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DSWD6′s director named Ambassador for Peace Far better than before DSWD6 calls for volunteers  for packing of P834M-worth of goods DSWD6 to spend P384M  for livelihood aid to Yolanda survivors Antiqueno’s story wins in nat’l film competition 3,740 FIELD STAFF TO BE HIRED: Listahanan to assess 1.3M households in WV
 
DSWD6′s director named Ambassador for Peace

DSWD6′s director named Ambassador for Peace

AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE. Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) was named Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace [...]

DSWD6′s director named Ambassador for Peace
Far better than before

Far better than before

RUNNING a sari-sari store and keeping it afloat despite the mushrooming of competitors nearby can be very difficult. Prizes have to be kept competitive. The “suki” (avid buyers) have to be [...]

Far better than before
DSWD6 calls for volunteers  for packing of P834M-worth of goods

DSWD6 calls for volunteers for packing of P834M-worth of goods

ILOILO City-The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is calling on volunteers to help in the packing of relief goods amounting to P887 million for its third and last tranche of [...]

DSWD6 calls for volunteers  for packing of P834M-worth of goods
DSWD6 to spend P384M  for livelihood aid to Yolanda survivors

DSWD6 to spend P384M for livelihood aid to Yolanda survivors

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI will implement a P384 million-worth livelihood project for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. Dubbed as Cash for Work for [...]

DSWD6 to spend P384M  for livelihood aid to Yolanda survivors
Antiqueno’s story wins in nat’l film competition

Antiqueno’s story wins in nat’l film competition

THE story of an Antiqueno’s journey on the battle against poverty won in the DSWD national convergence film competition. The struggle and success of Vicente “Itik” Rubino of San Remigio, Antique, [...]

Antiqueno’s story wins in nat’l film competition
3,740 FIELD STAFF TO BE HIRED: Listahanan to assess 1.3M households in WV

3,740 FIELD STAFF TO BE HIRED: Listahanan to assess 1.3M households in WV

The Listahanan project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development targets to assess 1,323,778 million poor households in Western Visayas in 2014. These households will be visited one by [...]

3,740 FIELD STAFF TO BE HIRED: Listahanan to assess 1.3M households in WV
New job helps Pantawid Pamilya  fathers regain self-worth

New job helps Pantawid Pamilya fathers regain self-worth

22 April 2014

  FATHERS are often expected to lead the responsibility of providing the necessities of the family, especially of their children, being the household head, the lead provider, and the problem solver. There are times, however, when the fruit of a father’s hard work could still barely suffice the needs of his family. Johnny Malahay and […]

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Onward to better lives

Onward to better lives

21 April 2014

  IT ALL started in 2009. Diolenda Garsola patiently lined up along with more than a thousand others in the municipal gym of Isabela in Negros Occidental to be validated for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). With four young children then and relying heavily on her […]

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Listahanan to validate Social Pension, MCCT beneficiaries

Listahanan to validate Social Pension, MCCT beneficiaries

16 April 2014

ILOILO CITY – At least 11,873 indigent senior citizens and 940 families in need of special protection in Western Visayas will undergo special validation by the Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The results of the special validation will legitimize the resumption of the payment of monthly stipends of P500 to Social […]

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4th BPSPA WINNER: DSWD6 to turn over cash prize to community

08 April 2014

DSWD 6 led by Assistant Regional Director Joel Galicia (4th from left) shows their trophy, plaque of commendation and P50,000 cash award after it was named as the Grand Prize winner in the National Government Agency category of the 4th Best Public Sector Projects Awards during the awarding ceremony held at Smallville 21 Hotel, Iloilo […]

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Bacolod City hosts Listahanan’s nat’l program review

Bacolod City hosts Listahanan’s nat’l program review

03 April 2014

BACOLOD CITY –Some 106 key staff of the DSWD’s Listahanan from across 17 regions of the country are gathered here for the project’s National Program Review and Evaluation Workshop. The National PREW, which is slated from April 1-5, 2014, provides venue for Listahanan’s Deputy Regional Program Managers, Regional Focal Persons, Regional Field Coordinators, Regional Information […]

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6 SGP-PA scholars get academic awards

01 April 2014

How much is P400 worth to you? For some it could be a meager amount probably just enough for three value meals at a fast food chain, an hour stay at a massage spa, and other perks to provide them temporary happiness For Jocelyn Aligata, it is worth her future. For her, it could already […]

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FILIPINO WOMEN: Mirror of Resiliency in times of crisis and disaster

31 March 2014

(The following essay, written by Monique Naranja, senior bookkeeper of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, was adjudged as winner during the Essay Writing Contest conducted by the DSWD Field Office VI as part of culmination of Women’s Month celebration) You can describe women in many words. You can call them beautiful , intelligent, loving, weak, martyr, […]

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Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries attend `Saving a Marriage’ session

27 March 2014

DUMANGAS, Iloilo-Beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program here recently attended a session on ‘Saving a Marriage.” Clad in their t-shits bearing Pantawid Pamilya logo, husbands and wives attended the session handled by Pastor Jimson Mortel of Philippine General Council of Assemblies of God. The session, a monthly activity called Family Development Session (FDS) being implemented […]

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DSWD6′s director named Ambassador for Peace

DSWD6′s director named Ambassador for Peace

15 April 2014

AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE. Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) was named Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in a ceremony held in Iloilo City on April 12, 2014. The citation acknowledges “individuals whose lives exemplify the ideal of living for […]

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Far better than before

Far better than before

03 April 2014

RUNNING a sari-sari store and keeping it afloat despite the mushrooming of competitors nearby can be very difficult. Prizes have to be kept competitive. The “suki” (avid buyers) have to be sustained. Stocks should be readily available. To edge up on the competition, Lerma Hidayawan uses diligence and careful planning in managing her sari-sari store. […]

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DSWD6 calls for volunteers  for packing of P834M-worth of goods

DSWD6 calls for volunteers for packing of P834M-worth of goods

02 April 2014

ILOILO City-The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is calling on volunteers to help in the packing of relief goods amounting to P887 million for its third and last tranche of distribution. “Since it’s summer season and many students are on a vacation, we are calling on them to help us in the packing […]

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DSWD6 to spend P384M  for livelihood aid to Yolanda survivors

DSWD6 to spend P384M for livelihood aid to Yolanda survivors

02 April 2014

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI will implement a P384 million-worth livelihood project for survivors of Typhoon Yolanda. Dubbed as Cash for Work for restoration and rebuilding of community livelihood assets, the project will fund farm to market road restoration, dredging of irrigation canals, repair of public maket, mangrove plantation […]

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“Juanas” in the limelight

25 March 2014

Gone are the days when women are relegated in the homes caring for the children, cooking the meals and looking after the needs of the family. Many of today’s women can already be found in big companies, some holding positions even higher than their male counterparts, and in several institutions that were used to be […]

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Antiqueno’s story wins in nat’l film competition

Antiqueno’s story wins in nat’l film competition

21 March 2014

THE story of an Antiqueno’s journey on the battle against poverty won in the DSWD national convergence film competition. The struggle and success of Vicente “Itik” Rubino of San Remigio, Antique, which was packaged and put together into a video documentary by students from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, bested other stories from different regions. […]

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3,740 FIELD STAFF TO BE HIRED: Listahanan to assess 1.3M households in WV

3,740 FIELD STAFF TO BE HIRED: Listahanan to assess 1.3M households in WV

19 March 2014

The Listahanan project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development targets to assess 1,323,778 million poor households in Western Visayas in 2014. These households will be visited one by one by the field staff who were hired by the National Household Targeting Unit starting last year for the purpose. A total of 3,740 field […]

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DSWD’s Kalahi-CIDSS wins in 4th Best Public Sector Projects Award

DSWD’s Kalahi-CIDSS wins in 4th Best Public Sector Projects Award

12 March 2014

The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 6 won in the 4th Best Public Sector Projects Award in Region 6. The Best Public Sector Projects Awards initiated by the Regional Development Council (RDC) has three categories – national government agencies […]

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Nurse advocates for legal adoption

03 March 2014

            Mark Laran, 21, a registered nurse, and resident of Oton, Iloilo shares his experiences as an adopted child during the “Adoption and Foster Care Forum” held last week. Mark had difficulty processing his papers for abroad because he was a case of simulated birth. But that was already corrected […]

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World Bank lauds implementation  of Pantawid Pamilya in Region VI

World Bank lauds implementation of Pantawid Pamilya in Region VI

28 February 2014

“VERY impressive.” Such was the reaction of Aleksandra Posarac, the leader of the World Bank team who visited three towns in Region VI, after a field validation and assessment on the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Region VI. The nine-member team of the World Bank, along with staff from the National Program […]

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DSWD6 bags 3 awards in national program review

26 February 2014

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI earned three awards for its implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program during the recently-held Program Review and Evaluation in Legaspi City, Albay. Of the 17 regions, DSWD6 tied up with DSWD IX on first place in the “Regions with Highest Absorption Rate” category which […]

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Pantawid Pamilya couples exchange  ‘I dos’ on Valentine’s Day

Pantawid Pamilya couples exchange ‘I dos’ on Valentine’s Day

14 February 2014

Thirty-six long time couples in Pavia, Iloilo marked this year’s Valentine’s Day with a civil wedding ceremony solemnized by Mayor Michael Gorriceta. Of the 36 couples who tied the knot at the Pavia Covered Gym, 30 are beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). “We initiated this […]

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Kawasaki Motors gives 4 motorcycles  for post Yolanda operations

Kawasaki Motors gives 4 motorcycles for post Yolanda operations

05 February 2014

ILOILO City—The Kawasaki Motors Philippines Corporation recently turned over four units of motorcycles in donations for the Department  of Social Welfare and Development and 3 Local Government Units in Western Visayas. “You are going out of your way to uplift the conditions of disaster victims. We see that for you, this is more of a […]

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DSWD6 honors ‘Yolanda’ volunteers, partners, employees

DSWD6 honors ‘Yolanda’ volunteers, partners, employees

28 January 2014

The DSWD Field Office VI highlighted the celebration of the agency’s 63rd founding anniversary by recognizing the effort of people who helped the victims of calamities that recently hit the region. With the theme “Kaagapay sa Pagbangon at Bagong Simula,” more than a hundred–representing individuals, companies and institutions–were honoured during the celebration. DSWD employees who […]

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Leadership amid calamity

22 January 2014

TYPHOON Yolanda may have destroyed houses and buildings, uprooted trees and knocked out electric posts but it was not able to cripple the spirit of Filipinos. The Parent Leaders of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Mambusao, Capiz for instance, looked after the beneficiaries under their cluster when they all experienced the rage of the typhoon. […]

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Dao payout after ‘Yolanda’ successful

Dao payout after ‘Yolanda’ successful

20 January 2014

MORE than one month after experiencing the wrought of the strongest typhoon ever to hit the country, the Capiz Provincial Operations Office of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program held a successful payout for the program beneficiaries in the municipality of Dao in Capiz. Despite holding the payout in a dilapidated multipurpose covered court in Dao, […]

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Typhoon survivors in Passi City gets Cash for Work

Typhoon survivors in Passi City gets Cash for Work

17 January 2014

PASSI CITY–Edgar Janeo beams as he signs the Cash Assistance Payroll for him to finally receive the fruit of his 10-day labor through the DSWD’s Cash-for-Work Program. He may have lost his entire dwelling and all his family’s belongings to the recent calamity and yet, he admitted he is happy for it was the first […]

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The unexpected blessing

The unexpected blessing

16 January 2014

THOUSANDS of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiaries lost their homes and properties after super typhoon Yolanda hit the country. Over one month after the calamity, the beneficiaries felt helpless and hopeless, not knowing how to start over again. “Nasira po yung bahay namin. Pagbalik namin mula sa evacuation center, sira na yung bubong at dingding […]

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US Peace Corps volunteer helps  ‘build the builders’

US Peace Corps volunteer helps ‘build the builders’

15 January 2014

HELPING abused children, working on their recovery, coaching them to find their strengths and move on has always been the way of life for workers at the Home for Girls. But a US Peace Corps volunteer has taught them to love their job and at the same time love themselves. Home, a center for young […]

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Disaster preparedness lecture helps Pantawid Pamilya mother save her family

14 January 2014

DAO, Capiz — Cristina Bendoy, 33, of Brgy. Manhoy in Dao, Capiz packed essentials such as flashlight, food and clothes when she and her family needed to evacuate their home to avoid the heavy rains and powerful wind brought by super typhoon Yolanda. Community risk reduction and preparedness is one of the things that Cristina […]

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WFP gives addt’l cash aid to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries

10 January 2014

  THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has partnered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to provide additional cash support to beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilpino Program who were affected by super typhoon Yolanda. Under the DSWD-WFP partnership dubbed as “Emergency Cash Transfer (ECT) Top-up Project for Typhoon Yolanda-affected Population in […]

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Missing kin located after 16 years through Listahanan

Missing kin located after 16 years through Listahanan

06 January 2014

By Wenna Berondo-Bendol Poverty and family misunderstanding prompted her to leave home. Sixteen years later, Jenaline Antipatia Burgos returned home with no memory of what happened years back. Jenaline was 17 years old when she went to Manila to work as househelp for a family in Valenzuela City. After five years, she moved to Quezon […]

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Human trafficking victims avail of financial, livelihood assistance

Human trafficking victims avail of financial, livelihood assistance

04 January 2014

At least 47 victims of human trafficking in the region were provided with financial assistance totalling to P423,500 in the year 2013 by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Regional Office 6 (DSWD 6). The assistance provided was part of the Recovery and Reintegration Program of the agency to help those who were victimized […]

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DSWD turns over P9.2M to Negros Occidental for BUB projects

27 December 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development turned over P9.2 million to four municipalities and three cities in Negros Occidental to implement their projects under the Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB). The checks were handed over by DSWD Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre to local chief executives in BUB covered areas in Negros Occidental. The […]

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Listahanan launched in Western Visayas

Listahanan launched in Western Visayas

27 December 2013

In preparation for this year’s second cycle assessment of poor households, the Department of Social Welfare and Development recently launched the Listahanan as the new brand of its targeting of poor households in Iloilo City and Bacolod City. Both events were attended by partner national government agencies, local government units, local social welfare and development […]

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Role of daycare workers underscored

Role of daycare workers underscored

17 December 2013

San Jose de Buenavista, Antique—They sit comfortably and listen attentively as the speaker delivers her inspirational message. Like children, they would clap their hands or laugh in delight in affirmation to the ideas she shares and stories she tells. Like a day care worker, DSWD Regional Director Director Macapobre shared her tips and reminders to […]

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Pantawid Pamilya grantees in Estancia receive cash grants

13 December 2013

TWO thousand four hundred ninety-six (2,496) grantees of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Estancia, Iloilo lined up to receive their conditional cash grants at the Municipal Hall on December 12, 2013. Assistant Regional Director Joel P. Galicia of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) said a total of P5,133,200 was […]

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A Pantawid Mother’s Instinct

13 December 2013

The day when Yolanda made world headlines as the year’s super typhoon, Jade Paredes of Botongan, Estancia, a Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary, together with her husband and her six children was stuck inside their house near the seaside. They were just eating breakfast when the small carinderia beside their house that she just established this year […]

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An early Christmas surprise

11 December 2013

While everyone was busy preparing their lunch in the “tent city” of Estancia, Iloilo where hundreds of families evacuated from their oil-spilled communities, a solo parent mother of two, got the biggest surprise of her life. Felimel Yamson and her two boys were eating lunch with DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman and DILG Secretary Mar […]

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DSWD to implement P5.2M cash for work program

10 December 2013

A P5 MILLION-WORTH cash for work program will be first implemented by  DSWD6 for victims of typhoon Yolanda in Western Visayas. “While we are awaiting for the approval of the P2.6 billion proposal for relief operations  and rehabilitation, we are already preparing to implement the cash for work program which now has funding,” said regional […]

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DSWD sets up text hotline for complaints on delivery of aid

29 November 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Field Office VI has activated its text hotline to entertain messages of complaints from typhoon affected families that were not reached by the relief assistance. DSWD Text Hotline is activated and ready to receive complaints, reports on assistance needed and other feedback on the ongoing relief operations […]

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Korean government donates P5.6M worth of food, supplies for typhoon victims

Korean government donates P5.6M worth of food, supplies for typhoon victims

21 November 2013

Korean government donates P5.6M worth of food, supplies for typhoon victims.  The Korean government turned over $130,000 or P5.59 million worth of food packs and family tents for victims of typhoon Yolanda in Iloilo province. Specifically, the donation included 120 family tents, 160 blankets, 9,093 chicken fried rice and 3,860 chicken fried rice with auto […]

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More than 332,000 family packs distributed to typhoon survivors

More than 332,000 family packs distributed to typhoon survivors

21 November 2013

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office here has already released more than P87 milllion for relief assistance to typhoon survivors in Western Visayas. As of this writing, records of DSWD6 show that a total of 332,855 were already served with family packs, or 58 percent of the total 575,200 registered affected families […]

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Aid continues to pour in typhoon ravaged towns

Aid continues to pour in typhoon ravaged towns

20 November 2013

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development continues to provide relief assistance into municipalities ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda as the number of distributed food packs increase to 273,194. The 273,194 family packs amounted to P71,501,845. The figure covers from day one of the disaster relief operation until 6 a.m. of Wednesday. So far, the agency […]

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Kids volunteer to help Yolanda victims

19 November 2013

At six, Yaneshka Michaela Aparicio speaks more than her age. She is among the volunteers at the covered gym of the Iloilo Sports Complex in the on-going relief operations for typhoon affected families in Western Visayas. Yaneshka, a K-2 pupil of the Central Philippine University said she wants to help the typhoon affected families who […]

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DSWD6 aid to typhoon-stricken families reaches P44M

DSWD6 aid to typhoon-stricken families reaches P44M

17 November 2013

The DSWD6 has already released P44 million worth of relief goods for typhoon Yolanda victims in Western Visayas. The agency has prioritized hardest hit Iloilo Province, particularly the Northern part, with 60,491 family packs amounting to P15.8 million; followed by Capiz with P10.9 million equivalent to 41,971 packs; Antique with P5.2 million with 2,002 packs; […]

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8th DAY OF RELIEF OPERATION: P22.5M worth of relief goods released

17 November 2013

MORE than  P22 million worth of relief goods have been distributed to disaster survivors of typhoon Yolanda in Western Visayas. Evelyn B. Macapobre, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6) regional director said that 86,100 family packs have been distributed as of 12 noon of November 16. The family packs amounted to PP22,578,500. Of the […]

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Students of the University of San Agustin and Collegio de la Hijas de Jesus pack relief goods for Typhoon Yolanda victims

Students of the University of San Agustin and Collegio de la Hijas de Jesus pack relief goods for Typhoon Yolanda victims

16 November 2013

Students of the University of San Agustin and Collegio de la Hijas de Jesus pack relief goods for Typhoon Yolanda victims in Western Visayas.  The Department of Social Welfare and Development has already released 84,100 food packs all over the region as of 6 a.m. November 16

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DSWD, DA forge ‘Food First  Project’ for Yolanda victims

DSWD, DA forge ‘Food First Project’ for Yolanda victims

16 November 2013

TO extend immediate assistance to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, the regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA) entered into a partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD) for its “Food First Project.” According to DA Regional Executive Director Larry P. Nacionales, the DA “pooled its resources […]

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DSWD assures donated goods will reach typhoon survivors

15 November 2013

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office assured the donated clothes, blankets and other goods will really go to those who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda. The segregating of the donated items at the DSWD relief center in Molo, Iloilo City is being done to guarantee that each member of the family […]

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Repacking of goods at Iloilo Sports Complex

13 November 2013

TO make the repacking of family packs faster and more convenient to volunteers, the Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office has opened another repacking station at the Iloilo Sports Complex on La Paz, Iloilo City. Volunteers who would want to help in the repacking may go directly to the Iloilo Sports Complex or […]

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DSWD relief assistance to disaster survivors reaches P9M

12 November 2013

  The amount of relief assistance released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office triples in just three days reaching to P9 million, covering the six provinces in Western Visayas. As of 12 p.m. (November 12), records of the DSWD show that 34,492 family packs amounting to P9,002,407 were already given to […]

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DSWD assures enough relief packs for disaster survivors

DSWD assures enough relief packs for disaster survivors

12 November 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development regional office assured there are enough family packs for disaster survivors in the entire region. The agency has already distributed at least 28,000 family packs worth P7.4 million. Latest records of DSWD show that 28, 415 family packs were already given to the provinces of Antique, Aklan, Capiz, […]

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Core shelter: True to its name

Core shelter: True to its name

12 November 2013

The purpose of the Core Shelter Assistance Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development was validated when Typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged the northern part of Iloilo province. The housing units provided the beneficiaries more than just roofs above their heads; they also gave them with comfort and relief that even during a “super typhoon,” […]

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DSWD releases aid for Aklanons

DSWD releases aid for Aklanons

11 November 2013

RELIEF AUGMENTATION TO AKLAN. The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI turned over 2,500 family packs for victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Aklan province on November 10, 2013. DSWD6 Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre leads the turnover to Congressman Teodorico Haresco Jr. (center) and Governor Florencio Miraflores (5th from right). […]

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Donations start pouring  in for ‘Yolanda’ victims

Donations start pouring in for ‘Yolanda’ victims

11 November 2013

ILONGGOS show their concern to victims of super typhoon Yolanda through their donations of goods and used clothing through the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6). Diwata Carmona of DSWD6 said that as of 1:00pm of November 11, the Department has recorded more than P30,000 monetized value of dry goods such […]

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Kalahi school buildings withstand “Yolanda”

Kalahi school buildings withstand “Yolanda”

11 November 2013

Even the world’s strongest storm failed to topple the school building projects of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS). Proof to this are the still intact Kalahi-CIDSS school buildings in the towns of Ajuy and Barotac Viejo, among the towns that were badly hit […]

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Volunteers troop to DSWD6 to help in repacking of relief goods

Volunteers troop to DSWD6 to help in repacking of relief goods

11 November 2013

VOLUNTEERS coming from different organizations trooped at the DSWD Field Office VI compound to help in repacking of goods. Per record of the agency, fifteen organizations, aside from individuals, joined the repacking of goods since Wednesday afternoon. They were identified as Adventist Community Service, University of San Agustin, West Visayas State University Medical Center, Colegio […]

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ROUND THE CLOCK OPERATION: P2.5M worth of aid released to typhoon-stricken families

ROUND THE CLOCK OPERATION: P2.5M worth of aid released to typhoon-stricken families

10 November 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) has already provided relief assistance amounting to P2.5 million in the five provinces in Western Visayas during its third day of relief operation. As of November 9, 9 p.m., the amount of relief assistance amounted to P2,566,155. The amount of relief assistance increase since […]

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DSWD6 provides immediate aid to LGUs affected by ‘Yolanda’

DSWD6 provides immediate aid to LGUs affected by ‘Yolanda’

08 November 2013

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) provided immediate assistance to 22 local government units in Negros Occidental and Roxas City which were affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Records of DSWD show that as of noontime of November 8, a total of 3,265 foods packs were distributed to families affected in Roxas […]

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Public alerted on Typhoon “Yolanda”

Public alerted on Typhoon “Yolanda”

07 November 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI advised the public to be ready for the possible havoc that Typhoon “Yolanda” may bring to the Western Visayas region. DSWD regional director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre said in a Public Service Announcement sent to media outlets yesterday, “Ginapahibalo ang tanan nga pumuluyo diri sa Panay […]

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Flood-prone to safer homes

Flood-prone to safer homes

18 October 2013

AJUY, Iloilo-In the middle of the night, they would be awakened by seawater overflowing inside their houses. Their children would scamper from wet floors to dry areas in their house and most of the time, they would find themselves evacuating in a relative’s house. This was the usual scenario in the lives of 200 beneficiaries […]

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Mina, New Lucena get program for  protection of women

Mina, New Lucena get program for protection of women

05 October 2013

ILOILO-The municipalities of Mina and New Lucena here are recipients DSWD’s Comprehensive Integration Against Gender Violence (CIAGV) program. The CIAGV, which will be funded with P150,000 each per town, envisions for community women and girls to have reduced vulnerabilities to Gender Based Violence through increased access to quality response and reintegration services and participation in […]

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DSWD6 releases P5B for WV’s poor households

DSWD6 releases P5B for WV’s poor households

02 October 2013

ILOILO City-The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has already released a total of P5 billion for poor households covered by Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Western Visayas. This was revealed by Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre, who recently delivered her State of the Region Address (SORA), saying that the program is […]

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DSWD6 employees light candles for peace in Zamboanga

DSWD6 employees light candles for peace in Zamboanga

02 October 2013

ILOILO City-Nearly 100 employees of DSWD Field Office VI joined the candle lighting ceremony calling for peace in Zamboanga on Tuesday at the agency compound in Molo district. Led by Assistant Regional Director for Administration Evangeline B. Felecio, each worker held and lit a candle and offered silent prayers for peace and order in Zamboanga […]

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From selling kakanins to running sari-sari store

From selling kakanins to running sari-sari store

30 September 2013

SHE had to be both mother and father to her family. Selling kakanins and ready-to-wear items everyday in their barangay, she seemed to have memorized every alley and pathwalk in the area. Never bothered the sweat, the intense heat of the sun and the physical fatigue because of one reason. What she had in mind […]

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DSWD awards model  Pantawid Pamilya families

DSWD awards model Pantawid Pamilya families

26 September 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) awarded the 10 regional finalists of this year’s Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya in fitting ceremonies held recently (September 24) at the Grand Tower Suites, Iloilo City. DSWD6 Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre led the awarding of the model families who were all […]

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DSWD inks MOU with University of Antique, LGU Valderrama for sustainable livelihood

DSWD inks MOU with University of Antique, LGU Valderrama for sustainable livelihood

17 September 2013

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Western Visayas recently entered into a joint Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Antique (UA) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Valderrama, Antique for the sustainable livelihood program implementation last August 7, 2013. “We will spend even without money, we will go even without time, […]

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Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya children shine

Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya children shine

06 September 2013

CHILDREN-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program from different provinces in Western Visayas showed off their talents and wit during the recently-held Search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children. Chosen to represent their respective city and province were Ana Kristine Tipono of Poblacion, Caluya, Antique; Zyril Joy Evangelista of Brgy. Ma-ao Barrio, Bago City, Negros Occidental; Darrel […]

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DSWD turns over P4-M worth  of assistance to 4 Iloilo towns

DSWD turns over P4-M worth of assistance to 4 Iloilo towns

30 August 2013

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) turned over on Thursday (August 29, 2013) more than P4 million worth of assistance to four towns in northern Iloilo. DSWD6 Asst. Regional Director Joel P. Galicia said the turning over of assistance was the highlight of DSWD’s participation to the Caravan of Government […]

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9,727 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail of livelihood projects

9,727 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail of livelihood projects

28 August 2013

A total of 9,727 beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program from all over Western Visayas have already availed of livelihood projects as the DSWD and other agencies converge to help them. According to Mary Ann Masculino, regional project development officer of DSWD, the number represents 85 percent of their target for 2012 which is 11,230, […]

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