|Unicef conducts orientation and supply side assessment to newly identified Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries today|
|News Features - Press Releases|
|Written by Teresita Cardenas|
|Friday, 18 March 2011 06:38|
CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Mar. 18 (PIA) -– To provide a framework for prioritizing, gathering, analyzing supply-side information on health and education and incorporating them into the design and implementation of the Pantawid Pamilya, the United Nation Children’s Fund (Unicef) and the provincial government of Northern Samar has conducted the orientation and supply side assessment to newly identified Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary of the province at Ibabao Hall, Provincial Capitol, Catarman, today.
In his welcome remarks,provincial planning and development coordinator Engr. Romeo M. Cardenas said that the objective of which is to assess the present condition of health and education systems at the municipality and barangay levels and define the gaps and needs, if any, and their corresponding solutions and recommendations to enable 4Ps beneficiaries meet the conditionalities of the program.
Likewise, he said, to secure the commitment of the local government units (LGUs) and key partner agencies on supply side concerns and coordinate the implementation and operationalization of sectoral activities at the municipal level to better execute program objectives and functions.
Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is one of the responses of the government to the challenge of meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to reduce the shacklesof poverty through investment of human capital, he said.
Participants are the municipal mayors, municipal health officers, DepEd district supervisor, municipal social welfare and development officer, ABC President and Sanggunianb Bayan chairman on social welfare and the members of the provincial technical working group (PTWG).
The newly identified Pantawid Pamilya municipalities are San Jose, Rosario, Lavezares, Victoria, San Isidro, San Antonio, Capul, San Vicente, Biri and Gamay. (PIA,NORTHERN SAMAR)