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DWSD cited for pushing women’s rights

Undersecretary Florita R. Villar, DSWD Gender and Development (GAD) focal person. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.ugnayan.com/ph/gov

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently received a GADtimpala Bronze Award from the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in recognition of its outstanding achievement in the implementation of gender-responsive programs.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Last drop of ‘Yolanda’ aid: 10 coffee packs

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Ten coffee sachets. This was the last “relief assistance” that 43-year-old Estrelia Toledo received from the government as a victim of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DSWD hires workers to check if dole recipients are still the poorest

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is to verify whether the beneficiaries of government financial aid remain among the poorest of the poor, and will need to hire 1,245 new staff members to carry out the task.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bureaucratic nightmare hounds Yolanda survivors seeking gov’t aid

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NEVER SAY DIE After losing everything in a triple whammy that included Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” retired police chief Casimiro Villas says he hasn’t lost hope. DANNY PETILLA/CONTRIBUTOR

Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors Casimiro Villas and Papoose Lantajo, both residents of Palo, Leyte, are dumbfounded by the long list of requirements they have to submit to receive the death cash claims government offers for each relative who perished in the powerful storm.

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

‘Aquino made us wait for 3 hours, then snubbed us,’ says Yolanda survivors

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President Benigno Aquino lll.  AP FILE PHOTO

They waited for more than three hours at the gate of Malacañang but were never given even a minute of the President’s time.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Elsie Gaches Village: A refuge for children with special needs

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Children of all ages filled rows of chairs at a covered court in Muntinlupa City, patiently waiting for the President’s arrival. It was a hot Friday afternoon and one would expect a lot of restlessness and noise, but the children of Elsie Gaches Village were well-behaved.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

2 minors arrested for transporting 4 sacks of marijuana

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Seedling marijuana plants. AP FILE PHOTO

Two alleged minors were caught transporting four sacks of marijuana estimated to be worth P1.3 million by anti-narcotics agents in La Union, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency said Tuesday.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino lauds DSWD for continued service amid criticisms

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President Benigno Aquino III. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday lauded the employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for continuing to serve the public despite criticisms.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

DSWD cleans up CCT program

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

With a whopping P62-billion budget for the Conditional Cash Transfer in 2014, the Department Of Social Welfare and Development cleaned its program of dubious identities, and terminated employees looking to take a bite from the multi-billion peso fund.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ shelter to be upsized

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Friday said it will adjust the sizes of the bunkhouses in typhoon-ravaged Visayas to conform to acceptable international standards.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Algeria gives Vietnam rice for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Vietnamese rice paid for by Algeria will be rationed to survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Visayas and northern Cebu in the next few weeks, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t agencies that got funds told to set guidelines for services after pork abolition

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Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga. FILE PHOTO

The executive agencies that got money after the pork barrel funds of Congress were removed from its 2014 budget and then realigned to other government offices should come out with guidelines on how the public could avail of services or assistance, Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Albay humanitarian team returns to Samar

A Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ survivor carries a child wrapped in a towel as he watches a helicopter landing to bring aid to the destroyed town of Guiuan, Samar Island Friday. AP FILE PHOTO

Albay’s humanitarian responders to communities ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” have returned, this time to spend Christmas Eve with survivors in Samar.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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