CDN Digital hailed as Most Supportive Online News by DSWD

Pia Piquuero 03/01/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – CDN Digital was conferred the Gawad Ulat Award for Most Supportive Online News of 2023 by the Department of Social Welfare and Development Central Visayas (DSWD-7) through its PaNaTa Ko sa Bayan Awards…

DSWD plans to do away with seniors’ booklets

Kathleen de Villa 02/03/2024

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday said it plans to do away with the purchase booklets that senior citizens use for record-keeping when availing themselves of discounts on medicines and other essential goods. A recent position…

DSWD refutes allegations on people’s initiative utilizing AICS program

Adrian Parungao 01/27/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) denied claims on Friday that its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program was used to incentivize those who signed the people’s initiative to amend…

DSWD: 100 percent pension hike for indigent seniors by February

Zeus Legaspi 01/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines — Starting next month, indigent senior citizens who are beneficiaries of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DSWD) Social Pension program will receive a P1,000 monthly stipend, DSWD Assistant Secretary Romel Lopez announced on Monday.…

260,000 PWDs benefit from DSWD ‘cash-for-work’ program

Adrian Parungao 01/19/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reported on Friday that roughly 260,000 persons with disabilities (PWDs) have availed benefits from its Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay-Cash-For-Work (KKB-CFW) Program. According to DSWD Assistant…

Former 4Ps child beneficiary makes it on list of licensure exam top scorers

Angeline Marcelino 12/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — One of the topnotchers of the November 2023 Licensure Examination for Midwives is a former “monitored child” under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). DSWD…

DSWD plans full pilot launch of food stamp program in December

Luisa Cabato 10/19/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said it plans to launch the “full blast” test run of the Walang Gutom 2027: Food Stamp Program in December. DSWD Undersecretary for Innovations Edu Punay…

‘Walang Gutom 2027: Food Stamp Program’ declared major gov’t project

Luisa Cabato 10/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang issued an executive order declaring the “Walang Gutom 2027: Food Stamp Program” as a flagship program of the national government. Executive Order (EO) No. 44, signed by Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin on October…

Senior citizens estimated at 55K in Central Visayas still without social pension program

Futch Anthony Inso 10/12/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Senior citizens estimated to be around 55,000 in Central Visayas are still waiting to be included in the social pension program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-7. These seniors are…

Rats! COA report bares ‘lack of cleanliness’ of DSWD warehouse

Dempsey Reyes 10/05/2023

The Commission on Audit (COA) discovered that the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has failed to maintain the cleanliness of the warehouse where it stores relief goods, causing it to be infested with rodents and cockroaches…

Micro rice retailers have until Oct. 6 to claim financial assistance

Futch Anthony Inso 10/05/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Around 366 micro rice retailers in Central Visayas were given until Friday, October 6, 2023, to claim their financial assistance worth P15,000, under the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and…

DSWD taps Cebu NGOs to help in disaster preparedness

Futch Anthony Inso 09/24/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Visayas Disaster Resource Center (VDRC), entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with five non-government organizations that will provide volunteers to help in the…

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