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Secretary Soliman gives tribute to exemplary Pantawid Pamilya ‘Senior citizens are our partners’ KALAHI’s artificial reefs attract  new fish species Ilonggo kids join NCC KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP: Transforming Lives Capiznon Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail P2.4M livelihood projects
 
Secretary Soliman gives tribute to exemplary Pantawid Pamilya

Secretary Soliman gives tribute to exemplary Pantawid Pamilya

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman gave tribute this morning (October 25) to exemplary children of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program at Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City who participated in the [...]

Secretary Soliman gives tribute to exemplary Pantawid Pamilya
‘Senior citizens are our partners’

‘Senior citizens are our partners’

The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6) recognized senior citizens as partners in implementation of social development programs especially in promoting Filipino values and [...]

‘Senior citizens are our partners’
KALAHI’s artificial reefs attract  new fish species

KALAHI’s artificial reefs attract new fish species

Over a span of one year, significant changes were seen along the spot where the concrete artificial reefs were drop in the fishing grounds of Barangay San Isidro, Ibajay, Aklan. Aquaculturist [...]

KALAHI’s artificial reefs attract  new fish species
Ilonggo kids join NCC

Ilonggo kids join NCC

RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE. Ilonggo kids join the National Children’s Congress at Seqouia Hotel, Quezon City today, October 23, 2014 as part of the month-long observance of the Children’s Month. [...]

Ilonggo kids join NCC
KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP: Transforming Lives

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP: Transforming Lives

By Maricar M. Calubiran For the decades, the road network from Calatrava town proper to Barangay Cambayobo is not found in the town’s map. Residence thought is a “sugar road” owned by sugar baron [...]

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP: Transforming Lives
Capiznon Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail P2.4M livelihood projects

Capiznon Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail P2.4M livelihood projects

JAMINDAN, Capiz-One hundred- twenty beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, who are members of the Agambulong Sustainable Livelihood Association (ASLA) in Brgy. Agambulong, [...]

Capiznon Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail P2.4M livelihood projects

104-year-old social pensioner awarded as oldest living centenarian

24 October 2014

Social pensioner 104-year-old Albarito Villarba of Brgy. Crespo, Sara, Iloilo was awarded and recognized as one of the oldest living centenarians by the Iloilo Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) during the 2014 Awarding of Centenarians and Elderly Filipino Week Culminating Activity at the Grand Hotel on Monday (October 20). Villarba, is one of […]

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Another firm offers to help Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries

Another firm offers to help Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries

13 October 2014

DSWD 6 director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre (right) shakes hands with Mr. William H. Martirez (left), country director of Micro-Insure Brokers Philippines Inc. after the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the provision of micro insurance to the beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Under the agreement, which was made possible through the […]

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WV child exemplar reminds Ilonggos to protect environment

WV child exemplar reminds Ilonggos to protect environment

07 October 2014

TYPHOON Yolanda unleashed its fury in Panay Island almost a year ago but it failed to topple the spirit of a 10-year-old boy from Antique. Instead, it taught him a lesson. Mark Lovel Bedona, 10 years of age, a pupil of Lacayon Elementary School in Bugasong, Antique and winner in the regional DSWD Search for […]

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`Being a solo parent is not a hindrance’

`Being a solo parent is not a hindrance’

28 September 2014

She gave her face a gentle tap and squeezed her arm several times. She still cannot believe it. She and her three children have just climbed the stage and were awarded as this year’s Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya. Forty-eight-year-old Gemma Tanutan of Lemery , Iloilo, along with her kids Jawo, Gibb, and Jebie received a plaque […]

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DSWD supports project for Out-of-School Youth

DSWD supports project for Out-of-School Youth

25 September 2014

Department of Social Welfare and Development regional director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre signs the commitment of support for the implementation of the “Abot-Alam” Project, a nationwide campaign and strategy with the preliminary goal of targeting all out-of-school youth in the country and reintegrating them to their communities. The project, which is being spearheaded by the Department […]

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Search on for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Children

16 September 2014

THE nationwide search for exemplary children who are covered by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is now ongoing. Joel P. Galicia, Assistant Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD6), said the Search aims to recognize children aged 10 to 14 years old who are not only compliant to the conditions […]

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DSWD6 ends distribution of relief goods

16 September 2014

PRESS STATEMENT Recently, radio reports surfaced on relief goods allegedly left idle and soon-to-expire noodles at the Iloilo Sports Complex. We want to inform the public that we have already cleared the Iloilo Sports Complex of DSWD goods on September 3, 2014. The remaining goods were transferred to our rented warehouse where they are being […]

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Unicef reviews services for kids after ‘Yolanda’

Unicef reviews services for kids after ‘Yolanda’

12 September 2014

Officials of the United Children’s Fund (Unicef) led by Fergus Thomas (third from left), Humanitarian Advisor of Department for International Development (DFID) Field Team and Sarah Norton-Saal (fifth from right), Chief of Child Protection Section pose for a souvenir photo with DSWD Assistant Regional Director Joel Galicia (fourth from left), Institutional Development Division Chief Rebecca […]

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DSWD launches ‘Gawad Listahanan’

DSWD launches ‘Gawad Listahanan’

09 September 2014

ILOILO CITY—To confer awards to local government units for providing services to the Listahanan-identified poor families, the DSWD has organized the first-ever “Gawad Listahanan” or the Data Utilization Awards. The competition was introduced to the local government units in Region 6 during the conduct of the Feedbacking/Coaching and Orientation with Listahanan Data Users recently. “We […]

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Secretary Soliman gives tribute to exemplary Pantawid Pamilya

Secretary Soliman gives tribute to exemplary Pantawid Pamilya

25 October 2014

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman gave tribute this morning (October 25) to exemplary children of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program at Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City who participated in the National Children’s Congress (NCC). Addressing her statement to the media and other guests, she pointed to the kids and said, “Sila po ay bahagi lamang ng nagbebenipisyo at […]

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‘Senior citizens are our partners’

‘Senior citizens are our partners’

25 October 2014

The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6) recognized senior citizens as partners in implementation of social development programs especially in promoting Filipino values and strong family ties. DSWD-6 director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre said the social importance of elderly in the family life could not be underestimated because the family is the basic structure […]

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KALAHI’s artificial reefs attract  new fish species

KALAHI’s artificial reefs attract new fish species

24 October 2014

Over a span of one year, significant changes were seen along the spot where the concrete artificial reefs were drop in the fishing grounds of Barangay San Isidro, Ibajay, Aklan. Aquaculturist Christian says “there were recruitment of new fish species” in the array of concrete artificial reefs drop in the fishing grounds. Fish species increased […]

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Ilonggo kids join NCC

Ilonggo kids join NCC

23 October 2014

RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE. Ilonggo kids join the National Children’s Congress at Seqouia Hotel, Quezon City today, October 23, 2014 as part of the month-long observance of the Children’s Month. Recognizing the children’s rights for participation in various activities, DSWD Pantawid Pamilya National Program Management Office (NPMO) provides participants with opportunities for fun, learning and self-expression […]

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KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP: Transforming Lives

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP: Transforming Lives

20 October 2014

By Maricar M. Calubiran For the decades, the road network from Calatrava town proper to Barangay Cambayobo is not found in the town’s map. Residence thought is a “sugar road” owned by sugar baron in Negros Occidental. But the entry of Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services- National Community Driven Development […]

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Capiznon Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail P2.4M livelihood projects

Capiznon Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries avail P2.4M livelihood projects

18 October 2014

JAMINDAN, Capiz-One hundred- twenty beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, who are members of the Agambulong Sustainable Livelihood Association (ASLA) in Brgy. Agambulong, Jamindan, Capiz availed of a P 2.4 million financial assistance from the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6). DSWD-6 asst. regional director Joel Galicia […]

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8 Yolanda-ravaged towns to receive P31.6M

8 Yolanda-ravaged towns to receive P31.6M

10 September 2014

ILOILO Province-Eight towns in Panay Island will be receiving a total of P31.6 million in cash for work program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI in partnership with Local Government Units. These towns include Anilao, San Rafael, Dao, Bingawan, Banate and Ajuy in Iloilo and Sapi-an in Capiz […]

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‘Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya’ honored

08 September 2014

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD) honored this year’s regional winners of the Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya in fitting ceremonies held September 5, 2014 in Iloilo City. The family of Gemma Tanutan of Brgy. Velasco, Lemery, Iloilo bested other finalists from Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras and Negros Occidental to […]

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DSWD6 releases P1.7M livelihood aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors in Roxas City

DSWD6 releases P1.7M livelihood aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors in Roxas City

05 September 2014

ROXAS CITY–At least P1.7 million worth cash assistance was released by the DSWD regional office to fisherfolk who were devastated by Typhoon Yolanda in Roxas City, Capiz. DSWD6 director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre personally distributed the checks, through Capiz 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario, to 51 members of the Barra Fisherfolk Association on September 4, […]

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Cadiz City gets relief packs too

05 September 2014

ILOILO City-Following other localities in Negros Occidental, Cadiz City also pulled out from DSWD6 its relief goods allocation yesterday. It has pulled out from DSWDs warehouse a total of 12,180 food packs as it sent three trucks to get and bring the goods to Negros Occidental via roro. The DSWD has earlier vowed to complete […]

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World Vision mulls partnership with DSWD

World Vision mulls partnership with DSWD

04 September 2014

Officials of the World Vision, led by Eriko Akom, Deputy Project Manager (third from right) had a meeting of DSWD regional director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre (seated) to discuss possible collaboration in providing assistance to Typhoon Yolanda survivors for them to bring back their lives to normal after the “super typhoon.” Also in photo are […]

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Job fair for Negrense held

Job fair for Negrense held

02 September 2014

BAGO City–A job fair was successfully held today (September 2) at Manuel Y. Torres Memorial Cultural Center, Bago City. Jointly conducted by the city government of Bago and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), a total of 737 individuals joined the activity, which carried the theme, “Address the situation of poverty, increase people’s […]

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Iloilo City gov’t thanks DSWD for Social Pension

Iloilo City gov’t thanks DSWD for Social Pension

02 September 2014

The City Government of Iloilo expressed gratitude to the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the implementation of the Social Pension for indigent senior citizens in the city. A total of 22 senior citizens received their social pension from the DSWD through Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog during a ceremony held at City Hall […]

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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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`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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP Empowers Women

KALAHI CIDSS-NCDDP Empowers Women

01 July 2014

By Maricar M. Calubiran CONSTRUCTION site is no place for a woman, but not for the 24-year-old Monica Nama, who works side by side with men, and two other women, in the building of Kalahi-CIDSS-funded health station in Guinatuan, Madalag, Aklan. Her mere presence in that male-dominated workplace exudes empowerment and defies gender bias, a […]

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DSWD6 links Parent Leaders  to programs of other NGAs

DSWD6 links Parent Leaders to programs of other NGAs

26 June 2014

PARENT Leader Maribel Audencia makes native delicacies and homemade peanut butter which she also sells in their village in Balijuagan, Roxas City. After attending the Information Caravan facilitated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6), Maribel got an idea on how she could further improve her small business. “Naka learn […]

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Special validation of Social Pension, MCCT beneficiaries ends this June

Special validation of Social Pension, MCCT beneficiaries ends this June

24 June 2014

The data gathered during the house-to-house assessment for the special validation of Social Pensioners are now being encoded into the system being maintained by the DSWD’s Listahanan. Enumerators who are doing the assessment in the six provinces of Western Visayas have covered almost all the elderly in the masterlist who are to undergo special validation. […]

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AIRWAVES OF CHANGE : Changing Communities through Broadcasting

AIRWAVES OF CHANGE : Changing Communities through Broadcasting

24 June 2014

By Maricar M. Calubiran HOT FM 102.9 station manager Allan Bartolo wanted to be a catalyst of change. And he did so by using the medium he knows best – broadcasting. Bartolo provides free airtime for the Kalahi-CIDSS over the FM station – an affiliate of Radyo Natin Network of the Manila Broadcasting Company. The […]

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DSWD to release P309M for Supplementary Feeding in WV

DSWD to release P309M for Supplementary Feeding in WV

17 June 2014

ILOILO CITY-The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI will release P309 million for the implementation of Supplementary Feeding in Western Visayas. Of the amount, Aklan Province will receive P21.8 million; Antique, P34 million; Capiz, P25 million; Roxas City, P4.1 million; Guimaras, P7.2 million; Iloilo, P80.2 million; Iloilo City, P16.8 million; Negros […]

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Showcase of talent

Showcase of talent

16 June 2014

MOTHER-grantees of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) showcased their talents in the Family Day celebration held June 11, 2014 by the Iloilo City government and DSWD. This celebration, held yearly for the past three years now, is headed by the Iloilo City Social Welfare and Development Office […]

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DSWD’s CONVERGENCE PROGRAM: Projects Improving Lives in Nasidman

DSWD’s CONVERGENCE PROGRAM: Projects Improving Lives in Nasidman

16 June 2014

By Maricar M. Calubiran THE success story in the lives of the villagers in Barangay Nasidman, Ajuy painted a picture of  DSWD’s Convergence Strategy that addresses poverty through harmonized implementation of its three major programs: the Kalahi-CIDSS (Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services), the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, and the Sustainable […]

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200 DSWD program recipients  get new cellphones from Globe

200 DSWD program recipients get new cellphones from Globe

05 June 2014

TWO hundred beneficiaries of programs under the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VI (DSWD6) were given new cellular phones and start-up livelihood capital by telecommunications giant, Globe Telecom. Apples Evangelista of Globe Telecom said the partnership with DSWD6 is “part of the company’s recovery and rehabilitation assistance to survivors of super typhoon […]

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Listahanan ‘targets’ indigent elderly

Listahanan ‘targets’ indigent elderly

04 June 2014

Genevieve Besties (in red vest), an area supervisor for Listahanan, interviews Mr. Corsenie Rodriguez, 56, and his 96-year-old mother, Divina Rodriguez inside their abode in Barangay San Juan, Sipaway Island, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. Listahanan, the official targeting system of the government, is now undertaking the special validation of Social Pension and Modified Conditional […]

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Putting back the pieces after typhoon Yolanda

Putting back the pieces after typhoon Yolanda

03 June 2014

PASSI CITY, ILOILO-Hers is a face that mirrors not just tranquility but joy as well. This despite after Yolanda’s wreckage left her and her family homeless. The home of 32-year-old Jean Caballero of Brgy.Cadilang, Passi City, Iloilo was not spared by Yolanda as it lashed in Northern portion of Panay affecting Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and […]

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DSWD releases P13M for indigent seniors, day care kids in Capiz

DSWD releases P13M for indigent seniors, day care kids in Capiz

03 June 2014

The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development had released a total of P13,077,600.00 to at least 11 municipalities in the province of Capiz for the beneficiaries of the Social Pension and Supplementary Feeding programs during the Ombudsman Caravan of Government Services held in the town of Maayon recently. The municipalities of […]

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When duty calls

When duty calls

02 June 2014

LISA Camacho knew that a typhoon, touted to be the strongest ever to hit the country, was forthcoming. But instead of rushing home to be with her family in Roxas City, Camacho, a Municipal Link (ML) assigned in Panay, Capiz, decided to stay. “We were instructed to stay put in our areas of assignment and […]

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RCW clients get therapy

RCW clients get therapy

30 May 2014

They cheered, laughed, and had fun. For a day, the clients of the Regional Center for Women forgot the abuses and ordeal that they had been through. The RCW recently held a summer outing for its 34 women victims of domestic violence and sexual abuses at Mila’s Hill in New Lucena, Iloilo. There were games, […]

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Parent Leader from Capiz shares story of resiliency in nat’l forum

27 May 2014

“DI bale nang wala ng bahay, ang importante, lahat kami ay buhay (It doesn’t matter if we no longer have a house, what’s important is, all of us are alive).” This was how Annaliza Ambrosio of Brgy. Calidquid, Mambusao, Capiz summed up her story as she looked back on her experience during the onslaught of […]

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DSWD 6 releases P8.1B to poorest of poor thru Pantawid Pamilya in WV

DSWD 6 releases P8.1B to poorest of poor thru Pantawid Pamilya in WV

27 May 2014

The Department of Social Welfare and Development, through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, has released a total of P8,130,729,900.00 to the indigent beneficiaries in the six provinces of Western Visayas since the start of the implementation of the program in 2008 to the present. Negros Occidental, which has the most number of beneficiaries, got the […]

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Family dev’t session with Sec. Soliman

26 May 2014

SECRETARY Corazon “Dinky” Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) observed the conduct of the Family Development Session (FDS) with beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program during her visit in Antique province recently. The FDS is a monthly assembly of parent-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya where topics on effective parenting, home management, husband-wife […]

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TRANSCENDING AGES: 80-year-old Lola Volunteers in Kalahi-CIDSS

TRANSCENDING AGES: 80-year-old Lola Volunteers in Kalahi-CIDSS

19 May 2014

By Maricar M. Calubiran Volunteerism knows no age just as service to the people is without limits. Eighty-year-old Rosalia Alfonso chose to spend the twilight years of her life by being one of the six active, from the original 24, community volunteers of Kalahi-CIDSS in Barangay Puis, New Washington, Aklan. A former barangay health worker […]

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Preventing domestic violence, child abuse in bunkhouses

Preventing domestic violence, child abuse in bunkhouses

16 May 2014

ESTANCIA, ILOILO — “Ang pagiging tatay indi lang sa pangalan. Ang mga tatay katuwang sa panimalay kag sa pagpadako sa mga bata (Being a father is not just a term. Fathers are partners in running the households and bringing up the children),” said Ronnie Fuentes, 36, father of three children. Ronnie, one of the occupants […]

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Finding hope through Kalahi-CIDSS

Finding hope through Kalahi-CIDSS

15 May 2014

HORSE is a form of transport for carrying people and goods  in Barangay Cambayobo, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Cambayobo is 24 kilometers away from the town proper and has a rugged terrain. Kalahi-CIDSS is currently implementing a P3.2 million farm to market road in the area that will benefit 318 households in village and the residents […]

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Nat’l gov’t commends Antique’s preparedness, resiliency

Nat’l gov’t commends Antique’s preparedness, resiliency

14 May 2014

LAUA-AN, Antique-Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman lauded the Local Government of Antique for its preparedness and resiliency in confronting typhoon Yolanda during her recent visit in the area. “Una po ay pagbati mula sa nasyonal na pamalaaan, mula sa Pangulong Pnoy, dahil ang Antique bagamat dinaanan ni Yolanda, kayo po ang isa sa mga lugar na kakaunti  […]

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Kalahi-CIDSS reaps Biodiversity award

Kalahi-CIDSS reaps Biodiversity award

13 May 2014

The Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) – of the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 6 recently received an award for its coastal restoration project. Kalahi-CIDSS’s presented its entry through an audio-visual presentation which revolves on the severely damage seafloor along the coast of Barangay San Isidro, Ibajay […]

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Listahanan trains field workers for special validation

Listahanan trains field workers for special validation

06 May 2014

ILOILO CITY — At least 61 newly-hired field staff are now undergoing training for the conduct of special validation of Social Pension and Modified Conditional Cash Transfer beneficiaries in Region 6. Held on May 4-7, 2014 at the Hotel del Rio in this city, the training is expected to equip the area supervisors and enumerators […]

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Pantawid Pamilya mothers embrace  roles beyond the confines of home

Pantawid Pamilya mothers embrace roles beyond the confines of home

06 May 2014

THEY are ordinary women who go through the daily routines of being a housewife and mother. Given the opportunity however, Elma Alavaro and Jocelyn Almado of Panay, Capiz proved that they too, could find fulfillment in the roles they learned to embrace. That is, to serve others. NANG ELMA Her life once centered on being […]

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Prioritizing their family’s basic needs

Prioritizing their family’s basic needs

28 April 2014

FOOD and clothing remain the top commodities that beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program spend their cash grants on. Photo shows Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Pan-ay, Capiz stopping over an array of merchandise spread outside the Municipal Gym after the pay-out to buy vegetables, fruits and shorts for their children. More than P4.4 million was […]

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Women Friendly Space lessens gambling cases

25 April 2014

ROXAS City-After typhoon Yolanda, a usual scenario  in Barangay Punta Cogon herewere women playing tong its, bingo and bog-oy. These past months, however, most of them have stopped engaging in these gambling games. Tong-its is a local card game while both bingo and bog-oy are both betting games using dice and shells. The reduced number […]

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IRC, UNFPA prepare social workers  for women-friendly disaster response

IRC, UNFPA prepare social workers for women-friendly disaster response

24 April 2014

ILOILO City-The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the United Nations Population Fund is preparing social workers to implement women-friendly disaster response. The two organizations recently trained DSWD workers on the execution of a Women Friendly Space (WFS). IRC shouldered the expenses during the training while UNFPA provided the resource person. The WFS is a facility […]

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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 Pikinari […]

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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 husband’s […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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6 SGP-PA scholars get academic awards

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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“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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5,000 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries  join Family Day in Iloilo

5,000 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries join Family Day in Iloilo

30 September 2014

ILOILO CITY — MORE than 5,000 family-beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program trooped to the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand in Iloilo City on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in celebration of the Pantawid Pamilya Family Day and Convergence Caravan. The beneficiaries came from the six districts of Iloilo City – Molo, Mandurriao, La Paz, Jaro, City Proper […]

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