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Soliman admits deadline for Zamboanga shelters unmet

A FAMILIAR scene at the Don Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, home to 1,000 families displaced by the terror attack on Zamboanga City by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari. JULIE S. ALIPALA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman admitted on Tuesday that she had failed to deliver on her promise of better transitory shelters for displaced residents here by Dec. 15.

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

Relief supplies rushed to ‘Ruby’ victims

Residents rest Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 in an evacuation center at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines after fleeing their homes in anticipation of typhoon Hagupit which was forecast to have hit Manila overnight after lashing central Philippines Sunday. AP

Authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies on Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by Tropical Storm “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit), as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD to probe conditions in Manila’s ‘concentration camp’ for street children


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Sunday that it will form a fact-finding team to investigate the conditions inside the Manila Reception and Action Center (MRAC), a shelter for street children, which was described by observers from a non-government organization as a “concentration camp.”

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aid continues for ‘Yolanda’ victims

Volunteers repack relief goods at the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Manila on Nov. 9, 2013, for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Donations to the DSWD for the relief and rehabilitation Yolanda survivors from local and foreign sources stands at P817,262,574 as of March 9, 2014, according to the DSWD Updates on Typhoon Yolanda Disaster Relief and Early Rehabilitation Accomplishments and Continuing Plans.  AFP

The P1.2 billion worth of goods, services and projects the government allotted for Tacloban City is continually being distributed to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Friday.

Posted: October 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Gov’t cash dole investment in future–Dinky Soliman


Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman has defended the government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) program, saying it was an investment in children’s future and its effects may not be immediately felt.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »