World Bank lauds Pantawid Pamilya and Listahanan

LAOAG CITY – A World Bank program leader has lauded the Pantawid Pamilya and Listahanan program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development during a visit here on February 23, 2016.

“Pantawid works well and targeted well, at par with Mexico and Brazil,” World Bank Program Leader Aleksandra Posarac said.

She added that it takes time to break the intergenerational poverty in the Philippines and it takes more than one generation for a family to move out from poverty, that is why education and good jobs are needed.

Posarac said she was pleased with the implementation of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office 1 (DSWD-FO1), that is why they selected and visited Region 1 for the production of their ‘Good Governance Campaign’.

Further, she proudly announced that World Bank would continue supporting and funding the Pantawid Pamilya Program and Listahanan Project.

Accompanied by three World Bank economists, Posarac met with DSWD-Central Office staff from Pantawid Pamilya National Program Management Office (NPMO), DSWD-FO1 Asst. Regional Director Marlene Febes D. Peralta, Pantawid Pamilya Regional Program Coordinator Rosalyn L. Descallar, NHTU Regional Field Coordinator Joan Nuesca, Pantawid Pamilya Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Arnel P. Manzano, Project Evaluation Officer Kim Dyan A. Calderon, DSWD-FO1 Information Officers and staff from DSWD Provincial Operations Office of Ilocos Norte. (From a report of Jaymante Pearl B. Apilado, Administrative Assistant III, NHTS-PR/Listahanan)