DSWD Sec Bautista awed by “hotel-like” residential facilities in Region VIII

DSWD Distributes Relief at Jipapad

28 November 2018

“I want my son, Miguel to know I’m okay. He’s in Campetic, Palo right now. I’m asking him to send us money. ” says Lola Maria, a resident of Jipapad, Eastern Samar. She is just one of the residents in Jipapad who were affected when Tropical Depression Samuel caused a flashflood in the municipality. According […]

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5th Regional Bayani ka! awardees sa Region 8, pinarangalan

28 November 2018

                                                      Ang DSWD Kalahi CIDSS sa Rehiyon 8 ay nagsawaga ng 5th Regional Bayani ka! Awards sa nakaraang Nobyembre 22 taong kasalukuyan sa CCA Leyte Park, Tacloban City na […]

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DSWD Delivers Relief to Flooded Barangays in Oras

27 November 2018

On November 20, tropical depression Samuel made landfall at Eastern Samar. The heavy rains brought by Samuel caused the Oras River to overflow. This led to massive flooding in the upstream barangays in Oras, Eastern Samar. Less than a day later, the Department of Social Welfare and Development was already on the field, ready to […]

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DSWD Extends Aid to Tacloban Fire Victims

21 November 2018

  Recently, the Department of Social Welfare and Development provided assistance to the victims of two fire incidents  in Tacloban City. On November 13 at around 3:06 am, a fire broke out at Brgy. 46, Juan Luna Street. According to initial investigation, the cause of the fire was electrical in nature. The fire resulted in […]

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DSWD Prepared for Samuel

19 November 2018

As tropical depression Samuel makes its way across the Philippines, the Department of Social Welfare and Development stands ready for any emergencies. As of November 19, the Regional Resource Operations Section (RROS) has already stockpiled relief items. These include family food packs (FFPs) and non-food items such as blankets, malongs, mosquito nets and sleeping mats.  […]

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DSWD Continues 5kPFA Distribution

16 November 2018

As the people of Region VIII commemorated the anniversary of super-typhoon Yolanda, the Disaster Response Management Division (DRMD) of the DSWD was active in giving aid to the survivors of this calamity. DSWD staff recently conducted simultaneous payouts of the 5k Presidential Financial Assistance (5kPFA) to several beneficiaries at Laoang and Catubig, Northern Samar, where […]

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DSWD Takes Part in Earthquake Preparedness

12 November 2018

  Due to its location in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines is faced with the threat of earthquakes and tsunamis.  In the northern parts of the country, residents are urged to take precautions for a massive earthquake that might occur anytime. Meanwhile, here in Region 8, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, […]

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Paradise Restored! DSWD Cleans Up Kalanggaman

31 October 2018

Recently, Boracay made the news as it reopened its shores to visitors after being rehabilitated for a few months. Clearly, rehabilitation had a positive impact, resulting in cleaner beaches. Here at Region 8, we also have our share of beautiful beaches, such as the Kalanggaman Island off the coast of Palompon, Leyte. And like Boracay, […]

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