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

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman FILE PHOTO

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

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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

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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

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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’

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Ralph-Recto-0530

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 »

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