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DSWD: P1.97B DAP fund went to Muslim region projects
Jul 08, 2014 - 8:32 PM

DSWD: P1.97B DAP fund went to Muslim region projects

The social welfare department defends its use of funds from the spending program recently declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court

How can LGUs help prevent hunger?
Jul 08, 2014 - 9:30 AM

How can LGUs help prevent hunger?

An early warning system for hunger and food insecurity helps local government units create 'timely interventions'

Plenty of food, little nutrition in Benguet
Jul 07, 2014 - 10:57 PM

Plenty of food, little nutrition in Benguet

Atok, Benguet is abundant with vegetables, and yet more than 25% of its children are stunted or short for their age

Government testing integrated health and social welfare system
Jun 26, 2014 - 3:23 PM

Government testing integrated health and social welfare system

The project makes it easier for social welfare beneficiaries to seek help from selected government agencies

#Malaya campaign launched to fight human trafficking
Jun 23, 2014 - 3:53 PM

#Malaya campaign launched to fight human trafficking

'We are counting on you, the youth, to rise up and define your generation as the one that will finally and definitely put an end to modern day slavery,' Justice Secretary Leila De Lima says to the youth participants.

A village for 'abandoned' and 'neglected' children
Jun 23, 2014 - 12:03 PM

A village for 'abandoned' and 'neglected' children

There are over 3,000 neglected and abandoned Filipino children as of 2011. These children are vulnerable to abuse – physical, sexual, emotional, trafficking, and hazardous labor.

Community-level approach: Answer to PH poverty?
Jun 21, 2014 - 11:40 PM

Community-level approach: Answer to PH poverty?

Communities with high poverty incidence can now escape the 'trap' through projects they themselves propose

The children who can't enter kindergarten
Jun 19, 2014 - 4:51 PM

The children who can't enter kindergarten

The Philippines is home to over 2 million working Filipino children aged 5-17 as of 2013. Many of them lack access to proper education and nutrition.

New disaster management system: From jargon to ‘action’
Jun 12, 2014 - 7:30 AM

New disaster management system: From jargon to ‘action’

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council realizes that good scientific information is no good when local chief executives are unable to understand them

Children of the streets
Jun 08, 2014 - 1:06 AM

Children of the streets

A blogger and children's rights advocate shares his thoughts on street children in Cagayan de Oro

How to involve parents in school feeding programs
Jun 07, 2014 - 8:29 PM

How to involve parents in school feeding programs

A small daycare center in Caloocan shares its best practices, hoping to inspire other preschools and LGUs to follow suit

Taiwan donates $1M for Yolanda survivors
Jun 05, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Taiwan donates $1M for Yolanda survivors

Before this, the Taiwanese government gave around $1 billion for survivors of major Philippine disasters, including the 2013 Bohol earthquake and Typhoon Pablo in 2012

Soliman: Make disaster risks easily understandable
Jun 05, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Soliman: Make disaster risks easily understandable

Watch Department of Social and Welfare Development Dinky Soliman at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Families living under Quirino Bridge strive to survive
Jun 04, 2014 - 4:58 PM

Families living under Quirino Bridge strive to survive

For families living in Estero de Pandacan, surviving each day is a battle without government support

Miriam slams CA 'plot' to ensure Soliman's confirmation
Jun 04, 2014 - 12:04 PM

Miriam slams CA 'plot' to ensure Soliman's confirmation

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago won't get the chance to veto the confirmation of Dinky Soliman as Social Welfare and Development Secretary after the Commission on Appointments scheduled her plenary hearing on the last day of the 1st regular session

Tire path leads to progress of Leyte town
Jun 03, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Tire path leads to progress of Leyte town

With the construction of the tire path, farmers from Barangay Baras are now able to bring their products easier and with lesser costs to the market

Miriam threatens to block anew Dinky Soliman's confirmation
Jun 03, 2014 - 3:38 PM

Miriam threatens to block anew Dinky Soliman's confirmation

Citing Soliman's shifting loyalties between presidents, Senator Santiago will attend Wednesday's hearing to ask Congress to suspend any action on the DSWD secretary's nomination

Feeding the hungry through sports
May 28, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Feeding the hungry through sports

Can the Philippines use its love for basketball to fund food banks?

Lessons from everyday hunger champions
May 25, 2014 - 12:18 AM

Lessons from everyday hunger champions

Lessons on nutrition from a former "barrio doctor" and smart ideas from an NGO-veteran

Tacloban police rescue 5 minors from suspected traffickers
May 21, 2014 - 4:38 PM

Tacloban police rescue 5 minors from suspected traffickers

The policewoman who apprehended the suspects says her training from the United Nations Population Fund helped her in the case

Soliman: Let’s look beyond Tacloban
May 13, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Soliman: Let’s look beyond Tacloban

Soliman urges government officials to adapt a broader perspective to post-Yolanda recovery

'Nay-Tay': The plight of solo parents
May 11, 2014 - 2:40 PM

'Nay-Tay': The plight of solo parents

A solo parent shares her life as a 'Nay-Tay' and her support for all other solo parents in the Philippines

The role of fathers in breastfeeding
May 10, 2014 - 4:46 PM

The role of fathers in breastfeeding

While unable to provide breast milk themselves, fathers can give emotional support to mothers who breastfeed

Rotten food, joblessness, and other issues 6 months #afterYolanda
May 09, 2014 - 1:09 PM

Rotten food, joblessness, and other issues 6 months #afterYolanda

DSWD answers questions raised by netizens regarding recovery efforts in Yolanda-affected areas

[DASH OF SAS] Myla's dilemma
May 07, 2014 - 7:07 PM

[DASH OF SAS] Myla's dilemma

At 17, Myla worked as a dancer and guest relations officer in different night clubs to pay her way through college

CONVERSATION: 6 months after Yolanda, where are we now?
May 07, 2014 - 6:38 PM

CONVERSATION: 6 months after Yolanda, where are we now?

Ask DSWD and NGOs about the latest updates on their post-Yolanda recovery programs

Thailand donates 5,000 MT of rice for Yolanda areas
May 03, 2014 - 6:38 PM

Thailand donates 5,000 MT of rice for Yolanda areas

The rice goes to the islands of Samar and Leyte, areas hardest hit by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

TV5 to DSWD: Show proof footage manipulated
Apr 24, 2014 - 5:11 PM

TV5 to DSWD: Show proof footage manipulated

DSWD responds: Scenes shown in report not shot in the same place

DSWD accuses TV5 of manipulating video footage
Apr 23, 2014 - 7:35 AM

DSWD accuses TV5 of manipulating video footage

The network, however, stands by its story and maintains it did not withhold any information from the DSWD

KC Concepcion's fight against hunger
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:18 PM

KC Concepcion's fight against hunger

KC Concepcion discusses her fight against hunger in the Philippines and indifference toward it.

Hungry homes in resettlement areas
Apr 08, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Hungry homes in resettlement areas

Families in resettlement areas complain about hunger, poverty, and the lack of job opportunities in resettlement areas

130k Yolanda survivors still live in tents
Apr 04, 2014 - 6:32 PM

130k Yolanda survivors still live in tents

The government hopes to finish 'various forms' of transitional shelters by June

DSWD to raise autism awareness through family forum
Apr 01, 2014 - 3:31 PM

DSWD to raise autism awareness through family forum

In celebration of the World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, Autism Hearts Foundation and DSWD are set to finalize the Memorandum of Agreement for this initiative.

DepEd 2014 target: Get 1M dropouts back to school
Mar 27, 2014 - 5:53 PM

DepEd 2014 target: Get 1M dropouts back to school

The 2012 Labor Force Survey shows there are 4.2 million out-of-school youth in the country; 64% of them wants to study again, says a youth commission poll

Australia to give $8.9M in additional aid for Haiyan recovery
Mar 26, 2014 - 4:35 PM

Australia to give $8.9M in additional aid for Haiyan recovery

The Australian Ambassador announced additional funding for disaster relief and rehabilitation

DSWD to hire 1,200 new staff for aid programs
Mar 22, 2014 - 2:00 PM

DSWD to hire 1,200 new staff for aid programs

DSWD is looking for area coordinators, supervisors, enumerators, and encoders for its programs for the elderly and vulnerable families

DSWD allocates P82.3M for #CaloyPH relief operations
Mar 21, 2014 - 11:23 PM

DSWD allocates P82.3M for #CaloyPH relief operations

The department is assessing the specific needs of affected areas

DSWD looks into distribution of spoiled goods
Mar 21, 2014 - 5:02 PM

DSWD looks into distribution of spoiled goods

Malacañang says Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman is investigating the scope of the alleged distribution of spoiled relief goods in Leyte

DSWD: 14.4 million poor women in the Philippines
Mar 19, 2014 - 1:32 PM

DSWD: 14.4 million poor women in the Philippines

The DSWD is making available data on women and poverty for use by government and non-government agencies

After ‘pork’ scam, COA to issue new rules for NGOs
Mar 17, 2014 - 3:36 PM

After ‘pork’ scam, COA to issue new rules for NGOs

COA, DSWD, DBM and DILG will come up with a consolidated list of NGOs that can receive government funds

COA: Yolanda relief ‘chaotic, crazy’
Mar 17, 2014 - 2:42 PM

COA: Yolanda relief ‘chaotic, crazy’

COA Chairperson Grace Tan says, 'There was really no one calling the shots, doing coherent coordination'

Struggling out of the poverty trap
Mar 16, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Struggling out of the poverty trap

The country's fight against poverty still has a long way to go, but do the success stories of some of the conditional cash transfer grantees indicate that the government is on the right track?

AusAID gives P31-M to DSWD livelihood program
Mar 07, 2014 - 3:52 PM

AusAID gives P31-M to DSWD livelihood program

The Australian government gives the Philippines a P31 million technical assistance grant for DSWD livelihood programs for poor families

#TalkThursday: Inclusive growth to end hunger
Mar 06, 2014 - 8:00 AM

#TalkThursday: Inclusive growth to end hunger

Is it possible to see an end to hunger in the PH? DSWD Secretary Soliman, Camarines Sur Representative Leni Robredo, and WFP country director Praveen Agrawal discuss.

The hunger situation in the Philippines
Mar 05, 2014 - 8:33 PM

The hunger situation in the Philippines

Snapshots of hunger in the Philippines paint a disturbing picture

#HungerProject: The end of hunger?
Mar 05, 2014 - 4:35 PM

#HungerProject: The end of hunger?

Is the end of hunger possible? The answer to this question is yes it is, and yes it is possible to end it in our lifetime. Watch this discussion below.

DSWD, Ateneo partner for sustainable livelihood programs
Mar 05, 2014 - 2:31 PM

DSWD, Ateneo partner for sustainable livelihood programs

The partnership aims to explore the role of the academe in the fight against poverty

#HungerProject: Collaboration key to ending hunger in the PH
Mar 04, 2014 - 9:12 AM

#HungerProject: Collaboration key to ending hunger in the PH

Though hunger has generally declined in the Philippines, it is still considered a serious problem. But what can be done today to end hunger tomorrow?

Senate cuts DSWD media budget so funds go to poor families
Mar 01, 2014 - 7:12 PM

Senate cuts DSWD media budget so funds go to poor families

Senator Ralph Recto's amendment to the 2014 budget law transfers P101 million from DSWD's publicity allotment to the conditional cash transfer program

After Yolanda: A tale of two Jennylyns
Feb 28, 2014 - 10:01 PM

After Yolanda: A tale of two Jennylyns

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan strive to get back on their feet, one day at a time. Here is a story of two women coping differently