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…

Cebu City DSWS appeal: Don’t close Sta. Rita Center

Dyrecka Letigio 10/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) is appealing to the City Council to keep the Sta. Rita Center for Women and Children running until the city can build a…

Cebu City Council wants P3M earmarked for food banks in 2022 budget

Dyrecka Letigio 10/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council wants the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) to allocate enough funds for the establishment of a food bank in the city in 2022. Councilor Alvin Dizon, the…

Labella wants remaining Lumad children under DSWD care

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgar Labella wants the remaining Lumad children to be taken under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  Labella said that the DSWD would be best…

Lighted candle eyed in Cebu City fire that killed widow, razed 118 houses

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 02/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 62-year-old widow died in a late night fire on Thursday, Feb. 4, that razed 118 houses, displaced 731 individuals in three sitios in Barangay Bulacao, Cebu City. Fire Officer 3 Emerson Arceo,…

PWDs in Cebu City will get cash cards too

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) in Cebu City assures the persons with disability (PWDs) that they will also get a cash card for their yearly financial assistance. Nolito Dayanan, Federation…

Families hit by cemetery closures to get aid — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will be helping the families living in the public cemeteries in the city who will be affected by the closure of these cemeteries from October 30 to November 3,…

Basak San Nicolas fire victims receive financial aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The victims of the fire that hit Barangay Basak San Nicolas last March 2020 have finally received their financial aid five months after the tragedy. The Cebu City Department of Social Welfare and…

1,068 LSIs receive cash aid from Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than a thousand locally stranded individuals (LSIs) have already received their financial assistance from the Cebu City government. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia has reported in his Facebook page that there are now…

In Photos: City Hall sends aid to Bonbon flash flood victims

Doris C. Bongcac 08/19/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Personnel of the Crisis Intervention Team of the Department of Social Welfare and Services (DSWS) in Cebu City were sent to the mountain barangay of Bonbon to identify the needs of families that…

‘Stranded’ PWDs to get cash aid when they come home to Cebu City – DSWS chief

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The distribution of financial assistance to Persons with Disability (PWD) in Cebu City is now 90 percent complete. Frances Abangan, head of the Department of Social Welfare Services (DSWS) office, said they intend…

DSWS head: We’ll be done in at least five days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The house-to-house distribution of the financial assistance of the persons with disability or PWDs in Cebu City will be finished in at least five days. Frances Abangan, Department of Social Welfare Services (DSWS)…

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