Embracing Change for Poverty Alleviation

Embracing Change for Poverty Alleviation

29 November 2016

by SLP- ERO Noel Villones DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) FO8, together with its partners, conducted numerous life skills trainings, one of which was the training for security men and lady guards with employment facilitation for Pantawid Program participants in the whole region. Partner security institute for the training was Vivien Rechell Von (VRV) Security […]

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Say No to Lowering of Minimum Age of Criminal Age of Responsibility!

28 November 2016

DSWD Field Office VIII appeals to young people who compose the PAG-ASA Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) in two occasions. Recenty, to mark the Juvenile Justice Consciousness Week, the Regional Juvenile Justice Welfare Council thru social worker, Agnes Ergina- Bugal, organized a youth forum at the Youth Hub of the Tacloban City Government. In […]

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Home for Girls reveals most are incest this year

28 November 2016

Incest ranks high among cases of child abuse among residents of the DSWD’s Home for Girls at Pawing, Palo, Leyte. As of November,  this year,  there are 22 of said cases;  rape, 13;  acts of lasciviousness, 1;  maltreatment,  1;  child trafficking, 1;  and a case under the Child Witness Protection Program.  Officer-In-Charge (O.I.C.),  Alicia Bolante,  […]

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DSWD soon to form TWG for after-care, etc. for recovering drug dependents

16 November 2016

As part of the national government’s convergent efforts to combat illegal drugs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development will take the lead in the after-care, re-integration and transformation support for recovering drug dependents. It will, then, create a Regional Technical Working Group to synchronize efforts of the Department and member – agencies come December […]

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Social Pensioners still struggle for a living

11 November 2016

In a recent Story Conference on Social Pension, two beneficiaries give their interesting narration of their life. Despite their old age, they still work to live because they don’t depend on the DSWD cash assistance alone. “Magtinda, bitay-bitay hin kendi ngan chitcheria,” ( I sell small stuffs placed in hanging plastic bags, like candies and […]

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On Yolanda’s third year, DSWD Sec Taguiwalo was here

11 November 2016

As super typhoon Yolanda marks its third year on November 8, 2016, DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo made a meaningful two – day visit to Leyte province beginning Nov. 7. She first graced the Conference on Yolanda Response organized by the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) at CAWACSI Training Center in San Jose, […]

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DSWD expresses solidarity with ‘Yolanda’ survivors

11 November 2016

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo and other DSWD officials joined President Rodrigo Duterte in this afternoon’s ceremony on the commemoration of the third year anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda at the Holy Cross Memorial Park Mass Grave, Barangay Basper, Tacloban City. ‘Yolanda’ battered the Visayas Region on November 8, 2013. […]

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PYAP Provincial Youth Camp held

11 November 2016

Addressing about more than 200 young people from all of the municipalities of Northern Samar, DSWD Regional Director, Restituto Macuto, has this to say in part – “As members of the PAG-ASA YOUTH ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES or PYAP, you are already equipped with knowledge and skills of a wide variety of concerns as climate […]

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