National Household Targeting Section staff orient and assist employees from the different divisions of DSWD Field Office 1 who commits to render overtime for the deduplication process of Listahanan 3 data of households.

The National Household Targeting Section (NHTS) or Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 1 (DSWD FO 1) is currently conducting the deduplication process of Listahanan 3 (L3) data of households. The deduplication process is part of the data cleansing activity to eliminate the duplicate households and household members found in the L3 Database.

The reasons for having duplicate households and duplicate household members in the Listahanan database are as follows: households requested for re-interview during the Validation and Finalization Phase, households were assessed in different cities/municipalities of Region 1, and household members were both declared by different respondents from different households.

The Data Collection and Analysis Phase of Listahanan 3 or the 3rd Round of Household Assessment was implemented in 2019 while the Validation and Finalization Phase was implemented from October 2020 up to June 2021.

As of 30 September 2021, 7,753 households are already resolved out of the 15,270 duplicate households. While for the duplicate household members, 9,761 are already resolved out of the 109,257 duplicate household members. The completion of the activity will improve the result of the final list of poor households for a more accurate and reliable data.

Ms. Joan N. Dacumos, the DSWD FO NHTS Head / Regional Field Coordinator of Listahanan, inform the public that the NHTS staff and other DSWD FO 1 employees are directly calling the contact numbers of households with duplicates to verify information related to their household assessment.

The Listahanan of DSWD FO 1 is one of the three (3) Field Offices of DSWD that have already finished the Validation and Finalization Phase of L3 together with DSWD FO 2 and DSWD FO CARAGA.

The Listahanan is a project of DSWD that identifies who and where the poor are that serves as a basis in selecting potential beneficiaries of social protection programs and services. The Listahanan final list of poor households is being shared to Government Agencies and Civil Society Organizations in planning and creating programs and services for the vulnerable sectors. (By: Jaymante Pearl B. Apilado, Administrative Assistant III – National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction/Listahanan)