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Reimagining the Filipino City in

PURSUIT OF INCLUSIVE
DEVELOPMENT

THE PURSUIT OF INCLUSIVE


DEVELOPMENT
Chronology of Presentation
INTRODUCTION
THE ABCD PROJECT: Access to Benefits & Claims after Disaster

LESSONS LEARNED
REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT & REIMAGINING THE
FILIPINO CITY

ABCD Project:

Access to Benefits and Claims after Disaster


ABCD Project: post-Haiyan intervention
directed at reconstructing civil records and
other legal documents for purposes of reestablishing the civil and legal identities of
survivors to facilitate access to claims and
benefits
Areas of operation: 2 cities & 32
municipalities (15 are 5th class)

LEYTE

Tacloban Carigara San Miguel Alang-alan Tanauan Burauen


Pastrana Julita Dulag Tabon-tabon Lapaz McArthur
Mayorga Dagami Ormoc Isabel Kananga Matag-ob San
Isidro Palompon

W. SAMAR

Marabut Basey

E. SAMAR

Lawaan Salcedo Mercedes Guiuan Balangkayan Llorente


Hernani Balangiga Giporlos Quinapondan

ABCD Project

Accomplishments:

181,821 individuals issued with


civil documents

43,140 washed-out Civil


Records were reconstructed:
46% were re-transcribed at
the LCROs books to complete
the reconstruction process

9,926 4Ps members were


served: they were able to avail
of Php96.22M worth of benefits
and claims due to free legal
services

All clients were able to avail of


Php166.24M worth of benefits
and claims

Lessons Learned (1)


Officially registering the vital events in peoples lives is central
to inclusive development and good governance:

Legal Identity is about a persons right to recognition as a


person before the law and their formal relationship with the
state. It is important in accessing essential services such as
healthcare, education and social protection. This also has
implications for other ensuing rights and empowering
activities such as political participation, recourse to justice,
nationality, property ownership, formal employment,
inheritance and the use of banking and financial services
among others.

Recording every life event is also an opportunity to produce


the most accurate, complete and timely statistics on health
and demographics of the population and to maintain a
national civil registry or population database.

Lessons Learned (2)


Importance of CRVS for individuals:
Provides the documentary evidence and permanent
record for individuals to establish their legal identity, and
proves civil status and familial relationships
Precursor for social, economic, cultural, political and
human rights protection
Facilitates access to essential services such as healthcare
and education

Enables political participation, property ownership,


recourse to justice, formal employment, inheritance and
access to financial services
Reduces the risk of statelessness and human trafficking

Lessons Learned (3)


Importance of CRVS for society and the state:
Provides information for better social, economic,
infrastructure and health policy decisions and targeted
intervention
Reinforces transparency, accountability, and participation
for good governance
Enables modern public administration, national
population databases and efficient resource allocation
Allows the monitoring of levels and trends in population
dynamics, fertility, mortality and causes of death
including progress in attaining (M/S) Development Goals
Facilitates the implementation of universal health
coverage
Supports disaster risk reduction and assists with postdisaster recovery

Redefining Sustainable Development &


Reimagining the Filipino City

Emphasis on the need for us to go back to


the most fundamental needs of the people
if we want development that is inclusive
and sustainable.

Being INCLUDED presupposes a LEGAL


IDENTITY. The first step to inclusive
development is to count people in.

We must identify the excluded and the


vulnerable.

We read and analyze also the silences or


what is not written and counted in the
texts and statistics

One Legal Identity not afforded, is one life


too many. It is a life ommitted in the eyes
of the law. It is a life rendered vulnerable
and exposed to multiple exclusions.