The Department assumes 2 roles in every disaster incident. This includes the inter-agency coordination during disaster response through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Response Pillar and provision of Social Protection Services including relief assistance, evacuation camp coordination and management, and Internally Displaced Person (IDP) Protection. With this, the DSWD was able to deliver the following:


  • Relief Assistance. This is the provision of Food and Non-Food Items (FNFI) to the disaster affected families. DSWD provided Php 358, 201, 168.07 worth of relief assistance to 696, 807 affected families in all regions. It was ensured that the IDPs inside and outside the evacuation centers were provided adequate assistance to sustain their basic food and shelter needs;
  • Cash-for-Work (CFW). This is a short-term intervention which provides transitional support and citizenship building through temporary employment in exchange for community works participated and/or trainings either along disaster mitigation, preparedness, response or early recovery and rehabilitation initiatives to provide alternative source of income to the families. DSWD provided Php 7, 7373, 030, 476.00 worth of financial assistance to 520, 002 affected families in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, Vi, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, NCR, CAR and ARMM;
  • Transitional Shelters. The DSWD provided 1, 386 shelters in partnership with International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Regions VIII and IX;
  • Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA). This refers to the provision of emergency “self-build” shelter assistance through limited materials or financial assistance to augment resources of affected families who opted not to be transferred to a resettlement site. ESA enables them to purchase shelter materials required in the construction or repair of damaged houses which were partially or totally destroyed as a result of natural or man-made disaster/calamity. DSWD provided Php 18, 778, 410, 000.00 worth of financial or material assistance to 1, 015, 737 families in Regions IV-B, VI, VI with damaged houses due to STY Yolanda; and
  • Core/Modified Shelter Assistance Program (C/MSAP). This is the provision of environment-friendly, structurally strng shelter units that can withstand up to 220 khp wind velocity, earthquakes up to intensity 4 of the Richter scale and other similar natural hazards in relocation sites provided by the national or local government units and using locally available materials to revitalize local economy. DSWD provided 74, 567 shelter units worth Php 5, 728, 560, 000.00 in partnership with UN Habitat, Habitat for Humanity and LGUs in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, Vi, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, NCR, CAR and ARMM.

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) is the provision of food in addition to the regular meals to children currently enrolled in the day care centers as part of the DSWD’s contribution to the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program of the government.

Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) is the provision of food in addition to the regular meals to children currently enrolled in the day care centers as part of the DSWD’s contribution to the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program of the government.
Food supplementation is in the form of hot meals being served during break/snack time in the morning session or during break/snack time in the afternoon session to children in Day Care Centers (DCCs), and Supervised Neighborhood Play (SNP).

The feeding program is being managed by the parents based on a prepared meal cycle using available indigenous food supplies. Children beneficiaries are weighed at the start of the feeding period and three months thereafter. After the completion of 120 feeding days, the improvement and sustenance in the nutritional status of the beneficiaries will be determined.

• To provide augmentation support for the feeding program of children in LGU-managed Child Development Centers (CDC)/SNP areas using indigenous foods and/or locally produced foods equivalent to 1/3 of Recommended Energy and Nutrient Intake (RENI).
• To improve knowledge, attitude and practices of children, parents and caregivers through intensified nutrition and health education; and
• To improve and sustain the nutritional status of the targeted children beneficiaries.

Target Beneficiaries
• 2-4 year-old children in Supervised Neighborhood Play;
• 4 year-old children enrolled in Child Development Centers; and
• 5 year-old children not enrolled in Child Development Centers, and;
• 5-12 year-old malnourished children outside the Child Development Centers.

This program covers all of the Child Development Centers (CDCs) and Supervised Neigborhood Play (SNP) groups nationwide including ARMM

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Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens (SPISC) is the additional government assistance in the amount of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) monthly stipend to augment the daily subsistence and other medical needs of indigent senior citizens.

The program started in 2011 through Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010. The target beneficiaries of the program are the frail, sickly or with disability; with no regular income or support from family and relatives, and without pension from private or government institutions.

From 2011 to 2014, only 77 years -old and above were included in the program, but in 2015 the age requirement expanded by covering those who are 65 years and older. This 2016, 60 years old and above indigent senior citizens can avail the program.

Senior citizens who are not yet beneficiary but qualified within the eligibility criteria can apply at the Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA), City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, or the DSWD Regional Office. The Senior Citizen or his/her representative should bring his/her OSCA ID and Birth Certificate or any document that could prove his/her date of birth. The potential social pensioner will be subjected to an assessment based on the mentioned criteria.



  • To improve the living condition of eligible indigent senior citizens
  • To augment capacity of indigent senior citizens to meet their daily subsistence and medical requirements
  • To reduce incidence of hunger among indigent senior citizens; and
  • To protect indigent senior citizens from neglect, abuse, or deprivation



The Social Pension for indigent senior citizens is being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) thru its (17) Field Offices in partnership with the Local Government Units (LGU). The City/ Municipal Social Welfare and Development Offices (C/MSWDO) and Office of the Senior Citizens Affairs (OSCA) serves as the key partners in the program implementation.

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