Relief for Sagkahan Fire Survivors

DSWD Disaster Response for Ompong

19 September 2018

Recently, the Philippines was hit by typhoon Ompong; considered the biggest storm in 2018 so far. At its peak, Ompong had maximum sustained winds reaching up to 205 kph near the center and a gustiness of up to 255 kph. The storm mostly affected the northern part of the Philippines, where tropical cyclone warning signal […]

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Relief for Sagkahan Fire Survivors

18 September 2018

While Ompong was threatening the northern part of the Philippines, a fire broke out at Barangays 59 and 62-B, Sagkahan, Tacloban City. Based on reports received, the fire started around 2:30 in the morning. The fire totally damaged 6 houses, 12 market stalls, and 2 shared houses, while it partially damaged 1 house. Nine families […]

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DSWD May Malasakit Press Conference

13 September 2018

The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office VIII in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency recently conducted the “DSWD May Malasakit” Press Conferences  in all provinces of the Eastern Visayas Region. Topics covered were updates on the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), Unconditional Cash Transfer (UCT) Program, Social Pension Program, […]

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Preparing for the -Ber Months

10 September 2018

Summer is ending and the -ber months are here! And with the onset of the cold months comes the rainy season. The Department of Social Welfare and Development is preparing for any storms that might come during this rainy season. Currently, DSWD has already prepositioned both family food packs (ffps) and non-food relief items at […]

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BSP awards DSWD thru 4Ps as Outstanding Regional Partner

28 August 2018

DSWD Field Office VIII through the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) was awarded as “Outstanding Regional Partner in Demonetization of the New Design Series” during today’s 2018 Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Stakeholders at their Multi-purpose Hall, BSP Tacloban Branch. 4Ps received an award from BSP for three […]

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DSWD QRT Trained in Satellite Communications

24 August 2018

During disasters, the ability to communicate becomes a critical tool. For rescuers and responders, it could mean the difference between life and death. However, there are some cases when the conventional means of communication are unable to function. Fortunately, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is ready for this. Last March, DSWD received […]

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DSWD Quick Response Team Boosts Disaster Preparedness Capability

23 August 2018

Disasters have many faces. There are natural disasters like storms, floods, landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, especially since the Philippines is in the Pacific Ring of Fire and the Typhoon Belt. According to the 2017 World Risk Index Report, the Philippines is the third riskiest place in the world in terms of natural disasters. There […]

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Dance like there’s nobody watching!

10 August 2018

Lolo Floro Meregildo has certainly taken this saying to heart as he dances the cha-cha in celebration of Bobon’s 155th founding anniversary. However, tonight, he is also celebrating more than a hundred years of life. The Department of Social Welfare and Development, under the leadership of Regional Director Restituto Macuto, recently awarded a check worth […]

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