-type payout and cash cards through an authorized government depository bank. Likewise, fund transfers to local government units and payout through money remittance companies were added to the modalities.
The Department said that the scheme to be used will vary depending on the assessment of the FOs to ensure responsiveness considering the safety of both the beneficiaries and DSWD personnel, in accordance with the existing rules and regulations.
Meanwhile, MC No. 17, likewise, amended the schedule of distribution of the social pension, which will now be released to the beneficiaries through various modalities every January-June and July-December. The pension was previously released to the beneficiaries on a quarterly basis.
For the remaining months of 2022, beneficiaries of the program, whose Php500-monthly stipend for the third and fourth quarters are yet to be released, will receive their pension within the second semester amounting to P3,000.00.
The Department said that the amendment in the frequency of distribution was sought to fast-track the release of the social pension to the beneficiaries, and in consideration of the limitation of funds for administrative cost, workforce, and disbursing officers.
To date, the DSWD has released the pension to more than 3.4 million beneficiaries, or 86% of its total target of social pension beneficiaries for the year 2022.
The Department vows to improve its processes to ensure that seniors are able to receive responsive and timely benefits under Republic Act No. 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act. ###