Archive | News

DSWD needs you

IMG_2226DSWD NEEDS YOU. The DSWD Field Office VI needs more than 600 encoders for Listahanan. Listahanan is a database of who and where the poor are in the country. Qualified are those who have at least two years in college and know how to use a computer. Applicants should bring an application letter and resume addressed to Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre, regional director, and may proceed to the DSWD Regional Office, Office of NHTS-PR, at MH Del Pilar, Molo, Iloilo City and look for Lemon Jay Palmon or Fe Gencianeo. The work will be for one month.

Posted in featured, NewsComments (0)

Barbazenos get P38.4M shelter aid

IMG_20150702_111153RESIDENTS 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 Development Officer Prechie Alavata.

“We are thankful that this help finally came for the people of Barbaza,” saidNecor.

Remo, on the other hand, said “May this distribution of ESA be a blessing for the rebuilding of lives and for the restoration of lost shelters so that homes could become happier, families would be safer, the elderly to have roofs on top of their heads and children to be free from danger.”

The ESA is a cash grant provided to families whose houses are either totally or partially damaged. It aims to provide assistance to families affected by typhoon to purchase housing materials for the repair and reconstruction of their damaged houses./dswd6/May Grecia-Rago

Posted in featured, NewsComments (0)

DSWD releases P241.9M ESA

A group of senior citizens receive their P30,000 checks

A group of senior citizens receive their P30,000 checks

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 towns, P18.5 million.
Victorias in Negros Occidental got P19 million.
Most of the funds was released to the LGUs which consequently scheduled the layout to Yolanda affected families.
The ESA is a cash grant provided to families whose houses are either totally or partially damaged. It aims to provide assistance to families affected by typhoon to purchase housing materials for the repair and reconstruction of their damaged houses./dswd6/May Grecia-Rago

Posted in featured, NewsComments (0)

Senior citizens get P700T-worth equipments

1.	Senior citizens in Laua-an celebrate their triumph as they receive their dream of fully-equipping their center with equipment and facilities

1. Senior citizens in Laua-an celebrate their triumph as they receive their dream of fully-equipping their center with equipment and facilities

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, the group received a photocopying machine, computer set, LCD projector, digital camera, DVD player, a television set, sofa, electric fan, Blood Pressure apparatus, wheelchairs, flashlights, among others, which fully equipped their Senior Citizens center located in the town’s Poblacion area.
“The equipment and facilities are actually rewards of the Bottom-up Budgeting process. The actual project is the paradigm shift among the people of Laua-an, particularly the senior citizens who identified their need, planned and executed the solution to their problem. Now, you don’t just have a fully-equipped senior citizen center but you also know that in you is the power to make positive changes in your locality,” said Pacita Sareno of DSWD Central Office.
BUB is an approach to the preparation of the agency budget proposals, taking into consideration the development needs of the cities and municipalities as identified by their respective local poverty reduction action plans that are formulated with the strong participation of basic sector organizations and other civil society organizations.
This strategy is implemented in pursuit of attaining the Philippine Development Plan’s goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction and promoting good governance at the local level.
BUB is jointly implemented by the national government in partnership with the LGUs, specifically the Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Budget and Management, National Anti-Poverty Commission, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Education, Department of Labor and Employment, DSWD, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Tourism, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), National Irrigation Authority, National Commission on Indigenous People Technical Educations Skills Development Authority, Department of Energy and National Electrification Administration.

PROMISE
Mayor Francisco Baladjay, Jr. expressed his gratefulness for the assistance but also told the senior citizens to ensure that the equipment and facilities are well-maintained.
“Thank you DSWD and the national government as a whole for the assistance. We call on our beloved elderly to take good care of the equipment and facilities so that those who will become senior citizens can also use these in the future,”said Baladjay.
Juayno, for her part, promised that they will do their best to protect and main the equipment and facilities./dswd6/May Grecia-Rago

Posted in featured, NewsComments (0)

Pantawid family gets livelihood aid

2.	John Well’s father, Wilmer, checks oysters, which forms part of his daily routine

2. John Well’s father, Wilmer, checks oysters, which forms part of his daily routine

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 that his father Wilmer is the president of the Fisherfolks Association of Brgy. Barra, Roxas City, that is composed of 75 members. Of the number, 51 are beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
“That’s why I am always here with my father after my afternoon class or every time I have no class to help him monitor these oysters,” he said.
Jhon Well, together with two other siblings, is covered by the program for almost five years already.
According to her mother Excelyn, the cash grant they are receiving every after two months is already a big help for their family especially in health and education of her children.
“This is a very effective motivation for us. The program encourages our children to go to school every day to meet the 85 percent school attendance as one of the conditions set by the program,” she said.
Excelyn said they are very thankful that apart from enjoying the benefits of being beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya, their association was also given a seed capital to invest on oyster project as their alternative livelihood next to fishing.
The project is funded by the Sustainable Livelihood Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD-6) which started almost a year ago.
“These oysters are being cultured for eight months before it can be harvested. In August, these oysters are already ready to be disposed,” she said.
Excelyn added that this project is a great help not only for their family but as well as to all fellow members because if they will only depend on fishing, they could not sustain and provide for the daily needs of their respective family.
“Thank you DSWD and to our government for the opportunity given to us. We are really blessed. We will take good care of this project because the future of our children depends also here,” she said./dswd6/Montesa G. Caoyonan

Posted in featured, NewsComments (0)

DSWD assures aid for Pantawid high school students

Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and regional director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre listen to stories of change among beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya in a recently conducted dialogue with beneficiaries

Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and regional director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre listen to stories of change among beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya in a recently conducted dialogue with beneficiaries

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 delisted from the program),” Soliman assured grantees during a dialogue with 275 Parent Leaders at Sarabia Manor Hotel recently.
Soliman said the program aims to give better chances to all the beneficiaries to improve their lives so that they will not suffer the hardship that the generations before them have experienced.
She said this was the reason why the age covered by the program before from 0-14 years old has been extended to 15-18 years,
“May nagbabago na. Kaya natin ito at dapat ipagpatuloy pa natin (We have already monitored changes. We could all do it and this should be continued,” she said.
Soliman encouraged every beneficiary to act as model in pushing for change and tuwid na daan.
“Dahil sa programa na ito, na improve ninyo ang self-confidence ninyo, naging matapang kayo sa pagharap sa buhay, masipag, at naging mabuting lider. Naging positibo kayo dahil sa pagtulong ninyo sa inyong kapwa at mamayan (Because of this program, your self-confidence has been improved, you have become courageous in facing life, industrious, and good leaders. You have positive minds because you’ve been helping your fellow and community), ” she said.
Nenita Barabona, for instance, a parent leader from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, said that “because of the program, her personal life has been improved, she has more bonding time with her children and husband.”
Apart from these, Barabona said her self-esteem was improved.
“I religiously follow all the conditions set by the program and I attend Family Development Sessions. I am proud to be a Pantawid Parent leader,” she said.
Parent leaders are also beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya but render volunteer work to monitor compliance to conditions of the program among their fellow grantees.
They work with DSWD workers in ensuring that the program is properly implemented./dswd//Montesa G. Caoyonan

Posted in featured, NewsComments (0)

President Aquino cites Pantawid Pamilya program in Independence Day rites

C360_2015-06-13-00-38-16-272PRESIDENT 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 itaas, habang ang ibaba, napag-iiwanan,’ said President Aquino during the 117th Independence Day celebration in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo yesterday.
“Halimbawa po ang Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. May cash grant na ipinagkakaloob sa ating kababayan, kapalit ng mga kondisyong sisiguro na ang kanilang paghihirap ay hindi na mamanahin ng susunod na henerasyon. Kabilang sa mga kondisyong ito ang pagsigurong pumapasok sa eskuwela ang kanilang mga anak, The President said.
He ended his message with a call for unity for the welfare of those who need the help most.
“Ang panawagan na lang sa atin ngayon: Manatiling nagbibigkis para itaguyod ang kapakanan ng kapwa, lalo na ng mas nangangailangan. Nawa’y gawin nating gabay ang nakaraan, isabuhay ang mga aral na ating natutuhan sa kasalukuyan, upang marating natin ang inaasam nating patutunguhan,” the President said.
Pantawid Pamilya, implemented by DSWD in partnership with DepEd and Department of Health, is an investment in human capital that ensures that children belonging to poor households, particularly those aged 0-18, grow up healthy and stay in school.
It utilizes the conditional cash transfer scheme wherein beneficiaries receive cash grants based on their compliance to their co-responsibilities. It is an investment in human capital that ensures that children belonging to poor households, particularly those aged 0-18, grow up healthy and stay in school.
In Western Visayas alone, there are 320,000 households covered by the program. Each family has at the most three children covered by the program or nearly a million children benefiting from cash grants being released by the government to ensure that they are sent to school and kept healthy
It was in Sta. Barbara where the Philippine flag was first raised outside of Luzon, back in November 17, 1898./dswd 6/May Grecia Rago

Posted in featured, NewsComments Off on President Aquino cites Pantawid Pamilya program in Independence Day rites

Laua-an gets P24.5 shelter aid

LAUA-AN town in Antique province received earlier today (Monday, June 8) a total of P24.5 million in Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA).IMG_20150608_095205
The amount was released to 817 families with totally damaged houses when typhoon Yolanda lashed in Panay Island and other parts of the country in November 2014.
Each family received P30,000 each.
“To the national government,thank you for the assistance. To the people, please use the aid to rebuild your houses,” said Mayor Francisco Baladjay Jr.
The ESA is a cash grant provided to families whose houses are either totally or partially damaged. It aims to provide assistance to families affected by typhoon to purchase housing materials for the repair and reconstruction of their damaged houses./dswd6/May Grecia-Rago

Posted in featured, NewsComments (0)

Page 1 of 3112345...102030...Last »

Transparency Seal

Citizen’s Charter

Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations

Find us on Facebook

Organizational Assessment

Archives

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