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Beyond donations, help Marawi victims regain their dignity – DSWD

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:07 PM

DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco says the department is focused on providing sustainable livelihood projects to the displaced families, which would allow them to regain control of their lives

MARAWI CRISIS. Displaced residents line up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal Hall, Lanao del Sur. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: The street vendors who were told to 'hide' during the ASEAN Summit

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Vendors and street dwellers are told to steer away from the streets for a week or two if they do not want to be rounded up by the police

LOOK: Australian Prime Minister Turnbull visits DSWD warehouse

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:16 PM

(UPDATED) 'We have helped the people of the Philippines with the war in Marawi, now we're determined to help you win the peace, and that's our commitment,' says Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

PRC: Trillanes' allegations based on misleading, outdated facts

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab says the issues against the organization are 'now being sensationalized to the prejudice of the PRC'

DSWD gives P300,000 in aid to families in flood-hit Cagayan Valley

Nov 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

At least 17,447 families or 64,659 individuals are affected by floods and landslides in the region

SUBMERGED. Houses in the low-lying areas in Tuguegarao is flooded due to swollen Pinacanauan River. Photo courtesy of Cagayan PIO

Duplicate families in 4Ps cost government P326M – COA

Nov 07, 2017 - 10:42 AM

The amount will be recovered through a payment adjustment system, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development

DATA ERROR. The amount received by duplicates of the 4P program could have gone to 25,000 other deserving families, according to the Commission on Audit.

Delisting of 1.3-M 'ineligible' 4Ps beneficiaries after validation – DSWD

Nov 06, 2017 - 2:36 PM

4Ps director Leonardo Reynoso says that despite the COA findings, they still need to validate the real conditions of the 1.3 million beneficiaries that have already crossed the poverty line

4Ps. A COA performance audit report finds that 30% of the 4.4 million beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program have already crossed the poverty line.

COA tells DSWD to continue 4Ps ban on accepting new members

Nov 05, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The Commission on Audit advises the Department of Social Welfare and Development to fix its data collection first to screen potential beneficiaries properly

PANTAWID. 4Ps aims to uplift millions of poor Filipino families from poverty. AFP file photo

Robin Padilla leads civic movement for Marawi recovery: 'The battle has just begun'

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:32 PM

The actor and peace advocate launches 'Tindig Marawi', a movement that aims to gather support from individuals, corporations, and organizations for the rebuilding efforts in Marawi City

RECOVERY. An elderly Maranao woman is flanked by her grandchildren in Al-Qayriya Madrasa, an evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

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Oct 26, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Families can return to Marawi starting October 29

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development calls for close coordination among the evacuees, barangays, and social welfare offices

HOMECOMING. Family displaced by the war in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Marawi evacuees to get DSWD aid for 2 months after returning home

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Food packs will be given to those who stayed in evacuation centers and those who fled to homes of relatives or friends

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced residents lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

‘Low blow’: Netizens chide DSWD official for calling blogger ‘ugly’

Oct 16, 2017 - 6:57 PM

'Her ugliness is extraordinary,' writes Assistant Secretary Lorraine Marie Badoy on her blog and Facebook

DSWD medical aid now available to families of gov’t contractuals

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Family members of government contract of service workers are now entitled to receive medical benefits through the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s free medicine program

MEDICAL AID. The Department of Social Welfare and Development has expanded its Lingap sa Masa program to cover families of government contractual workers. Rappler file photo

DSWD to give early recovery interventions to Batangas Clash victims

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:38 PM

The DSWD Calabarzon field office already responded by sending non-food items, composing of 500 pieces of malong, sleeping mats, and kitchen utensils

EARLY RECOVERY. DSWD will provide early recovery interventions to the Batangas Clash IDPs

Helping never stops for 79-year-old Tatay Eduardo

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Senior citizen Eduardo Albonia is among the Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda awardees for his volunteer work at Group Home, a shelter for abandoned elderly women

VOLUNTEER. Tatay Eduardo, 79 years old, is a volunteer at a shelter for elderly women. Photo by Iona Mendoza

Ombudsman fines ex-Daanbantayan mayor over Yolanda aid distribution

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Augusto Corro initially disqualified residents of a 'no-build zone' from receiving financial aid, but it is later found that their area is not considered a danger zone

YOLANDA FUNDS. The Office of the Ombudsman finds a former mayor of Cebu guilty of simple neglect of duty for unclear guidelines in the qualifications for a financial assistance. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Is pension for all possible?

Oct 06, 2017 - 9:59 AM

How can the Philippine government implement a universal social pension?

4 in 10 senior citizens still have no access to pension – COSE

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Advocates and lawmakers call for the passage of a measure that seeks to establish a universal social pension system for Filipino elderly

STILL WORKING. Senior citizen Arturo Fabular continues to sell ice cream daily to sustain his family's needs.

LGUs' failure to liquidate funds threatens DSWD’s feeding program

Oct 01, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Over P7 billion worth of funds for the Supplementary Feeding Program remain unliquidated by local government units

NUTRITION. Mothers during a feeding program in Malabon on May 10, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ex-Caloocan lawmaker indicted over P10-M PDAF scam

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is the Executive Director of the Council for the Welfare of Children under the Department of Social Welfare and Development – the implementing agency of her alleged ghost projects

NEW POSITION. Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy takes her oath in Malacañang in July 2017 as the new Executive Director V of the Council for the Welfare of Children. Photo from CWC website

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 27, 2017

Sep 27, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte speaks with Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on the sidelines of the 120th founding anniversary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City on September 26, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DSWD to test new equipment for rapid emergency communications

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:24 AM

Newly-acquired communication equipment will be tested during the 3rd Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Wednesday, September 27

RAPID COMMS. The Department of Social Welfare and Development will test the newly acquired satellites. Photo by DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau

2,000 DSWD positions remain unfilled despite P2-B surplus funds

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Majority of the unfilled positions are memorandum of agreement workers under contract-based arrangements with the DSWD

CONTRACTUAL DESK. DSWD workers manning the crisis intervention unit of the department are employed through contractual arrangements. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Former Caloocan Rep Baby Asistio indicted over P8M PDAF scam

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Also indicted is former Social Welfare secretary Esperanza Cabral for facilitating the anomalous transaction

PORK BARREL SCAM. Former Caloocan 2nd District Representative Luis “Baby” Asistio allegedly funneled P8 million worth of his pork barrel to an NGO with direct links to him. Photo from Luis Asistio's Facebook Page

Ex-Gabriela representative Luz Ilagan is new DSWD undersecretary

Sep 14, 2017 - 5:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte appoints to the DSWD former Gabriela Women s Partylist Representative Luz Ilagan who also hails from Davao

NEW DSWD USEC. Former lawmaker and Davao city official Luzviminda Ilagan has joined the Duterte administration. Photo from the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development website

DSWD conducts relief operations for people displaced by Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The welfare department says at least 221 families or 924 persons were affected by the heavy downpour and flooding caused by Maring which hit Luzon as a tropical depression

#MARINGPH. Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DSWD calls for release of minors detained in Pasig facility

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Two minors – aged 12 and 13 – have already been released while 8 are still detained without a court order

BARIKADANG BAYAN. Residents of East Bank Floodway in Barangay Sta. Lucia, Pasig City set up barricades at the entrance of their community as defense of their homes against demolition threat on August 31, 2017. Photo by Kathy Yamzon

Militias bar social workers from Davao del Norte town

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Amadeuz Celestial 60th Infantry Battalion mediator says the tribal leaders did not approve people from the Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD conducting the agency’s one stop service

FACT CHECK: How 4Ps funds are paid out to beneficiaries

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:30 AM

From the central office money is directly downloaded to the Landbank of the Philippines and other service providers to facilitate payment of the cash grants

PANTAWID PROGRAM. Can 4Ps provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives? Photo by RAPPLER/Leanne Jazul

Not a single 4Ps peso passed through me – Taguiwalo

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:39 AM

‘Had the President s allies questioned me regarding this issue during the CA hearings – or even during the congressional deliberations on the 2018 budget – I would have given them answers that are easily verifiable ’ says former DSWD secretary Judy Taguiwalo

REJECTION. Judy Taguiwalo after the Commission on Appointment's rejection. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Taguiwalo rejected over 'reports' of DSWD funds going to NPA – Duterte

Aug 28, 2017 - 7:27 PM

The President says his former social welfare secretary is suspected of giving 4Ps funds and resources to NPA rebels

The President then proceeded to meet with Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo at the same room. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

How Manay Judy Taguiwalo inspired me as a DSWD employee

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

No other secretary has given solo parents a hundred percent support and recognition as Manay Judy did a government social worker writes

MANAY JUDY. In this file photo,  Judy Taguiwalo speaks to members of the media and guests following the launching of the ASEAN 2017 Cultural Community (ASCC) Pillar at the Marquee Mall, Angeles City in Pampanga on January 24, 2017. Malacañang Photo

Duterte offered DSWD post to senator 'long before' Taguiwalo CA rejection

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The President hinted at a lady senator that he is considering her to replace Judy Taguiwalo as social welfare secretary

The President then proceeded to meet with Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo at the same room. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Taguiwalo: I'm sad the President did not keep his faith in me

Aug 22, 2017 - 2:56 PM

The outgoing social welfare secretary however thanks President Rodrigo Duterte for giving her the chance to serve the people

SEND OFF. DSWD employees set up a farewell ceremony for outgoing secretary Judy Taguiwalo. Photo from DSWD

DSWD prepares P1.45-B for Tropical Storm Isang

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:57 AM

The DSWD predicts that some 252 223 families will be affected of which 54 802 are poor

Duterte on CA rejection of Taguiwalo: 'Sayang'

Aug 22, 2017 - 7:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he is considering a female senator and some people from the private sector as possible replacements for Judy Taguiwalo at the DSWD

Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

Robredo thanks netizens for support in Uson's poll on next DSWD chief

Aug 20, 2017 - 11:25 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo tops a Twitter poll posted by PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson who is one of her fiercest critics

GRATEFUL. Vice President Leni Robredo is surprised that she is included in the poll by PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. File photo by Martin San Diego

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, August 12-19, 2017

Aug 20, 2017 - 2:28 PM

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KIAN IS MY SON. Saldy delos Santos holds up his son's school ID, their only proper photo of their son. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Usec Emmanuel Leyco is DSWD OIC – Malacañang

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte designates Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco as DSWD officer in charge following the CA s rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as the agency s chief

ACTING CHIEF. Undersecretary Emmanuel Leyco is DSWD officer-in-charge. Photo from DSWD's Twitter account

NPA links or pork barrel? Why the CA rejected Taguiwalo

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Weeks before the confirmation hearing the House contingent of the Commission on Appointments requested a security briefing on the Left including the New People s Army

Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

DSWD employees 'confirm' Taguiwalo after CA rejection

Aug 19, 2017 - 7:40 AM

They deprived us of a principled humble caring compassionate public servant like Manay Judy says a long time DSWD employee

FAREWELL. DSWD employees visit outgoing secretary Judy Taguiwalo in her office. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

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Taguiwalo to CA: Why no explanation for rejection?

Aug 18, 2017 - 2:38 PM

‘Given that I served for one year I would have expected candor and frankness from the members who voted against my appointment ’ says the rejected Cabinet official

APPOINTMENT. Former DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo during her confirmation hearing on August 16. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

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Aug 18, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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Duterte refused one-on-one with Taguiwalo on eve of CA rejection

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:33 AM

I wanted to tell him about corruption existing in my office I have submitted the report But I wanted to relay it to him personally Taguiwalo says

After Taguiwalo rejection, Robredo wants more transparency in CA

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo also mentions her late husband Jesse who died in 2012 before the CA could confirm him as DILG chief

CHECKS AND BALANCE. Vice President Leni Robredo calls for more transparency in the CA. File photo from Office of the Vice President

Leftist lawmakers on Taguiwalo: 'Inilaglag siya ni Pangulong Duterte'

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Other Duterte appointees who faced opposition in the Commission on Appointments managed to get the nod of the powerful body through the help of the Chief Executive says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio

MAKABAYAN. Leftist legislators say Duterte 'ditched' Judy Taguiwalo former DSWD secretary. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Judy Taguiwalo during crisis situations

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:26 PM

Here s a glimpse of the former secretary in crisis situations during her stint at the Department of Social Welfare and Development

TOUCHING BASE. Secretary Judy Taguiwalo talks to evacuees sheltered in a tent. Photo from DSWD