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DSWD probes dumping of ‘Yolanda’ relief items

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Social Welfare and Development Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman has begun looking into the reported dumping of rotten relief items for survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas region, Malacañang said on Friday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Lawmaker pushes probe on rotten food-aid dumping

Sherwin Gatchalian. FILE PHOTO

A congressman on Wednesday called out a probe on the alleged dumping of rotten food aid intended for typhoon victims in Leyte.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No one monitoring ‘Yolanda’ donations–Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4 Cabinet members bypassed by CA

The Commission on Appointments has effectively bypassed the appointments of four Cabinet members, including three who had been in their position when President Aquino assumed office in 2010.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Over 100 bunkhouses to serve as temporary shelter for Yolanda victims

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Hundreds of residents in the capital city of Borongan in Eastern Samar charge their cell phones and flashlights at the provincial capitol. Supertyphoon “Yolanda” toppled telecommunication towers and power transmission lines in the province when it struck on Nov. 8. FILE PHOTO

The government will be building more than 100 bunkhouses to serve as temporary housing for the families in Eastern Visayas who lost their homes due to Supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Soliman calls for patience from victims

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has called for greater patience and public understanding amid persistent complaints about the slow provision of relief to survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Out of Zamboanga siege, Soliman makes deal with God

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For one whole week in September, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman had her hands full dealing with not just one but two crises—one manmade, the other a natural disaster.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Cinema plugs against human trafficking to be screened Friday

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The Depatment of Social Welfare and Development has strengthened its campaign against human trafficking with the scheduled launching on Friday of “Iligtas Mo Ako” cinema plug during a block-off screening of the “Iron Man” movie.

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD chief slams Inquirer reports on bunkhouses, aid system

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman on Friday decried what she said was a series of unfair attacks by the Inquirer against the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Davao food protest over but DSWD suing leaders

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A three-day protest “occupation” outside the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) regional office in Davao City might have ended on a reconciliatory note on Wednesday night, but Secretary Corazon Soliman is haling the agitators and looters to court.

Posted: March 1st, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors end protests at DSWD office in Davao City

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Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Negotiations between survivors of typhoon Pablo and the Department of Social Welfare and Development on the delivery of relief goods ended on Wednesday night, breaking days of tensions and skirmishes between local authorities and the communities.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DSWD to sue groups that stormed offices in Davao City

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development vowed on Wednesday to take legal action against a coalition of militant groups that raided its regional office in Davao City, resulting in the senseless destruction of government properties and the stealing of relief goods intended for tropical depression “Crising” victims.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Angry typhoon survivors call for DSWD chief’s ouster

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Angry typhoon-affected residents protested at the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development here on Tuesday to call for the ouster of Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman for the “corruption and inept implementation” of relief and rehabilitation operations in areas devastated by typhoon Pablo (international code name Bopha).

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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