Category Archives: dswd

3 beneficiaries of DSWD’s student aid program among LET top 10

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 December) — Three education graduates that were recipients of the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s student assistance program for poor students in Region 12 have landed in the top 10 of the September 2017 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET). Bai Zorahayda Taha, DSWD Region 12 director, said the […]

Hoping for Food

Residents search their names on the list for those qualified to receive food dole-outs outside the barangay hall in Basak-Malutlut in Marawi City on Tuesday (7 November 2017). The Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Autonomous Region of…

DSWD vows 24/7 presence in Marawi to win “hearts and minds of evacuees”

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 25 October) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will establish a 24/7 presence here to work on “the other Ground Zero — the hearts and minds of the evacuees,” Acting Social Welfare Secretary Emmanuel Leyco said. While other government agencies are building transitional shelters, the DSWD will “rebuild […]

Ex-DSWD secretary Taguiwalo denies giving 4Ps funds to Reds

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 August) – Former social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo denied accusations she channeled funds from the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to the New People’s Army for the rebel group’s purchase of arms and ammunition. “For the record and for the President’s own awareness, not a single peso of the […]

DSWD eyes more socioeconomic projects under 4Ps in Region 12

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/21 April) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is working on the rollout of more community-based socioeconomic projects in Region 12 in a bid to strengthen the implementation of the government’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. Social Welfare Undersecretary Ma. Lourdez Turalde-Jarabe said in a statement that they are […]

DSWD seeks better implementation of 4Ps

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/20 April) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is studying several measures to strengthen the implementation in Region 12 and other areas of the government’s flagship conditional cash transfer program . Bai Zorahayda Taha, DSWD Region 12 director, said Thursday a team from their central office has arrived in the region to […]

39 families lose homes in Koronadal fire

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 5 Apr) – At least 39 families lost their homes in a huge fire in a crowded residential community in Koronadal City Tuesday night. Sr. Insp. Reginald Legaste, Koronadal City fire marshal, said the fire broke out around 7:50 p.m. in one of the houses in Block 2 of Casa Subdivision in Purok […]

LGBTQ employees in DSWD may choose their preferred uniform style

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – “Either they opt to wear pants (in lieu of skirt) or skirt (in lieu of pants).” Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) nationwide who belong to the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community, can choose their preferred uniform style, according to a directive to foster […]

LGBTQ employees in DSWD may choose their preferred uniform style

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/30 Sept) – “Either they opt to wear pants (in lieu of skirt) or skirt (in lieu of pants).” Employees of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) nationwide who belong to the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) community, can choose their preferred uniform style, according to a directive to foster […]

251 new schools for the Lumads to be built in Mindanao soon

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 18 Aug) – Education Secretary Leonor Briones announced Thursday that 251 new public schools with a total of 605 classrooms will be simultaneously built in different indigenous people (IP) communities in Mindanao, which is the first time for the Philippine government to build such number of Lumad schools “in a single […]