Eleven NGAs lay down anti-poverty projects for PRRD Sambarangayan Project fusion

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August 6, 2019 --- Prior to the project proposal development part, eleven (11) national government agencies have presented their respective poverty reduction projects, activities and programs as well as their commitments during the second day of the PAGCOR-NAPC Project Implementation: Poverty Reduction through Rural Development (Sambarangayan) Inter-Agency Workshop at Dream World Hotel, North Edsa, West Avenue, Quezon City.

Here are the following NGAs that have laid down their programs which can be fused into the PRRD Sambarangayan Project:

1. DA-NAPC: Ms. Irene Purita Valdenor presented the poverty reduction banner program of the agency called Special Area for Agricultural Development or SAAD Program which aims to widen the access to safe and nutritious food and to increase the income of the farmers and fisher folks in 30 poorest provinces nationwide.

2. DA-BFAR: Mr. Jene Genesis Cruz discussed the Fisheries Development Plan Framework which is focused on increasing fish production to alleviate poverty in the country.

3. DAR: Mr. Abdulmajeed Mangotara briefly mentioned that their commitment for the PRRD Sambarangayan Project will be technical assistance to Agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) regarding the produce that they wanted to plant and extend heavy machineries to ARBs for the post production of their products. This will fasten the cultivation of their products and maximize the harvest of their products.

4. DTI: Mr. Alfee Rei Galapon elaborated their programs for business development such as Negosyo Center which promotes ease of doing business and facilitate access to services for MSMEs. He also presented the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay which allows a wider business development services to barangays under 4th, 5th and 6th class municipalities.

5. DOLE: Mr. Exxon Susmaro discussed the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) and DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program and Emergency Employment Programs (DILEEP) of the agency.
6. TESDA: Ms. Rea Delumpines presented the video about the National Technical Education and Skills Development Plan 2018-2022 of the agency which is geared towards vibrant quality Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) for decent work and inclusive growth.

7. CDA: Ms. Cleng Salonga elaborated their Cooperative Developmental and Regulatory Program. She also highlighted that they are currently developing a Cooperative Business Matching Information System (CBMIS) which is an online platform where buyers and sellers can interact. 
8. DPWH: Engr. Mary Cris E. Samson presented the agency’s Performance Governance System (PGS) Roadmap which aims to reduce travel time, to improve road quality and safety, to protect lives and properties protected from natural disasters.

9. NCMF: Ms. Yasmin Alonto-Naga discussed their Socio-Cultural and Economic Services aiming to cater the needs of Muslim Filipinos. 
10. PNVSCA: Ms. Fely Baday presented the video about their agency’s profile emphasizing on the importance of volunteerism. Their commitment will be technical assistance in enhancing the volunteer management tools of the LGUs.

11. DSWD: Director Christian Deloria discussed about Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster being which is being chaired by their agency. He mentioned that the cluster aims to address all the multifaceted factors of poverty. He even presented their current programs and services such as 4Ps, KALAHI-CIDSS and Sustainable Livelihood Programs.

After the presentations of the 11 NGAs, the President and Board Chair of Farmers Community Development Foundation (FCDF) Dr. Pons Batugal comprehensively discussed the Innovative Poverty Reduction Model or “Sapat na pagkain at pangkabuhayan sa bawat tahanan”. He stressed that the Basic Elements of Good Poverty Reduction program are innovative, doable, affordable and sustainable by building the capacity of poor people to stand on their own.

After Dr. Batugal’s presentation, an open forum was conducted which became an avenue for the participating LGUs to ask the representatives from different NGAs regarding the anti-poverty programs they have presented.

Before the workshop proper, NAPC Head Executive Assistant/Chief-of-Staff Elias Labro, Jr. urged the LGUs present to focus on their timeline, to ensure that they don’t have pending liquidations and to facilitate the complete staff work needed for the PRRD project proposals.

The latter part of the program was dedicated for the project development workshop of each participating LGU in accordance with the Project Profiling template presented by Ms. Perigine Cayadong, NAPC-LACMS Division Chief.