DID YOU KNOW: How the DSWD came to be
On Jan. 3, 1951, the then Social Welfare Commission created in 1947 and the President’s Action Committee on Social Amelioration created in 1948 were consolidated to form the Social Welfare Administration (SWA) through Executive Order No. 396 signed by then President Elpidio Quirino. The SWA was elevated into a department in 1968 by virtue of Republic Act No. 5416. In 1987, it was reorganized and renamed Department of Social Welfare and Development. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
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