DSWD-7 has already distributed aid to 461K families in the region

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/28/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development Office in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) has already served 461,000 families in the region who were affected by the destruction caused by super typhoon Odette. DSWD-7 regional…

DSWD to devolve programs to LGUS starting 2022 – exec

Futch Anthony Inso 11/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will start to devolve or decentralize its programs to the local government units (LGUs) starting next year. This was revealed by Shalaine Marie Lucero, DSWD-7…

Cebu City’s Center for Women and Children now in NOAH

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Center for Women and Children has been temporarily transferred to the New Oasis for Adaptation and a Home (NOAH). This after the facility that was previously known as Sta. Rita’s…

‘DSWD deprived poor of P780M in cash aid’

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/14/2021

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was unable to utilize P780.712 million in funds for the social amelioration program (SAP), which state auditors said could have benefited 139,300 poor beneficiaries. These are among the findings…

Pacquiao says lockdown ‘ayuda’ marred by corruption

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 07/03/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday claimed that several government transactions were marred by corruption, mentioning, in particular, the distribution of social amelioration program (SAP) subsidies through the use of e-wallets. Pacquiao said in a…

More Oponganons receive financial aid from AICS program

Futch Anthony Inso 06/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—A total of 2,023 Oponganons will receive P1,500 cash assistance from the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The said program was funded by…

500 Lapu divers, boat operators receive cash aid from DSWD

Futch Anthony Inso 05/08/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Some 500 boat operators and divers from Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City received financial assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday, May 7, 2021. Lapu-Lapu City lone district presentative…

152 Daanbantayan families graduate from 4Ps program

Futch Anthony Inso 04/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 152 families from Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu, have graduated from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) last week. Of these…

Dead people, minors, Filipinos abroad on list of ‘ECQ aid’ recipients – lawmaker

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Dead persons, minors, and Filipinos already living abroad were among those listed as beneficiaries in the government’s cash assistance for people affected by lockdowns in the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus bubble. Puwersa ng…

Groups accuse DSWD-7 of ‘double standards’ in handling case of ‘rescued’ Lumad children

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Groups here are asking officials of the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Visayas (DSWD-7) to exercise their independence in the handling of the custodial case of Lumad children who were earlier “rescued’…

Distribution of cash aid for Cebuano combat sports trainers, athletes set 

Glendale G. Rosal 02/26/2021

(Updated, 1:30 p.m.) CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebuano combat sports trainers and athletes are set to claim their financial aid from the Assistance to Individuals In Crisis Situation (AICS) program. The distribution of financial aid for Cebuano combat sports…

DSWD to monitor Lumad children upon going home

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 02/20/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will be monitoring the Lumad children who have been brought home to Talaingod, Davao del Norte on February 18, 2021, after being “rescued” by…

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