BAGUIO CITY – The National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Cordillera Administrative Region (DSWD-CAR) continues to validate households in the region as part of the second round of household assessment of the Listahanan.
The Listahanan, formerly the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or NHTS-PR is an information management system that identifies who and where the poor are nationwide.
Parts of the ongoing validation are complaints from households that claim they were not assessed during the data collection phase and from Pantawid beneficiaries who have no name matches in the second Listahanan database.
Listahanan Regional Field Coordinator Theodore Bilagot Solang said most of these cases were due to misspelled names while those that were not assessed by enumerators were due to various reasons. These include the absence of qualified respondents during the time of assessment, houses unattended during the assessment, migration of households, and the lack of time for the actual assessment.
The validation of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries started in July 2016 with the assistance of Pantawid Pamilya staff in the municipalities. Validation of other cases or grievances started in August and is expected to last until the end of this year.
Listahanan Regional Associate Statistician Ms. Shirley Claver revealed there are still 220 Pantawid Pamilya households and some 659 complaints to be validated.
Meanwhile, to protect the privacy of households, the sharing of the list of poor from the Listahanan has been put on hold pending the finalization of data sharing agreement protocols that must be compliant with Republic Act 10173 or the Data Privacy Act of 2012.
The Listahanan second round of assessment in CAR was conducted from March to December 2015. Any queries on Listahanan may be forwarded to the NHTU at (074) 422-05-89. Mark Erik King D. Guanzon