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DSWD plans for immediate recovery in case of Mayon eruption

Jan 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM

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

Poor families to get P200 tax reform subsidy starting January

Jan 15, 2018 - 1:25 PM

A total of 10 million families would benefit from the Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) scheme, says the Department of Social Welfare and Development

INFORMAL SECTOR. The tax reform initiative will hit vendors and small-scare independent traders the hardest. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Kwarta sa Basura' as source of livelihood for 4Ps beneficiaries

Jan 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Beneficiaries of 'Kwarta sa Basura' will upcycle waste materials, unwanted products, and other by-products into usable materials

EDUCATE. Pantawid Pamilya partner-beneficiaries listening attentively during the discussion of 'Kwarta sa Basura' project. Prhoto from DSWD

[OPINION] Without enough transfers, tax reform law will hurt the poor

Jan 10, 2018 - 5:29 PM

'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.'

10 civic actions in 2017 that can move PH in 2018

Jan 08, 2018 - 5:40 PM

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

DSWD thanks #ReliefPH volunteers

Dec 31, 2017 - 12:22 PM

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.

EU provides P34 million in humanitarian aid to Vinta victims

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

'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.

EVACUATION. Residents walk through floodwaters as they evacuate to a safer place in Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / AFP

DSWD extends financial aid to families affected by Vinta

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

DSWD distributes cash aid to affected areas in the municipalities of Bacolod Kalawi, Madalum, Wato Balindong, and Tugaya in Lanao del Sur

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60,000 in evacuation centers after Vinta onslaught

Dec 24, 2017 - 6:36 PM

The DSWD gives assurances that its personnel in affected areas are working round the clock, even on Christmas, to attend to needs of evacuees

A MOTHER cries as she was prevented to cross Ysalina Bridge which would lead her to her flooded home as Typhoon Vinta lashes Northern Mindanao on Friday, December 22,2017. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

DSWD needs 500 volunteers to repack relief goods

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:27 PM

DSWD is calling for volunteers to repack relief goods at the National Resource Operations Center in Chapel Road, Pasay City

LIST: Hotlines, social media accounts during emergencies

Dec 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Bookmark this page for a handy list of emergency hotlines you can call or text, plus Facebook and Twitter accounts to contact

Tropical depression Urduja, Duterte on rogue cops, Legarda on DSWD | Evening wRap

Dec 18, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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DSWD, LGUs provide P2.09-M aid for Urduja victims

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:36 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided assistance to affected families in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, and Eastern Visayas

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers pack relief rations at the DSWD warehouse in Pasay City on December 18, intended for victims of the on-slaught of Tropical Depression Urduja. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOE targets restoring power in Biliran before Christmas

Dec 18, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Some 365,000 food packs are also on standby for those affected by Tropical Depression Urduja

Most business establishments in Tacloban City are forced to close as Tropical Storm Urduja left the city without electricity, Saturday, December 16. Urduja made landfall in Eastern Samar earlier in the afternoon, it is expected to exit the region by noon December 17.

Legarda open to DSWD post after term ends in 2019

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:20 PM

'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

DSWD? Senator Loren Legarda says she is open to a DSWD post after her term ends in 2019. File photo from Rolando Mailo/Presidential Photo

DSWD: Over 220,000 affected due to Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) DSWD says it, together with local government units, has provided P718,995 worth of assistance to those affected by the typhoon

(With baby) Rochel Waniwan, 34, cradles her  3-month daughter as she spends her first storm in the Cogon evacuation center in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, as residents brace for Urduja’s landfall, Thursday night, December 14. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DSWD activates national disaster response operation for Urduja

Dec 15, 2017 - 6:19 PM

According to DSWD officer-in-charge Emmanuel Leyco, the response cluster will provide emergency response and humanitarian assistance to affected areas

EVACUEES. Children play in an evacuation center in Eastern Samar, where Tropical Storm Urduja is expected to make land fall on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

DSWD eyes lifting moratorium on 4Ps application before Christmas

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:55 PM

Once the moratorium is lifted, around 48,000 additional families may be accepted into the anti-poverty program

MORATORIUM. The Department of Social Welfare and Development eyes to lift the moratorium on accepting new 4Ps beneficiaries before Christmas.

DSWD gives 'homecoming packages' to Marawi families

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:30 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will listen to the families and work with them as they recover from the crisis

COMING HOME. Residents of Marawi City are coming home after the clash. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Contractual gov't workers oppose hiring through manning agencies

Nov 27, 2017 - 5:00 PM

(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

REGULARIZE. Government workers stage a protest in front of the Department of Budget and Management to call for their regularization. Photo from DSWD-NCR's Facebook Page

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.

Liberal Party, Paolo Duterte, New DOH Chief | Evening wRap

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