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

DSWD on Duty for the Holidays

24 December 2019

As tropical Storm Ursula approaches, signal number 2 has been raised over all provinces in Eastern Visayas. This holiday season, the Department of Social Welfare and Development is closely monitoring the storm. Staff from the Disaster Response Management Division are now on duty and are alert for any reports from the provinces. Also, the Project […]

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DSWD’s Ursula Preparedness

23 December 2019

As of 8:00 AM today, tropical storm Ursula has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility. It is now estimated at 900 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and is expected to cause moderate to heavy rains in Eastern Visayas between December 24 and 25. Currently, Eastern Samar has been placed under Signal No. 1, […]

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More funds released for Social Pensioners

19 December 2019

As of to date, DSWD has released more than Php500 M in Social Pension funds to some 108, 774 social pensioners in Region VIII, while 4, 831 social pensioners from seven municipalities of Northern Samar, Biliran, Southern Leyte, Samar, and Eastern Samar provinces will get their stipend this week. This will sum up to a […]

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Tisoy Response Operations Update

18 December 2019

From Mapanas to Jipapad, from Catarman to Bobon, the Department of Social Welfare and Development is always there to help. During disasters, the first responders are the Local Government Units. And in the case of typhoon Tisoy, the LGUs have distributed assistance worth P7,485,012.44. However, there are times when the LGUs need help. And when […]

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DSWD Prepositioning in Operation Hubs

18 December 2019

Depending on the weather, it takes approximately four to five hours to travel at least 200 kilometers from Tacloban City to Catarman, Northern Samar. However, during disaster operations, time becomes a critical factor, and the ability to deliver relief items quickly becomes important, especially to municipalities in Northern and Eastern Samar which are usually along […]

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Challenge Accepted

17 December 2019

Challenging. This is how DSWD’s staff described the situation. However, despite the challenges, DSWD continues to provide relief goods to two island barangays (Brgy. Buenavista and Brgy. Ligaya) in the municipality of Rosario, Northern Samar. From lifting and loading the relief goods into boats, to organizing and distributing, DSWD staff have answered the call of […]

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Christmas Spirit is alive in DSWD

17 December 2019

Assistant Regional Director for Administration Marlene Kahano led in the ceremonial lighting of Christmas display at the DSWD Field Office VIII yesterday, December 16 this year. She said that the employees must bring the Christmas spirit through and continue to execute the agency’s core values such as Maagap at Mapagkalingang Serbisyo, Serbisyong Walang Puwang sa […]

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DSWD Relief Operations in Pambujan

16 December 2019

On its second week of relief operations, DSWD staff from the Disaster Response Management Division, in coordination with the MSWDO, 4Ps Municipal Links and field workers distribute 500 family food packs in Pambujan, Northern Samar. #DSWDMayMalasakit photo credits Honeylou Mora

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