social welfare
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Pro-poor? Drilon questions 'minimal' increase in social services budget

Oct 12, 2017 - 2:44 PM

'There appears to be a disconnect between the increases in the budget of the social services sector and the infrastructure sector,' Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says during deliberations on the proposed DSWD budget for 2018

HOPE. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is the main anti-poverty mechanism of the Philippine government. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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.

How to avail of PhilHealth coverage for senior citizens

Oct 02, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Senior citizens may register through the Office for the Senior Citizen Affairs or the PhilHealth Local Health Insurance Office in their areas

MANDATORY COVERAGE. Republic Act 10645 provides all senior citizens with health insurance care of PhilHealth.

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

#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

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: Stop killing children

Sep 08, 2017 - 5:10 PM

This culture of impunity should not be tolerated especially now that the targets are children and young Filipinos says Social Welfare Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

STOP THE KILLINGS. Protesters call for justice for Kian delos Santos and all victims of the bloody drug war. Photo by Angie de Silva/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

Can P16 a day save PH kids from malnutrition?

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:30 AM

The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s supplemental feeding program sees a drop of P1 billion

NUTRITION. Mother with her children during a feeding program in Malabon City on May 10, 2017. Photo by Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

No beatings inside Pasig youth center, says juvenile council

Sep 05, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Juvenile Justice Welfare Council checks on the children detained after government officials were barred from inspecting the facility

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

Gov’t execs barred from inspecting youth facility in Pasig City

Sep 04, 2017 - 4:07 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development acts on reports that minors arrested from a protest last week in Pasig City are being beaten up

BLOCKED. DSWD Undersecretary Malou Turalde-Jarabe and Gabriela Representative Arlene Brosas are barred from inspecting a youth facility in Pasig City. Photo from Gabriela Women's Party

Australia expands cashless welfare card to tackle alcohol, drugs

Sep 01, 2017 - 12:44 PM

The card is designed to limit people s access to cash with 80 of a recipient s welfare quarantined and not able to be used to buy alcohol or to gamble

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

NDRRMC activates response cluster for Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Government agencies are now on standby 24 7 to respond to the needs in affected areas

PREPARATION. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council activated the National Response Cluster to prepare for Tropical Typhoon Jolina

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 leaving DSWD with my heart full of love

Aug 22, 2017 - 4:09 PM

DSWD employees officially say good bye to outgoing social welfare secretary Judy Taguiwalo on Tuesday August 22

SEND OFF. DSWD employees leave their messages for outgoing secretary Judy Taguiwalo as they officially sends her off. Photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

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

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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

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

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

Netizens: CA rejected Taguiwalo because she didn't let them use pork barrel

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:29 PM

Netizens are both angry and disappointed over the Commission on Appointments rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as social welfare secretary

PUBLIC SERVANT. Netizens react to the rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as DSWD chief.  PUBLIC SERVANT. Netizens react to the rejection of Judy Taguiwalo as DSWD chief.

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

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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

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