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SP OKs MOA with DSWD for Listahanan project

THE 18th City Council during its 91st regular session yesterday presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy enacted an ordinance authorizing the city mayor to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) covering the implementation of the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), also known as Listahanan.

Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 867, DSWD is the lead agency in the implementation of the NHTS-PR, which shall establish a system for identifying who and where the poor households are, maintain the system that will serve as repository of the data on poor households, update the data every four years, and share the data especially to NGAs which shall serve as basis in the selection of beneficiaries of social protection programs nationwide.

Meanwhile, the city is mandated by R.A. 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991 to exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied there from, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare, The Power learned.

Under the MOA, the DSWD shall act as and have the duties and accountabilities of a personal information controller for all personal data processed by Listahanan. It shall also have in place the reasonable and appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures intended to protect personal data up to the date of sharing with the city against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access, as well as against any other unlawful processing, among others.

For its part, the city shall act as and have the duties and accountabilities of a personal information controller for all personal data received from DSWD and covered under the MOA. It shall also uphold the rights of the data subject in accordance with R.A. 10173 and relevant rules, receive and further process personal data from DSWD and the data sharing and privacy policies and guidelines of DSWD. It shall likewise have the legal authority to give warranties and fulfill the undertakings set out in the MOA, among others.

The legislation was endorsed by the committees on social services and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Reuben R. Daba and Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, respectively. (JAO)

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