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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

Must watch videos from this week

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

Dela Rosa, Bird Flu, Pag-asa Island | Evening wRap

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:29 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

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

Taguiwalo, Barcelona attacks, Qatar and Saudi Arabia | Midday wRap

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

Rappler Talk with 'People's' Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:11 PM

MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz talks to DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo on Rappler Talk on Thursday afternoon August 17

Growing old in PH margins: Gutom, malasakit, at diskarte

Aug 17, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The Philippines’ older adult population is faced with issues that transcend desires for self actualization as it combats the threats of food insecurity house tenure and health care inaccessibility

Sotto voted to confirm Taguiwalo after 'na-ano' controversy

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:22 AM

She was fit for the job says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

SENATE VS DEATH PENALTY? Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III says the death penalty would not be approved in the Senate by June or before the first regular session of the 17th Congress adjourns. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Leftist lawmakers slam CA for 'bias vs poor'

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:42 PM

UPDATED Lawmakers in the House Makabayan bloc call out the Commission on Appointments for rejecting the DSWD appointment of Judy Taguiwalo a nominee of the Left in the Duterte Cabinet

SECRETARY NO MORE. Judy Taguiwalo, President Rodrigo Duterte's first DSWD secretary. File Malacañang photo

Taguiwalo: CA rejection due to my fight vs pork barrel, tax reform

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM

‘I have served the people well I gave my all and I’m proud to say that my integrity is intact ’ says the social welfare secretary

Taguiwalo 'represents all of us, all our dreams, all our aspirations' – Recto

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto reads his prepared speech endorsing the confirmation of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo after the Commission on Appointments rejected her appointment

MANIFESTATION. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto delivers his speech endorsing the confirmation of Social Welfare Judy Taguiwalo, who was rejected by the Commission on Appointments on August 16, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

Taguiwalo, Duterte and Teodoro, Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 16, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

CA rejects Taguiwalo as DSWD chief

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:45 PM

UPDATED Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo is the 3rd Duterte Cabinet appointee to be rejected by the powerful body

REJECTED. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo respond to questions in her final confirmation hearing on August 16, 2017. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

WATCH: Confirmation hearing of DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Watch the hearing on Rappler

Can you help Nanay Ely, the elderly crocheter of Tayuman?

Aug 15, 2017 - 7:17 PM

The story of Luisa Nanay Nely Pagindian the manggagantsilyo from Manila inspires online users Here’s how you can find her and support her small business

CAN YOU HELP. Here is how you can turn those online praises into offline action

Gov’t workers hail Senate passage of ILO convention

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

ILO Convention 151 protects government workers rights to organize and negotiate employment conditions

FRONTLINER. DSWD staff accepting requests for assistance at the agency's crisis intervention unit. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Mindanaoan youth: 'We want just and lasting peace'

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

P156-M allotted to curb malnutrition among Moro kids

Aug 13, 2017 - 12:30 PM

The program intends to improve the nutrition status of around 7 000 children in the Bangsamoro region

BETTER HEALTH. The DSWD aims to curb malnutrition in the ARMM region through a specific nutrition program for children in Madaris schooling. Photo from the DSWD Dream-B's Facebook Page

WATCH: Nanay Ely, the 82-year-old crocheter of Tayuman

Aug 12, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Nanay Ely is just one of thousands of Filipino indigent seniors who continue to work to make ends meet

P1 billion aligned for poor families to be hit by proposed tax reform – DSWD

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This will be given in cash to 10 million poor households once the tax reform proposal is signed into law

CASH AID. Over P1 billion is allocated to aid poor families who will be affected by the proposed tax reform package. Malacañang photo

More rehab homes for child offenders to be built in 2018

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:11 PM

The Juvenile Justice Welfare Council is set to get the biggest budget among the attached agencies of the DSWD to build 4 more Bahay ng Pag Asa

Contractual frontliners vulnerable to effects of gov't rightsizing

Aug 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The DPWH DSWD and DOH have the most number of frontline workers who are under contractual employment arrangements

FRONTLINER. DSWD staff accepting requests for assistance at the agency's crisis intervention unit. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

Marawi: Where military rules and LGUs take a backseat

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:48 AM

It s been the longest martial law period for any area in Mindanao in more than 3 decades How are local executives and civilians coping?

FOCUS SHIFT. A soldier carry a child during rescue and evacuation operations in Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Marawi kids undergo psychosocial treatment

Aug 01, 2017 - 3:29 PM

At least 70 child refugees participate in a series of activities aimed at entertaining and empowering the kids staying in evacuation centers

EVACUATION CENTERS. Through the psychosocial program, the soldiers hope to help divert the children’s attention away from the trauma caused by the war.

Thousands in Cordillera, Ilocos displaced by Huaning, habagat

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Most of the displaced from northern Luzon are staying with relatives while hundreds in other parts of Luzon are in evacuation centers

P7.8-B health grant for 4Ps beneficiaries in proposed 2018 budget

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says the DSWD is still validating if 1 3 million of the 4 4 million 4Ps beneficiaries have already transitioned out of poverty

HEALTH GRANT. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says all 4.4 million beneficiaries of 4Ps will be covered by the health grant under their proposed 2018 budget. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

P30 million allocated for emergency jobs for Marawi victims

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:16 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment provides work for those displaced by the Marawi conflict For 30 days they will receive a daily minimum wage of P300

DISPLACED. Internally displaced persons in an evacuation center in Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Caritas PH brings P10-M aid to home-based Marawi evacuees

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:29 PM

An estimated number of 97 788 families from Marawi or 438 701 evacuees are staying with their relatives or friends in surrounding regions

EVACUEES. NASSA/Caritas Philippines during its rapid needs assessment in one of the evacuation areas in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of NASSA/Caritas Philippines

World Bank loan used for 4Ps ending in 2019

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:20 PM

But Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo clarifies that the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program will continue to operate

4Ps. Over P1.42 billion worth of cash grants have been unwithdrawn by more than 2 million 4Ps beneficiaries, says the Commission on Audit.

Online jobs eyed as perfect opportunities for PWDs

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The National Council on Disability Affairs trains persons with disabilities to make them qualified for job opportunities online

PWD RIGHTS. Persons with disabilities are entitled to the same rights regularly-abled persons enjoy. Rappler file photo

P100,000 incentive ready for relatives of deceased centenarians

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Relatives of deceased centenarians as well as centenarians abandoned by their families must submit documents to their local social welfare office to claim the money

CENTENARIAN. Emilia Cabotage is a centenarian living in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. File photo by Mau Victa