Poverty rate declines 5 percent due to CCT

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KORONADAL CITY, June 13 — The World Bank (WB) reported the country’s poverty rate declined by 5 percent this year, according to a senior official of Department of Social Welfare and Development. In their new poverty assessment report released last month, the WB cited  from  2006 to 2015 robust economic growth helped the poverty rate […]

Better investment, stronger coordination committed for national, local child protection

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MANILA, 9 May 2018 – The Council for the Welfare of Children, UNICEF and NGO partners joined Congress and local governments today to commit to investing in a multi-sectoral strategy action plan to end violence against children in the Philippines. Sen Loren Legarda and Rep Karlo Nograles, Senate and House Committee on Finance Chairs respectively, with Davao […]

Update on continuing DSWD assistance to Marawi

DSWD workers and volunteers unload sacks of rice intended for residents affected by conflict in MarawiÊCity.

MARAWI CITY, Nov. 28 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues its operations to provide assistance to Filipinos affected by the war in Marawi as efforts for the early recovery phase have begun. For the last two to three weeks, residents forced to evacuate when the war erupted have been returning to […]

DSWD removes unwanted beneficiaries in Central Mindanao

CCT beneficiaries are seen during the registration in Palembang, Sultan Kudarat, November 2011.

COTABATO CITY, Nov. 25 — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) delisted over 2,000 beneficiaries from the flagship anti-povety program as part of efforts to strengthen the program implementation in Central Mindanao. Zorahayda T. Taha, region director of DSWD 12, said around 2,135 households from the region’s total 231, 137 beneficiaries were  removed […]

DSWD 12 opens search for Huwarang Pamilya 2017

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KORONADAL CITY, May 23 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in Central Mindanao announced Tuesday that they will conduct a search for the Regional Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya. DSWD- 12 Regional Director Bai Zorahayda T. Taha said the search aims to recognize the beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program who demonstrate positive Filipino values. […]

T’boli folks plan to start growing strawberries in South Cotabato

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T’boli, South Cotabato, May 12 – Strawberry plants will soon grow in this town. Around 30 farmers in the village of New Dumangas, all beneficiaries of the government’s anti-poverty program, will start to cultivate strawberry in 1.4 hectare of lands as part of efforts to attract both foreign and local tourists. “This month they will […]

Conditional cash grants beneficiaries forms own association in North Cotabato

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MAKILALA, North Cotabato, May 10 – Residents in and around this town have formed their own civic association to help each other in times of crisis. The association, Makilala Pantawid Beneficiaries, specifically aims to help its members by providing emergency fund assistance to cover hospital bills and burial expenses. Benilda Cortez, provincial link for Pantawid […]

DSWD intensifies efforts to reduce poverty in North Cotabato

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KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, May 9 – The government intensified efforts to reduce poverty among residents covered by Conditional Cash Transfer in North Cotabato. Benilda Cortez, provincial link of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, reported Tuesday that around 50 selected parent leaders in Makilala town attended last month Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Training facilitated by the […]

8K join IP day in South Cotabato

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KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, May 3 – Thousands of residents covered by the government’s signature anti-poverty program converged on Tuesday in T’boli town in South Cotabato to celebrate Indigenous Peoples day. Zorahayda T. Taha, regional director of Department of Social Welfare and Development, said about eight thousand T’boli households under Modified Conditional Cash Transfer from […]

Senior government official commends CCT program in Mindanao

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, April 24 — A senior government official praised the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 12 for the good implementation of Conditional Cash Transfer program in Mindanao. “In general, the implementation of CCT is excellent. Let’s continue it. I’m glad to note that the status of nutrition in Malapatan, especially among […]

DSWD undersecretary assures grants of CCT clients in Sarangani

DSWD USEC. Ma. Lourdez Turalde-Jarabe (L) is seen during a focus group discussion with residents of Patag, Malapatan, Sarangani.

MALAPATAN, Sarangani, April 19 — A senior government official assured Wednesday the monthly financial grants of beneficiaries under the state’s anti-poor program, adding steps are also being taken to strengthen efforts to help people below poverty line. “We will help all of you just like what President Duterte wanted to see that all can stand […]

Town mayor in Mindanao wants CCT clients pawning cash cards remove from program

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MALAPATAN, Sarangani, April 11 — Local officials are planning to pass a resolution allowing authorities to arrest beneficiaries of government’s conditional cash transfer program caught pawning their cash cards to local traders. Town Alfonso Singcoy, Sr. said Tuesday they would also include in the resolution the arrest of businessmen and personalities accepting cash cards of […]

B’laan teen among top students in US university   

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY, March 28 — When he was born, her mother discovered him different from other kids in their village.   At two years old, Jualina Soriano says her son, Marlito Jr., could already identify most of the names of animals. Her son, who most of the time go to school without taking a breakfast […]

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