Results of Round 2 of Household Assessment of Poor, launched

DSWD-SLP FO VIII gives P2.8 M livelihood support to 250 poor families

28 June 2016

Tacloban City. Two hundred fifty members of 20 associations, all beneficiaries of DSWD’s Sustainable Livelihood Program’s (SLP) Enterprise Capital Assistance – Super typhoon Yolanda (ECA- STY), recently received checks.  The amounts range from P10, 000.00 to P460, 000.00 depending on the beneficiaries’ choice of business, during a turn-over ceremony held at the Balyu-an Grounds, this […]

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Results of Round 2 of Household Assessment of Poor, launched

28 June 2016

The DSWD regional launch of LISTAHANAN or “Talaan ng Pamilyang Nangangailangan” was well – attended by more than 200 partners, stakeholders like the local social welfare and development officers of various cities/municipalities/provinces, and media friends regionwide. It was held June 24, 2016 at the ARCIVU Hall, Palo, Leyte. Says DSWD Undersecretary Florita Villar, “for years, […]

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Survivors of Saob

28 June 2016

Come to Saob Cave at Barangay Basiao, Basey in Samar where about 56 mat weavers toil daily from 8: 00 a.m. – 4: 00 p.m. They are now back to their normal lives, when the DSWD thru its Sustainable Livelihood Program help them via this loan program which is interest free and non-collateral. As a […]

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Typhoon Ruby victims from Lavezares receive P17.8 M for ESA

22 June 2016

Some 1,356 of the total 1,373 identified families of Lavezares, a town in Northern Samar, have already received their cash grants under the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for Typhoon Ruby victims of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The remaining number represents those who have not claimed as of to date. Lavazares Municipal […]

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Giving rural women a new face in an upland community

15 June 2016

A flourishing eatery up in the mountains of Cabucgayan town is being run by a group of women organized by the DSWD Field Office VIII in coordination with the municipal government. Timely, it opened on May 24 of this year, on a summertime when business is good. For it is here at Barangay Balahid where […]

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Yolanda aid gives life to Cabucgayan town

15 June 2016

Be Full and Be Merry by the Bay has become the center of attraction and gathering for most of Cabucgayan’s community folks, in this side of Biliran province. Now two years after Yolanda, the town has become even more livelier than before. It is all because of the intervention of the DSWD Field Office VIII […]

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DSWD FO VIII receives IOM chainsaw donations

11 June 2016

Tacloban City —  Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VIII Regional Director Resty Macuto accepts ten units of chainsaws donated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) represented by IOM Director of the Manila (Global) Administrative Center and Chief of Missions, Marco Boasso, during the Monday flag ceremony at the DSWD grounds. ‎IOM’s […]

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Dir. Macuto shares disaster preparedness tips to LGUs

08 June 2016

  Palo, Leyte – June 3, 2016.  “Conducting a survey and rapid assessment is vital to responding to an emergency or disaster situation.  It identifies what the particular disaster has done to the disaster-stricken community and indicates what needs to be done in terms of response and rehabilitation”, said DSWD Field Office VIII Regional Director […]

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