Category Archives: poverty alleviation

Critical reforms for peace building key to uplift Mindanao’s economy – biz leader

TAGUM CITY (MindaNews/ 13 September) – The implementation of critical reforms for peace building in Mindanao have put the island on an emerging path, Maria Alegria Limjoco, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCCII) president said. During the opening day of the three-day Mindanao Business Conference at the Big 8 Hotel Corporate Hotel in […]

COMMENTARY: “…The strength of a people is measured by the welfare of the weak…”

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 03 Sept) — The foregoing words are culled from the Preamble of the Swiss Constitution.  These are the words just before the usual injunction (as in any preamble), “we…hereby adopt the following Constitution…” Having had the privilege of visiting Switzerland twice, I can’t help but ask myself questions that redound […]

COMMENTARY: “…The strength of a people is measured by the welfare of the weak…”

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 03 Sept) — The foregoing words are culled from the Preamble of the Swiss Constitution.  These are the words just before the usual injunction (as in any preamble), “we…hereby adopt the following Constitution…” Having had the privilege of visiting Switzerland twice, I can’t help but ask myself questions that redound […]

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 […]