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4Ps beneficiaries first on DSWD shelter aid list


At least a year after this city was brought to its knees by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” the national government has released to the city government P315 million in shelter aid for 4,600 people, classified as poorest of the poor, who survived the strongest storm ever to hit land but are now homeless or struggling with house repairs.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Nobody loses an election in this country


The Supreme Court ruling disqualifying Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito as Laguna governor cannot be questioned since it was based on a Commission on Elections (Comelec) resolution which said he was unfit to hold public office due to overspending.

Posted: November 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

QC bazaar offers products of DSWD beneficiaries


Beneficiaries of the government’s poverty alleviation measures will have a chance to show—and sell—the fruits of their livelihood and skills training programs in a Christmas bazaar in Quezon City on Nov. 30.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DSWD: Manila shelter good for only 50 kids


The shelter for street children being managed by the Manila City government is understaffed and ill-equipped to care for more than 50 children, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Posted: November 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DSWD admits Manila children’s shelter ‘overburdened,’ not built to provide long-term care

An official of Bahay Tuluyan, a nongovernment organization promoting children’s rights, took this picture of “Frederico” during an Oct. 12 visit to the Reception and Action Center, a youth shelter run by the Manila city government. COURTESY OF BAHAY TULUYAN

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) admitted Tuesday that a Manila city government-run shelter for vagrant children, which has come under fire due to charges of neglect and abuse, was not built to accomodate and support children inside the facility for a long period of time.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »