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Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 09/22/2021

A straight line connects Asuncion Perez, suffragette and the first woman to head the Bureau of Public Welfare (in 1941), to Corazon Juliano-Soliman, who became Secretary of Social Welfare and Development (for the first time in 2001).…

3,261 4Ps beneficiaries in CV vaccinated

Futch Anthony Inso 07/12/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has already recorded 3,261 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries in Central Visayas who were inoculated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Kerwin…

Is your family qualified for DSWD’s Livelihood Assistance Grant?

Futch Anthony Inso 05/05/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7 is targeting to enroll 14,000 families to its Livelihood Assistance Grant (LAG) under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP). Shalaine Marie Lucero, assistant regional director for…

SOS to DSWD: Take up custody of ‘seized’ Lumad children

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Take custody of the Lumad children “seized” by police in a so-called “rescue operations” last February 15, 2021. This was the appeal of the Save Our School Network (SOSN) to the Department of…

8-month budget gap swells to P741B due to COVID-19

Ben O. de Vera 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A pandemic-induced drop in revenues while the government spent more to fight COVID-19 widened the budget deficit by 1,510.6 percent year-on-year to P40.1 billion in August, the government reported on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.…

DSWD-7: 1,800 PUV drivers receive cash aid

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,800 drivers of public utility vehicles (PUVs) in Central Visayas received cash aid from the national government, the Department of Social Welfare and Development here (DSWD – 7) reported. DSWD –…

$4B in additional loans for COVID-19 response underway

Ben O. de Vera 08/28/2020

At least a dozen more loans worth a total of $4.02 billion (over P195 billion) will be secured by the Philippines this year and in 2021 to finance response to and recovery from the health and socioeconomic…

Abellanosa asks DSWD to be more transparent in implementation of SAP

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Second District Representative Rodrigo “Bebot” Abellanosa has requested the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to be more transparent in the implementation of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in the…

DSWD readies social amelioration measures for poor families affected by Covid-19

Futch Anthony Inso 03/30/2020

Cebu City, Philippines—Families belonging to the vulnerable sector who are affected by the enhanced community quarantine due to the Coronavirus Disease 2109 (COVID-19) crisis will be provided social amelioration grant from the Department of Social Welfare and…

DSWD livelihood grant helps family health workers start detergent, cleaning solutions business

Irene R. Sino Cruz 02/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Recognizing  that what they earn as family health workers (FHW) could not sustain their needs, six women decided to avail of a livelihood grant from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to start…

Grade 7 student from Cordova tops provincial search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Child 2019

Rosalie Abatayo 08/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A grade seven student from Cordova town, eastern Cebu bagged the top spot in the provincial search for Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Kids for 2019. Jhon Rhod Amodia, who goes to school at the…

Radaza asks mother of abandoned baby to see her

Jessa Sotto 09/27/2018

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza is asking the mother of the baby boy who was left in a garbage dumping area in Barangay Marigondon to see her. Radaza, who is also a mother, said the parent of…

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