The School of Social Work of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) is holding a webinar on current issues in Social Welfare and Development entitled “The Mandanas Ruling and the Cleansing of 4P Beneficiaries: Implications on Service Delivery, Social Workers and Other Social Service Personnel”.
This will be held via Zoom on August 20, 2022, Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
The speakers are Former DSWD Regional Director Wilma Naviamos and Ms. Rosalie Dagulo. Both are Registered Social Workers and are graduates of PLM’s Bachelor of Science in Social Work (BSSW) program.
The webinar is free and open to social work practitioners, social work faculty and students, personnel of the DSWD, and local social welfare units. This is in line with PLM’s vision of a premier people’s university pursuing public interest and national development.
To register, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants in the webinar can apply for self-directed Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units.
The Mandanas ruling refers to the 2019 Supreme Court (SC) decision on the Mandanas case, which specifies that the just share of local government units, also known as Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), must be computed based on all national taxes and not just from National Internal Revenue Taxes.
This ruling, which increases the budget of local government units, means full devolution of functions of national agencies to the LGUs. This has implications on structure, programs, operations and staffing of national agencies as well as LGUs. Among the functions of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which is the largest employer of social workers in the country, to be devolved are sustainable livelihood and feeding programs. Implications on staffing are also significant.
The webinar seeks to explain the impact of the Mandanas ruling and the cleansing of the list of 4Ps beneficiaries and their implications to the delivery of social services, programs and personnel, which are important for social work practitioners and educators.