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Muntinlupa City opens Muslim affairs office

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Those of the Muslim faith now have a more established representation in Muntinlupa, with the city government creating a special office to cater to the Muslim culture and social needs.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Elsie Gaches Village: A refuge for children with special needs

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Children of all ages filled rows of chairs at a covered court in Muntinlupa City, patiently waiting for the President’s arrival. It was a hot Friday afternoon and one would expect a lot of restlessness and noise, but the children of Elsie Gaches Village were well-behaved.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Caloocan City plans benefits for persons with disabilities

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In a bid to protect and advance the rights and privileges of persons with disabilities, the Caloocan City government revealed plans to create an office that would monitor the sector’s welfare.

Posted: December 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Warning up on bogus fund-raisers for Zamboanga crisis victims

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Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman has warned the public about unscrupulous individuals and groups using her name and the department in soliciting funds from prospective donors supposedly for evacuees affected by the armed conflict in Zamboanga.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DSWS head hit for favoring friends

A CONCERNED citizen has accused Cebu City’s social welfare chief of favoring her friends over other suppliers.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

DSWD sets up database for persons displaced by Zamboanga crisis

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Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

The Department of Social Welfare and Development has created a database to profile all internally displaced persons (IDPs) for a more systematic assessment of the multitude of families affected by the clash between government troops and the Nur Misuari faction of the Moro National Liberation Front.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Poor need solons’ OK for fund aid

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The social welfare department in Central Visayas gave assurances that the public funds that it releases to beneficiaries and credits to congressmen’s pork are well spent because the process of releasing the money is “tedious” and starts with the poor pleading for help from legislators.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t asked to stop shanty demolitions

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The government must put a stop to the demolition of squatter shanties in Metro Manila because its off-city resettlement program still leaves a lot to be desired, and ongoing efforts to transfer illegal settlers has resulted in violence, according to Anakpawis Rep. Fernando Hicap.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DSWD agrees to inclusive review of aid beneficiaries

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Negotiations between thousands of Typhoon “Pablo” survivors and social welfare officials ended on Wednesday with an agreement to review the list of relief beneficiaries.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Bro. Eddie slams DSWD over assistance to typhoon victims

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Bro. Eddie Villanueva. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Evangelist Brother Eddie Villanueva assailed the Department of Social Welfare and Development on Wednesday for its “failure to quickly and efficiently distribute relief goods” in areas of Mindanao that were ravaged by Typhoon “Pablo”.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Logs felled by ‘Pablo’ to be used for homes of victims

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Logs that tumbled down the mountains of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental at the height of Typhoon “Pablo’s” fury will be used to build houses for those left homeless by the storm, the government said Thursday.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Over 400 kids in orphanages waiting for adoption–DSWD

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Most orphaned or abandoned Filipino children who are put up for adoption remain in social welfare institutions.

Posted: December 14th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Take in foster kids, folk urged

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SOCIAL Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman had urged qualified families and individuals to provide temporary care to children who cannot live with their parents due to neglect, abuse or a family crisis, under the Foster Care Act of 2012.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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