RELIEF. The Department of Social Welfare and Development sends assistance to those affected by the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte on July 6, 2017. Photo from DSWD A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake
MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 9, 2017) — The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that hit Leyte last Thursday, July 6, not only left two people dead and more than a hundred others injured. A total of 1,837 families or 9,185 persons have also been displaced, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Continue reading DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors EVACUEES. Marawi City residents inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development Eid’l Fitr or the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan falls on Monday, June 26
MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 22, 2017) — Civil society leaders affected by the crisis in Marawi City urged the national government to fast-track the release of the cash assistance they are expecting to celebrate the end of Ramadan.
Continue reading Maranaos call for quick release of cash aid needed for Eid’l Fitr Image by Rappler.com DSWD field offices are on standby to extend assistance to affected local government units
MANILA, Philippines (Apr. 15, 2017) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is ready to serve areas expected to be adversely affected by Tropical Depression Crising.
Continue reading #ReliefPH: DSWD ready to help areas affected by Tropical Depression Crising DISASTER RESPONSE. Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo flies to the town with the most number of affected families after an earthquake swarm hit Batangas province. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz/Rappler ‘We will immediately deliver water and additional food packs even on Holy Thursday,’ says Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo
BATANGAS, Philippines (Apr. 12, 2017) — Irene de Austria, a mother of 3, was still terrified as she recalled how her family ran into open space when the ground shook violently last Saturday, April 8.
Continue reading #ReliefPH: Earthquake-hit Batangas island needs food, water EVACUATION CENTER. A cop in Malilipot town in Catanduanes visits families that sought shelter at San Jose Elementary School during Typhoon Nina Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also calls on the public to report irregularities in the distribution of relief goods
MANILA, Philippines (Jan. 3, 2017) — More than 7,000 families welcomed the new year in evacuation centers a week after Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten) hit Southern Tagalog region.
Continue reading Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers SLOW. The Philippine government still has a ton to accomplish, two years after Typhoon Yolanda struck the country in 2013. File photo by Rappler The new guidelines will help facilitate the speedier release of emergency shelter assistance to disaster victims
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 4, 2016) — An investigating team of social welfare officials has recommended new guidelines on the distribution of emergency shelter assistance (ESA) for disaster victims after it discovered loopholes in the process applied to victims of super typhoon Yolanda.
Continue reading DSWD eyes new guidelines on shelter aid grant to disaster victims RELIEF DISTRIBUTION. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo leads the distribution of relief goods in Kalinga after Super Typhoon Lawin hit the province. Photo courtesy of DSWD ‘This is why we release this kind of information so the citizens will get involved in running the government. The changes that we want will not happen if we don’t take action’, says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo
MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 3, 2016) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday, November 2, encouraged survivors of Super Typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) to report irregularities in relief distribution in affected areas.
Continue reading DSWD to #LawinPH survivors: Report relief irregularities FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by monsoon rains along AFP Road in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Thousands fled their homes as rivers swelled and overflowed due to heavy rains on Saturday, August 13.
Continue reading Habagat affects 69,000 people REVIEW. Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says they have been reviewing their services since July 1, with post-Yolanda rebuilding programs on top of their list. Leyte photo by Vince Go & Taguiwalo photo from her Facebook page Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says anomalies, if any, ‘will be dealt with appropriately’
MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2016) — Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said they will prioritize the review of projects and services related to the rehabilitation of Yolanda-stricken communities.
Continue reading DSWD to prioritize review of Yolanda rehabilitation projects EL NIÑO. DWSD Field Office Region X signs an agreement with Bukidnon farmers to expedite rice aid to El Niño-affected farmers. Photo from DSWD The DSWD and the group of farmers sign a covenant to expedite the distribution of aid among El Niño-affected farmers in Bukidnon
MANILA, Philippines (July 28, 2016) — What happened to the Bukidnon farmers gravely affected by the drought earlier this year?
Continue reading DSWD holds dialogue with Bukidnon farmers affected by El Niño