Wonder Mom PDF Print
Written by Pantawid Pamilya SMU   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:57
 
Forty-two-year old Sheila Toning deserves to be called a “Wonder Mom”. And why not? Aside from being a full-time mother to four children and a wife to her husband, she also is also a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Parent Leader in Brgy. Gairan, Bogo City in Cebu, a manicurist, and a hairstylist. There is nothing she would not do for her family, especially for her kids. So when part of their house was torn down by Typhoon Yolanda, she did not hesitate to fix it by herself.
 
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Of Adversity and Hope PDF Print
Written by Pantawid Pamilya SMU   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:11
 
The aroma of the fried chicken, the piquant smell of sinigang, and the inviting presentation of chopsuey – these will welcome customers who drop by a small eatery in Guiuan, Eastern Samar. The sumptuous dishes displayed are very inviting, especially to those who are already starving. Who would have thought a carenderia will sprout in the town proper of Guiuan after it was ravaged by super Typhoon Yolanda?
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Struggling out of the poverty trap PDF Print
Written by by Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay - repost from Rappler   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:59

MANILA, Philippines – The country's fight against poverty still has a long way to go, but the success stories of some of the conditional cash transfer grantees seem to indicate that the government is on the right track.

This was the key message conveyed during the awarding of the First Convergence Documentary Film Competition of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) held last March 14 at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

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3 universities vie for DSWD Docu-Film Competition PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:11

Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), De La Salle College of St. Benilde and the Lyceum University of the Philippines competed for the First Convergence Documentary Film-Making Contest of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) last March 14, 2014 at the National Center for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The documentary-making competition was launched to showcase the gains and success of the Department’s three core social protection programs namely Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), and Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS).

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DSWD continues locating Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries affected by 'Yolanda' PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:14
 
 
Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said that the agency continues  to locate beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program affected by Typhoon Yolanda who have relocated.
 
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Initiatives and Bayanihan help community recover after Typhoon Yolanda PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 14 February 2014 11:34

To say that Barangay Balao, Burauen, Leyte was badly hit by typhoon Yolanda is an understatement. The Balao Bridge that used to link the barangay to other communities was wrecked and roads are painted with “HELP, NO FOOD”. They give clues to the previous and present obstacles endured by many upland settlers of Burauen.

 

But while many of the residents of the barangay try to cope with the effects of the typhoon, they did not lose hope in getting back on their feet again. Their initiatives and bayanihan efforts have helped in cleaning up their neighborhood. Working together demonstrates their willingness to regain their lives, relive their dreams and nurture the Filipino spirit.

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“Tuloy ang buhay, tuloy ang pangarap” PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 17 January 2014 18:00

(From L-R) DSWD Eastern Visayas’ Nestor Ramos, Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary Rowena Burines, Tanauan City Mayor Pelagio Tecson, UN-WFP Country Representative Praveen Agrawal, DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, and Pantawid Pamilya Director Rodora Babaran during the press conference on cash assistance program.



Tanauan, Leyte - This was the statement of Rowena Burines, a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary, during the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) joint press conference for the DSWD-WFP cash assistance pay-out held in this municipality on Wednesday,  January 8.

The DSWD and WFP earlier forged a partnership that aims to provide the 100,000 households beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilya with an additional P1,300 per family per month on top of the regular DSWD cash support beneficiaries receive for the months of December and January. The assistance covers some 60 municipalities in the provinces of Leyte, Samar and Panay Island.

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Disaster preparedness lecture saves a family PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Friday, 17 January 2014 13:33

Cristina Bendoy and her family was able to prepare for typhoon Yolanda thanks to the lesson on community risk reduction and preparedness that she learned in Pantawid Pamilya's Family Development Sessions (FDS).

 

CAPIZ, PHILIPPINES – Cristina Bendoy, 33, knew that the heavy rains and powerful wind that super typhoon Haiyan would bring could put her family in danger. So before the storm made a landfall in her province and other parts of the country on November 8, she, her husband, and three children packed essentials such as flashlight, food, and clothes and evacuated their home.


FDS, held once a month, is an activity of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, the Philippines CCT. As one of the conditionalities of the program, Cristina and other beneficiaries attend FDS that serves as a venue for the discussion on practical topics such as effective parenting, husband and wife relationships, child development, laws affecting the Filipino family, gender and development, and home management.

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Carols of Hope PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:03

 

In ruins — this is how super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) left San Joaquin, Palo, a coastal barangay in Leyte after it hit the Visayan region of the Philippines. Next to Tacloban City, Palo holds the second highest number of casualties recorded during the catastrophe with almost 70 percent of the costal barangays washed out.

The disaster happened more than a month before Christmas. One can easily say that it would not be possible for people who lost almost everything to remember such a holiday of joy. But for the children of San Joaquin, Christmas is a special celebration, and not even Yolanda can take it away from them.

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Investing in Philippines human capital PDF Print
Written by repost from tempo.com.ph   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 16:28

 

The government is set to expand its core social development strategy, the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), the Aquino Administration’s Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, by including in its coverage children aged 14-18 years of its 3.9 million family-beneficiaries to help them finish high school. About 2.2 million children are expected to benefit from the age expansion.

The 4Ps currently covers eight million children aged 0-14, including 6.3 million children in elementary and pre-school levels, and 1.7 million in high school. With the age expansion starting in school year 2014-2015, each child aged 14-18 would get an additional P500. This would help ensure an increase in high school graduation rate. The 4Ps gets a P62.6-billion budget in 2014 to fund the 4Ps expansion among high school students. The expanded CCT program is government’s strategic investment in the country’s human capital.

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DSWD and WFP provide cash assistance to Yolanda Survivors PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 16:04

 Sec. Soliman of DSWD and Country Director Praveen Agrawal of UN WFP lead the payout in Tanauan, Leyte for the additional cash grant to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme members affected by Typhoon Yolanda

 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have so far provided emergency cash assistance to almost 50,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

The cash assistance, which encourages families to purchase food items from the local market, is part of WFP’s and DSWD’s continuing support to those hardest hit by the super typhoon. The intervention targets beneficiaries of DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Programme who have been identified as the most vulnerable through joint WFP/DSWD post-disaster assessments.  

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