By Gil C. Cabacungan
A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.
By Kristine Angeli Sabillo
Malacañang on Thursday said President Benigno Aquino III is satisfied with Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman’s work despite groups questioning the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s handling of relief operations and the conditional cash transfer.
By Frances Mangosing
Ten months after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) plowed through Central and Eastern Visayas, victims in the town of Santa Fe are still not getting enough help from the national government.
By Julie S. Alipala
, Liza Jocson
Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman has said December 15 has been set as the deadline for the transfer of residents displaced by the battle of Zamboanga in September 2013 to halfway houses while they await completion of their permanent new homes.
By Julie M. Aurelio
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that, contrary to a Commission on Audit (COA) report, only P1.6 billion in conditional cash transfer (CCT) funds remained unliquidated by the Philippine Postal Corp. (Philpost), and not P5 billion.