Baliwag News Service

BALIWAG PARTICIPATES IN THE DSWD RO-III TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCE AUGMENTATION FOR LOCAL SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS OF BULACAN

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DSWD Provincial Extension Office (DPEO) Bulacan held the 3rd Technical Assistance Resource Augmentation (TARA) quarterly meeting last August 22-23, 2019 hosted by the Municipality of Bocaue at The Garden, Ciudad De Victoria. It was attended by the social workers from the Local Social Welfare and Development Offices (LSWDOs) of Bulacan including Mr. Gerard Mhel M. Tolentino, Social Welfare Officer III of MSWDO-Baliwag.

Topics discussed during the 1st day of meeting were referral system for Area Based Standard Network (ABSNET), Social Protection Handbook including the Family Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (FRVA) wherein MSWDO-Baliwag is one of only seven (7) municipalities in Bulacan that had so far complied with the program, Early Childhood Care and Development-Information System (ECCD-IS) and Child Friendly Local Governance Audit in which Baliwag is among the recipient of Child Friendly Municipality.

On the second day, Ms. Feliza Esguerra, Provincial Team Leader of DPEO Bulacan presented updates on the implementation of social protection programs of DSWD in the province. She also disclosed the scheduled TALAKAYAN where Local Chief Executives of different cities and municipalities and their respective LSWDOs will be having a three (3) day consultation and planning workshop with the DSWD Field Office 3 headed by Regional Director Ms. Marites M. Maristela, CESO III which is scheduled to be held on October 16-18, 2019 in Xenia Hotel, Clark, Angeles, Pampanga. The next TARA meeting will be on November 21-22, 2019 to be hosted by the City of San Jose Del Monte.

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