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DSWD hiring 4,525

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 6 has announced that it is hiring around 4,525 field staff for the second round of assessment of poor households in September, its press release said.

The project will be implemented by the National Household Targeting Unit under DSWD and will need 110 area coordinators, 553 area supervisors and 1,104 encoders and verifiers, who will be fielded to assess some 1.3 million poor families in Western Visayas, the press release said.

To qualify as area coordinators and area supervisors, applicants must be a bachelor’s degree holder in social science or related courses, have two years supervisory experience, possess excellent communications and writing skills, should have experience in conflict resolution/mediation work, and computer literate, the press release also said.

Applicants for enumerators must have completed two years in college, have good interviewing and communication skills, residents of the town or city where they will be assigned, computer literate and have the initiative to learn and contribute to the success of the project. Applicants for encoders and verifiers should have completed two years in college or any IT-related courses, and an encoding speed of 35 words each minute.

The deadline for the submission of applications is August 9, and those interested must submit their application letter and resume to the nearest city, town or provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, or to the DSWD Field Office VI in Iloilo City.

Trinidad Lopez, regional focal person of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction, said those who will be hired will undergo training before they will be deployed for actual conduct of the assessment, the press release also said.

The database will be used in prioritizing beneficiaries for anti-poverty programs. The first household assessment was done in 2009 where 385,516 of the 986,640 assessed households were identified as living below the poverty threshold, the press release added.*

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PAMET officers inducted

The Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, Negros Occidental Chapter, held the induction of its 2013-2015 officers at the Business Inn in Bacolod City recently, a press release from the group said.

PAMET sectoral representative for the Visayas Region, Rosario Barrido, inducted Maruja Japzon as president, Robert John Lamis, vice president; April Joy de la Rama and Sylvia Azurin, secretaries; Gemma de los Reyes, treasurer; Ma. Therese Garsuta, auditor; and Liza Santillan, public information officer, the press release also said.

Members of the Board of Directors are Andrew Altarejos, Florence Bravo, Mary Ann Fandida, Susita Ladines, Letty Mondragon, Ma. Lovella Benedicto, Genevieve Nolido and Ma. Cristina Velez, with Dominador Maestral Jr. as immediate past president.

A scientific seminar on “Variables Affecting the Pre-Analytic Stages of Laboratory Tests” was held by Dr. Mary Vargas Nueva España-Perez after the induction rites, attended by medical technologists and medtech students from Bacolod City and Negros Occidental, the press release added.*

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