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NTSB holds annual sportsfest

Fostering camaraderie through sports.

Last April 26, 2018, the National Training School for Boys (NTSB) launched its annual sports fest for its residents and staff.  The month-long activity aims to develop camaraderie and strengthen relationship among the residents and the staff as well. It also intends to develop sportsmanship and enhance discipline of the boy-residents and help overcome their longing for their families and loved ones.

At least 100 residents and staff of the institution are participating in the month-long activity. Participants are grouped into four teams—which are Red Team, Blue Team, Yellow Team and White Team, who will compete in various games that include basketball and volleyball.

Ms. Hayde G. Dinglasa, the center head of NTSB, in her message, emphasized to the participants that the activity is conducted mainly for the physical and skills development of each participant. However, she also stressed that the activity is also a test of maturity which can be best manifested in the practice of the values of honesty, camaraderie, teamwork and sportsmanship in each of games.

The NTSB is a residential center managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. It provides rehabilitative services to male minors who are in conflict with law, mostly from the National Capital and CALABARZON regions. Each resident male minor is provided services such as education, health, home life and sports or recreational activities, like the sports fest, as part of their rehabilitation in preparation to their eventual reintegration to their respective families and communities. with report from RBCapina and HGDinglasa***

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Haven for the Elderly celebrates 8th Founding Anniversary

The Haven for the Elderly celebrated its 8th Founding Anniversary last April 27, 2018 with the theme: “Walang Puwang sa Katiwalian ang Paglilingkod ng Tapat sa Bayan”.

The activity started with a celebration of a Holy Mass in thanksgiving to the number years of existence of the Center, its continuous growth and for the continued support of partners and donors. The celebration also included the blessing of the newly constructed facilities of the Center.

In her message, Dir. Annie E. Mendoza, the OIC-Regional Director of DSWD Field Office IV-A, highlighted the growth of the center and the important role it plays in serving the abandoned and neglected older persons in our society.  She also acknowledged the different partners and donors who had unceasingly provided support to the Center in various ways. Dir. Mendoza also acknowledged the other visitors and guests who take time to be part of the celebration.

Among the guests in the celebration are DSWD Undersecretary Mae Fe Ancheta Templa, Former DSWD Undersecretary Celia C. Yangco and local officials from the Municipality of Tanay and Barangay Sampaloc.

The Haven for the Elderly is a residential facility managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.  It provides care and services to abandoned and neglected older persons.  Among the services being provided to them are medical, social, livelihood, recreational and spiritual.

Part of the Anniversary celebration were the different performances of selected resident-older persons showcasing their talents and skills. An awarding of “Lakas ng Karakter” among clients and staff was conducted during the activity.***

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Aquino Foundation holds leadership journey at NTSB

Forty-one residents of the National Training School for Boys (NTSB) recently participated in the two-day Leadership Journey conducted by The Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation at the institution’s compound in Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal.

The activity, which was implemented under the theme “The call to leadership is a call to love,” aimed to engage the resident-participants in productive religious sessions and strengthen their spiritual relationship with God.

According to Ms. Ellen Belmonte, the officer-in-charge of the institution, the conduct of religious sessions and the strengthening of the spiritual side of the residents are vital activities or components in the rehabilitation of the said boys as these provide them an outlook in life that is better than what they had when they were brought to the center. It also helps them ease or cope with any negative tension that may be caused by their current situation. The easing of tensions serves as a measure in determining the readiness for their eventual reintegration to their respective community.

Among the activities conducted during the two-day leadership journey are photo language activity, film showing, group sharing sessions and sharing of testimonials. A former child-in-conflict with the law shared his triumph against all odds in his life.

Aside from the Aquino Foundation, other organizations who provided support to the activity are the Philippine ASA and the Ang Hortaleza Foundation.

The NTSB is a Department of Social Welfare and Development-managed residential facility which provides care and rehabilitation services to male minors who are in conflict with the law. Aside from spiritual services, other services being provided by the center are health, educational, homelife and recreational services.

As of September 30, 2017, there 274 residents being served by the institution, most of these are from the CALABARZON Region. With reports from RCRanas and ECBelmonte***

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700K CALABARZON children are identified poor

A total of 733,371 children in the CALABARZON Region have been identified as poor based on the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Listahanan database of poor households.

These poor children, who are zero to 17 years old, are from the 202,279 poor households identified in the second round of Listahanan household assessment conducted in 2015.

Listahanan is an information management and targeting system, which identifies who and where the poor are in the country. It generates a comprehensive and objective database of the poor, which is utilized by the DSWD in targeting beneficiaries of its programs and services.

It is the targeting system used for the selection of beneficiaries of social protection programs such as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and the Social Pension for Indigent Senior Citizens.

Based on the Listahanan data, 277,255 poor children are in Quezon Province; 144,912 are in Batangas; 116,886 are in Laguna; 115,550 are in Cavite, and; 81,768 are in Rizal.

Of this number, 287,224 are out-of-school.

In line with the National Children’s Month celebration, the DSWD continuously promotes the welfare of these poor children and encourages national government agencies, local government units and civil society organizations to provide programs and services to improve the lives of these children.

Promoting the health and education of poor children

Two of the social protection programs for children being implemented by the DSWD are the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and the Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP).

To date, there are 588,308 children zero to 18 years old are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya program.

This program provides conditional cash grants to qualified poor families in support to the health and educational needs of children. It provides PhP300 monthly to children in elementary and Php500 monthly to children in high school in exchange for their 85 percent monthly school attendance. Further, every household is provided with PhP500 monthly as health grant in exchange for the monthly preventive health checkup of children zero to five years old.

On the other hand, there are 199,669 children benefitting from the SFP, which is the provision of food, in addition to regular meals, to improve the nutritional status of children enrolled in day care centers and supervised neighborhood plays.

Other programs, services for the children

The DSWD further promotes the provision of a caring and loving home for children.

From 2015 to present, the DSWD has approved the legal adoption of 179 children and is continuously promoting legal adoption and foster care to provide the right of every neglected, abused and abandoned child to a family and a home.

The DSWD Field Office IV-A is also pilot-testing the Comprehensive Program for Street Children and Families At-Risk on the Streets, a social technology project that responds to the needs of street children and reduce their vulnerabilities on the streets.

To date, a total of 270 street children in Cavite and in Rizal are benefitting from this program.

Residential care for children

The DSWD Field Office IV-A is also managing two centers that are catering to the needs of children.

The Bahay Tuluyan Home for Girls in Dasmarinas City, Cavite provides care, protection and rehabilitation to girls who are victims of sexual and physical abuse, exploitation, abandonment, neglect and maltreatment. To date, it has a total of 45 residents.

On the other hand, the National Training for the Boys in Tanay, Rizal, provides protection, parental care and rehabilitation children-in-conflict with the law, has a total of 104 residents.#


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25 NTSB residents finish welding training

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Residents of the NTSB demonstrate the skills they learned from the shielded metal arc welding training. [Photo Credit: GPanao]

A total of 25 residents of the National Training School for Boys (NTSB) have recently completed the shielded metal arc welding training in partnership with the local government of Tanay, Rizal Province.

The NTSB is a residential care facility managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office IV-A for children-in-conflict with the law (CICLs). It provides protection and parental care to CICLs to help them through rehabilitation in a residential setting and prepare them for successful adjustment with their family and community after discharge.

Ellen Belmonte, social worker in charge in the NTSB, shared that opportunities like this are continuously being provided to the residents as part of their rehabilitation and preparation for their discharge in their respective families and communities.

“The children are encouraged to use this opportunity to enhance their skills so that when they go home, they can be able to apply the new skills to help themselves and their families,” said Belmonte.

The residents underwent a one-month training, which was provided by the Eastern Star Institute of Science and Technology in San Mateo.

The said residents belong to the third batch of trainees provided with the shielded metal arc welding.

Previously, a total of 48 residents have underwent the same kind of training.# with reports from AMBGangan

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2 DSWD centers receive Red Orchid Award

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The plaques of recognition awarded by the Department of Health to the NTSB and the HE for their tobacco-free environment.

The National Training School for Boys (NTSB) and the Haven for the Elderly (HE), two centers managed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office IV-A, received the Department of Health’s Red Orchid Award for implementing a 100 percent tobacco-free environment and following the World Health Organization’s MPOWER Network.

The said recognition was awarded to the centers last March 31 in Tagaytay City.

The NTSB is a residential care facility that provides protection and parental care to CICLs. The center provides rehabilitative services to the clients in a residential setting to prepare them for adjustment with their family and community after discharge. Meanwhile, the HE caters to senior citizens who are abandoned, neglected and needy.

Both centers are located in Brgy. Sampaloc in Tanay, Rizal Province.#

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