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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 »

An open secret in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas


A young mother was in a quandary where to find money to feed herself and her 9-month-old baby.

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors asked to wait some more

RESIDENTS of Barangay Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, held a torch procession to remember their dead due to Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” TONEE DESPOJO/Cebu Daily News

Rafaela Mansueto, 60, went to the town plaza on Saturday to listen to the speeches of local officials during the commemoration rites for the first anniversary of the onslaught of Super Typhoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »