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We will file charges against individuals involved in ESA anomalies – Sec. Soliman

26 August 2015

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman vowed that the Department will find out who are responsible for abusing the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) program, and will file the appropriate criminal and administrative charges against these persons. This came after Ted Failon exposed the modus-operandi of some individuals who exploit beneficiaries of […]

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DSWD reaches 1M households

07 August 2015

THE second round of enumeration under the Listahanan project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already covered 1,000,774 households. Records of DSWD Field Office VI show that these households were reached from second week of May to last week of June in house-to-house assessment. The DSWD hopes to complete its target […]

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Community projects reach P56.3M

06 August 2015

COMMUNITY projects implemented under the Department of Social Welfare and Development Bottom-up Budgeting program have reached P56.3 million in cost. Records of DSWD regional office shows that of the amount, P34.7 million was disbursed for Iloilo Province; Aklan, P6.3 million; Capiz, P4 million; Negros Occidental, P4 million; Antique, P3.6 million; and Guimaras, P3.5 million. BUB […]

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A recipient becomes a carer

05 August 2015

I MET her three years ago. She was then clasping the hand of her son who was leaning on her in what looked to be a genuine show of protection. That time, she was listening to lectures from the National Government Agencies (NGAs) on their different programs. She was one of the participants of the […]

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`Joshua’ brings home joy

31 July 2015

FOR many, happiness comes in the first cry of a child. For them, joy knocked at their door. Joshua, not his real name, was born as the fifth child to his biological mother Dina. But his mother was in a very difficult situation as her husband left her. She had no job and could not, […]

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CCT beneficiaries get P10.7B in WV

30 July 2015

BENEFICIARIES of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program here in Region 6 have received a total of P10.7 billion in cash grants. Records of DSWD Regional Office 6 showed that the bulk of the amount went to beneficiaries in Negros Occidental with P3.7 billion; Iloilo, P3.2 billion; Capiz, P1.3 billion; Aklan, P1.03 billon; Antique, […]

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8,917 IP families get CCT in WV

29 July 2015

A TOTAL of 8,917 families from Indigenous Peoples groups in Western Visayas are being helped by the government through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. Records of the DSWD regional office 6 showed that 2,811 families are in Iloilo; 1,849 in Negros Occidental; 1,763 in Aklan; 1,493 in Capiz; 929 in Antique; and 72 in […]

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DSWD to feed 198,360 children in WV

28 July 2015

DSWD to feed 198,360 children in WV THE Department of Social Welfare and Development will be feeding a total of 198,360 pre-schoolers enrolled in day care centers in Western Visayas. Records of DSWD6 showed that the beneficiaries include children in Negros Occidental numbering to 76,842; Iloilo, 62.645; Antique, 21,724; Capiz, 18,486; Aklan, 14,015; and Guimaras, […]

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UN-Habitat, DSWD reap gains in Panay Island

28 July 2015

By May Grecia-Rago, DSWD Regional Information Officer HE wore a loose grey shirt and a tranquil face while sitting on a wooden stage set for the formal turn-over of houses that was about to happen in Brgy. Pawa, Panay, Capiz. When I asked him where his house is, he pointed me to the rightmost shelter, […]

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DSWD to release P404M for elderly pension

27 July 2015

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be releasing a total of P404.9 million for the social pension of elderly in Western Visayas. Records of DSWD show that the highest chunk will go to Iloilo Province with P141.3 million; Negros Occidental, P93.8 million; Capiz, P54.7 million; Aklan, P51.3 million; Antique, P48.7 million and […]

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Kalahi-CIDSS projects in Lemery functional

27 July 2015

The seven sub-projects project funded under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), formerly AusAID for the implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS- DFAT projects in the town of Lemery are all functional. In 2013, Lemery received a grant of P8.7 million from DFAT, formerly AusAID for the implementation of Kalahi-CIDSS- DFAT projects. The grant was used […]

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More elderly to be covered by Social Pension

15 July 2015

THE DSWD has recently disclosed that more senior citizens will be benefiting from the Social Pension program. Judith Tanate-Barredo, focal person on Social Pension and the Elderly Sector, said that the program will cater to elderly indigents with age 65 and above this year. “While we only gave social pension to those indigent elderly 77 […]

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Barbazenos get P38.4M shelter aid

02 July 2015

RESIDENTS of Barbaza, Antique whose houses were totally damaged by typhoon Yolanda today received a total of P38.4million in Emergency Shelter Assistance. Families numbering to 1,281 received the aid at P30,000 each in the distribution conducted by DSWD regional office team headed by Cleofas Remo witnessed by Mayor Gerry Necor and Municipal Social Welfare and […]

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DSWD releases P241.9M ESA

30 June 2015

The DSWD has released another P241.9 million more in Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for the first three weeks of June alone. Of the amount, Janiuay received P10.7 million; Passi City, P96.3 million; San Enrique, P26.7 million; and Zarraga, P5.6 million, all in Iloilo Province. In Aklan, Kalibo got P63.4 million, Makato, P1.3 million and Lezo […]

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Senior citizens get P700T-worth equipments

26 June 2015

WHO SAYS that the elderly cannot operate an equipment? The elderly group from Laua-an, Antique who form members of the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) recently received P700,000-worth of equipment and facilities from Bottom-up Budgeting project of the national government through the DSWD. Led by Guadalupe Juayno, Office of Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) chairperson, […]

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Pantawid family gets livelihood aid

26 June 2015

Always exposed under the scorching heat, 11-year-old Jhon Well Detablan does not mind how long he stays in the river. What excites him most are those cultured oysters that are growing so fast as months go by. “Two months from now, these oysters will be harvested soon,” he said. Jhon Well is very proud saying […]

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DSWD assures aid for Pantawid high school students

26 June 2015

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman assured Pantawid beneficiaries of the continuing help to high school students even with the implementation of the K to 12. “Hanggang hindi makakatapos yung mga anak ninyo sa high school, hindi sila maaalis sa programa (As long as your children have not yet graduated from high school, they will not be […]

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President Aquino cites Pantawid Pamilya program in Independence Day rites

13 June 2015

PRESIDENT Benigno Simeon Aquino III cited the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the Philippine version of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), as an effective tool in the pursuit for inclusive growth. “Ang panata natin: Walang maiiwan sa kaunlaran, nasa Luzon man, Visayas o Mindanao; bawat Pilipino, makikinabang sa tinatamasa nating pag-unlad. Hindi puwedeng aangat lang ang nasa […]

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DSWD tips off the public against bogus enumerators

04 June 2015

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) warned the public against “bogus” survey enumerators who extort money from the families in exchange for a promise to include them as beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino programs. Individuals are allegedly taking advantage of the ongoing assessment of poor families under Listahanan or National Household Targeting […]

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Panay Bukidnon student teaches importance of right attitude

21 April 2015

A MEMBER of an Indigenous People’s group who graduated as valedictorian has lessons to teach other kids. “We need to have the right attitude. And this is to never give up and never put down yourself,” said Rochelle Ann Narciso, who belongs to the Panay Bukidnon tribe situated in Jamindan’s hinterlands in Capiz Province. Narciso […]

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DSWD to release ESA to 5 more LGUs

21 April 2015

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be releasing Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to five more Local Government Units. “We are fast tracking the releasing of ESA to municipalities,” said Rebecca Geamala, assistant regional director for operations. A total of P16.9 million will be disbursed for Ibajay, Aklan; P56.8 million for San Rafael, […]

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Sacrifices always pay off: Sacada’s daughter is valedictorian

11 April 2015

SAGAY CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – Pen and paper. These two made her change her life. Without any property or belongings because of poverty, a 17-year-old girl toppled other 832 graduating students of Sagay National High School because of her dreams. She did not have money and never owned a cellphone but with a paper a […]

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Capiz dads salute DSWD in Yolanda rehab efforts

10 April 2015

CAPIZ-In the opening ceremony of Capiztahan (April 10, 2015), provincial officials here lauded the leadership and personnel of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in their efforts for the rehabilitation of victims of typhoon Yolanda, internationally known Haiyan. “In November 2013, Yolanda devastated us. Today, we are deeply humbled, as one of the […]

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Conquering poverty

07 April 2015

Poverty has enslaved them for years. But she conquered it. They have been living on a hand-to-mouth existence as far back as she could remember but this did not stop 18-year-old Regine Educano of Purok Sigay, Brgy. Singcang-Airport, Bacolod City from reaching her dreams. Regine graduated as their batch valedictorian this year saying that her […]

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CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMIC GROWTH

31 March 2015

CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMIC GROWTH. Undersecretary Mateo Montano of DSWD Central Office motivates workers of DSWD Field Office VI during the Budget Utilization Agenda in Iloilo City. Saying, “Let us continue to contribute to the economic growth so that we could help improve the conditions of the poor, marginalized and vulnerable sectors,” Montano led officials […]

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Fresh veggies in the market

31 March 2015

FARM-TO-MARKET ROAD. Villagers in San Isidro, Guimaras need not to endure walking the stretch of dirt road to transport their produced to the town proper after the completion of the P3.5 kilometer KALAHI CIDSS-Millennium Challenge Corporation’s farm-to-market road implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

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