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Messy warehouse belongs to Unicef, WFP, says Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The messy warehouse of relief goods intended for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims as shown by TV5 network and posted on its Web portal Interaksyon.com last month is actually being occupied by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and World Food Program (WFP).

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

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 »

Recto pushes for more senior citizen pensioners by 2015

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Senator Ralph Recto. INQUIRER file photo

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto is urging the government to increase the number of senior citizen pensioners from the current 479, 080 this year to 770,804 in 2015.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

No one monitoring ‘Yolanda’ donations–Soliman

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.

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

Donations to DSWD for ‘Yolanda’ victims total P817M

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

Donations to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the relief and rehabilitation of Super Typhoon Yolanda survivors from local and foreign sources stands at P817,262,574.

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

Aquino to ‘Pablo’ survivors: Use spirit of Edsa to rise from calamity

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Families transferring to bunkhouses

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After the controversy and the brouhaha died down, families have started to live in the temporary shelters that the government built for the survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino hails Elsie Gaches Village

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday spent the eve of his 54th birthday by visiting a government-run facility for persons with special needs in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

P7M released as transpo aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors returning to Visayas

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said on Thursday it would continue its “Balik Probinsiya” (return-to-the-province) program by providing transportation assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

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