DSWD-NCR

Policy Development and Planning Section

DSWD 1st Staff Conference Meeting

FO-NCR Regional Mancom Committee participated the conference meeting held last January 15, 2021. said activity was spearheaded by the Office of the Secretary.

Synchronized Regional Management Development Commitee Meeting

The 1st Synchronized Regional Management Development Committee meeting held last January 12, 2021. Said activity was participated-in by the members of rmancom, all C/RCF Heads, Section and Unit Heads.

Highlight of the discussions are issues and challenges of the programs and support to operations as well as recommendation for action.

Part of the agenda also was the orientation of Association of DSWD Social Workers Incorporated (ADSWI) by Mr. Ricky Bunao, SWO V of DSWD FO-IVA, Guidelines on Overtime by Ms. Cory Ricare of PAD-DSWD Central Office and Use of Completed Infra Projects of DSWD-NCR by Usec. Camilo Gudmalin.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Policy and Plans Division

Field Office - NCR

BEST SUPPORT TO OPERATIONS OFFICE

Finalist for 2020 DSWD-NCR PRAISE Group Award


The Policy and Plans Division won the DSWD-NCR PRAISE Group Award for Best Support to Operations Office. The Division is responsible for the development and enhancement of customer- driven social protection technologies, communicating, advocating, coordinating and collaborating on matters relating to policy development and plan formulation.

Hubs of expert in different field of social welfare development programs and services composed of five (5) Sections/Units with thirty-eight (38) staff; the Social Welfare Specialist Group/Social Technology Unit (SWSs /STU), Policy Development and Planning Section (PDPS), National Household Targeting Section (NHTS), Regional Information and Communication Technology Management Section (RICTMU) and Standards Section (SS).

Visible proof of being the best Support Office of the PPD is having the awarded “Best Social Welfare Specialist for CY 2019”, nominated “Best Supervisor”, “Best Technical Staff” and awarded “Best Division Chief” during the National and Regional PRAISE Awarding.

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Ms. Manuela Manongsong-Loza

OIC-Assistant Regional Director for Administration and Concurrent Chief, Policy and Plans Division

DSWD-NCR

15 years in the position & 38 years in service

Ms. Manuela Manongsong-Loza won the Best Division Chief 2020 DSWD PRAISE Individual Award during the 70th Founding Anniversary of DSWD.

Previous awards received by Ms. Loza were Best Division Chief CY 2017 during that year Regional PRAISE Awarding. Likewise, she was nominated as Best Center Head for her exemplary performance during her stint as Center Head of Jose Fabella Center (JFC) in year 2007.

The following are some of the notable contribution of Ms. Loza. Through the leadership of Ms. Loza, the Regional Policy Development and Review Committee (RPDRC) which she chaired was able to approve and circulate 19 regional policies from 2017-2019.

With this initiative, the Policy Development and Planning Section was awarded as Best in Knowledge Management Initiative Award” during the 2019 and “Knowledge Management-Productivity Recognition, Innovation and Development for Effectiveness for CY 2019 for initiating activities to strengthen the Knowledge Management of Division/Unit/Section/Center/Residential Care Facilities by Central Office.

Capacitated the RPDRC members through training on Effective Policy Development, Review, Implementation and Monitoring and Evaluation was conducted attended by RPDRC members as well as D/C/RCF/S/U Heads. Ladderized Monitoring and Evaluation Training to M&E Focal Persons to strengthen the Monitoring and Evaluation mechanism to ensure proper and efficient databanking for evaluation purposes.

Lastly, the elevation and creation of a “Sub-Committee on Social Protection under the Regional Development Council – Sectoral-Committee on Social Development – Sub-Committee on Social Protection” to the Regional Development Committee in Metropolitan Manila chaired and composed of all NCR’s Local Chief Executives. As a leader, she would always say that one of the most rewarding work is to help other people realize their potential and the best way to do it is to empower and motivate them to be a better version of themselves. She is known of her saying that goes


COME IN FULL PACKAGE AND EXUDE CONFIDENCE. - Manuela M. Loza

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