Virginia Nazarrea Orogo is named to the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Eliseo Mijares Rio Jr to the Department of Information and Communications Technology
Displaced workers due to the closure of Boracay may now apply for labor or office work under the Department of Social Welfare and Development's cash-for-work program
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(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte also appoints Tony Lambino as assistant secretary of the Department of Finance
'Tiyaga-tiyaga pa rin talaga,' says Michelle, one of the 36,000 workers affected by President Rodrigo Duterte's order to close Boracay for 6 months
''Yung pagkain ko ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, isa na lang para makatipid,' according to a cook in Boracay, who also says it would allow him to save money for his children's education
'We don't have jobs anymore that's why I'm applying here at DOLE. We were told that we will be street sweepers but I guess that's better than earning nothing,' says a former masseuse along Boracay's beachfront
(UPDATED) 'Inuubos na lang namin ang nasa stock kasi sayang. Sinusulit na lang namin ang puwedeng kitain habang 'di pa nagsasara sa turista,' a restaurant owner says on the eve of Boracay's 6-month shutdown
There are complaints that the transportation allowance granted by the DSWD is not enough, especially to those travelling to places far from Boracay
Vietnamese Ambassador Ly Quoc Tuan hands over the rice donation to Social Welfare Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan in Dalipuga, Iligan City
The labor department says it can only hire 5,000 of the 17,000 workers to be affected by the closure
(UPDATED) 'It would be best to assess who among those who will be displaced can be hired as workers to carry out the rehabilitation plan,' Senator Loren Legarda suggests
Under the DSWD's unconditional cash transfer program, a beneficiary receives P200 per month in 2018. The subsidy will increase in the next two years.
Thirty-six trucks of food packs is expected to reach Mayon evacuees on Wednesday, February 28
Should there be shortage of National Food Authority stocks, the DSWD says it will consider purchasing commercial rice, subject to regular procurement rules
Close to 6,500 Filipino children are in need of a permanent home
Over 300 households in Barangay Can-ilay receive goods from the visiting journalists, who are assisted by the DSWD and the military
DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco says COS and MOA employees under projects should be regularized, because their work is not among 'temporary interventions'
Beneficiaries will be paid P290 per day for 10 days of work, depending on the need of the evacuation centers where they are staying
There are now at least 6,459 families or 24,381 persons in 29 evacuation centers in Camalig, Guinobatan, Daraga, Ligao, Malilipot, Sto Domingo, and Tabaco
According to DSWD, at least 10,405 families or 40,565 individuals in 39 barangays and 7 municipalities in Albay are affected by Mayon's impending eruption
A total of 10 million families would benefit from the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) scheme, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development
Beneficiaries of 'Kwarta sa Basura' will upcycle waste materials, unwanted products, and other by-products into usable materials
'All in all, the first package of TRAIN was an opportunity to correct many problems that have long ailed our tax system. While a step in the right direction, many of TRAIN’s well-meaning provisions got watered down by politicians.'
MovePH, Rappler’s civic engagement arm, hopes that the social impact of these efforts it initiated or supported in 2017 will fuel sustained action that will transform courage into action in 2018
More volunteers are needed. 'Your time is the most precious gift you have given those in need this holiday season', says DSWD OIC Emmanuel Leyco.
'This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate assistance,' said EU's Christos Stylianides.
DSWD distributes cash aid to affected areas in the municipalities of Bacolod Kalawi, Madalum, Wato Balindong, and Tugaya in Lanao del Sur
The DSWD gives assurances that its personnel in affected areas are working round the clock, even on Christmas, to attend to needs of evacuees
DSWD is calling for volunteers to repack relief goods at the National Resource Operations Center in Chapel Road, Pasay City
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(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas
Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja
'Can I say, I am thinking about it?' says Senator Loren Legarda on talks she would be the next Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary
(UPDATED) DSWD says it, together with local government units, has provided P718,995 worth of assistance to those affected by the typhoon
According to DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco, the response cluster will provide emergency response and humanitarian assistance to affected areas
Once the moratorium is lifted, around 48,000 additional families may be accepted into the anti-poverty program
The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will listen to the families and work with them as they recover from the crisis
(UPDATED) Job order and contract of service workers will be hired through manning agencies by 2019 under Joint Circular 1 released by the Department of Budget and Management, Commission on Audit, and Civil Service Commission
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
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
(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
Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Oscar Palabyab says the issues against the organization are 'now being sensationalized to the prejudice of the PRC'
At least 17,447 families or 64,659 individuals are affected by floods and landslides in the region
The amount will be recovered through a payment adjustment system, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development
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
The Commission on Audit advises the Department of Social Welfare and Development to fix its data collection first to screen potential beneficiaries properly
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
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