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

DSWD6 releases food packs for Marce survivors in Iloilo City

26 November 2016

THE DSWD6 released today food packs for survivors of typhoon Marce in Iloilo City. Records show that 100 food packs were provided by the agency. This brings to a total of 1,712 the augmentation in form of food packs released by the agency to LGUs. If broken down, 1,162 was sent for Capiz; 500 for […]

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DSWD6 provides augmentation for Iloilo, Capiz

25 November 2016

THE DSWD6 provided augmentation in form of relief goods for those affected by typhoon Marce in Iloilo and Capiz Province. Asst. Regional Director for Operations Delia Villa-Bagolcol said that the agency has released 1,620 family food packs. If broken down, 1,120 packs were released for Capiz and 500 packs for Passi City in Iloilo. Aside […]

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DSWD now on full alert for ‘Marce’; reminds the public to monitor irregularities in relief ops

25 November 2016

With Tropical Depression ‘Marce’ moving across the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has directed all disaster monitoring and response units of the DSWD in full alert. Based on today’s 6AM updated from the DSWD Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC), 285 families or […]

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DSWD6 to LGUs: Use Listahanan database

24 November 2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI yesterday called on Local Government Units (LGUs) to utilize the Listahanan database. “We cannot treat a problem without diagnosis. We can only respond to them properly if we know the situation. Listahanan gives us the data so we could respond,” said Assistant Regional Director […]

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DSWD6, RJJWC push scrapping of house bills lowering criminal liability

24 November 2016

ILOILO CITY-The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI and the Regional Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (RJJWC) jointly called for the scrapping of house bills which seek to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility. “A nine-year-old child has a very young mind. There are even studies which suggest that our […]

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Where did the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) funds for ‘Yolanda’ survivors go?

04 November 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today released an excerpt from its extensive and still ongoing investigation on the department’s recovery and rehabilitation program to address the crisis created by Supertyphoon Yolanda when it ravaged the country in November 2013. This is in response to the clamor of many Filipinos seeking explanation as […]

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DSWD Sec. Taguiwalo in Tuguegarao to declare national government’s support for provinces hit by ‘Lawin’

21 October 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo today flew to Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Province to touch base with the local government units (LGUs) in the region and to determine the status of the relief and augmentation system in place between the national agency and the local units. Taguiwalo is in the […]

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Panwagan ni Sec. Taguiwalo sa mga Kababayan Maapektuhan ng #LawinPH

19 October 2016

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Panwagan ni Sec. Taguiwalo sa mga Kababayan Maapektuhan ng #LawinPH

19 October 2016

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Preparedness for Response Report

19 October 2016

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Disaster and Emergency Response Report

19 October 2016

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Sec. Taguiwalo recommends livelihood program of DSWD for consideration of poor Filipinos

13 October 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo today said that so long as there are surveys that reveal findings that the poverty or hunger incidence in the country remains high, the national government and all its agencies should take survey results to heart and push to improve and expand access to […]

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Government unions hold forum; encourage people to participate in peaceful, meaningful social change

13 October 2016

As the Duterte administration marks its first 100 days, the Department of Social Welfare and Development. employees’ union, Social Welfare Employees Association of the Philippines (SWEAP) and the Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) will hold a forum today to discuss relevant national issues and unite forum participants to commit in […]

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Preparedness for Habagat

13 October 2016

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DSWD Sec. Taguiwalo welcomes Lumad, Indigenous Filipinos as they arrive in NCR for Lakbayan 2016

12 October 2016

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DSWD vows to ensure fast​, e​qual delivery of services to needy;​​ ​affirms support to Pres. Duterte’s people-oriented gov’t

12 October 2016

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DSWD vows to ensure fast​, e​qual delivery of services to needy;​​ ​affirms support to Pres. Duterte’s people-oriented gov’t

12 October 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo vowed to the public that the Department will continue improving its programs to ensure that the needy sectors​​ ​have equal opportunity to avail of its services. In a press briefing yesterday to report on the first 100-day accomplishments of DSWD, the Secretary emphasized that […]

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12 October 2016

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Rehabilitation for ‘Ferdie’-struck families to start this month

11 October 2016

After being hit by the strongest typhoon this year, rehabilitation for the families struck by Typhoon ‘Ferdie’ in Batanes will finally start this October following the intense planning and assessment made by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Provincial Government of Batanes, and other member agencies of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & […]

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DSWD Sec. Taguiwalo leads culminating activity of Elderly Filipino Week 2016; emphasizes thrust to improve programs, services for seniors

11 October 2016

An estimated 600 older persons from the local government units in the National Capital Region and senior citizens’ associations like the Confederation of Older Persons’ Association of the Philippines (COPAP), Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE), and Federation of Senior Citizens Associations in the Philippines (FSCAP) participated in the culminating activity of Elderly Filipino […]

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Sundan ang live streaming ng unang 100 araw ng pagbabago sa DSWD.

11 October 2016

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Outstanding older persons given tribute through Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda Awards

04 October 2016

This year’s SUN awardees were recognized for their outstanding contribution in the fields of health, education, cultural preservation, helping persons with disabilities (PWDs), women and fellow older persons, and disaster response work. Among the awardees were (1) Marcial T. Angkok, 74, Caloocan City, Metro Manila; (2) Alejandro L. Baluyut, 60, Los Banos, Laguna; (3) Agatona […]

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Walk for Life ushers in the Elderly Filipino Week celebration

04 October 2016

DSWD Assistant Secretary Aleli B. Bawagan (4th from left) and Protective Services Bureau Director Pacita Sarino (3rd from left), with the representatives from the different local government units, during the Walk for Life, kick-off activity of Elderly Filipino Week, held at SM Mall of Asia Music Arena on October 1. Aside from the 17 LGUs […]

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Tacda family wins 1st runner-up in National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya

03 October 2016

The Tacda family from Brgy. Panobolon, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras won 1st runner-up in this year’s National Search for Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya. The awarding ceremony was held in Quezon City over the weekend. “We are very glad to receive the award. Thank you for the great opportunity that was given to us” , Rosell Tacda said. […]

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Guimaras women shine in carpentry

30 September 2016

CARPENTRY has always been presumed to be a man’s job. But not in Sibunag, Guimaras. Janice Cabrillos, a native of the municipality, says that she knows carpentry. In fact, she has been receiving successive orders. “We know how to use hammer, saw and other tools in carpentry,” said Janice. Janice is only one of the […]

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DSWD pushes for child participation in disaster preparedness

30 September 2016

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office 6 is calling Local Government Units (LGUs) to engage children in disaster preparedness and climate change adaptation activities. “It is our job to put them in the circle of not only as individuals who get protection but also have role in decision-making. Since they see […]

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DSWD6: home is the safest place

30 September 2016

THE head of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) region 6 called on Ilonggos to give time to their family. “Home is still the safest place on earth. So spend time with your family,” said Rebecca P. Geamala, regional director. Geamala spoke in front of agency workers based in Panay Island during the […]

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DSWD provides cash-for-work to El Nino-affected residents in Quirino

29 September 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced that through its Field Office II in Carig Sur, Tuguegarao City, it has been able to provide assistance to Filipinos affected by the El Nino phenomenon in the region. DSWD Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo said that the department was prepared for contingencies such as this and […]

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DSWD promotes a Gender-Inclusive Workplace

29 September 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has recently released a memo on Fostering a Gender-Inclusive Workplace. Undersecretary for Institutional Development Group (IDG) Mae Fe Ancheta-Templa released the memo addressed to all executive and management committee members and all regional directors and attached agencies of the DSWD instructing them to be conscious of gender […]

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C25plane brings more assistance for Batanes

26 September 2016

A C25 plane airlifted additional ready-to-eat brown rice bars, candles and bottled water for Basco, Batanes. (Disaster Relief Assistance Update) #ReliefPH #DSWDMayMalasakit #FerdiePH #HelenPH

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Disaster Relief Assistance Update

26 September 2016

On September 24, the DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) flew to Basco, Batanes via commercial cargo plane to deliver satelite phons, candles and ready-to-eat food. Disaster Relief Assistance Update #ReliefPH #DSWDMayMalasakit #FerdiePH #HelenPH (https://www.facebook.com/537990769590685/photos/a.866871630035929.1073741826.537990769590685/1168491269873962/?type=3&theater)

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DSWD leads signing of IRR of Centenarians Act; Sec. Taguiwalo appeals for stricter implementation of laws protecting seniors

25 September 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will lead the ceremonial signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 10868 or the Centenarians Act of 2016 on Monday, September 26. The law states that all Filipinos, who have reached 100 years old and above, whether residing in the Philippines or […]

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DSWD to distribute bottled water to families affected by water shortage in Sto. Domingo, Albay

25 September 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to keep in touch with the local government unit (LGU) of Sto. Domingo, Albay to provide safe potable water to residents affected by the water shortage. Currently, the Department is procuring 10,000 pieces of 6 liters bottled water for distribution to affected households in 17 barangays […]

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Relief ops in Batanes to continue amid new storm

25 September 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assures the public that the rehabilitation and assistance for Typhoon ‘Ferdie’ survivors will continue despite the arrival of Tropical Storm ‘Helen’ in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Yesterday, September 23, the DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) and DSWD Field Office-II held a video […]

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Response Report

23 September 2016

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Response report

23 September 2016

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Disaster update

23 September 2016

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Davao Explosion update

23 September 2016

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Disaster update

23 September 2016

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Davao explosion update

23 September 2016

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Disaster update as of Sept.20

23 September 2016

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23 September 2016

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DSWD leads celebration of 24th National Family Week in Pasig City

23 September 2016

Batanes requests for cash-for-work and emergency shelter assistance for survivors of ‘Ferdie’ As the road to recovery of Batanes continues after the devastation brought by Typhoon Ferdie, the provincial government requested for the immediate implementation of cash-for-work (CFW) and emergency shelter program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to hasten the shelter […]

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Batanes requests for cash-for-work and emergency shelter assistance for survivors of ‘Ferdie’

23 September 2016

As the road to recovery of Batanes continues after the devastation brought by Typhoon Ferdie, the provincial government requested for the immediate implementation of cash-for-work (CFW) and emergency shelter program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to hasten the shelter reconstruction and rehabilitation works in the area. Under the CFW, the beneficiaries […]

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Foundation donates nutritious biscuits for victims of ‘Ferdie’

23 September 2016

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator Undersecretary Ricardo B. Jalad (center) receives today 14,000 packs of High Energy Biscuits known as “The Care Package” (TCP) from Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Augusto I. Carpio III (middle left) for distribution to victims of […]

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Weaved in the bond of Friendship – SocPen beneficiaries of Sibolo, Caluya, Antique

15 September 2016

“Not too old to work for a living. Together they weaved mats as their pass time but later will be an extra income.” We are all inspired to witness the two of our indigent senior citizen beneficiaries in the name of Lola Gonzaga C. Francisco and Lola Adelaida Delos Santos during our 3rd quarter payout […]

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DSWD6 provides relief goods to fire victims

05 September 2016

THE DSWD6 provided relief goods to victims of fire in Molo district. “We have immediately provided relief goods to augment to the fire victims in Barangay North San Jose, Molo,Iloilo City,” said Rose Sanagustin, Head of the Protective Services Unit (PSU), DSWD 6. According to Sanagustin the agency has provided the fire victims 100 food […]

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DSWD vows sustainable livelihood

01 September 2016

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Iloilo has highest number of poor households

31 August 2016

ILOILO province has the highest number of poor households. This is based on the result of the Listahanan or National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) which was recently launched by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI. Findings showed that there are 128,498 poor households or 31.7 percent of […]

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55% of poor gets safe drinking water in WV

31 August 2016

MAJORITY of the poor in Western Visayas have access to safe drinking water. Based on the database of Listahanan or the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR), 55 percent or 139,807 households of the total 252,584 identified poor households have access to safe water sources. The remaining 45 percent, or 112,777, draw water […]

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Rice for Pantawid beneficiaries

31 August 2016

“There will be rice for 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) beneficiaries. It will be 20 kilograms per month per household. President Duterte says “ayaw kong may nagugutom.” This is going to take effect next year. It is included in the budget proposal. We wanted to start it this year but we don’t have the budget. […]

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Tunay na Malasakit

31 August 2016

Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) says that the agency is bent into serving with “tunay na malasakit sa mahirap” during the recently conducted Visayas Cluster Dialogue in Iloilo City. #DSWDMayMalasakit

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Give a face to statistics-Usec Villar

31 August 2016

We have to give a human face to the statistics (Usec. Florita Villar,DSWD) DSWD #DSWDMayMalasakit

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NEDA to use Listahanan

31 August 2016

We’ll use Listahanan in Regional Development Plan (Yvette Batacandolo, NEDA6) DSWD #DSWDMayMalasakit

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Fisherfolk association produces squid ring products

30 August 2016

Having a child with disability makes her stagnant for many years. Leobelia Ganancial, 54, of Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion, Iloilo could not imagine how she has overcome the struggles she has been through in taking care of her handicapped girl child, who is now 14 years old and Grade 9 student of Lo-ong National High School. […]

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Scavengers making profits out of wastes

23 August 2016

Who could tell these colorful bags are made from recyclable plastic wastes? Waste pickers from Brgy. Bachao Sur, Kalibo, Aklan turned waste materials into useful bags and wallets to make a living. Women waste recyclers from the said barangay organized themselves into an Association of Women Waste Recyclers of Kalibo (AWARE-Kalibo) by the help of […]

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DSWD 6 launches Listahanan database

04 August 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region VI recently launched its database of poor households. Dubbed Listahanan, also known as National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction or NHTS-PR, the database is a comprehensive record of households that gives a name and a face to the poor. The launching of the database, with the […]

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252, 584 households in Western Visayas are poor

04 August 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Listahanan program, has listed a total of 252, 584 poor households in Region 6. This was presented during the Listahanan Launching which was held recently. Out of the 252, 584 households identified as poor in Western Visayas; 128,498 households are identified in Iloilo; 43,147 in […]

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From a plain housewife to being a cook

04 August 2016

She was just like other married women. She stayed at home and attended to the needs of her husband and children. Her husband worked as a television technician with a daily income P300. That was the life of Mylieh Solidio Centina, 50 years of age and a resident of Molo Iloilo City four years back. […]

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DSWD-6 basketball tournament kicks off

28 July 2016

Go healthy, go sports. The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6) through the Social Welfare Employees Association of the Philippines (SWEAP) has initiated a Basketball Tournament which was participated by the employees from the different programs. SWEAP President Daryl Alfuente said this is in one way to maintain camaraderie as well as to […]

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DSWD to offer ‘free’ review class for non-eligible staff

26 July 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6) mulls on offering ‘free’ review classes to non-eligible staff nationwide. This was confirmed by no less than Assistant Secretary for Western Visayas Hope Hervilla during a press conference held at the DSWD-6 Compound, Molo, Iloilo City recently. Hervilla said the review classes will start soon as […]

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Captivated by Social Pensioners’ smiles

26 July 2016

Beyond receiving the amount of P500 monthly stipend to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of indigent senior citizens of Social Pension Program are the tangible smiles in the hearts of our beneficiaries which are incomparable, priceless and a beacon of hope and inspiration. Their smiles are the manifestation of how thankful they […]

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5 agencies renew ‘partnership’ with DSWD-6

25 July 2016

Five Non-Government Agencies received their Certificate of Registration and Registration Certificate and License to Operate after renewing their engagement to the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6) every three years. During today’s flag raising ceremony, Regional Director Rebecca Geamala has personally handed in their certificates based on its category. Among these organizations were […]

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Christmas comes early for the Atis of Malay

22 July 2016

The gift giving season came in early for the Indigenous People beneficiaries in the Municipality of Malay, Aklan. Their own Santa Claus was personified through donations from SM Foundation’s “Share A Toy” Program which has been an existing partnership with the Department for two consecutive years now. “Until the next time, I hope we remember […]

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Reaching Senior Citizen beneficiaries in the farthest area of Region 6

22 July 2016

The Regional Social Pension Unit of DSWD FO VI reached out the areas of Caluya, Antique to deliver monthly stipend of 406 beneficiaries for the 2nd quarter of 2016. Leopoldo Andres , 78 years old of Brgy. Alegria, Sitio Bigo, Semirara, Caluya, Antique receives his stipend as support to his daily needs./dswd/felixtgervaciojr

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Children learn proper table manners

22 July 2016

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) children beneficiaries in Child Development Center in Iloilo Province are taught of proper table manners and hand washing./dswd6/Girl Ley S. Cabailo-Arroyo

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Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizen pay out in Caluya, Antique

22 July 2016

Joy overflows as one of our beneficiary receives her monthly stipend amounting to P1,500 in Caluya, Antique with a total of 406 beneficiaries for the 2nd quarter of 2016./dswd6/HarrietteGildyThereseYatar

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Community production, crisis center rise at Concepcion, Iloilo

22 July 2016

A newly constructed Community Production Center with amenities with a total project cost of P3-Million, and Crisis Center with a total project cost of P2.8-Million both are latest project at the Municipality of Concepcion, Iloilo funded under DSWD FO VI Bottom-Up Budgeting. /dswdfo6/Percival L Agsam

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DSWD6 opens RLRC to students

22 July 2016

The Regional Learning Resource Center (RLRC) of DSWD Field Office VI continues to promote knowledge sharing and exchange through giving students access to knowledge materials. Other services of RLRC include electronic media (CDs/DVDs), internet access, printing and scanning.               Students from JBLFMU-Molo  

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SLP beneficiaries graduate from SMAW NC II

22 July 2016

One hundred twenty SLP beneficiaries graduate from Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC II course in Sigma,Capiz on July 19, 2016.The SLP implements project to augment income sources of its participants either through micro-enterprise development or employment facilitation./dswd6/Maurice Caban

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DSWD6 holds training for staff

22 July 2016

The DSWD has conducted continuous trainings for its staff. For this year, two batches were already conducted for Social Welfare Assistants numbering to around 100. (Photo shows one of the trainings conducted for the staff)

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Did you know?

22 July 2016

In Western Visayas, 4.8 % or 12,127 of the 252,584 Poor Households are Indigenous People.

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DSWD-BUB inaugurates P4.8-M projects in Roxas

21 July 2016

The Department of Social Welfare and Development recently inaugurated a P4.8 million Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) projects in Roxas City. Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) projects in Roxas City. DSWD Assistant Secretary Hope Hervilla and Regional Director Rebecca Geamala attended Tuesday the inauguration of the P4 million 2- storey Crisis Center and P800, 000 Persons with […]

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Lola Aida gets her pension

20 July 2016

FINANCIAL resources do not measure how a person becomes responsible and determined to survive in this world. In fact, there are a lot of people who lack financially but are willed to change their fate regardless of age even the most vulnerable sector in the society which are the elderly. Before, only those who had […]

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DSWD beneficiary shares tips on thriftiness

19 July 2016

Living a thrifty life calls for a lifestyle change. A beneficiary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) shares her tips on how thriftiness change their lives. “Save first before spending,” said Vilma Merisco, a beneficiary of Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). Vilma is a resident of Dao in Capiz, Province. Married to Celso, […]

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New DSWD Sec aims to lead Department in providing compassionate, swift services for poor; allows no room for corruption

19 July 2016

As she is sworn in by new President Rodrigo Duterte as the incoming Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), erstwhile University of the Philippines professor Judy M. Taguiwalo said that her administration in the government’s sixth biggest agency in terms of its cut in the budgetary pie will focus on Tunay […]

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In KALAHI CIDSS…

19 July 2016

In Kalahi-CIDSS, men and women are given equal opportunity to work in the construction of 1-unit classroom building at Cato-ogan Elementary School, Tobias Fornier, Antique

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FAST TRACK BUB IMPLEMENTATION

19 July 2016

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Did you know?

05 July 2016

51.3% or 577,285 of the 1,126,302 poor individuals in Western Visayas are Children aged below 18 years old. ‪#‎DswdWesternVisayas‬ ‪#‎Listahanan‬

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Did you know?

04 July 2016

In Western Visayas, 13.7% or 85,986 of the 628,117 poor individuals aged 15 years old and above are Farmers, Forestry and Fisher Folks. #DSWDWesternVisayas #Listahanan

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DSWD reveals nat’l assessment result

01 July 2016

Sigurado, Kumpleto, Totoo! This tells about Listahanan assessment result that was launched recently at the historic Manila Hotel. Listahanan is also known as National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) database for identifying the poor and where they are in the country. The revelation of the results of the expanded national assessment was just […]

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World Bank recognizes Listahanan’s importance

01 July 2016

Because of Listahanan, poor families were identified and located all over the Philippines. This was learned from World Bank Country Director Mara K. Warwick. “Indeed, the Philippines and Brazil are the only two countries in the world to have succeeded in establishing such a comprehensive data base or “social registry” to identify poor and vulnerable […]

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DSWD-6 to launch database of poor households

29 June 2016

The 2nd Launching of the Listahanan database of the Department of Social Welfare and Development region 6 will be held next month at Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center, Iloilo City. Listahanan is the data management system that identifies who and where the poor are. This can be used by government agencies of the Philippines, […]

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4Ps students face risk crossing “monkey bridge” to reach school

29 June 2016

It takes a lot of courage for Indigenous People (IP) children in crossing the dangerous “monkey bridge” over Panipiason River to attend their classes in a nearby Sitio Igtughangin, Brgy. Panipiason, Madalag, Aklan. This monkey bridge which is made of woody vines or locally known as ‘balagon’ was conceptualized by residents to address their problem, […]

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Out-of-school-youth now a professional baker

29 June 2016

A father is usually the one expected to lead his family, provide their necessities and ensure that the children get good education to protect their future. This is not an unfamiliar experience for Wilfredo Cardinal Jr. of Barangay San Julian, Janiuay, Iloilo. Being a son to a single mother, Wilfredo did not hesitate to carry […]

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Mrs. Geronima Ayson

22 June 2016

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

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Did you know

22 June 2016

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

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Community volunteer Jose Toriaga

22 June 2016

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

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Bingawan gets P1.6-M school building

22 June 2016

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

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

22 June 2016

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

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Ex-scavenger is best mom

22 June 2016

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

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Capiz senior citizens get P62.9M social pension

22 June 2016

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

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Capiz gets P1.7M worth of cash for work

22 June 2016

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

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DSWD invests P252M for livelihood of Capiznons

17 June 2016

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

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3 towns get food packs for El Nino-affected families

31 May 2016

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

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7 towns submit list of El Nino affected families

26 May 2016

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

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Pantawid Pamilya to go paperless

25 May 2016

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

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Kakanin vendor now a teacher graduate

25 May 2016

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

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

24 May 2016

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

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DSWD6: more female get trafficked

05 May 2016

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

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78,706 elderly to get social pension

04 May 2016

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

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Economics Professor: CCT contributes to local economy

29 April 2016

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

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El Nino affected families get P5M-worth food packs

29 April 2016

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

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DSWD6: stockpile sufficient for El Nino victims

29 April 2016

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

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17 YEARS OF WANDERING

29 April 2016

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

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WV gets P374M-worth feeding program

28 April 2016

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

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DSWD6 releases P19.4M aid

27 April 2016

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

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San Dionisio to get P8.2M shelter aid

27 April 2016

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

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

27 April 2016

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

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145 CCT beneficiaries now new leaders

18 April 2016

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

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DSWD6 launches campaign vs elderly abuse

12 April 2016

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

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Secretary Soliman reiterates crucial role of social workers

12 April 2016

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

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Sacadas’ son graduates cum laude

11 April 2016

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

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Former nanny graduates magna cum laude

31 March 2016

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

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Soliman: raise in CCT grants mulled

31 March 2016

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

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Making Dreams Come True

31 March 2016

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

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CCT yields magna cum laude

31 March 2016

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

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Antique ‘Exemplary Pantawid Child’ bags 4th place in national search

22 November 2016

Her big heart in helping Indigenous Peoples (IPs) children learn the basic education has made 12-year-old Anedaine Geamal of Tobias Fornier, Antique as one of the national exemplary children.  Anedaine, a regional exemplary child winner, has been proclaimed 4th runner-up during the Araw ng Kabataan cele bration at the AFP Theater in Pasig City on […]

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ANEDAINE: An IP advocates

21 November 2016

  Children from all walks of life are full of dreams and aspirations. Most of them want to be teachers, engineers, doctors, nurses, social workers, firefighters and president of the their country or even like a Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary Joshua Oliveros of Antique, now a millionaire after winning The Voice Kid recently. Antiquenoes share almost […]

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Sec. Taguiwalo encourages ‘right way of compassion’ for street kids this Christmas season

20 November 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo reiterated her call to the public to refrain from alms-giving that encourages kids to roam the streets and endanger their lives. “The Department and its attached agencies continue to advocate the ‘Anti-Mendicancy Law’ that penalizes anyone who gives alms to mendicants or street kids. […]

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