Empowered Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries speak up PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 02:03

The Department of Social Welfare and Development said that beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program are free to decide, choose, and express their beliefs and rights on issues concerning their lives and their communities. 
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DSWD beefs up programs for street dwellers PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 01:52

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) aims to achieve zero street families by end of the year, the reason why the Department is intensifying the convergence of its three programs, in partnership with civil society organizations (CSO) and the 17 local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region. 
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From dumpsite to decent subdivision: A Pantawid Pamilya family’s journey to a better life PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 01:42

(Left photo) Despite formerly residing near a dumpsite in Cebu, members of the Roble Family persevered until they realized their dream of owning a simple house in a decent subdivision (right photo). 
For their neighbors, the Roble family seems like an average family, working hard at improving their lives. They see a couple deftly managing their business and responsibly sending their children to school. 

Little did the neighbors know that before the Roble family moved to their decent subdivision in Brgy. Dumlog, Talisay City, they used to live in a dumpsite in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City. 
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Pantawid Pamilya benefits more poor Filipinos PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 01:26

As the flagship poverty alleviation program which invests in human development, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program has expanded rapidly from 786,523 households in 2010, when the Aquino administration took the helm in government, to more than 4.4 million eligible households to date.
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The Philippines’ education investment scores top marks PDF Print
Written by Jose Ramon G. Albert, Philippine Institute for Development Studies   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:26

While the Philippines has had robust economic growth since 2010, even despite a weak global economy, it has had little progress in reducing income poverty. Recognising that some segments of society are left out in growth processes, the Philippine government has made inclusive growth the cornerstone of its most recent Philippine Development Plan. 
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Pantawid Pamilya ID: A stroke survivor’s pass to new lease on life PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:46

Victor Maglangit, 52, of District 2, Barangay Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City has trouble walking. He struggles to balance his body after a recent stroke that paralyzed his left arm and left leg. 

After his stroke on June 20, Victor was brought to the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) for medication. During his seven-day admission at NMMC, Victor could not help but worry over his mounting hospital bill. 
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DSWD reiterates: “Bawal ang Epal!” PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 09:20


The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) reiterated that the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is insulated from partisan politics and strongly opposes any act that would use it to advance the political agenda or interest of certain groups or individuals. 

This came following reports about incidents that occurred during the pay-out activities of cash grants this month. In some regions, the beneficiaries were made to believe that the cash grants they were receiving were bonuses from a politician who has announced his plan to run for an elective position in the 2016 national elections. 
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Almost 1,000 Pantawid Pamilya grantees trained on organic farming under DSWD-SM partnership PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 08:52

Participants of the DSWD-SM Foundation skills training on organic farming apply the farming techniques they have learned.
As part of its continuing effort to engage the private sector in improving the lives of beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has partnered anew with SM Foundation, Inc. (SMFI) to conduct skills training for the beneficiaries. 

Around 150 grantees from Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the latest beneficiaries of this joint project of the DSWD and SMFI. The beneficiaries were trained on high-value crop production as well as on organic farming which earn from and provide them fresh produce for their families. 
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Pantawid Pamilya can boost beneficiaries’ power to earn – DSWD PDF Print
Written by admin   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 08:39


Amid clamor of some congressmen to channel the budget of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program to job generation, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that the conditional cash transfer and job generation are not independent from each other but in fact complement each other in addressing poverty.
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‘Yolanda’ survivors get extra income from oyster project funded by DSWD PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 21 July 2015 09:10

Wilmer, president of the Fisherfolk Association, checks on the oysters which are ready for harvest next month.
As part of the continuing assistance to survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) initiated the Oyster Aquaculture livelihood project for 51 individuals from Brgy. Barra, Roxas City in Capiz. The project is a group enterprise of the Fisherfolks Association in the village. 
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DSWD clarifies lump sum in its 2015 budget PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 08:58

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has no lump sum or discretionary funds amounting to P102.6 billion in the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA). 

“How can that be when the budget of the Department is already P107.8 billon?  We do have a budget for Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses amounting to P102B, and the breakdown can be found in  pages 909 to 928 of the national budgetary document,” DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said. 
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