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`I will be a policeman someday’ DSWD, Iloilo provincial gov’t ink MOA for  implementation of P20.4M projects DSWD6 releases P3.2M livelihood assistance for hardest hit Yolanda towns RCDA, OPDA lauds PWD-friendly establishments Tornado victims get P180T aid DSWD releases P862.5M worth of relief goods
 
`I will be a policeman someday’

`I will be a policeman someday’

BINGAWAN, Iloilo-Barely three feet in height, he was noticeable among the crowd of people inside the town’s gymnasium that day. Clad in a blue t-shirt, he looked innocent at why people were so [...]

`I will be a policeman someday’
DSWD, Iloilo provincial gov’t ink MOA for  implementation of P20.4M projects

DSWD, Iloilo provincial gov’t ink MOA for implementation of P20.4M projects

ILOILO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Iloilo Provincial Government, formalizing the implementation of the P20.4 million [...]

DSWD, Iloilo provincial gov’t ink MOA for  implementation of P20.4M projects
DSWD6 releases P3.2M livelihood assistance for hardest hit Yolanda towns

DSWD6 releases P3.2M livelihood assistance for hardest hit Yolanda towns

ILOILO-The DSWD6 here released P3.2 million worth of livelihood assistance to six hard-hit Yolanda towns. The amount is part of the donations received by the agency. If broken down, a total of [...]

DSWD6 releases P3.2M livelihood assistance for hardest hit Yolanda towns
RCDA, OPDA lauds PWD-friendly establishments

RCDA, OPDA lauds PWD-friendly establishments

THE Regional Council on Disability Affairs (RCDA) composed of National Government Agencies lauded five establishments recently for being “PWD (Persons with Disability) friendly.” Commended were [...]

RCDA, OPDA lauds PWD-friendly establishments
Tornado victims get P180T aid

Tornado victims get P180T aid

OTON, Iloilo-Victims of tornado which hit this town late last year received P180,000 in Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field [...]

Tornado victims get P180T aid
DSWD releases P862.5M worth of relief goods

DSWD releases P862.5M worth of relief goods

ILOILO City – The DSWD6 has already released P862.5 million worth of relief goods for Western Visayas. This amount is equivalent to 1,184,406 food packs. If broken down, Aklan received [...]

DSWD releases P862.5M worth of relief goods
Listahanan helped us easily identify program beneficiaries–LGUs

Listahanan helped us easily identify program beneficiaries–LGUs

28 August 2014

Local social welfare and planning officers of local government units expressed appreciation to the DSWD’s Listahanan, which they said, is of big help to them especially in identifying beneficiaries of their programs and services for the poor. At present, the staff of the National Household Targeting Unit of DSWD Field Office VI are going around […]

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KALAHI hires 1,192 new staff

KALAHI hires 1,192 new staff

27 August 2014

KALAHI CIDSS-National Community Driven-Development Program Orientation. The Department of Social Welfare and Development is currently conducting an orientation on the newly hired staff of KALAHI CIDSS- National Community Driven-Development Program in Western Visayas at the regional office. A total of 1,192 staff to include area coordinators, deputy area coordinators, municipal financial analysts and community facilitators […]

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P470.5-M for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries

27 August 2014

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) is releasing more than P470.5 million for its 313,133 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. The bulk of the amount will be released in Negros Occidental with more than P179 million for its 122,343 beneficiaries. Iloilo has 136.5 million; Capiz with P57.2 million; Antique […]

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A second chance for `Grace’

18 August 2014

Childhood years are mostly remembered to be filled with love and protection. Rich or poor, attachment of children to parents brings joy. From simple kiss to hugs and lavish gifts, depending on the status of the family, younger years have always made a bank of good memories among children. But this is not the case […]

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Solo parent proves ‘she can!’

07 August 2014

FROM farming to vending to working alongside men in construction areas, Gemma Tanutan has done it all. “Natutunan kong kumayod ng higit pa sa kailangan para sa aking limang anak. Wala akong hindi kayang gawin para lang maibigay sa kanila ang kanilang pang-araw-araw na pangangailangan at pag-aaral (I have to work so hard for my […]

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Pantawid Pamilya’s Regional Advisory Committee: Promoting convergence

Pantawid Pamilya’s Regional Advisory Committee: Promoting convergence

04 August 2014

Romel Dilag of PhilHealth updates the members of the Pantawid Pamilya’s Regional Advisory Committee during a meeting held at the DepEd Regional Office recently. Presently, he said there are more than 1.3 million Philhealth beneficiaries in Region VI and majority of them are identified as poor by the DSWD’s National Household Targeting System for Poverty […]

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Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya

24 July 2014

JUDGES for the 2014 Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya scrutinize the documentary evidence of provincial entries from Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental during the regional deliberation held on July 23, 2014 at the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI. This annual search aims to recognize families covered by Pantawid […]

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`I will be a policeman someday’

`I will be a policeman someday’

22 August 2014

BINGAWAN, Iloilo-Barely three feet in height, he was noticeable among the crowd of people inside the town’s gymnasium that day. Clad in a blue t-shirt, he looked innocent at why people were so busy moving from one table to another. He was seven-year-old JB Falces of Brgy. Ngingi-an in this town in Central Panay. He […]

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DSWD, Iloilo provincial gov’t ink MOA for  implementation of P20.4M projects

DSWD, Iloilo provincial gov’t ink MOA for implementation of P20.4M projects

20 August 2014

ILOILO CITY — The Department of Social Welfare and Development signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Iloilo Provincial Government, formalizing the implementation of the P20.4 million projects funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of the Australian government. DSWD Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre led the signing of the MOA […]

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RCDA, OPDA lauds PWD-friendly establishments

RCDA, OPDA lauds PWD-friendly establishments

18 August 2014

THE Regional Council on Disability Affairs (RCDA) composed of National Government Agencies lauded five establishments recently for being “PWD (Persons with Disability) friendly.” Commended were Iloilo Supermart-Atrium branch, Iloilo City Government, Association of Disabled Persons Incorporated Canteen, Decos Lapaz Batchoy-Valeria, Robinsons Mall and SM City Iloilo. “The first four businesses have employees who are PWDs. […]

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Tornado victims get P180T aid

Tornado victims get P180T aid

13 August 2014

OTON, Iloilo-Victims of tornado which hit this town late last year received P180,000 in Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) each from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI. “I and my family lost our home during the tornado and we had to build a makeshift shelter where we could stay. Now that […]

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DSWD releases P862.5M worth of relief goods

DSWD releases P862.5M worth of relief goods

13 August 2014

ILOILO City – The DSWD6 has already released P862.5 million worth of relief goods for Western Visayas. This amount is equivalent to 1,184,406 food packs. If broken down, Aklan received 173,321 food packs amounting to P56.8 million; Antique, 145,498 food packs amounting to P118.9 million; Capiz, 417,916 packs amounting to P380.6 million; Iloilo, 402,289 food […]

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P10M-evacuation center soon to rise in Iloilo

P10M-evacuation center soon to rise in Iloilo

08 August 2014

OTON, Iloilo-A P10 million-worth evacuation center will soon rise in Barangay Tagbac Sur here as a disaster preparedness measure. A groundbreaking ceremony, graced by members of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council composed of the Office of Civil Defense, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG),National Economic […]

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Yolanda survivors in Iloilo receive rice from Malaysian gov’t

Yolanda survivors in Iloilo receive rice from Malaysian gov’t

01 August 2014

AJUY, Iloilo-A boy kept hugging a bag of rice placed in a bench close to him by his mom. In a distance, another girl was seated on top of the bag guarding her family’s share. Aside from them, many children were seen joining their mothers in receiving the assistance. These scenarios were caught on camera […]

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Even single individuals can adopt a child

Even single individuals can adopt a child

23 July 2014

LEGAL ADOPTION. Potential adoptive parents attend the Adoption and Foster Care Forum initiated by the DSWD Field Office VI as part of its continuous advocacy to childless couples and those who want to adopt a child to undergo legal process. Melin Gerona, Social Welfare Officer II, said they are encouraging those who want to foster […]

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32 LGUs, 4 NGAs are new Listahanan data users

32 LGUs, 4 NGAs are new Listahanan data users

22 July 2014

THIRTY-TWO more local government units and four national government agencies have signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the use of the agency’s Listahanan or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction’s (NHTSPR) database of poor households. Records of the National Household Targeting Unit show that all the […]

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KALAHI CIDDS-NCDDP employs IP Woman as ‘bodegera’

KALAHI CIDDS-NCDDP employs IP Woman as ‘bodegera’

15 July 2014

By Maricar M. Calubiran GIVING an Indigenous Peoples (IP) woman a chance to earn a living in a male-dominated world is fulfilling and redeeming at the same time. It makes one proud of herself and her IP group. Sporting a pony-tailed hair and clutching a bag, Evelyn Asiong walks her way to the compound of […]

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3,359 poor get scholarship grants from DSWD

04 July 2014

SOME 3,359 children coming from poor families in Western Visayas will now have the opportunity to earn a college degree through the Expanded Students’ Grant-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGPPA) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The ESGPPA aims to effectively address poverty alleviation by increasing the number of graduates in higher […]

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Pantawid Pamilya extends age  coverage of children-beneficiaries

Pantawid Pamilya extends age coverage of children-beneficiaries

03 July 2014

THE national government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, has extended its age coverage of children-beneficiaries to include 15 to 18 years old. Assistant Regional Director Joel P. Galicia of the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD6) said the age extension aims to strengthen the government’s investment in human […]

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DSWD6 updates tri-media on status of programs, services

02 July 2014

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) kept members of Iloilo-based tri-media abreast of its programs and services with a press conference held June 30, 2014 in Iloilo City. DSWD6 Assistant Regional Director Joel P. Galicia and Protective Services Unit Head Rosario A. Sanagustin led the status update on DSWD’s relief […]

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RAC FIELD VISIT: Partners impressed by impacts of Pantawid Pamilya

RAC FIELD VISIT: Partners impressed by impacts of Pantawid Pamilya

02 July 2014

The Pantawid Pamilya’s Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) recently held a Field Visit for its members from the different agencies of the government including the Civil Society Organization in Madalag, Aklan. Representatives from the Department of Health, Department of Education, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, National Commission on Indigenous People, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department […]

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