In pursuit of its goal of maintaining an updated listing of poor families through an objective targeting system, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be conducting the third round of household assessment nationwide during the second half of 2019.  In preparation for this, the Department, through the National Household Targeting Office (NHTO), is conducting preparatory meetings and pre-testing of the forms and operational procedures for the said assessment

Last April 8, the NHTO conducted orientation meeting for the said pretesting of forms and procedures which are scheduled to be done in Parañaque City (April 11) and in Baras, Rizal (April 12). The participants of the orientation meeting were members of the regional program management teams of DSWD Field Offices in the National Capital Region and in Region IV-A.

Listahanan, formerly referred to as the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), is an information management system that aims to identify who and where the poor are.  It involves the conduct of a house to house household assessment in identified rural communities and pockets of poverty in all localities nationwide.  The system’s end goal is to generate a masterlist of poor families in every locality which in turn will be used as basis for selecting potential beneficiaries of programs for the poor by the Department, as well as the local government units and other national government agencies.

The conduct of household assessment to update Listahanan’s masterlist of poor families is done every four years.

In the CALABARZON Region, there are 215,895 poor families based on the last round of assessment (2015).***