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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DSWD holds forum on hunger mitigation and rural development strategies PDF Print
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Monday, 16 December 2013 10:49
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in partnership with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), and the Department of Agriculture (DA), in collaboration with the Brazil national government held a forum on hunger mitigation and poverty alleviation last Dec. 13 at the Intercontinental Manila.
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DSWD, WFP to Begin Cash Distributions For Yolanda Survivors PDF Print
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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 18:20

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman and WFP Philippines Country Director and Representative Praveen Agrawal during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding last December 11, 2013.

MANILA - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today signed a  to provide PHP 260 m (US$ 6 m) in cash assistance to 500,000 food insecure people across 50 municipalities of Leyte and Samar in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda.  

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DSWD holds National Children’s Congress PDF Print
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Monday, 04 November 2013 11:16


Manila - Some 175 children beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program coming from the different provinces and highly urbanized cities were gathered to attend the second National Children’s Congress (NCC) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

 

The NCC, which was held from October 23 to 25, 2013, was launched by the Department of Social Welfare and Development through the Pantawid Pamilya in partnership with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) in 2012.

 

This gathering of Pantawid Pamilya children beneficiaries aims to bring out their voices on issues that directly affect them. They will also propose solutions and recommendations with these issues so that the government could respond to the emerging challenges that children are being confronted with.

 

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Program Coverage Update (as of October 2013) PDF Print
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Tuesday, 12 November 2013 17:25
Pantawid Pamilya Program Coverage Updates (as of October 2013). Download PDF here.
 
Philippines: cash transfers succeeding where other programmes have failed PDF Print
Written by reposted from theguardian.com Article by: Jane Parry   
Thursday, 31 October 2013 13:25

As a result of conditional cash transfers school enrollment is up and stunting in recipient communities is down. But doubts remain: is this the best route to development?

Despite its long experience in implementing different types of programmes to combat poverty, the Philippines is finding it to be a persistent scourge, with an estimated 28% of its population living in poverty in 2012. In recent years though, ineffective programmes have given way to a large-scale conditional cash transfer scheme that is proving to be modestly successful where other programmes have failed.

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The Philippine’s Department of Social Welfare and Development wins My World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania PDF Print
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Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:11

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently won the MY World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania in recognition of its outstanding efforts in the promotion of MY World by letting the voices of the poorest of the poor conditional cash transfer beneficiaries be heard. The Award was given during the MY World Partner Recognition Awards Ceremony held in New York, United States of America, organized by the United Nations (UN) Millennium Campaign, UN Foundation, UN Volunteers Programme, and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The event was attended by the representatives of UN Member States present at the UN General Assembly, members of the press and media, civil society representatives, and representatives of the corporate sector.

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ETON Awards Soliman as Pillar of Hope PDF Print
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Monday, 21 October 2013 15:29

Manila- Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Juliano-Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will receive today the ETON International School’s Pillars of Hope award.

 

Soliman expresses her gratitude for the award and encourages everyone to support the endeavours of people who provide social services.  She said that, “To be named as one of the pillars of hope is truly an honor and joy. I am receiving this award and share it with my fellow workers in government, partners from the civil society and private sector and most of all to the poor, vulnerable and marginalized people for whom we have been zealously working for so that we may continue to foster goodwill and to be of service to our countrymen.” Soliman is also hopeful that with this award, she can inspire more people and bring encouragement to everybody in delivering matapat, mahusay at magiliw na Paglilingkod.

 

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Pantawid program working well? PDF Print
Written by repost from rappler article by karen liao   
Monday, 21 October 2013 12:05

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippines’ Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) “continues to be working well” in improving the lives of millions of Filipinos through conditional cash grants, an international expert on social protection said in early October.

 

AusAID consultant Dr Tarcisio Castañeda recently visited the country to review 4Ps, the conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme run by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

 

Castañeda described 4Ps as “remarkable,” given that it is a young program that has already seen an increase in its budget and in the number of beneficiaries.

 

“At this moment, the Philippines’ program has advanced so much that it could provide some lessons from some countries,” he said. The primary design of 4Ps initially focused on education and health, but now includes services such as feeding and livelihood programs, scholarships and skills training.

 

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DSWD bags int’l award for CCT program PDF Print
Written by reposted from inquirer.net   
Thursday, 17 October 2013 10:00

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recently bagged the MY World Outreach Award for Asia-Pacific and Oceania in recognition of its efforts in promoting MY World by letting the “voices” of the “poorest of the poor” conditional cash transfer (CCT) beneficiaries be heard.


MY World is a global survey conducted by the United Nations that asks respondents to choose their priorities for a better world. The results will be shared with world leaders in setting the next global development agenda.

 

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Gov’t. agencies to ink joint memo protecting ‘Pantawid Pamilya’ in upcoming elections PDF Print
Written by 4Ps Social Marketing Unit   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 11:24


Manila - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) will sign on October 1, at the COMELEC Office in Intramuros, a Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) that will provide policy guidelines to safeguard the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of DSWD from being used by personalities as leverage for the upcoming barangay elections.

 

No less than DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman will lead the signing together with DILG Undersecretary Austere A. Panadero and COMELEC Chairman Sixto S. Brillantes.

 

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