Joint memo links 4 ‘social’ agencies
The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Presidential Commission on Urban Poor (PCUP), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, and National Anti-Poverty Commission have signed the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) that harmonizes the programs of these agencies for a more comprehensive implementation and delivery of programs and services for the marginalized and poor sectors as mandated by Executive Order (EO) 67.
One of the main provisions of the EO is the transfer of supervision of various agencies under or attached to the Office of the President to select executive departments with relevant core functions.
This aims to strengthen the institutional framework of the executive branch of government towards an improved delivery of social services.
The JMC which operationalizes the EO, clarifies the relationship between and among DSWD, PCUP, NCIP, and NAPC; serves as a framework to guide the agencies in harmonizing their policies and coordinating their programs and activities; and provides a mechanism on the crafting, identification, as well as implementation of such policies, programs, and activities.
Under the JMC, DSWD, PCUP, NCIP, and NAPC shall establish points of convergence to ensure consistency as to the purpose of the EO which shall cover activities, including, but not limited to data sharing, targeting, resource mobilization, project piloting, strategic plans and policies, technical and secretariat support, and program implementation.
It specifies the creation of an executive committee, which shall formulate policies to ensure harmonization of programs and compliance with the reportorial requirements, and provide support and guidance to the agencies on their existing programs and its implementation.
Management committee will also be created to coordinate with the agencies concerned regarding the implementation and monitoring of their existing programs and projects.
DSWD and the commissions can harmonize and converge their policies and plans towards a unified goal of providing quality public service anchored on Ambisyon Natin 2040. – Press release