Women, youth, elderly, day care workers in Iloilo City unite to help ensure transparency in implementation of DSWD programs

December 5, 2011 10:54 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 5 – Three districts in this city have been chosen as pilot areas for the Movement of Associations for Sustainable Action (MASA) that was launched Sunday afternoon and graced by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman.

City Social Welfare Officer Alfredo Villanueva said that the MASA is composed of the Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), Day Care Workers Association, Association of Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and the Kalipi Women Association.

They were grouped together, according to Villanueva, using the concept of convergence. They will also be capacitated to become effective in playing their roles in the organization.

Most of all they will be tapped to play the roles of either a Kaagapay, Gabay, Tulay or Bantay for various programs of the DSWD to help promote transparency likewise to verify whether the programs are responsive to the needs of their target beneficiaries. (PNA) LAP/PGLena

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