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

7 towns submit list of El Nino affected families

26 May 2016

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

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Pantawid Pamilya to go paperless

25 May 2016

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

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Kakanin vendor now a teacher graduate

25 May 2016

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

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

24 May 2016

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

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DSWD6: more female get trafficked

05 May 2016

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

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78,706 elderly to get social pension

04 May 2016

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

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Economics Professor: CCT contributes to local economy

29 April 2016

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

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El Nino affected families get P5M-worth food packs

29 April 2016

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

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DSWD6: stockpile sufficient for El Nino victims

29 April 2016

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

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17 YEARS OF WANDERING

29 April 2016

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

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WV gets P374M-worth feeding program

28 April 2016

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

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DSWD6 releases P19.4M aid

27 April 2016

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

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San Dionisio to get P8.2M shelter aid

27 April 2016

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

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

27 April 2016

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

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145 CCT beneficiaries now new leaders

18 April 2016

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

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DSWD6 launches campaign vs elderly abuse

12 April 2016

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

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Secretary Soliman reiterates crucial role of social workers

12 April 2016

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

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Sacadas’ son graduates cum laude

11 April 2016

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

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Former nanny graduates magna cum laude

31 March 2016

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

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Soliman: raise in CCT grants mulled

31 March 2016

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

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Making Dreams Come True

31 March 2016

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

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CCT yields magna cum laude

31 March 2016

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

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