Supplementary feeding is implemented by DSWD to curb hunger. In Western Visayas, there are around 200,000 pre-schooler beneficiaries.

Mrs. Geronima Ayson

22 June 2016

Mrs. Geronima Ayson (left) is the Kalahi-CIDSS Regional and National Awardee (Individual Category) in the 2014 bayanI Ka Awards. Ayson, is a retired division English supervisor from San Roque, Anini-y, Antique. Unlike other retirees who are spending their retirement pays in luxurious tours, she opted to do volunteer works in Kalahi-CIDSS. She and her husband […]

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Did you know

22 June 2016

Did you know that this jackstone type coastal project protects sand erosion in the shoreline of Mararison, Culasi, Antique? #KalahiCIDSSRegionInFocus #TuloyAngPagbabago ##KalahiCIDSS#TuesdayTrivia #TuloyAngPagbabago #TuloyAngPagbabago

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Community volunteer Jose Toriaga

22 June 2016

Community volunteer Jose Toriaga designed the river wall project in Barangay Baybay, Tanghalan, Aklan. As chair of the Project Implementation Team in the Cycle 1 and 2, his contributions in the effectiveness and completion of the sub-project is crucial. His efficiency in his role contributed to the completion of the project ahead of the target […]

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Bingawan gets P1.6-M school building

22 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently inaugurated a P1.6 million Kalahi-CIDSS school building in Bingawan, Iloilo. The one unit-two classroom building is now ready to accommodate pupils of the Quinangyana Elementary School. It is only one of the sub-projects provided by Kalahi-CIDSS to the barangay. Kalahi-CIDSS also funded the concreting of farm to […]

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Kalahi-CIDSS builds rain feed water system project in island-barangay

22 June 2016

The community had been dreaming for decades of having a project to address the lack of potable water in an island-barangay in Caluya, Antique. Today, the dream is now a reality after the rain feed water system funded and built by Kalahi-CIDSS in Barangay Sibolo is completed. Barangay Sub-Project Management Committee chair person Dan Francisco […]

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Ex-scavenger is best mom

22 June 2016

The smell might be unpleasant for others but it is nothing for those who rely on earning by scavenging at the Calajunan dumpsite in Mandurriao district, Iloilo City. Since her childhood, the dumpsite has been Nelina Launio’s third home next to school where she and her other siblings helped one another in collecting recyclables and […]

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Capiz senior citizens get P62.9M social pension

22 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD6) is releasing P62.9 million for 10,498 indigent senior citizens of Capiz province this year. “Delivery of the stipend will be made door-to-door by Philpost,” said Gretchen Taleon of the Social Pension unit of DSWD. The amount will be distributed to 14 municipalities including Cuartero with P3.89 million […]

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Capiz gets P1.7M worth of cash for work

22 June 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) field office 6 released a total of P1.7 million to the province of Capiz recently. The amount was distributed to three municipalities including Pontevedra with P588,350 for 205 beneficiaries; Pan-ay, P315,700 for 110 beneficiaries; and Roxas City, P760,550 for 265 beneficiaries. A total of 580 beneficiaries received […]

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DSWD invests P252M for livelihood of Capiznons

17 June 2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has invested a total of P252 million in livelihood assistance for Capiznons. Anthony Laruan of the DSWD Field Office VI Sustainable Livelihood Program unit said that this amount was invested to beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program and survivors of typhoon Yolanda. “The DSWD uses the convergence […]

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3 towns get food packs for El Nino-affected families

31 May 2016

THREE towns have already received food packs intended for households affected by El Nino. Records of DSWD Supply Unit reveal that these towns include Sta. Barbara and Alimodian in Iloilo; and Cuartero in Capiz Province. According to supply officer Lunie Lasquite, a total of 19,184 food packs intended for 4,796 families were released to the […]

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7 towns submit list of El Nino affected families

26 May 2016

SEVEN municipalities heeded the call of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI to submit their list of El Nino-affected families. This revealed Luna Moscoso of the Protective Services Unit (PSU) of DSWD. The towns were identified as Janiuay, Sta. Barbara, Oton, Alimodian and Miag-ao, all in Iloilo Province; and Cuartero […]

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Pantawid Pamilya to go paperless

25 May 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is eyeing a paperless transaction in monitoring the Compliance Verification System (CVS) of the Pantawid Pamilya student beneficiaries. This was confirmed by no less than DSWD Sec. Corazon “Dinky” Soliman during her regular consultation activity with more than 500 Parent Leaders in Banga, Aklan recently. As proposed, […]

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Kakanin vendor now a teacher graduate

25 May 2016

Sometimes you have to walk away from what you want in order to find what you deserve.” Leaving her three children under the care of her husband just to work in Manila was the most painful decision she has ever made. Mary Cris Sanchez, 35, of Brgy. Catmon, Altavas, Aklan decided to work as nanny […]

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PRESS STATEMENT OF DSWD ON THE CAMP OUT OF PAMANGGAS OUTSIDE THE OFFICE COMPOUND

24 May 2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI will always respect the right of the rallyists to peaceful assembly. The camping out of Pamanggas outside the Field Office compound since Monday until May 27, 2016 is a right which we cannot snatch away from them. We, however, would like to stress the […]

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DSWD6: more female get trafficked

05 May 2016

MORE female individuals continue to be victims of human trafficking. This was revealed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6. If compared with men, 83 percent of the total victims of human trafficking from year 2014 were women. This translates to 55 women out of 66 victims. The remaining 17 […]

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78,706 elderly to get social pension

04 May 2016

A TOTAL of 78,706 elderly will be getting social pension. Based on records of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6, this is way higher than the senior citizens reached last year. “We are glad to tell the people in the region that we will be able to reach more elderly. […]

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Economics Professor: CCT contributes to local economy

29 April 2016

The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program, locally known as the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), contributes to the local economy and benefits all members of the communities involved. Jean Lee Patindol, economics professor at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City, in an “Economic Terms and Trends” lecture at the Philippine Information Agency-sponsored […]

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El Nino affected families get P5M-worth food packs

29 April 2016

THE families affected by El Nino received P5.5 million-worth of food packs. Records of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6 shows that a total of 15,292 food packs were distributeed to10,992 families. “We have been responding to victims of El Nino since the last quarter of 2015. We also assure […]

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DSWD6: stockpile sufficient for El Nino victims

29 April 2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6 assured the public that is has more than enough stockpile to respond to El Nino victims. “We have a 50-000 stockpile of food packs ready to augment the Local Government Units (LGUs) ,” said Rebecca P. Geamala, regional director. Geamala has activated earlier the […]

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17 YEARS OF WANDERING

29 April 2016

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed houses, ravaged livelihoods and shattered the lives of hundreds of thousands of victims. But for some, like the Obligar family of Carles town in Iloilo, the calamity also opened doors and brought opportunities. Amalia and Niel have been married for 25 years and blessed with seven children. But for the past 17 […]

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WV gets P374M-worth feeding program

28 April 2016

WESTERN Visayas is getting a P374 million-worth feeding program. The amount will be spent for the implementation of Supplementary Feeding program for three to five years old children enrolled in day care service. If distributed, Iloilo will get P118.4 million; Antique, P41 million; Capiz, P34.9 million; Aklan, P26.4 million; and Guimaras, P8.7 million. The amount […]

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DSWD6 releases P19.4M aid

27 April 2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 6 released a total of P19.4 million assistance in Western Visayas. The amount was disbursed in form of medical, burial and educational assistance in the first quarter of the year. “It is the Local Government Units (LGUs) which must be able to respond first to […]

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San Dionisio to get P8.2M shelter aid

27 April 2016

THE town of San Dionisio will be getting P8.2 million in Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA). This was assured by DSWD Field Office 6 regional director Rebecca Geamala who personally talked to representatives of the different barangays of the town who flocked at the agency compound early Monday asking for clarification as to when will the […]

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Kalahi-CIDSS inaugurates P3-M projects in Anini-y

27 April 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently inaugurated a P3-million Kalahi-CIDSS projects in Anini-y, Antique. DSWD-6 Director Rebecca Geamala led the inauguration of 1.2 x 76 linear meters hanging bridge and foot path at Barangay Igpalge. Geamala recognized the cooperation among the community volunteers, local government unit and barangay local government unit that resulted […]

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145 CCT beneficiaries now new leaders

18 April 2016

A total of 145 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the government of the Philippine’s version of the Conditional Cash Transfer, are now new leaders. They have completed the Capability Building Level 1 handled by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI- Institutional Development Division which focused on leadership. These newly-trained parent […]

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DSWD6 launches campaign vs elderly abuse

12 April 2016

THE Department of Social Wefare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI yesterday launched a campaign to prevent elderly abuse. The program, called ReSPPEC or Reporting System and Prevention Program for Elder Abuse Cases, was launched in Lambunao, Iloilo, the only pilot area in Western Visayas. “The program is titled ReSPPEC which sounds like the word […]

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Secretary Soliman reiterates crucial role of social workers

12 April 2016

Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman reiterated the important roles of social workers in addressing the vulnerable sectors in society. In the 20th National Convention and General Assembly of the Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines Inc. (ALSWDOPI), the Secretary reminded thesocial workers in helping those in crisis and […]

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Sacadas’ son graduates cum laude

11 April 2016

He was once a child laborer. At the age of 10, Johnny Lutrago started working at the sugarcane plantation where his parents work as ‘sacada’ labourers in Toboso, Negros Occidental. Sacada refers to a laborer or planter of sugarcane, wherein most of these labourers could be found in Negros Occidental, known to be the ‘sugar […]

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Former nanny graduates magna cum laude

31 March 2016

She symbolizes positive change. Poverty has pushed her to stop schooling after she graduated from high school to give way to her other siblings to be enrolled in elementary. Being the eldest daughter among the eight siblings,JomalynLucena, 21 of Barangay Imba, Caluya in Antique provincesaid her heart has been torn into pieces many times when […]

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Soliman: raise in CCT grants mulled

31 March 2016

Secretary Dinky Soliman disclosed that the agency is mulling for the raise of cash grants being released to beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the government of the Philippine’s version of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT). “Sa ngayon, pinag-aaralan ang posibleng pagtaas ng cash grants sa elementary at sa high school, ” Soliman said in […]

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Making Dreams Come True

31 March 2016

For decades, flooding and impassable road has been a perennial problem in Barangay Calapawan, Panay, Capiz. It was a long dream of the community to dredge and clean the Calapawan creek and rehabilitate the farm to market road of the barangay. Water overflows in the creek during heavy rains and high tide. While, the unpaved […]

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CCT yields magna cum laude

31 March 2016

THE Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program has reaped its gains as one of its beneficiaries graduated magna cum laude at West Visayas State University-Calinog campus in Iloilo. Jomalyn Lucena graduated on top of her class taking up Bachelor of Science in Agriculture under the College of Agriculture and Forestry. No less than Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman […]

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