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Gov’t cash dole investment in future–Dinky Soliman

Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman FILE PHOTO

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 »

Aid pours in for robbed ‘pan de sal’ boy

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman

Government assistance continues to pour in for the 11-year-old pan de sal vendor whose traumatic encounter with a robber last week broke netizens’ hearts.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

‘CCT effect on poverty minimal’


After spending billions on its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, why has the government not made a dent on poverty?

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

Palace officials head to Albay amid ‘soft’ eruption

Government officials at Guinobatan, Albay for humanitarian caravan for Mt. Mayon evacuees. Photo from DSWD Twitter account

Although it is unclear when President Benigno Aquino III will be able to personally visit the evacuees, Malacañang said Cabinet members went to check on them on Sunday morning amid reports of lava flow coming from Mayon Volcano.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DSWD denies hand in relocation of ‘Yolanda’ survivors for Pope Francis visit

Tent City Tacloban

Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman belied claims that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is responsible for the relocation of some 250 families from their tents in Candahug village, Palo town, Leyte province to another site for Pope Francis’ visit in January 2015.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »